Monday, December 24, 2012

A Year in Photos

As December comes to a close I've been looking back at year we've had through photos, and what a year it was.

In January Eloise said her first word - dog -  and finally slept through the night. In February Chris turned 30 and we threw him an excellent World Cup themed surprise party. In March Eloise celebrated her first birthday with a ballerina party and in April Chris and I went to Mexico for Devon & Kris' wedding and a full week of baby-free R&R. In May Eloise had her first swimming lesson and we planted our summer vegetable garden. June was a difficult month with the passing of beloved Grandpa Phil, but we celebrated his full life and spent much time with family on the Island. The summer sun was in full force by July and it was a month of weddings, starting with Julien & Bracken. Eloise finally took her first steps at the end of July, just in time for her debut as a flower girl, and we headed off to Toronto for Gus & Katherine's wedding and two weeks of family fun. By August Eloise was running, perfect for trips to the park and beach in the beautiful weather and Chris and I attended our fourth wedding of the year in Victoria for Ricky & Ruth. On September long weekend we took off to Quadra Island for Ari & Tyler's wedding and a weekend of fun with many of our friends, a perfect way to end the summer. In September Chris and I celebrated three years of marriage and Eloise's lost Piglet returned from 'vacation'. Eloise was a lion for Halloween in October and she began speaking in mini-sentences, much to our amazement. November was a quieter month between the busy fall and Holiday seasons but we did manage to make a trip over to Victoria for Grandma Marg's 80th. And now December. Shopping, crafting, Christmas parties, snow and today, it's Christmas eve.

We're looking forward to the year ahead, Merry Christmas everyone!

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