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2018 in Review

I’ve said for a long time that I don’t really like New Year’s.  I realized that I don’t especially like going out on New Year’s Eve but I LOVE the New Year.  I love thinking of exciting and fresh goals for the year and so far this year I have particularly enjoyed looking back on 2018.  It wasn’t necessarily a significant year for me “goal-wise” but  I did grow and give birth to a third human, so there’s that.  This year will definitely go down in the books as a big one for us.  The year four suttons became five.  Maggie learned to swim and spell her name.  Jackson played basketball and had not one but two casts!  We played in the snow, hiked in the mountains, swam in the ocean, played at the Y, went to parks, painted, read, went to the library, played with our neighbors.  It was a year of baby prep and baby cuddles.

Can’t wait to see how these three grow and surprise us in 2019.

January

Our first glimpse of Baby #3.

 

We enjoyed some snow

February

Maggie and Jackson found out they were having a baby SISTER!

Jackson finished his first basketball season

March

We found out we were having a girl!

 

April

Baby Grew

 

We went to the mountains for spring break with the Craigs and Cormiers.  Our longest trip to the mountain house so far and we had a blast.  We even went to Grandfather Mtn.

Jean’s birthday celebration at the Durham Bulls

May

Mother’s Day

Jackson got his cast taken off!

Father/son backyard Campout

 

 

June

Finished 2nd Grade!

The beach!

July

I celebrated my 33rd birthday when I was 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby!

Baby girl kept growing

Summer fun with the cousins

We got some culture at the art museum

August

Jackson flew to Louisiana with Jean and the cousins!

Last (of many) pool days

Maggie became a ballerina for a day


3rd Grade!

And…..a broken arm

September

Baby Willa arrived at last!

Hurricane sleepover in Durham

October

Daddy’s birthday with all 3 kids!

Maggie Grace turned 4!

Baby Smiles

Jackson got his cast off and learned to change a diaper!

Willa’s Sip N See

Halloween

November

Our boy turned 9!

Willa give us a scare

Thanksgiving in Goldsboro

December

Snow! (and lots of sleet and rain)

 

Christmas!

 

New Year’s Eve Charcuterie and Coloring (and bedtime by 9:30!)

the state of things

currently in numbers….

 

maggie is one week away from being 16 months old and took her first steps yesterday (while i was in the shower but whatever… 🙂

jackson is halfway through his 3rd quarter of kindergarten.  today i told him he had 5 weeks until track out and he said, “wait, does that mean i only have 2 more trackouts until im a first grader!?” crazy!

it was like 74 degrees today and i wore shorts and a tshirt

maggie has been sick for two weeks….jackson has been sick for almost as long

me and the mr have had a round of sickness, at least at different types

2.5 snow days

a billion sick days.

5 days until jackson and i go to new orleans!

 

 

Beach trip September 2015

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

fave photo friday

(father’s day edition.)

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some summer scenes

as i type this, it is rest time at our house.  maggie is sleeping upstairs and jackson is watching paw patrol.

we were at the pool at 9:40 for Jackson’s swim lessons.  he has had them for almost two weeks, tomorrow morning is the last day.  maggie and I sit in the shade talking to friends while jackson swims.  most days we have stayed for a couple of hours and today was no exception.  im thankful both kids love the water and it is really fun to watch jackson swim better and better.  i got to enjoy sitting in the shade with maggie asleep on me for a while today while jackson swam.  not every morning goes this smoothly (i.e. yesterday) but today has been a good day so far.

the summer has also included a few days at the beach, popsicles, lunches at home together, lazy mornings, iced coffee (for mommy at least), extra screen time for jackson (mommy fail), and lots of playtime with cousins and friends.

these are good days.  can’t wrap my mind around the fact that jackson starts kindergarten in just over 2 weeks!

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