With Facebook, it's been so hard to want to come and blog so I thought I'd sum up our fabulous end of 2012 with a post...don't worry, I'll post more especially as Baby Girl (!!) starts making her arrival!
Grandpa Cotton came to celebrate Thanksgiving with us
Fun times in the leaves with Grandpa
Quinn...our future mountain biker
Then it was quickly December. Brad headed off to Shang'hai for 2 weeks and my mom coming to visit. Quinn LOVED his Gigi time (and I did too)...check it out:
We headed up to Kansas City for the weekend to hang out with the cousins and swim
Uncle Mark was definitely a favorite!
Doesn't everyone dress as puppies on a daily basis?
21 weeks pregnant and feeling great
Gigi left and Brad came home. With a week to recover, it was time for our Annual Wine and Cheese Party! This is always one of our favorite events to host...such a fun way to wrap up the year with friends!
Quinn made his appearance but didn't last long
Brad and Donald...2 REALLY serious guys :)
Good times with good friends
As soon as Wine and Cheese was over it seemed like we were gearing up for our trip back North for Christmas. I honestly do not know where the month went. Speaking of Christmas, this was the first year that Quinn actually understood Christmas. We did "Elf on the Shelf" with him this year and he just loved it. He named his elf "Elfie" (original, right?) and could not wait to find out where Elfie had hidden himself since the previous day. He also really enjoyed his Advent Calendar though I'm afraid it was more for the chocolate than for The Story :)
With a slight setback from the weather (Madison got 23 inches of snow), we safely made our way north a day late. Lots of family time, great food, good company, and holiday excitement rounded out our trip...take a look!
Brad and Grant showing us how it's done!
A Family that Plays Together...
This is fun Mommy!
My Snow Baby
Christmas Eve with Grandma Kristie
All smiles and fun with Grandma
Can we say photogenic?
With Great Grandma Betty
Quinn showing Teagan how to use her new pillow!
December has come and gone and this pregnancy is seemingly flying by too! I'm 25 weeks today, but here's last week's picture...Can you say PREGNANT?!?!?!
Quinn's 24 week baby bump :)
It's Getting Real Folks!!