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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 In Review

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before? bought a house!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No, I didn't. But, I have a good excuse...I had a baby!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yeah, me! Besides that, my good friend Sarah had a daughter 9 days before Cecily was born and my friends Shanna and Mary had a little boys in March and October. Plus, my sister-in-law is due in February and my good friend Rachel is due in March. Not to mention several other college friends who are due in the spring.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Not anyone I'm close to

5. What countries did you visit? Just the US

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? A family vacation with just Alan, the kids and I, more time to spend at the lake house
7. What date(s) from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 5: Ewan's first birthday
February 9: the day I found out I was pregnant     

May 29: the day we found out we were having a girl

September 15: baby sprinkle

October 21: Alan's birthday

October 24-25: wedding anniversary, going into labor with Cecily and her birth

December 5: My 31st birthday

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? giving birth via successful VBAC
9. What was your biggest failure? Not paying off as much credit card debt as I'd hoped

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I was sick with colds pretty much all year

11. What was the best thing you bought? My daughter (hospital bills), house

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? All the people who have made it a priority to spend time with me and make things special

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Not anyone specific but rude people and those who try to make you feel insignificant

14. Where did most of your money go? new house, paying off debit, doctor/hospital bills for Cecily

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Cecily, buying a house

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2012? I haven't listened to much music, at least anything that sticks with me

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? Happier

ii. thinner or fatter? definitely fatter...trying to change that though!

iii. richer or poorer? poorer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? enjoying the little things instead of focusing on the big picture

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? being angry

20. How did you spend Christmas? We had Christmas at our house on December 22 so that Ewan could enjoy what we and Santa brought him before the madness in Louisville started. On Christmas Eve, we went to Louisville where we went to Alan's Aunt's house for dinner with extended family, then went to his grandparents where the kids received gifts. Christmas Day we had lunch with Alan's immediate family and exchanged gifts. We then left in the afternoon to make sure we got back home before the snow started. We will celebrate Christmas with my family in January when we go to visit them.

21. Did you fall in love in 2012? with my beautiful daughter

23. What was your favorite TV program? Revolution, Cupcake Wars, the Next Food Network Star, Downton Abbey, The Big Bang Theory
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No

25. What was the best book you read? I haven't read any books this year...actually since Ewan was born. I really should!

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Wolfgang Orchestra...it's so nice to play again!

27. What did you want and get? a house, a beautiful, healthy daughter via VBAC

28. What did you want and not get? less debt

29. What was your favorite film of this year? I didn't get to see many films, but probably New Moon part 2 of the ones I did

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I didn't do much. Went to the grocery store, my friend Rachel and her daughter Anya took Cecily and I to lunch, then went to Cheddar's for dinner with Alan, Ewan and Cecily

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? not worrying about debt

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? comfort, comfort, comfort

33. What kept you sane? lunch dates with my friend Sarah

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Umm...?

35. What political issue stirred you the most? Stupid, thoughtless comments politicians make

36. Who did you miss? my family, friends that I don't see often

37. Who was the best new person you met? Megan, and she's not new, but I'm so glad I reconnected with my college friend Sarah

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012: take time out for cuddles on the couch with your kids...it's the best feeling in the world

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: I can't even remember a song, much less a lyric!


  1. Hey there - new follower from the blog hop! Love the blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)

  2. I love the idea of the questions. I might have to use it on my blog. Congrats on your little one!


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