All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

Well, it's finally here.  The year that people think the world is going to end.  It's the year in which my world is really going to get awesome! I always get a little depressed the week after Christmas because I know this is the end of a whole block of time that I will for the rest of my life look back on and say "remember that one time in 2011?"  It's been a very weird year.  I don't want to say it was bad.  I still have a healthy family and good friends and a job that I am happy to go to every day.  There were just some happenings amongst my family that were emotional and surprising and events that were not for better or worse, but they did change my family.

These are things I need to leave behind and focus on this upcoming year where half of it I will be pregnant and the other half I will be becoming a new mom and adjusting to life on a whole new level. I'll be honest, I did not stick to one single thing that I had on my resolution list last year.  Whoops! I'm not even going to bother to make any this year.  I'm going to take one day at a time and make wiser choices every day as I go.  This just may be a better approach to getting things done around here :)

The wrap up of 2011 was a good one. I was off work, I got to share our "big pregnancy secret" with our family and friends and spent some time just hanging out.

I've had people at my house the past three nights hosting different activities so today Zach, Phoebe and I just laid around all day and it was awesome.  Now tomorrow, thats a different story.  I've got to get myself back on a routine and get things ready for the real world again.

Here are some pictures from this weekend.

Had lunch with my brother and good friend Lindsey.
We don't see each other as often as we should so it's always good to spend time with her and catch up.
She's one of those friends that no matter how much time has passed since you've talked, you always pick up right where you left off.  Love this girl a lot!!

While Zach was watching the UPC fights my siblings and cousin Kaycee hit the town and had a couple of drinks (Not me! I just had a Coke.  Oh, AND I added a lemon to it :) I'm getting fancy these days)

My sister Amber and cousin Kaycee

My brother Adam and I

I learned how to play Gin.....

.....on a very small deck of cards :)
My cousin went ahead and gave these to me.  She knows my love for things that aren't there original size :)

We had a little New Years get-together at our house and rang in the new year safe and sound.  I had to take a nap earlier in the day to make sure I could stay up until midnight.

I tried to be a little festive this year with some decorations.

I think these look a little like Footloose decorations, but I'm okay with that.

Good 'ole Zach Rowell and his awesome wife ;)

My sister and cousin

Kaycee and Denver

"Moooom! Make him stop.  It's so embarassing!"

"I love my mommy."


I saw in a magazine where they turned a upside down hat into a chip bowl.
Instead I made a bottom for the hat and cut out the top.

Our friends brought their sweet baby boy Cale over for his first New Year's Eve.
At one point Zach and I just watched him as he slept getting excited for when it's our turn.
Doesn't he look like a little baby doll? :)

Alan and his mustache cup

My feathered friend Lindsi and Tricia

Chris and Jennifer
Now how cute are they?

Lindsi and Alan
"Cale's parents"

Johnny and Tricia
They have a baby on the way in April

Check out this baby wine bottle
So cute!

But wait, they also make baby beer bottles
Waaaaay cuter in person!

TJ and I

You should follow her blog here.

"OMG! Is it midnight yet?"

Not yet! The party is still going on.

Our first picture of 2012

Hope everyone has an amazing new year!



  1. Lady, I missed your pregnancy announcement!


    Can't wait for all of the updates; I hope you're feeling good!

  2. Congrats on the pregnancy!!!! When are you due??? I'm due May 10th and soooo excited! We're having a boy! I laughed so hard about the little playing cards, cause I remembered that about you! lol Have a great year! I'll let you know when my baby shower is... I hope you can come so I can see you!!!

  3. Looks like a fun night! I love the hat as a bowl idea! SO cute!!

  4. OMG congrats on the upcoming addition to your family!! SOOOOOOOO happy for you! Happy New Year to you and Zach!


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