We have had a whirlwind year filled with beautiful memories.
January: John and I cheered on the Rebels at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas with friends…our first time to leave Helen Grace overnight (7 months old). HG saw her first glimpse of snow!
February: Helen Grace started crawling. She had her first opportunity to really play/lay in the snow.
March: HG’s first word is Da-Da, and she got her first prescription for antibiotics to treat double ear infections.
April: We celebrated John’s birthday over a great family dinner outside at Old Venice. Helen Grace loved her Easter basket, but she didn’t really understand the egg hunt part of the holiday.
May: We celebrated my first official Mother’s Day over brunch at the Hunt Phelan Home. We took HG on her first airplane ride to go to Aunt Edit and Uncle Gene’s retirement weekend in upstate New York. Helen Grace turned one and started walking!
June: We celebrated Father’s Day at Mesquite Chop House, and HG and I took a road trip to Philadelphia, MS, to see Auntie Em.
July: Helen Grace was in her first parade (she rode in High Point Terrace’s 4th of July parade in honor of Caroline Yates’ birthday), and we spent a lot of time at the pool.
August: We had a neighborhood gang reunion weekend with Larry and his family in town from Texas and Michele in from Nashville. Lots of food and sun!
September: I turned the big 3-0 and celebrated with friends and family while watching the Rebels play (on tv).
October: John and I took a trip to Yosemite in California, where they got as much rain in a few days than they normally get in the whole month. Helen Grace was the cutest little monkey for Halloween (and she was an Ole Miss cheerleader the Saturday night before Halloween). LOVED handing out candy!
November: HG and I hit the road again- this time to Jackson to see the Thomas and Wren girls and our family. We had a great girls’ weekend! We celebrated Thanksgiving at Bubba’s with ALL of the Moore family (and Toohigs, of course).
December: Helen Grace was not such a fan of Santa this year. Mama had to get in the picture as well. She experienced the circus, the Enchanted Forest, and the Children’s Museum for the first time. CB and Emily got engaged, and ALL three of us will be in the wedding. Can’t wait to see Helen Grace as flower girl!
And I’ll close the year with some random pics that I found on my phone…