Sunday, December 30, 2012

A look back at 2012!!

It was an amazing year for us! Looking back on the year only reminds me of how blessed our family has been this past year and we are looking forward to whatever God has in store for us for 2013!

Here's some 2012 Highlights:

-I started classes again and got A's in all of them!

-Our family saw Sesame Street Live!
Sesame LiveSesame Street Live

-My mom and my little sister came to visit! & Steve's mom and his little brother came to visit! We are so thankful that they all came and we got to enjoy time with them all!
Mom Beach

-We went to Disneyland TWICE! and Disneyland Adventure for the first time!

Main StCastle Collage
Carousel CollageDisney Family Photo

-I published over 200 blogs! and some of our favorite projects and parties were featured on some lovely sites such as Apartment TherapyOhDeedOh, Project Nursery, IHeartNaptime, IHeart Organizing, and
more! So grateful for all of those opportunities!





-I started the Connecting with your Children challenge! I learned a lot and was thankful to do it along side of some of my amazing followers!
GoofsPretend Grocery Store

-I donated over 10.5 inches of my hair for charity!
My Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donation

-Steve and I helped with a fundraiser to support Breast Cancer!

-Ava started ballet and took part in two recitals!!
Photo: <3

-Lex learned all kinds of new words and got her first set of piggy tails :D

-Steve and I celebrated 7 years of marriage!
Date Night!

I completed a few different Tone It Up Challenges and in general maintained fitness goals for myself!
Tone It Up

And last, but not least, I received 14 emails from readers saying I inspired them in some way. For some it was related to parenting, others it was to eat less processed food, one said it was simply to "love more". Thank you all so much for all the kind words you send in! Reading emails like those inspire ME! ♥

I want to thank each and everyone of you for following me along on my blogging journey! I made quite a few changes for my blog this year! No more posting daily like previous years but to be honest it was way more enjoyable for me to blog this past year--so, again this year I will continue along on a somewhat similar path. Just wanted to keep you up to date on what to expect to see this year from me!

I would also LOVE to do another 30 day challenge with you all again this year! Please email me or post below if you have any ideas or requests!!! Looking forward to connecting with you all again this year!!!


  1. I enjoy reading your blog! It keeps me motivated to do more with my own kids. I miss seeing your Friday favorites! Please do those again :)

  2. Your family is so adorable Holly! And I love love love the neon pink cropped pants you're wearing in the Disney picture. Glad you had a great year :)