Thursday, January 19, 2012

twenty eleven in pictures

TWENTY ELEVEN. well it's been a full year. i've been trying to get this post up for almost 3 weeks. so here it is...our year in pictures. it was hard to choose ones from the hundreds i have to show you our year. but it's been so fun and good for my heart to go through the year of pictures. charis has changed so much in a year. she's potty trained and in a big girl bed and talking in sentences. we've gotten to take lots of fun family trips to the mountains and beach. adam & i got to go to NYC. i started the year doing radiation then awaited reconstruction only to realize the cancer was back. then i ended the year starting a new treatment at duke (we don't have pictures of this yet). we celebrated charis' 2nd birthday. we went to new orleans to celebrate adam's best friend getting married. we went to asheville and greensboro to celebrate two friends' weddings. there has been lots of celebrating. we said good-bye to our dear friend, sydney, who is with Jesus. i miss her tons. we've gotten to have lots of family time on bikes, at the park, swimming, hanging out in the yard. adam finished his thesis and got his bound copy. i stopped working for and leading young life. i've gotten to continue sweet friendships with high school girls. charis took her first steps for a cracker at my sister's. we've gotten to spend lots of time with our extended family (parents & siblings). my hair saw lots of styles as it grew back from chemo then a mohawk then bald again. lots of birthdays...celebrated adam's 30th at sir ed's. i got to be on tv a few times. Team Patwa rocked it out again at Race for the Cure. friends road the 24 HOB again for me and Syd. we've laughed a lot and cried a lot. oh goodness what a year! full. rich. deep. unforgettable. i am thankful for every bit of 2011. every bit. looking back at all these pictures reminded me of all the things i am thankful for. and i'm trying to remember to be thankful in all things. all things.

and i anticipate that in the year to come i will have more fun memories, more amazing moments, and more to be thankful for.

so the pictures start from December and go backwards. it's just how i uploaded them. hope you enjoy a glimpse at our year.

so cute with winnie the pooh

she loves her robe from pap and nana

our annual GMO cookie party! love these girls

sock hands!

central park from rockefeller center

at the place from When Harry met Sally

walking the WTC

happy birthday mama! poop hands!

sweet family...aunt rosi, chris and julian

plane trip family photo

our little bug turned 2!

drew brees

apple orchard

the twins turn 1...jada knows how to party

Team Patwa

these little girls fight like a girl for their auntie!

first plane trip with daddy!

carousel ride with paw paw

our little walrus

our friend nora fern! we love her

celebrating reba & allen

asheville sunset

big girl bed. "new bed"

hanging with benny @ caroline's birthday

getting the lawn done

the mohawk!!

the bound and official Thesis!!!

sweet sandy face

my best friend

carowinds for the cure...peace

me and my friend mary genevia

eating yummy summer tomatoes

chemo part 2

pedicure time

nonni came to visit

team Hope for Sydney 2011

my little lady

our friends the bergerons came to visit we love them

MJ hair

enjoying mountain streams

last YL girls beach retreat

enjoying the beach

love riding the bike

belly button easter bunny

swimming with daddy

hunting for easter eggs

post chemo hair growth...crazy

best outside toy ever

sweet cousin Lily

what do i say to this?!

irish car bombs!! happy 30th adam

sweet time at freedom park

enjoying the sunshine

the radiation machine

first steps

just chillin in my wagon

date these

silly family photo!!


nancy said...

Awesome family pictures!! AND what an adorable family. I love you all!!

Taryn said...

oh girl! that did my heart good too! love ya'll. so much!

kimberlybender said...

this was so great! how intriguing to see in pictures the crazy story of such a significant year. thanks for sharing.

Chrisann said...

A very sweet journey indeed. Thanks for taking the time to get that together.

nicolefiehler said...

love this!