Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in review

I think 2012 has been a full full year. So many things have happened. Big things, small things, sad things and lots of adventures! I thought I would recap just a few things here today on the last day of 2012.

So my very happiest moment in 2012 was meeting Renee! My very best friend in LA! This day is going down in the books as one of the best ever!
2012 recap
My saddest day in 2012 was losing my second baby in August. Hopefully things will look up for us in 2013.
2012 recap
I was talking with Renee last night and she joked about the "500" layouts I made this year. I wish, but let me tell you this was for sure the most productive scrapping year I have ever had. Ever. I made 128 layouts this year. Here they are. (some are not pictured)
2012 recap
2012 recap
2012 recap
2012 recap
I finally really got on the instagram band wagon this year. This is just one of my favorites from the year.
2012 recap
I also turned 30 this year. Huge accomplishment right? I think so! It was lovely day full of friends, family, donkeys and pinatas! Who could ask for more!
2012 recap
Of all those 128 layouts I made my favorite from the whole year, and it was hard to pick is this one.
2012 recap
Valdo and I also grew so much as a couple and now as Husband and Wife this year. We celebrated our one year anniversary in October. We celebrated it by working a haunted house together for that weekend! It was so fun and something we want to do again next year.
2012 recap
So many many other wonderful things happened, its hard to grab onto just a few things to sum up a whole year. So I will say this:
2012~
You have been amazing to say the least. This was definitely a year when things happened. I was on a 12 day adventure with the family in LA hanging with people I thought I would never meet. I had so many girl days and adventures with my mom and sisters, it was amazing. We also built a house. Can you believe it. From day one Valdo and I have helped to build Mom and Chris's house and in just a couple weeks they move in. I can't believe it.
You have also taught me so many things 2012. sad heart breaking things. I learned more about loss and family than I thought I could handle at times. But I made it through. We made it through. My word for 2012 was moxie and it served me well. I did work and persevere for what I wanted, even if it was taken away in the end.
I believe I am stronger coming out of 2012 than I was going into it. Wiser even. I learned so much about friendship and the people I want to have in my life and the ones I don't. I learned that you don't need to be with people face to face to have a connection.
I have always loved nature, always. I grew up in the woods (literally). 2012 allowed me so much time in the outdoors, it was incredible. I saw sights I never thought I would see. I truly took time to marvel at mother nature this year. To sit in her love and be still with my family. It's something I'm taking with me into 2013.
I have plans for 2013. Big plans if God allows and I will share more here soon. Including my word for 2013. We are becoming fast friends my word and I.
2012 you are going down in the books as the year I entered middle age, the year the world didn't end, the best adventure year ever, a year of new beginnings, a year of endings sad and sweet, a year I will for ever hold close to my heart. I promise you that. For me 2012 you have been a jumping off point to the rest of my life. So with big hugs and kisses, I say good bye to you and hello to 2013!

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