12 in 2014

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2014 was a wonderful year for our family. Thanks to Dwija at House Unseen for inspiring an annual photo year-in-review!

12 in 2014

In January, we had a few “snow” days that let us play with our hats and mittens a bit.  We also contracted whooping cough, although we didn’t realize it yet.

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In February, we coughed.  And finally took antibiotics.

Marie spent a night at the ER for stitches but still made it to a field trip at the aquarium the morning after.

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In March, we battled the flu for two weeks and allergies for another two weeks, but somewhere in there Mama and Papa got to take a formal date.

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In April, Louis received his First Holy Communion on the day Pope John Paul II was canonized. So special because he passed away while I was expecting Louis 9 years ago!

The four big kids joined a soccer league. Nathaniel organized his school’s first science fair, which was a great success.

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In May, we ended the school year with way too many toddler-in-tow field trips and soccer games.

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June found our sweet kids cooking and serving a “restaurant dinner” for us for our 12th wedding anniversary.

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I gave Nate fishing rods for himself and the kids for his birthday, and they quickly became staples of our family outings.

In July, William turned 11, and we spent a lot of time swimming and fishing.

IMG_1297[1]In August, Teddy turned 2, William planned our fall garden, and we started up a new school year.

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In September, we took one last beach trip.  Nathaniel started his school year with some new responsibilities that kept him very busy. He continues to love his job.

IMG_1209In October, Louis turned 9, Ben and Marie turned 7, and we found out we were expecting another little one. 🙂

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I don’t remember much of November. But the kids and I did take a morning-sickness rescue trip to Grandma’s house, which was lovely.

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And December — Merry Christmas to all!

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Just for fun, here is last year’s year-in-review

and some bonus New Year’s Eve photos from tonight. We roasted marshmallows and lit sparklers with the younger ones already and are putting them to bed now.

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We’re about to break out It’s a Wonderful Life for the big people. William plans to make it to midnight, although I don’t know if I will!

Have a happy New Year!

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8 thoughts on “12 in 2014

  1. Jeanne Dickson

    Your blog post is neat. For my birthday could you get a copy of the formal picture if you .& Nate. That is lovely! Thanks

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