2012 is over and we are already 5 months into 2013. Here's a quick little update on what has been going on in our neck of the woods. In January of 2012, we received the greatest news ever! We were pregnant with baby #3. We had been trying for months and months before, so it was a huge blessing and we were very excited. Around April we found out that we were going to have a baby girl! The boys (and if we are being honest, I) could not have been happier! Although they would have been fine with a baby brother, they truly had their hearts set on a little sister. In June, our little Sweet and Sour (aka Seth) turned 3 years old. In July, Trevor hit the big 3-0. Yes, my husband officially turned old this year! We had a very fun surprise birthday party for him which took some trickery to actually get him to, but I did pull it off, and he was very surprised. Then in September, the 18th to be exact, we welcomed our sweet baby girl into this world and into our family. Her name is Finley Renee Reddish and oh what a blessing this baby has been! She has been the most mellow, content, happy little thing from day 1. We couldn't have asked for a better baby. The boys adore her! And she truly adores the boys. What else???? Well for me, I was asked to help coach a high school JV softball team, and it was so fun to get to feel like I had a purpose outside of my home. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to doing it again. Trevor: well he has been searching and searching for a new job since he got his degree, but still hasn't come up with one yet. We have hope that it will work out the way it is supposed to. He also got to spend a few weeks on South Korea training with the military, and he really enjoyed his time over there.
The year 2012 has been what I would call our "roller coaster year". Without going into too much detail, we have been told 3 or 4 different times that Trevor would be deployed, so we did our best to prepare for that. (As of right now, he is not going anywhere). The job hunt has been up and down and all over the place. And many other roller coaster rides that come with life in general. We are still not off yet, but hopefully this ride is coming to a close. If i have learned anything from 2012, it's that nothing is certain til its in the past. All we can do is hold on, stick it out, and try to find joy in the good things. Because no matter how hard life gets, there is always something good, even if we have to look a little deeper to find it.