1 Corinthians 16:14 ~ Do everything in love.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

 Happy New Year everyone!!

I'm very excited to see what 2013 has in store for our family, but I always find myself a little down when another year comes to an end. Yesterday afternoon we opened up our "memory jar" and read all of the cards inside. Most of the cards were funny things the kids have said or milestones/accomplishments they reached during the year. I can't take credit for this idea...I got it off of Pinterest and I'm really so glad we took the time to write these little things down throughout the year. We had some serious laughs at what was written on some of the cards. Some I will share and others I will leave for us only.

January 14, 2012 
My last living grandparent passed away. My maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Lois High was 88 years old.
Picture of the family at a memorial service for Nanny.

January 2012 
Bryce (3) is walking around the house. 
Bryan: Bryce, what are you doing?
Bryce: I'm just a dude looking for bad guys. 
Bryan: What are you going to do if you find some bad guys? 
Bryce: I'm going to kick em' and punch em'!

       January 2012 
Jordyn (6) says, "What in the carnations..."

January 2012 
Bryce sings "God Our Father" for the dinner blessing.

February 2012 
We are at dance class for Jordyn. A little girl walks up to Bryce so she could check out his toys. 
Bryce: Hi. I'm Bryce Carter Jones. What's your name? 
Little Girl: Lollie
Bryce: Ohhh...Hi Wall-E! 
My dear friend Amber had her first baby in early 2012. Amber and Harper came to visit and get some photos taken. Love this one! A little something to add to this - it was exciting to watch Amber become a mom and even more exciting to know that she is having ANOTHER baby girl in just a few short months! What a blessed year for the Lynn family!

March 10, 2012 
Sydney scored the first goal of the season for her team - the Storm! It was the first game of the season as well. The girls lost, but Syd got the one and only goal. Way to go Sydney! 

March 12, 2012 
Bryce flipped 1000 hours logged on his vest. He has been using the vest twice daily since he was 11 months old.

April 19, 2012 
The house is very quiet which usually spells trouble. 
Bryan: Bryce?! What are you doing?
Bryce yells back: I'm not eating candy!

May 18, 2012 
Team Bryce Bryce Baby participated in the Great Strides Walk for the 4th year in a row. Our team raised just over $10,000!! 
Info for 2013 will be coming to you soon so make plans to walk with us now!

May 26, 2012 
the girls were baptized! This was a decision they made on their own. I love that they did it together. 
Sisters are now sisters in Christ also! 

May 29, 2012 
We're going to DISNEY - RIGHT NOW!! 
Surprised the kids with a trip to Disney. After each trip I say - this was the best trip yet and THIS trip was the best trip yet!  
Fingers crossed we can go again this yearDisney is tough on the check book for a family of 5, but really the fun we have is always worth it.  

July 3, 2012 
Sydney turned 9-years-old.  
She had a peace sign themed birthday party. 

July 18, 2012 
Jordyn lost her first tooth! 
 On August 28, 2012 she lost her 2nd tooth!

July 18, 2012
Mommy: Bryce...eat your food
Bryce: Hmm. Hmm. Hmm (humming). I have headphones on so I can't hear you. 

July 22, 2012 
Bryce turned 4-years-old. 
He had a car themed birthday party. 

July 22, 2012 
The kids are playing with all the new cars Bryce got for his birthday. They divided up the cars between them
Jordyn says, "Pretend my cars are teenagers". 
July 25, 2012 
I found Bryce sitting on the floor in the kitchen with his legs crossed. He had his Star Wars blaster gun in his lap. His eyes were shut and his hands were in prayer position. I asked him, "Bryce are you praying?"
Not moving or opening his eyes he says, "No, I'm a Master."
August 13, 2012 
After school conversation between the girls. 
Jordyn: So, Jaylee (a girl from school) is actually being nice this year. Last year in Kindergarten she wasn't very nice. It's weird. 
Sydney: I wonder who whipped her into shape? 
Jordyn: Just sayin!

August 15, 2012
Sydney: Mom, when you go to Heaven do you live in like the same city or area you do now, but in Heaven? 
Me: I really don't know because I've never been to Heaven. 
Sydney: I can't decide if I want wings or not when I get there. 
Jordyn: Ohh! I want wings!!
August 24, 2012 
Bryce was helping me in the kitchen. We were making yummy food for Bryan's birthday dinner. Bryce randomly says...  "Milk comes out of cow's wieners".  Umm - okay! 
October 5, 2012 
Jordyn sees the Cardinals celebrating their win over the Braves on TV. She says with a look of horror on her face...
"That is the worst party ever because they are spraying wine all over the place." Bryce then says, "No! That is the best party ever!"
October 8, 2012 
Bryce was not being a good listener...
Mom: Bryce you are not good at listening. You are a bad listener. 
Bryce: Don't say that. 
Mom: Well, it's true. You are being a bad listener. 
Bryce: If you say that one more time I won't snuggle with you anymore. 
Mom: Bryce, you are not a good listener. 
(Just wanted to see what he would say). 
Bryce: I mean it...if you say that ONE more time... 

October 9, 2012 
I bought some Halloween themed gummie snacks and gave a package to Bryce. 
Bryce: Are these Halloween gummies? 
Me: Yes! 
Bryce: Are there bats? Are there pumpkins? 
Me: I don't know, maybe? 
Bryce: Are there scary moms? 
Me: Scary moms??
Bryce: You know, moms wrapped up in toilet paper."

October 13, 2012
 Sydney played a game with the Academy level soccer team and scored the only goal for their team! The girls lost 5 to 1, but we were so excited that the one goal was scored by Sydney! 
    This is one of my very favorite pictures from 2012.

October 17, 2012 
Jordyn turned 7-years-old. 
She celebrated her birthday with a gymnastics party! 

November 15, 2012 
Bryce had his last clinic of the year. He finished the year with a 65% BMI which is pretty fantastic. 2012 was another healthy year for Bryce. He only faced minor bumps along the way and as usual the kid handles everything in stride. I'm beyond proud of him and also love the fact that even though Bryce's daily routine involves more than the average child he absolutely LOVES life. He has no idea how much I admire him. He's my little hero! 
December 6, 2012 
Bryce brought home a donkey he made at school. I assumed they talked about donkeys and asked him to tell me something about donkeys. He says, "They have poop!"

And so I don't leave things on that note here are a few more fond memories from 2012.
Jordyn started riding her bike with no training wheels. Bryce started swimming on his own. Sydney scored 5 goals during her Fall season of soccer which meant we owed her $5.00. Bryan and I became Uncle and Aunt again with the arrival of Mr. Ezra. We watched our dear friends renew their wedding vows. Three of my best friends found out they were expecting. So far we know that one is a boy, one is a girl and one we have to wait until April to find out! I'm beyond excited about these babies.There are many more, but at this point it's past lunch time and well...I'm hungry!!

Happy New Year family and friends. 
Looking forward to making new memories 
in 2013 with all of you!

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