A few highlights from December...
Sommer got her first ride on the tractor.
A visit from my brother, and his first ride on the tractor too!
A visit from Oma and Opa.
A baby bunny.
Special girl-bonding time. (We are contemplating the possibility that Sommer may be part Inuit - must be Christian's Norwegian side of the family!)
In addition to the respiratory virus, Santa left us 3 goldfish and a castle for them to play in, per specific request by Annike. He also left this in my stocking...
It was a good Christmas.
But, here we are in 2012... finally. Between pregnancy and newbornland, I am not sure that 2011 was one of my finer years. One year ago on January 1st, I found out I was pregnant with little Sommer. It was a wonderful New Year's gift... and the rest of the year I didn't feel so great. But she is worth it! (At least, I think she will be one day).
I hereby raise a fictitious toast to a new year that holds more sleep and less physical discomfort, more thankfulness and less complaining. And a toast to my fantastic husband, who really picks up the slack when I am not myself. Thank you, Lord, for the new beginnings that cycle regularly through our lives.