Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: A Year in Review

Well, it certainly has been an interesting year! It's always a little bittersweet to look back over the year and see it come to an end. While I am so happy and proud of everything we have accomplished this year, it's also sad to see the years flying by so fast. 

So, in the spirit of the new year, here's a little reminiscing, a couple resolutions, and a year in photos.

2011: It was a very good year! 

2011 began
for me in a pub surrounded by good friends. I was a couple months pregnant and trying my hardest to stay awake and make it to midnight. 

It will end with Hubby and I at home, probably trying our hardest to stay awake and make it to midnight. Hopefully Peanut will be fast asleep though...

In 2011: 

I had a baby. Officially the craziest thing I have ever done. 
I did not travel farther than 3 hours from my home. :( So strange. 
I turned 30. 
I witnessed the marriages of my good friends and of my sister-in-law. So much love! 
For the first time since I was 16 years old I do not have an official "job".
We bought a new car. 
I learned how to use a sewing machine and created a retro masterpiece. Well, masterpiece might be a little inaccurate. 
I celebrated a year of marriage with the love of my life. 
I started this little ol' blog.
I lost my heart to the cutest little man around. 

My Top 3 Posts of 2011 (according to how many times they've been viewed)

#1: The Best Pregnancy Books (According to Me...)
#2: Our DIY Maternity Photos
#3: How to Get A Good Night's Sleep While Pregnant

2012: Some "Resolutions"

I hesitate to use the word "resolutions". I do not have a very good history with making resolutions. In fact, I can't think of one I've ever kept. So, I would rather call it "Things I would like to accomplish in 2012" but it's less catchy...

Blog related:

1. I would like to learn how to use our DSLR and start taking better photos (already enrolled in a photo class in January...yesssss...). This one is also a personal goal. 
2. I would like to try and attend a blog event. 
3. Reach 100 followers and 100 Facebook "likes". Definitely really close on this one, so hopefully it's attainable! 
4. Continue to see some growth with this little space of mine in the vast internetland. 
5. Make some more meaningful bloggy friendships with the awesome people out there in the blogosphere. 


1. I would like to get back into doing yoga on a regular basis. 
2. I would like both Hubby and I to "get healthy". Basically, lose some weight and eat healthier. I have a bad track record with this though.
3. I would like to actually go on some adventures again! On my list of "must-dos" this year? Camping, and a trip to Mexico to see one of my favourite people get married. 
4. I would like to try and find a way to avoid putting Peanut into daycare so that I can work. That, or find a job that I love so that it will be worth it. 
5. Possibly try and tackle painting the house so it's more our style. 

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, prosperous and joyful New Year!!



  1. Love your blog Amy! I am an "unofficial" follower! Guess I should make it official to help you reach your goal!

  2. what a year it's been hon, wishing you tons of luck with your hopes and dreams, xoxoxo Mom

  3. Your little guy really is adorable! Sounds like it was a great year for you, and hoping you have a great 2012 as well!

  4. Lovely blog you have here! And looks like you had a great year! I found you through Imprintalish... she's rockin' both are buttons this month ;)

    p.s. - I'm your new GFC follower :)

  5. Just found your blog and I will be happy to help you reach one of your resolutions by following you -- the rest of your list sounds like mine too (yoga, learning to use the DSLR) Your blog design is so cute and so is your little one :)


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