Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 in Review

This past year was a big one for the Scott family. Of course, we grew our family by two  tiny feet. Chris graduated and got a great job which opened the doors for us to move from Raleigh to Wilson. And me? I finished up the year with Glaxo to become a full time stay at home mom. As I reflect on this past year, there's so much to tell! Here's a closer peek through the looking glass of 2010...
In January I said goodbye to my belly button and hello to my 3rd trimester. It snowed in Raleigh, and we had just begun decorating our baby's nursery. We were just two people then, and seriously took for granted our movie going privileges. ;-)
In February we received a very special delivery-Evan's crib and dresser. My belly continued to grow larger than life as we enjoyed our last few months as a family of two.
March was full of baby showers, childbirthing classes, decorating and you guessed it, an even bigger belly! Oh my...and baby makes three.
April gave us Evan
and changed our lives forever. Our church family blessed us beyond belief during and after Evan's birth. We were/are so thankful for family and friends to share in our rejoicing!

In May I celebrated my first mother's day as a mom with a new cornflower blue kitchenaid. We experienced many fun "firsts" this month as we navigated the new waters of parenthood. Cupcakes and McCallisters also made the May list as we commemorated Chris' long awaited graduation from Southeastern-praise the Lord! My sister Sam also graduated from ECU around the same time w/ her Education degree-congrats to both of my favorite grads. :-)

Summer kissed us with it's usual North Carolina heat and humidity. To name just a few highlights, friends were wed, and I turned 25 on July 29th. Just one week before, Chris and I celebrated 3 years of marriage. I made festive cupcakes for the fourth of July, and we made some great memories out and about downtown Raleigh-the farmers market, history and art museums to name a few.
Fall and September greeted us happily with cooler weather and a growing baby boy. Chris interviewed for and was offered his job at BB&T, and so began our much anticipated move to Wilson.This happy boy just sat back and enjoyed the show!
Also in September, Chris' mom came down for a visit before his sister, Paige, began her freshman year at college. And, we enjoyed a Surf City beach vacation. It rained and rained and rained some more, but it was still a nice time to get away and enjoy family. :-)
October was full of Halloween fun for this little monster
We had our annual fill of the NC State fair, complete with kettle corn popcorn, sweet corn and deep fried donuts. 
This year was also marked with loss.  Chris' dad passed from his long battle with MS on October 24th-we are ever thankful that he has been made whole again in heaven.

November was a whirlwind full of packing, paperwork, and holiday hustle. We found a renter for our townhome and were quickly put to work tying up our Raleigh ends. On November 4th we pulled our U-Haul into our new driveway in Wilson, home at last.
We also bought our new car this month, a shiny blue Honda  CRV. Thank you Lord for providing above and beyond our every need. God has been abundantly faithful to us over this past year.

In December I hosted a gingerbread house decorating party, my sister got engaged, NC was blanketed with snow, and I became a full time stay at home mom! Evan's first Christmas was wonderful, and the perfect ending to a year full of dreams realized and promises fulfilled. High five 2010!

Happy New Year!

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