Alright…here’s the rest of my favorite pics from 2012!
10-13-12 — This was the day before Sunshine ran her marathon. It was a special day primarily because she was excited and nervous about whether or not she could complete the actual marathon. We took this photo as the sun set over the northernmost part of Prince Edward Island. It was magical.
10-14-12 — Sunshine totally stoked and excited pre-race!
10-14-12 — I couldn’t have been more proud to watch Sunshine cross that finish line. She blew away her marathon expectations and proved to herself that she could do anything if she put her mind to it.
10-14-12 — The post-race afterglow!
10-19-12 — I was a bit excited to be able to take Ankle Biter to his first hockey game. He was quite excited to watch the Moncton Wildcats play (he also couldn’t contain his excitement at getting a “claw” of his very own).
11-19-12 — Ummm…yeah. So these two bags of chips are incredible. Seriously. The bacon chips were good enough, but the Canadian burger tastes like an actual hamburger. LEGIT!! #OnlyInCanada
12-01-12 — I was quite happy at the results of our first blended family gingerbread house making skills. MAD SKILLZ, BRO!!
12-01-12 — Okay, we may have snuck in some icing while the kids were in another room…
12-02-12 — I really love the fact that our kids enjoy spending time with each other. I also love the fact that they’re all as silly as their parents.
12-05-12 — This pic is special because it was a natural one. We were decorating our Christmas tree with MoMo decided to snuggle up with me. When Kiddo wanted to do the same thing, Sunshine couldn’t help but take a picture of us. I’ve come a very long way in my relationship with the girls, and this move to be with them has only solidified our bond.
12-12-12 — We attempted to re-create our first date on our fourth anniversary. While the day turned out slightly different than what was originally planned, we still had an amazing time together and this photo just goes to show that we’re more in love today than ever.
12-17-12 — Where I don’t have as many pics of my mom with my kids as I would like to have, I realize that it’s important to try to capture my children with my dad whenever possible. This pic makes me smile.
12-21-12 — This would be Sunshine making hot chocolate for me and the girls. Yeah…I know.
12-22-12 — On the day I went to pick up Ankle Biter for the Christmas holiday, a little bit of snow fell at home. MoMo thought it’d be fun to make a snowman just for the guys upon our return.
12-23-12 — This was the collective reaction to chocolate-dipped bacon (seriously). Two thumbs up and two thumbs down. I wasn’t really a fan, so I guess the thumbs down win.
12-24-12 — Just before we dished out the turkey, I wanted to capture a picture of all four kids together. It was the first time all four spent the Christmas holiday together, and it was a pretty big deal for Sunshine and I.
12-24-12 — Christmas pajamas!! Every year we let the kids open one gift on Christmas Eve, and every year it’s new pajamas. The kids don’t seem to mind.
12-25-12 — KIddo’s favorite gift: the blue hoodie.
12-25-12 — MoMo’s favorite gift: the purple teddy bear.
12-25-12 — Rugrat’s favorite gift was her iPod Touch, so this One Direction nonsense would be a close second.
12-25-12 — I’ll never forget the look on Ankle Biter’s face…it TOTALLY made the price of this toy feel worth it.
12-25-12 — Of course, putting this monstrosity together was part of the fun for me.
12-31-12 — Technically, this was 01-01-13, but where it was taken just around midnight I think it’ll count as the last “official” photo of 2012 for Sunshine and I.
Well…that’s it, kids. I know that my 2012 was incredible and I’m really looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring.