I can honestly say I have never had a year quite like 2013. I started off the year pregnant and living in Pineville, Louisiana, and I’m ending the year with a 7 month old baby girl and living in Wake Forest, North Carolina. And a whole lot happened in between. In no particular order, I give you my top photo stops along the 2013 Road:
My ever growing belly, AKA the bump in this year’s road…
This was the last picture I took pregnant. That’s quite a jump huh? Yeah…I gained 50 pounds (eesh I know!) But you want to know what’s great about the ever growing belly I had during the first half of the 2013 trip? It deflated during the second half 😉 and I lost 60 pounds. Yes, so don’t worry, I don’t have that torpedo anymore.
My brother and sister-in-law announced that they are pregnant! They came over late one night “just to stop by” and as we were talking I realized my brother was wearing a “#1 Dad” shirt. It was a cute and fun way to tell us. And then on Christmas Eve they handed out our “Christmas cards”. Only,they weren’t our Christmas cards…they were these:
Yup. They are having a girl! Corley is going to have a fun playmate in her new cousin, Abigail. We are so excited! They will be a year apart, which is pretty much perfect. And Grandmommy and Boompa thought one girl was hard to not spoil, they are going to be beyond themselves with two granddaughters!
Probably the biggest and best thing that happened this year was the birth of our Corley Jane.
It was a day/night to remember for more than just her birth as tornadoes tore through our area with flash flooding and ridiculously strong winds. God’s grace brought us a new life that day and God’s grace protected our lives that evening.
Since that night, our lives have pretty much been filled with all things Corley Jane. So next are mainly pictures of our favorite blessing we received this year.
Happy New Year from Corley Jane! May your 2014 Road be filled with miles of smiles!