Thursday, January 03, 2013

2012 Is Just 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!

~My brother had his first baby!! Love her!!

~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!

6 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Pogue Fam said...

Gosh I love you! And I miss you... and we need to hang out soon. I totallllllly relate with the recovering process from Christmas. Usually I'm kind of sad to see it go... but not so much this year. If I could spend a whole week in bed I think it would do me a LOT of good, and then I would want to see people again hahahaha. But really. I'm painting and you should come watch and chat with me. ;) Happy New Year!

The UnMighty said...

My family also loves the Oregon coast. And I know a lot of beaches look the same, but did you guys go to Lincoln City, OR?

Melinda said...

Yes that is Lincoln City! I'm impressed you could tell from those pictures! haha I was hoping to go to Cannon Beach but Lincoln City was a great place too! :)

Tamsyn said...

It always feels like not much has happened in the year until you start to list everything and all of a sudden you realize just how many major changes have taken place. Your house looks so lovely! Another highlight for 2012-you got to meet baby Lara, attend her baby blessing and take her blessing photo's! Yay for more highlights!!!

Melinda said...

Oh my heck Tamsyn!! Worst aunt EVER!! I can't believe I forgot to add Lara in there! I was going through my pictures really fast and somehow got in there that I got a guitar and not sweet Lara!! I've corrected it but I feel like such a dummy! :( Sorry! You know I love her so much right?!

Tamsyn said...

No worries Melinda! I know you love her! 2012 feels like a bit of a blur for me because it doesn't feel like Lara was only born last year, it feels like she has been around a lot longer! I love this post, really, keep blogging as frequently as you can! We miss you guys!