January- Big Daddy had a spur of the moment trip to Italy for business. He found out about the trip on a Friday and left the following Sunday. We spent all day on Saturday trying to get his bag packed and by the necessary travel necessities. I became his unofficial tour guide and went through the tour books and maps that he bought trying to highlight the top things he should do in his free time. Thank goodness for R.ick Steves! He was trying to get all of his computer, paperwork and school stuff ready for the thirteen day trip. The Muffin and I missed him terribly!
The Muffin started showing an interest in potty training.
February- Big Daddy and I took our annual couple's trip to Myrtle Beach a little early. Muff stayed with Nana & Pawpaw. We got a great deal on a Valentine's Day special. It included champagne...which we still have because we don't drink.
We started attending (and loving) the new church.
Muff fell in love with bubbles.
April- Miss Muffin celebrated her second birthday! we went to a homeschooler's outing at Marsh Stables and saw a wild west show. We also toured the old ghost town. We had a small party with my family the following Sunday.
Muffin discovered the joys of sidewalk chalk.
The Muffin became a Life Member of the N.ational Rifle A.ssociation.
Muff made a new best friend and we decided that Ms. Bell (in the church nursery) was the only reason that Muff would willingly go to church.
May- We had our first day trip to W.rightsville Beach. It was so much fun. Big Daddy and I found out that the water zaps all of Muff's energy.
I had my first Sweet and Spicy Chili D.orito.
The Muffin potty trained!!
June- We decided we'd try to have a baby in the next few months.
Muff discovered pregnant bellies when we met our friend Mamie.
August- I celebrated my 31st birthday-ugh- with a special lunch out with Muffin.
We had our semi-annual family beach trip with my parents, my sister and her family and some family friends.
Mamie had her baby and Muffin was amazed!
We decided that getting pregnant in September would make the due date just right for Big Daddy's school schedule.
Had an awesome day trip to Southport and The Muffin rode her first "ferry boat".
September- Found out we had a baby on the way!
The Muffin started asking for prayer when she was sad or upset.
October- The Muffn discovered the "joys" of election year, decided to support O.bama.
Muff had her first B.uild A Bear experience for Callie's birthday party! We made "Joseph".
Muff found out that you get candy at Halloween and wanted to do "more trick-or-treating"!
Muff became addicted to D.ancing with the Stars.
November-Big Daddy turned 33! He bought himself a very nice, expensive gift at the gun shop! Muffin discovered her love of taxidermy.
Decided that she in fact, did not like O.bama or any other candidate.
December-The Muffin fell in love with Christmas, the Advent calendar, Nativity Scenes and Christmas lights.
Learned the difference between a pistol and a rifle.
Big Daddy passed his classes with flying colors!
We took a family beach trip to Myrtle Beach.
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