The past year has been an exciting one for many reasons! Keep reading and I promise I will share our #1 spot with you. We started 2012 with a road trip from San Francisco, California all the way up the coast to Seattle, Washington, where we rang in the new year. It was a beautiful trip! We saw the Golden Gate Bridge and toured the island of Alcatraz and the prison. The island is breath taking. There was an abundance of vegetation amongst the run down prison. I was so thankful to have been able to tour the facility as it has always been so fascinating to me. We drove through the gargantuan red wood forests. There is absolutely no way to express in words how enormous these trees really are but we did drive our car through one if that gives you some kind of perspectiveWe spent a night in Napy Valley, saw the Old Faithful Geyser of California, explored Mt. Saint Helens, shopped Pike Place Market in Seattle and ate dinner 604 feet above ground level in the Space Needle. It was a great way to see so many amazing places and collect some crushed pennies. The pennies are our way of documenting travels. They’re small and unique to each place
Fast forward to May 26, 2012……the day we said, “I DO!” I remember the day being perfect for us. Our small, intimate outdoor ceremony followed by drinks and dancing with our loved ones is still a very fond memory. We spent a lot of time apart due to crazy busy work schedules but the times we were together we spent on the lake. We met some new friends and had one of the best summers to date! There’s something so very relaxing about being on the lake while the hot Texas sun shines down.
Although the travels and the wedding were unforgettable, nothing tops our #1 spot of being able to announce our pregnancy to our friends and family at Christmas. We created a “Year in Review” card with the top five most memorable moments with #1 being a scratch off (stay tuned for a DIY post on how to create your own scratch off cards). I cannot explain the overwhelming feeling of joy that we felt…..and still some shock! I’m now over the half-way point in my pregnancy and feel GREAT! We cannot wait to meet our little babe! Baby Springer will be making an appearance in mid-July. A big thanks to our friends and family for their support, kind words and advice. Now, let the name game begin
(images courtesy of erin photography)