2012 vs. 2013

In honor of the close of 2012, here’s a summary of our year using blog posts!

January: Putting the finishing touches on Jaye’s nursery: her yarn ball mobile, library cart bookshelf, diy canvas art, and art wall. Also, Jaye learned to sit up.

February: I started a cooking quest for oatcakes, and Jaye learned to crawl. I made a bar exam survival basket for my BFF Laura. I studied a lot, but Jaye and I had some sweet moments, too.

March: Lots of cooking this month: best kale salad ever, chicken tikka masala (one of my most pinned posts ever), and an experiment (successful!) with freezer crockpot cooking. I also wrote a day in the life of Jaye post; those are always my favorite to look back on. Which reminds me that I should write a new one soon because it’s been a long time. Finally, I wrote out my Thirty by 30 list, 30 goals I hope to accomplish by the time I’m 30 years old.

April: Jaye’s first Easter and first Easter basket, my last law school class ever, and this sweet story about Phil’s hat (which became kind of “famous” in the saw mill world).

May: Jaye had fun in her Ergo carrier, downtown and at home. She starred in one of the best videos of her to date. I completed the first task on my Thirty by 30 list. Oh, and I graduated from law school!

June: We moved to Texas! And I embarked on an accidental stay at home mom adventure.

July: Getting settled in our new home: a t.v. stand transformation, new nursery for Jaye, revamping the awesomest lamp ever, and begining the preparations for Jaye’s Mississippi River Birthday Party. Also, a trip to the beach!

August: Jaye’s first birthday party. The last of Jaye’s monthly posts and pictures. The OMG my baby’s 1 post. Our 5th wedding anniversary.

September: This old blog got a new name and a new look on WordPress. Jaye and I adventured around town to the Children’s Museum and joined Gymboree. In between, I made a baby threading activity jar, debuted our living room, and started meeting some cool Texas bloggers.

October: Pumpkin farm! Also, we joined our new church, a gay-friendly, liberal Episcopal church in Dallas. And I finally finished a long project, Jaye’s chalkboard dresser.

November: Met John and Sherry from Young House Love. Created a comic book dresser for my sister. Jaye was baptized. Met some new friends at our church moms group and explored the new Klyde Warren Park for a playdate. Jaye started going to mother’s day out three days a week.

December: Holidays and DIY projects: bedroom nightstands, santa figurines and a snow globe ornament for another blogger get-together. And of course, the second Christmas with our incredible daughter was even better than ever before.


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