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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!)

weekend in high point

we are getting ready for a really fun weekend, but first i want to remember what we did last weekend!  i couldn’t even remember the last time i had been to my parents’ house and since the office was closed for moving i took the opportunity to visit high point.  we left right after school on friday.  we helped decorate the tree, ate lots of treats, saw Grandmommy, and visited old salem!  mom and dad spoiled as….. as usual.

it was fun to take the kids to old salem, i always liked going and i had been wanting to take them at christmas time.  we had a great time.  mom and dad treated us to a wonderful lunch at the tavern and we loaded up on treats at the bakery.  my kids ask A LOT of questions.  they loved running in the town square.

it was special to stop by the college and academy where grandmommy attended in the 1930s (and jean in 1996 🙂

 

thanks mom and dad, we love you!

lately

we celebrated hadley’s third birthdayIMG_0533

jackson started a new season of soccer

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jackson and i went to this thing called mardi gras

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i’ve been baking…. a lot….

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maggie has been cute and messy

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and in big news, jackson’s reading skills have really taken off and maggie is starting to take steps! so proud of them!

Back to reality 

Jackson got on the bus just a few minutes ago but I already miss him. We finished the summer with a bang during his first track out and it felt so appropriate that he tracked back in on October 1st. It even feels like a new season outside today! 

We had a great time though, lots of movie nights, playtime, slow mornings, and road trip adventures. 
I love this guy. 

   
    
 

Beach trip September 2015

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

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