Sunday, January 1, 2012

Another Year Gone

2011 has come and gone, much to my disbelief. I thought it was a pretty good year over all. I know many people are probably already doing this, but I wanted to recap the past year month by month. So here we go!


This picture was taken in December, 2010 but I thought it was important for January mainly because my wonderful cowboy asked me to marry him. It was on New Year's Eve. I said yes of course and that started a journey that would have many ups and downs for the coming year. I also started my first semester at Sul Ross State University.

Engagement pictures! T's sister came down from New Mexico to take picture for us before she went on her wild adventure overseas. This was on of my favorite pictures that she took. February also was the beginning of making wedding plans, secretly.


This month marked the 2 year anniversary of the Stovell clan making their way to Texas. It seemed like those 2 years just flew by, with many trying moments as well as happy ones in between. Also this month, T was offered to move to a different part of the ranch he worked on, to a camp that was a little more secluded, and had a better house!

Senior pictures! Even though I graduated in December of 2010, I never got any senior pictures taken. So this month that was my goal, and we sure enough got it done. This month was a very trying one for me. After several weeks of bickering and arguing with my parents, a date was finally set for the wedding. And when I mean set, I mean my parents were ok with it. T and I had already had a date in mine ever since we got engaged.

Isn't this just an ere picture? To me it shows how terrifyingly beautiful God has made the world. This was the month of all the really bad fires that occurred down here in West Texas. This was the fire that was so close to the ranch. T and I also bought our first pick-up together this month!


Sadly, I don't have a picture for this month, mainly because it was such a busy, stressful month, planning for a wedding and what not. My mom quit her job at the bank so that she could help plan everything.

My cowboy and I tied the knot on July 22, 2011. It was such a small, family centered wedding out in the middle of no where really. Actually it was at the place where I work now, a small hunting lodge. Afterwards, we spent our honeymoon in San Antonio!
I love this picture, don't you? August was filled with many adjustments, such as moving into a new house, moving away from my family, and getting see my cowboy every day, instead of 2 or 3 days every two weeks!


This month we announced that we were expecting. At first, it was a hard decision to make, mostly because it was a shock to us at first, and to our families, but a blessing no less.

Cooter! My parents got T Cooter for his birthday, even though it wasn't until the next month. He is such a cutie in this picture! This month was a relatively slow one. Mostly because I was trying to coop with the fact that my belly was starting to grow.

This month T celebrated his first birthday as a married man. He turned 22. We spent Thanksgiving with my folks in Alpine and basically had a pretty laid back month!


The snow and baby bumps! I turned 19 this month, and we went to New Mexico to see my in-laws. It snowed and I loved it! Oh and the baby bump picture is me at 30 weeks!

That pretty much sums it up for the year 2011. It was an exciting year for me and everyone else I imagine, and this year will be even better! Happy New Years!!!


  1. Fun post! 30 weeks! Your on the downhill slide!!!

  2. Yep, fun post!
    30 weeks, getting mighty close now! :)

  3. Wow, you had a jam packed year. I think you have some great stuff in store for 2012!