The Top Ten of 2012

Here’s the list of our favorite memories of 2012. We hope that the new year will be just a fun!

10. 4th of July

9. Camping with Vic and Karl

8. Thanksgiving with the Robinsons

7. Halloween

6. Meeting Cousin Graham

5. Christmas

4. Meeting the Grandparents

3. Apple Cup Victory

2. Our New House

1. Lainey’s Birth

Meeting Graham

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The finished cross stitch for Graham. Mommy worked very hard on this. They loved it!

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I finally got to meet my cousin.

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I wanted to play with him, but all he did was sleep. Wake up, Graham!

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Mommy and Graham

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Daddy and Graham

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Isn’t my cousin adorable? When I see him next time, we’ll be able to play together. Yay!

My First Christmas

I had such a great first Christmas in Quincy, Illinois!

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My cute pink stocking.

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Christmas morning!

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Waiting on the stairs to see what Santa delivered last night!

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I’m a Christmas reindeer!

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Exploring the presents.

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Look at me!

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I’m supposed to eat these things, right?

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Trying to open Daddy’s present.

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I love Christmas!

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Looking at my picture book from Grandma.

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I loved my presents!

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I now have my own remote. I love it!

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My very own music box!

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Reading my new book with Daddy.

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Checking out my Uncle Jared.

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My second cousin, Ryan, got an iPhone. He was so excited that he did a happy dance.

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Everyone ended the night by playing Scattergories. Great Grandpa fell asleep, but somehow ended up tying for third place. Not too shabby!

I had a really great day! I did have a small fever at the end of the night, but my Daddy and Grandpa went out to the store to buy some baby Tylenol for me. I woke up the next day feeling much better! Overall, it was a great Christmas. Only 364 days until I get to do it all over again!!

Christmas Eve

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It’s my first Christmas Eve!

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Pretty in pink.

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Family picture before heading to the Christmas Eve church service.

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Me and my great grandpa are dressed in our finest!

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Waiting for the service to start.

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I love Christmas music! My mommy taught me well.

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Singing songs with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Warming up with Daddy before heading outside.

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After church we stopped to look at a drive-through Christmas display. I loved it! I kept pressing my hands to the window and making happy noises.

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After we got home, Mommy and Daddy gave me my new Christmas Eve PJs.

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Then I snuggled up with Mommy and Daddy to read my Christmas Eve book.

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I’m excited to celebrate the birth of Jesus tomorrow!

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After I went to bed, the cookie decorating started. There were six dozen cookies to decorate, so everyone was involved.

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Grandpa Jim was a frosting machine!

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The adults ended the night with a hot tub trip. I went to sleep long ago, though, because Santa comes tomorrow!!!!!!

Weston and Allison Tie the Knot!

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Here comes the bride!

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On the go during the ceremony.

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The first kiss!

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Having fun with Daddy.

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All smiles with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Using the chair as a walker during the reception.

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Having fun with Kate.

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The first dance.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stover! We’re so happy for you two!

Gingerbread Houses

Every year we make gingerbread houses with our home group from church.

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Kylan and Talan discuss their building options.

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Jenny and Lainey hung out for awhile. It was way past her bedtime, so she was one tired girl.

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The Grunenfelders hard at work on their house.

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Lainey joined in the fun for a bit!

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Our finished masterpiece. It’s Santa’s garage. Notice his modernized sleigh with wheels. He is loaded up with presents for the nice kids and coal for the naughty kids.

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A close-up of Rudolph and his reindeer friends. We know they’re not all here. The rest are grazing in another pasture until Christmas Eve arrives.