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Saturday, January 7, 2012

365 Project: Week 52 - FINALE!!


I'm both excited and sad to announce that this is my LAST 365 Project post! I started taking a photo every day on January 1, 2011 and on December 31, 2011, I wrapped up the project. It has been a very fun and challenging experience, and I'm really excited to print my year-in-photos in a book and flip through it. So many things have happened throughout the course of this one year, and I'm so glad I've been able to document it day-by-day. To summarize,here are the top 5 most exciting things to happen to the Olive family in 2011:
1. We found out we're expecting BABY OLIVE in early June! (this pretty much blows all other exciting things out of the water...)
2. We purchased our FIRST HOME (and are LOVING making it our own)
3. We MOVED to West Lafayette, Indiana (8 hours from home!)
4. Justin was promoted to his new JOB with Pizza Hut! (which made the previous 2 points possible)
5. After living apart for 3 months (boo...) we took a getaway trip to MEXICO 

Wow! We've really been so blessed in 2011 and are looking forward to what 2012 has to offer.
I won't be continuing the 365 Project, but I in no way plan to stop taking photos (obviously, with a baby arriving in June, I'm probably going to take even MORE photos!) Over the next couple of months, I'll still be posting about nursery progress and crafting, pregnancy updates and hopefully show some photos as we 'finish' more rooms in our house. I originally created this blog to showcase my Project 365 photos, so it might take me a little bit to find a new 'groove' but I'll come up with something - STAY TUNED! Thank you so much for following me on this journey - It's been so fun for me to upload every week (or every 2 weeks sometimes... ) and get positive feedback from so many of you. It's what's kept me going to day 365!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope 2012 brings you great things! 

365 Project: Week 51 - The Journey to the Northwoods!!!


This week, we packed up the circus and made the journey to Rhinelander, Wisconsin where we got to spend plenty of time with Justin's family and enjoyed all the winter wonderland had to offer - including ice fishing! (Bella loved it - obviously) It was even more special to us this year because we don't get to see our families nearly as often living 8 hours away, we got to see Justin's mom and step-dad for the first time in 2 years, we got to meet a new niece AND a new nephew, and this is the last Christmas Justin and I will share without children!

This week I was also 17 weeks pregnant and starting to sport a little belly :) I am so fortunate to have felt so amazing throughout my pregnancy so far - there really isn't anything that I haven't been able to do (besides have a drink with my sister on her 21st birthday!). I have even more energy now and am ready for the growth spurt to begin! :)

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday with friends and family - it's always a little depressing to come home to an empty house after being around so many people for so many days, but we have so much to look forward to in the coming months!!