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Friday, December 28, 2012

Our Wrap-up for 2012

Just before we ring in 2013, let’s have a quick replay of this year’s highlights.

This is the year that Emma turned 3.  And finally potty-trained.

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No more diapers for me!

It’s the year that I had the bittersweet realization that I probably won’t be changing any more diapers until I have grandchildren.  I feel a little old.

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It’s the year that David had his wisdom teeth out, got expanders, and finally braces.

It’s the year that Peter got glasses.

And the year that Mary got her very own pet.  This was a big step for a girl who was once terrified of all small animals.

It’s also the year that I attended my first blogger conference.

IMG_0001It’s the year that my husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary.

It’s the year that I realized I was really teaching a middle schooler, while trying to figure out how to protect my household from a whirlwind preschooler.


It’s the very first year that I organized the Virtual Curriculum Fair.

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It’s the year that I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that we have a special needs kid and what that means.

It’s the year that we actually spent 2 weeks away from home over the summer, far away from everything we know.

And survived. {wink}

And it’s the year that I realized that the special needs kid was not the only one with special needs.


I finished off the year by embarking on a mission of do-ing more without being overwhelmed by my plans and unexpectedly inspired a bunch of wonderful ladies to join me.

This year I thought about chucking it in and not blogging anymore.  My reach is tiny, my advice not so expert.  Do I really offer anything new under the sun?

But I started reading some of these old posts and I realized something.

This is my story.  It’s my family’s story.

And it’s worth sharing.  Everyone has a story to tell.  This past year is just a little piece of ours, and it’s full of all kinds of good stuff, including some things I’d forgotten about.

It was a good year overall.  We grew a lot.  We loved a lot.  And I’m looking forward to the new year and all that it brings.

What’s a happy memory you have from 2012?

This post is a part of the January 1st Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog Cruise, 2012:  A Look Back



  1. Looks like a wonderful year to remember. If your like me - my children are growing so fast and when you look back it makes you a little sad... Like your diapers!! I completely understand. Growing up and letting them go is so hard but I'm happy that God leads me to let go just enough... Happy New Year!! Blessings ~ Kayla

  2. Wishing you blessings in 2013! Following from the crew.


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