Sunday, January 1, 2012

A look back...

My sister-in-law, Kristi (, did a great post on her blog to summarize 2011 and I am going to follow suit.  A look back at 2011 brings tons of happy tears to the Forsythe family. 2011 was the year of hope, love, and many blessings. 

January: We kicked off the 2011 New Year with the Forsythe family over at our house.  Deacon was only a month old and it was great to ring in 2011 with our family.
 Deacon celebrating with us on New Years 2011!

February: We had the opportunity to share with our family & friends that little Baby Forsythe was on his/her way. We waited until I was around 13 weeks pregnant to share the surprising yet exciting news!  Kyle, my brother-in-law, also turned the big 3-0!
 We surprised the Forsythe family by telling them we wanted a family photo.  Then Aaron said, "On the count of 3 everyone say Chrissy is 13 weeks pregnant!"  

We surprised the Green/Hagel side of the family by having them open up gifts with bibs inside.

April: Our 20 week ultrasound showed a beautiful, healthy little baby. We decided to not find out the gender of our little one. That was more tough on our family members and friends versus A & I.

May: Mr. & Mrs. Mahn tied the knot!  My brother-in-law & sister-in-law got married and it was absolutely gorgeous and love was definitely in the air!  Kristi & Sam complete each other and together are the perfect couple.  My stepfather turned the big 5-0 this month too!
Such a beautiful wedding!

July: Baby shower galore!  Thank you so much for showering us with gifts & love for our new bundle of joy!

August:  Hands down, the best MONTH of our life! God blessed us with a beautiful, healthy girl.  Evelyn Mae made her appearance on August 23, 2011.  We did not know if our little one was a girl or boy and it was SO much fun to find out that day!  A & I also celebrated our 5th Anniversary. So, did my mom & Don!
Evelyn Mae 
Born at 9:45 a.m. on August 23, 2011
8 lbs, 20.5 inches

September:  This was a challenging and tough month. We were sleep-deprived and trying to figure out how our little newborn worked. Too bad they do not come with manuals.  This was also the month of a huge scare and blessing.  My mother-in-law was hospitalized with sepsis and was not in the best shape.  God again blessed us with an amazing miracle, and we are excited to report that Kari is happy and healthy!  A also turned the big 3-0 this month.

October: Mr. & Mrs. Beussman tied the knot!  Cathy & Ryan were married on a beautiful, sunny day in October.  Perfect weather for the perfect couple.  Cathy & Ryan are the fabulous match and it was great to celebrate with them.
What a fantastic wedding!

December: Happy birthday to our nephew, Deacon!  He turned 1 on December 2nd!  I cannot believe how fast that year went by and he is such a character.  He is going to be one heart breaker..such a handsome little man!  This was also Evie's first Christmas!
Deacon enjoying his birthday cake! Take a look above to see how much this little man has grown!

 Family photo at the downtown Macy's Christmas display!

 She's a chatty little lady!

Take a look at A's holiday video he made for our family members and friends to watch...

So much to be thankful for last year, and I know that 2012 will bring so many more wonderful memories for the Forsythe family as we watch our little lady grow.

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