December 31, 2012

Remembering 2012 (Kinda)

Oh hi.
I thought about passing up a New Year's post, because, quite frankly, 2012 sucked balls and I want to just let it run its course without saying goodbye or reminiscing.

But...... then I saw my dear bloggy friend post this and had to join in.  Because I am a follower and just want to fit in with the cool folks.  I am not afraid to admit it.

January
Middle child turned 8
It was cold
Daughter decided that wearing swimming goggles in the tub was "cool". Who am I to argue with her???
That's all I remember.
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February
Oldest child turned 10
My Daddy celebrated his 61st birthday while very sick.
We got snow.
Studley the dog was still alive.
That's all I remember.
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March
We went on a farm tour.  Jealous?
It was warm enough for shorts and sandals.
We went to the maple sugar bush.
Bought the boys a new basketball net.  They loved it for about 4 days.
Umm....that's all I remember.
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April
Green started to sprout on the trees.
Studley the dog was still running!!
Daughter turned 4!
Hubby turned 30 something.
My daddy became an Angel in Heaven.
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May
I tried to forget my birthday
Spent Mothers Day with my favourite Mothers.
Went to the zoo with my littlest monkey.
Was visited by a yellow bird many times.  I am convinced it was a sign from my Daddy.
That's all I remember.
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June
Smokey the cat had babies
Oldest child played basketball
Middle child started ball hockey
Daughter started soccer
Annnd.....she graduated from Nursery School.
That's all I remember.
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July Studley joined my Daddy in Heaven.
The family went tubing.
I spent every minute with the kittens.
Ike and Duke the horses were in a wedding.
We went to Niagara Falls.
We spent most of our time at the beach.
That's all I remember...which is quite a bit if you ask me.
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August
Ike and Duke the horses were in a local festival.
Grandpa turned 96.
We swam....boated....canoed...BBQed....and enjoyed the last days of summer.
That's all I remember.
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September
We went to the Fall Fair.
First day of school. I am the Momma of a 3rd grader, 5th grader and a Junior Kindergartner. Hold me.
Blackie the cat had her babies.
Jersey the dog joined our family.
That's all I remember.
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October
Jersey got sick and cost us tons of money in vet bills. Good thing he is cute.
Thanksgiving.
Planted a tree in memory of dad.  I just know it will be the prettiest tree in the world.
Halloween.  Army dude, clown and a cat.
That's all I remember.
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November
12th wedding anniversary for hubby and I.
Photo session with the nieces.
Jersey needed stitches which cost us tons of money in vet bills...again.
That's all I remember. Honest.
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December
I shopped....and shopped....and shopped.
Photo day at dance class.
Christmas. Huge success except Santa gets all of the credit.
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That's it.
That's all I remember.

Good riddance 2012.
Bring on 2013.

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9 comments:

Gigi said...

I LOVED this year in review post! Yes, 2012 has been a hard year for many of us; here's hoping that 2013 is much, much better! Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope that 2013 brings you much peace, joy and love.

OneMommy said...

It's funny how a whole year can be summed up in such few words sometimes...
Hope 2013 brings more joy than sorrow your way!

Jenners said...

2012 wasn't the best year for you … it was a year of loss. But I hope, looking at these lovely photos of your gorgeous children, that you realize how blessed and wonderful your life is. Here is to healing and growth and happiness in 2013.

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

I love these photos. I just found you through Project Alicia. I did a similar post too... Happy NEw Year xx

Elaine A. said...

Some of your photos truly take my breath away. And WOW, what a year...

Happy New Year, my friend!!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Great photos, Vikki! I'm so sorry for the heartbreak you endured this past year, but it looks like you still had so much joy to celebrate as well. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year! If you haven’t joined Wordless Wednesday Bloggers yet, please share your WW at www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.com each and every week!

MamaRobinJ said...

Sorry to hear you had that much sadness last year. Here's hoping for better things in 2013.

And wow, your photography is incredible. So many amazing photos in this post.

Thanks for linking up with me, and Happy New Year!

-Robin @ Farewell Stranger

Missy Bedell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all of your loss in 2012. But I have to also agree with Robin that your photography is totally awesome! Here's to a better 2013.