#9 Getting to stay at home! I finished working at Pinnacle on November 30th. Although that day was bitter sweet, it has been wonderful every since! It was fantastic to be able to have a month to prepare and rest before Cameron came! It's just a tremendous blessing to be able to stay at home and I'm so thankful!!
#8 Making new friends! One specific prayer I had was that we would find a core group of Christian couples to consider some of our closest friends in Birmingham. Of course the Lord provided through our Sunday School class at Shades! We are so thankful for the relationships that have grown strong over this past year! Looking forward to many more!
#7 Our family was extremely blessed when Matthew was offered an accounting position with Colonial Property Trust in October! Because of this job change I am able to stay home with Cameron! Matthew has enjoyed learning another side of accounting and getting to know some new folks!!
#6 Thanksgiving with all the Watfords in November! It was so wonderful to have EVERYONE together! Since Tucker was just born a little before we all headed to Nashville to stay with Brandon and Meaghan! It was some great family time!!
#5 Thaxton family beach trip in June! We had so much fun all being together and not having an agenda :) We were hoping Caroline would make an early debut... but she didn't! Love all these people so much!!
#4 Traveling to Israel with our Sunday School class in July. It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we were so blessed to experience. It was amazing to serve the people in Israel, but also have the chance to actually walk where Jesus walked! We read and understand the Bible differently now.
#3 New additions to the family (besides our bundle of joy!)
Caroline Grace Thaxton was born to my sweet brother and SIL, Blake & Katherine in June! Tucker Brandon Odom was born to my sweet SIL and BIL, Meaghan & Brandon in November. And my sweet cousin Robyn married the love of her life, Greg Abernathy, in August! And just recently Matthew's cousin, Courtney, married her main-man Ryan (Sadly we were unable to attend due to Cameron entering our life!)
#2 Our one year anniversary in May. Yes, I survived one wonderful year with my sweet sweet hubby. Unfortunately I was a little sickish with just finding out I was pregnant so dinner and such wasn't SO magical but it was still so wonderful! Excited for many many years to come :)
#1 Cameron Martin Watford. The biggest blessing of all even if he came only a few days before 2013. We are just eating him up and adjusting to our new life.
Just like 2011, God was so good to us in 2012. And we look forward to 2013 with anticipation!!