Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Sure Was Swell!

Okay, I KNOW. I was told today its been pretty much two months since I posted last and I KNOW. I suck. Christmas was pretty rough for me this year and I was so stressed out I thought I was going to burst a blood vessel in my brain or something. And now this last week I've spent basically doing nothing except trying to recuperate. So, the kids went back to school today and I guess I've had enough time to get my act together. But at this point I'm not even going to blog about the holidays, I am just going to do my annual "favorites" post and call it good for now. :)

Favorite Song:

honorable mention:
Anything by Fun. or Maroon 5

Favorite Movie:
Gonna have to be The Avengers because my boys were so obsessed with the cartoons and characters, we had so much fun with it this year! :)

honorable mention:
The Dark Knight Rises

Favorite TV Show:

We just got in to How I Met Your Mother this year, how have I not watched this before?! I'm a little obsessed...

honorable mention:
Once Upon a Time-- LOVE this show!

Favorite Book:
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

honorable mention:
The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Favorite Vacation:
Since the only real vacation I went on was with my sister-in-laws and mother-in-law to Oregon, I will choose that! ;)

Favorite Outfit:
uh, I guess my favorite outfit would be these turquoise jeans, with that button down jean shirt and the bubble necklace. :)

Favorite Project:
This wall:

Most Drastic Change:
We bought our first house!! Moved across town and the girls switched schools (without uniforms!)!

~My baby sister got married!

~Got a guitar!

~Holiday fun:

~First drive in movie :)

~Summer fun:

~Did my first 5k


~Baby Ava!!

~Finally got our house! YES!

~New school for the girls!

~House projects:

~11 years of marriage!

~My niece was baptized, and the other one blessed in the same weekend! Nice!

~Nutcracker with friends :)

~Happy New Year!

~My Grandpa passed away, love and miss him so much!

~Crazy stressful year with the whole short sale process--waiting almost five months to get approved and into our house. Sheesh.

~Trying to deal with the holidays a few months after moving, gosh this Christmas was so stressful. Plus, procrastinating is bad.

Well, in a nutshell, that sums up our year! Truly its been a great year full of blessings and changes. Sometimes changes are scary and hard, its only after the fact that we see how grateful we are they happened. Much love to you and here's hoping 2013 brings much joy and happiness!


  1. YESSSS! I'm first! Take THAT, world!

    So...I'm the loser that sits by the computer until someone posts. Cool.

    You are such a darling, fashion-forward house-owning rock star mom and I adore you! What a wonderful year, the good definitely outweighs the bad/bittersweet. Here's to 2013, friend!

  2. bonne et heureuse année ! lot of joy happiness and love love love !!from France...

  3. 1. Love the walls. Want to come do mine? I don't have that much patience.
    2. How much do I love HIMYM? Um, so, so much. I think I could watch it for the rest of my life quite happily. So good.

  4. Thats the first photo of the outside of your house that I've seen- it's awesome! Look at all that beautiful greenery. Its so gray and bleak here right now, that your green house surrounded by trees looks heavenly. I love the photos of the inside of the house too- you're decorating rocks.

    I love all the photos you added, they're completely beautiful- compiling them must have taken forever- i mean it would have taken me days to accomplish that.

    Thank you for posting!!!! It was a great distraction. Love you! (Sorry about the peer pressure...)

  5. Helllooooooo my dear. So nice to see a post by you. That was a good "re-cap" of your year. It has been jam packed for sure.
    You will have so much fun over time with your house and "making it YOU".
    I LOVED THAT outfit you were wearing. Sassy !!!!
    We can ALL HOPE for a good 2013.

  6. Just tons of stuff happened! I'm glad to have kinda-sorta caught up.

    I am, by the way, so glad to be leaving our uniform school too!


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