Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Our Family
Wow! I can't believe that it's already 2012. Where did 2011 go? We had a really busy year this past year. There were so many new changes in our family. Some were amazing and some were sad, but here we are ready to start another year.
In April, we welcomed our precious third daughter, Madelynne Ranae Hanna! She is such a joy and blessing to our family! I can't imagine life without her. She is smart and very good-natured. I can't wait to see what surprises she has in store for us! She is learning so much every single day. Maddy is 8 1/2 months old and is starting to talk, crawl and learning to walk. She keeps us all on our toes!
Rory and Abby have grown so much over this past year, as well. They aren't little babies anymore, that's for sure. They are both growing into very independent and individual little girls! They started ballet this last year and finished up their first semester in December. They will have their first recital in just a few months. It's unbelievable how far they have come and how much they have learned! They practice their dances at home all the time and are genuinely excited about being able to remember their routines! It's exciting to watch them. This next semester, they will be taking both ballet and gymnastics. They have enjoyed ballet so much, but they missed being in gymnastics, so we are going to try letting them do both. I guess we'll see if Mommy can keep up with everything. LOL!
This past year also brought some sadness to our family. Michael lost two wonderful grandparents in April. We wish that we could have had more time with each of them and that they could have gotten a chance to get to know Madelynne and watch all three of our girls grow. We will never forget either of them and will work to make sure that our girls know what wonderful people they both were. They will always be loved and never forgotten!
We know that 2012 has a lot in store for our family. We are looking forward to all the excitement and joy that we hope this year has to offer.