Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 10 from 2012

Well this post is a couple of weeks late, but I wanted to share our Top 10 list that we have been writing every year to include in our Christmas cards. I can't believe we have been writing this list for TEN YEARS! The past year was pretty low key for us -- no major accidents or big trips, but we were certainly blessed.

We hope you have a wonderful 2013.

Top 10 from 2012:

10. The night your baby decides to sleep through the night again, your dog will inevitably decide that she needs you to get up and let her out in the middle of the night.

9. Juggling a baby and a small business will mean that there might be weeks where you eat pizza two nights in a row. Don’t worry; someday your wife will cook real meals again.

8. Daniel celebrated five years without seeing the inside of an emergency room.

7. We were blessed this year to get involved with a life group at our church. Sometime in the last few years we went from being the young’uns to being the old people. We are just thankful to have made some good friends.

6. We have learned to lower our expectations for hiking. It now takes some additional planning: Has Jack eaten? When, where, and how will the next diaper change be? Is he going to cry for the last 2 miles until we get to the car?

5. Daniel fell out of a canoe last year. This year was Cheree’s turn. We took Jack out for his first canoe ride but he has not had this particular pleasure. Yet.

4. Jack started climbing up and down the stairs at 11 months by himself (started at 9 months). He has taken up to 6 steps, but refuses to walk {or do anything else} on demand. He is definitely our son. By Christmas, he was showing off his walking skills to the family. Today he is walking 80% of the time.

3. It only took 11 months, but we finally took our first vacation as a family.

2. Driving 14 hours to Canada will make the adults {Cheree & Daniel} exhausted and grumpy. On the other hand, Jack will have a blast meeting his extended family and getting hauled to see Niagara Falls when it is freezing out.

1. We’ve had a busy year but it has been a blessed one. We celebrated our son's first birthday, 10 years of marriage and the life of my Grandpa

If you are interested, here are our Top 10 List from Years Past
2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | We skipped 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

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