By far, the highlight of 2012 was getting to watch my little guy grow, be healthy, and celebrate his first birthday!
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I went back to work in January. It was an incredibly rough few months, but we eventually got into a good schedule.
In February, I celebrated my 27th birthday with a whole new outlook on birthdays.
We also experienced an earthquake, and tornado-like weather in February. Scary stuff for this new mom.
Come April, we celebrated our first Easter with Mister Cooper.
While I thoroughly enjoy motherhood (even with the incredibly trying moments) I bared all with a post about all the changes I've experienced.
In May, I LOVED my first Mother's Day.
The Mister got to ride tractors and combines with his PaPa and cousin Trent over the summer, and really loved it!
Hubby had a great first Father's Day with this little ham.
Our first Fourth of July as a family of three was wonderful - including going into town for the fireworks show :)
Hubby and I celebrated one year of marriage in July with a trip to St. Louis. He got to pilot a helicopter as my gift to him, and we also ate at the Cheesecake Factory - yum!
Later that month, I helped host a sprinkle for a friend's second baby - a girl! - at a local bakery.
I ran my first 5K in September, running it in just over 30 minutes. I followed up with another in October, finishing in under 30 minutes!
Then we wrapped up the year with Halloween, a wonderful Thanksgiving, first birthday, and Christmas!
It was a blessed year, and I hope 2013 is just as great, if not better!
Thank you to all of you - for not only following along my little journey, but for your friendship and words of encouragement. I am one lucky lady!