1/2/12

Year in Review

Happy New Year!!
Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday and a Happy New year!
We didn't really do much for the new year but drink and play kinect with some friends (the combo may have left me a little sore this morning :) but it was super fun.  
We had a fantastic Christmas and we are so very thankful and blessed to have such incredible families, friends, love from Christ and so many others, in our lives.
And you guys.  Thank you so much for reading, commenting, emailing and just being so supportive.  This blog has helped us capture our lives for ourselves and try and inspire others to create things on their own, as other blogs have encouraged us.  We hope that we come off as ourselves and as thankful for this opportunity as possible because we are truly so grateful for all of you guys and this blog.  We know we are not the biggest blog ever, but the fact that some people read it is just the best feeling.
Just to round out 2011 I thought I would do a little year in review of some of the highlights from LL in the last 365....
(and its the longest post ever so get ready to skip ahead.  I tried to tune it down but I wasn't very good at it)
We started out with a brand new perfect baby girl
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Then it snowed in Tyler.
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And the dora shirts that allison made while she was 9mo preggo made the rounds to their new owners.
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Al threw the amazing shower for brittany with Jordan.
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Ella made everyone ecstatic with her valentines.
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Avery turned five, royally.
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Kristen started her granny square blanket.
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We made some fantastic cinnamon bread from Joy the Baker.
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Ella danced her way into 3.
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(with her own flash mob, of course)
Cooper ames came into this world strong and cute as can be!
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Kristen made shirts for Adalyn and Lillians gymboree of a birthday.
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Avery started soccer.  And maybe didn't ever play...but we came to every practice and game and worked on our attitude on things that we maybe don't want to do...
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Easter came around fast and we loved decorating eggs all different ways.
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Easter was a huge hit
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The lubbock crew threw a fantastic "booth family" going away party.
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which one is allison and mckenna???
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A room redo and some chargers.
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A family beach vacation was relaxing-
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for everyone.
A couple of graduations brought all sorts of change-
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New schools,
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And new homes.
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Kristen sewed together most of her granny blanket.
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Heres to finishing the whole thing by 2013.
Avery lost her first tooth.
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Ella had some health scares, but she managed to patch everything up.
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With princess bandaids of course.
Moving brought out the DIY in everything.
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Summer essentials started with our favorites for summer.
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The twins swam their way into three.
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Morgan got married with her own personally made rope by ours truly.
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Happy father's day!
You're the cookies to our milk...
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Allison introduced us to the go pod.
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We picked blueberries.
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and made some pie.
And covered our faces on the 4th of July.
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Happy birthday america!
There was golfing,
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Anna went to hair school;
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A new blanket for aves,
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and some crazy goo like Gak.
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Then Allison had the greatest idea ever.
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And it changed all our lives.
Kristen celebrated Blair and went to NOLA for the first time.
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Ella made some great chewy candy.
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Ben and Sassy made some fruit leather.
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Al and Brit showed us the sock bun.
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Avery started the first day of the rest of her life-kindergarten.
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If she is anything like her dad, she may never stop going to school.
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And Ella was practically in Hairspray.
And she started school with Mrs Tammy.
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JoJo turned sexy 60!
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Ella started dance,
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and avery started gymnastics.
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Allison turned the big 29+1!
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Lindsay had the most beautiful baby boy ever.
Kinley had fun
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and Kristen made him a blanket that was ok.
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Kristen began the first of 8 trips to the dentist,
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bought muted pumpkins
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and made a candy corn wreath.
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B is for Bob on his Birthday!
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and brought back to life his bucket list.
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The Booths and Pools were the cutest hunters in the wild.
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And frolicked in the pumpkins.
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We made headbands, a dress, hats,
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and cute toys.
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Then chalkboard paint invaded Kristen's life in every way.
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and regular paint too, I guess.
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Allison had the chocolate chip cookie situation of 2011.
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and the rangers broke our hearts in a million pieces.
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In October Pippi Longstocking came into your world,
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along with her little elephant.
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The princesses were kept safe at the Barstads by their pet triceratops.
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And Allison caught the chalkboard paint bug.
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and I guess regular paint, too.
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Ben, Sass and Munch went to the dentist for the first time!
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Some were more chill with it than others...
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Allison celebrated another year of life.
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Kinley and Ty brought all their lovin' to the Booth house.
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and then Cooper brought his too.
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A turkey was cooked til it popped,
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smores became thanksgiving treats,
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and a new thanksgiving tradition of matching shirts began.
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Kristen made her first sleeveless sweater that rolls up a little too much,
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and a few new scarves.
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Snow globes were a fun teacher gift.
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Advent calendars were a hit
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or miss...
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The Barstads were little lumberjacks again this year.
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Kristen finished Jennifer's stockings just in the nick of time :)
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and she turned 30!!
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with lots of rainbows and surprises!
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We did our first (of many, I hope) flash mobs.
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Kristen just kept knitting...
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and we ended the year with a visit from santa and his elves said their goodbyes.
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Here's to coasting into 2012!!
I hope it holds a lot of relaxing...
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7 comments:

Lifethrualinds said...

Love the whole round up! What a fun idea. Y'all had a busy year! Hope 2012 is just as fun!!

Alexis said...

That was the perfect post for 2011! Love ya'lls blog!

Ashley said...

I LOVED this post!!!! :)
Happy New Years girls!

Misty said...

Happy New Year!! This is one of my FAVE posts!! Happy ALMOST birthday to Kenna! Can't wait to see what you've got planned! :)

Carrie said...

ok, this makes me want to blog. i don't even remember what i did this year! love this. :)

lins said...

this might have been my favorite post ever. all those fantastic pictures!! i love this blog and i love you guys!!

bella<3edward said...

What a great idea! LOVE this post. I might copy the idea for scrpbooking :) great post!! Happy new year to both of your beautiful families!

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