2018

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2018 was a year that changed my life, and my family.



I made a goal at the beginning of the year that our family motto would be "Look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not" (D&C 6:36) and the focus of the year would be my boys.

Graham has certainly been the best part of 2018, and I can barely remember what life was like before he came.

January we saw huge changes as my job contract ended unexpectedly, I immediately got a new job, and we moved. It was a crazy hard month, but one filled with so many hidden blessings.

February we adjusted to our new normal life and routine, and were getting so excited for our baby boy to arrive.

March we found out I had Gestational Diabetes and we had to figure out all the things that came along with it. It turned out to be such a huge blessing in disguise! We also took our last little trip, just Randy and I, before baby boy joined us. Randy got put in as a youth teacher in our ward, and we loved going to church and becoming friends with everyone new.

April we had maternity photos and prep for baby, and some family time which we always love. General Conference was wonderful, and my testimony grew SO much as we prepared for Graham to come.

May was the best month of the year, with some last weeks of just me and Randy, and then welcoming our sweet little Graham into our family and home.  He is the best baby and I still can't believe he's ours! We also celebrated our 3rd anniversary with our newborn, and got to focus in on our relationship, which was so special.

June, Graham got to see his dad perform for the first time at a gig, which was SO fun. We also got some of the sweetest photos of him that I will cherish forever.

July we had a super fun family staycation and it was Graham's first time in a hotel! He did pretty good, and it was nice to get away with family. We also celebrated Graham's blessing and Randy gave him the most beautiful blessing, and all our family and friends were there. It was such a special day. We had Graham's first Fourth of July which was SO awesome!

August we took Graham swimming, were busy getting back into work and school, and having fun with our little buddy.

September we celebrated my birthday, worked and went to school, and had fun teaching Graham new things.

October was Graham's first Halloween and we had SO much fun with it! We went on hikes and drives to see the leaves and it was so magical and fun!

November we celebrated Thanksgiving and had a blast with all of our family and friends. Graham turned SIX MONTHS OLD and I couldn't believe how fast the time flew.

December has been CRAZY with family and friend time. Randy and my mom both finished school, Randy played in a band gig again, and we did so many fun Christmasy things, topping it off with Graham's first Christmas. 

2018 was seriously such a wonderful year and I feel so lucky that I have a wonderful family and friends, and mostly Randy and Graham who made this year so special. It's one I will never forget, and I can't wait to see what next year has in store!

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