Needless to say, I am pretty far behind on my blogging with no real chance of catching up. I made it a goal to at least get the major events covered before the new baby comes, so this is me doing the bare minimum at best.
Well, 2012 came in like a lion, and I am hoping like crazy it goes out like a lamb!
First things first...
December 30, 2011 - We were extremely surprised to find out baby #3 would be joining our family. I know I said we were never having anymore babies because I know my limits as a mother, and all of that is still true. However, the Lord has other plans for our family. I think everyone is a little nervous about how I will handle three children (I, for one, am terrified!). Even though we didn't have this in the plans, I think we knew it was inevitable at some point, and this baby will be just as loved as the others, and that is saying something! It'll be a wild ride for sure.
January 2nd - We found out Tyler would no longer have a job as of the end of the month. That day was devastating especially considering the previous news.
January 8th - I was called as primary pianist, which is laughable at best! For those of you thinking, "I didn't know Tory played the piano"...Well, I don't! Everyone is really nice about my skill level, or lack thereof, and I guess we get by just fine. I have already had to play in sacrament meeting a couple of times, and no one has died. I consider that a success and nothing short of a small miracle.
January 14th - JoJo got married!!!! All of my siblings were able to make it for the big day. They were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos temple, and Jo looked beyond beautiful!
January 16th - We moved into our own place. Interesting timing considering Tyler would be out of a job in just a couple weeks, but we still felt like it was the right thing to do. Same ward, same school district.
February and March
Tyler continued to look for a job. I continued to get fatter.
The Easter Bunny came, of course!!!
Also, the day before Easter we were able to go through the temple with my eldest nephew. Elder Bricco entered the MTC on May 16th and is currently serving in the Daejeon, South Korea mission. The whole family is so proud of him and grateful for his service.
April 16th - It's a BOY!!!
April 20th - Tyler began working at Little America. Tyler received two job offers on the same day. The first paid more money, but would have required us to move and wouldn't have allowed Tyler to finish his degree. As we attended the temple, we felt his education was the most important thing at this time, so he chose the second offer at Little America in hopes of a speedy promotion. This position will also fulfil his internship requirement.
May 22nd - Brock's 4th birthday! We kept it low key with just family. We took him to Chuck E. Cheese. Brock refers to it as "Chunker Cheeses", which I think is more than suitable. He had an Iron Man Cake, and I think he had a great time playing games and opening presents.
May 24th - Bradlee's Kindergarten graduation program. The kids sang songs, received awards and said what they learned in Kindergarten. Bradlee received the "Sweet Tart" award for being so sweet and lovable! Mrs. Mills also talked about how smart she is and what a good listener she has turned out to be. As a side note, I played the piano for the program...it was terrifying, but Bradlee really wanted me to do it, so I pulled through for her.
June 1st - Bradlee's official last day of kindergarten.
June 15th - I turned 28! Aunt Jeanne passed away.
June 19th - Bradlee's dance recital! She had routines for tumbling, ballet, jazz, and of course the daddy-daughter dance! She has improved so much even from just six months ago! Most importantly, she LOVES it! I can't wait to see how next year goes.
Also, at the end of June Thaiya came to visit Grandma Bricco. I think she stayed for a little over a week. Bradlee and Brock had a blast playing with her!
Jamie and Amy came to pick up Thaiya and spent the 4th of July with us! So good to see them!
July 12th - I think this is the day Tyler was promoted to Guest Services Manager. Such a huge blessing!
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I like to keep my feelings pretty private for the most part, but for my kids reading this sometime in the future, they should know that the Lord has a plan for us! I spent so much of the beginning of the year feeling angry and scared, but it is amazing to see the miracles that have been worked in our lives. I am amazed at how perfectly Heavenly Father knows us and our needs. So grateful for his timing and that he is in charge and not me! My kids should also know how amazing their dad is! He works so hard for them and loves them so much! He is an amazing priesthood holder, and even though him being unemployed those few months was super hard and ridiculously stressful, I sure do miss having him with me all day!