Friday, December 31, 2010


January: We kicked off the new years as a family. Liv turned 5 months while we were visiting Pat in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Liv owned her passport when she was 4 months old...she's a world traveller.

she looks so different :(

not quite sitting by herself.

our family in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Pat played for the Belfast Giants and went to the University of Ulster

February: Six month old livi decided she would like to sit unassisted.

I bought this outfit at h&m in Belfast and it still fits her ha.
March: Seven months.

naked baby chub.

I remember being quite proud of this picture. My mom made her hat.
April: 8 months brought on the crawling.

this is where it all began. the craziness that is liv on the move.

auntie Dani and Livi.

May: Crawling didn't last long....Liv started walking at 9 months! my all time favorite video.

June: 10 months - the month we were reunited with daddy.
my sister is pretty awesome with her camera.

July: Pat and I got married!!! Liv also turned 11 months. Pat started his job and Liv and I headed back to Michigan for a visit.

4th of july. scared of the balloon.
August: Liv spent a lot of time with her grandma in August and she also turned one years old!!! We celebrated with a circus themed party.

liv and grandma lisa. i love this picture.

i loved her 1st birthday. outfit and hair piece were courtesy of auntie dani.
September: September was the month we drove all the way back to Calgary. My great grandma (grammy) joined us in our 27+ hour drive.

i had to include this picture. my mother loves it. she looks pretty.
October: Halloween! Liv's obsession with elmo made it easy for me to decide to make her an elmo costume.

bolting. notice all the other children sitting nicely.

my hard work paide off. she looked great, wasn't thrilled with the hood though.
November: November is the month I lost my best friend. She loved Liv very much and I thought it only appropriate to dedicate November to her.
shannon and liv on her 1st birthday.

me, dani, and shannon
December: Liv's second, but definitley, most fun Christmas!

2010 was filled with a lot of firsts, a lot of happiness, and was not lacking in dissapointment and grief. 2010 has been my most trying year yet.
I've lost a best friend. This is something that I will think of every day for the rest of my life.
I've gained a husband and a family.
We moved to Calgary.
I've learned to value and appreciate my friends and family.
I'm hoping that 2011 is filled with a little less heartache and I'm looking forward to Pat and my bright future and building a home together.

Happy New Year! 2011 here we come.


  1. Love the Christmas picture and so glad you guys are finally together as a family, all in the same place! :)

  2. ps love that 7 month nakie pic of her! Baby chubbed cupie doll:)