Near the end of January, Kate and Mills, Dan's mom Vicki, Caroline, Jackson and I took a quick get-a-way to Destin for a long weekend. The weather was so nice. We did a lot of shopping, eating, playing, wrestling, parking (at the park!) and just hanging out. What a great little escape!
My niece Virginia had a dress-up tea party to celebrate her fourth birthday. To say that she is Caroline's best friend would be an understatement. The two of them are soooo different but love each other sooooo much. I am so thankful that Caroline has a sweet cousin that is her exact same age and in her same class even though the two can be TROUBLE together!
We will keep this short and sweet because Christmas 2012 was not the best one that we have ever had..... Caroline was literally sick the ENTIRE week before. She had 104 degree fever on and off for like 6 days. I think we went to pediatrician three times because what started off as strep turned into a nasty virus. We missed our annual cousin cookie making day, friends coming into town, and Christmas Eve Eve at Granny's house. She cried and would say "Momma, I just cant miss Christmas at Granny's, I really can't!''..so then I would cry. She felt a little better and was able to make Christmas Eve night (no church though) at the Coulter's. I was sooooo glad! She then felt good on Christmas Day, which I was so very thankful for, and we had a great one. However, I woke up the day after feeling like a dog and spent FIVE hours at the local clinic to be diagnosed with walking pneumonia......SHEESH!!
Before Christmas, Mom, Granny, Virginia, Caroline and I took an overnight trip to the Opryland Hotel. We had an awesome room with a balcony and the hotel was decorated to the nines. The girls chose to go swimming right when we got there and then we had a nice dinner and went to the the Rockettes that night. Despite some major problems with Granny's power scooter (no power!) the night was so much fun. we ate breakfast and went to the ice exhibit the next day. Such a fun time!
I am twenty-six years old, married to an incredible husband, Dan, and have the most adorable daughter in the world. She is the light of our lives and we are so thankful for her. I also have the best job in the world...I get to stay at home and play with Caroline every day!