Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorite Moments from 2011

It's the last day of 2011.  Tomorrow we'll start afresh with 2012 and leave this entire year behind us, a bundle of memories with dusts swirling at its feet.  I spent yesterday clicking through every month's posts for this entire year and (probably influenced by a recent end-of-the-season episode where they essentially just piece together clips from all the episodes of that season) decided that I wanted to share with you my favorite moments in Brooketopia in 2011.  Enjoy!

Grumpy Face
Looking Forward to the Work Ahead (I'd forgotten about this one!  What a great read right before starting a new year!)

Engaged!  (That was a fun to put together.)
The Beginning of the Wedding Shawl Drama



Trip to the Renaissance Faire
Fairies in the Trees
My Birthday Post--I've been inspired to try harder as a result of re-reading this throughout the year.
The FINISHED Wedding Shawl!

The End of the Year Report--so helpful in pinpointing problems in our homeschool, and I like to go back and read it when I'm un-motivated to do school because it reminds me that the work adds up in the end.
Splash Pad Fun--the looks on their faces while they're having fun make me smile every time.
Bluebird's First Time Going to Girl Scout Camp--where did my little girl disappear?

Flag Retirement Ceremony
The Celtic Warriors--quite possibly my favorite pictures from the entire year!  They still crack me up.
My Rock Island Shawl
Summer Junebug
Fourth of July Jell-O
Sprayed in the Face

Shaun & Carly's Wedding--duh.  Oh, there was so much that so incredibly awesome about this trip!  I wish I had done more posts about the entire vacation in Canada.
Homeschool PE
Recitation of "Mr. Nobody"
Enjoying a Reese's


Rising to One's Potential

It's Because He's Smart, OK?

The Twelve Pains of Christmas
The Story of the "He Loves Me" Yarn
Autumn Quarter Report
My Toddler Kisses Yarn

As I read through each of the posts over this past year, I was struck by how much of my year was spent consumed in knitting projects.  Yeah, I knit a lot; but I made a lot of time intensive stuff this past year.  I'd like to be able to look back on 2012 and assert that I spent the majority of my efforts in making our school days great.  My main jobs right now are to be a good wife, mother, homemaker and homeschooler; knitting is my hobby and really needs to be dialed down a bit.

Onto another year in Brooketopia.  There will be some big stuff happening in this next year--milestone birthdays and life events, and hopefully lots of great photos of fun times (and amazing "Before" and "After" weight loss pictures!).  Thanks for sharing this past year with us and I look forward to sharing more of our memories in the future!

1 comment:

  1. I have really enjoyed your blog. You're a wonderful writer and you take such gorgeous pictures, I'm just in awe. You know how to frame them just right, all the technical things that other people spend lots of money at college to learn. And as for it being a bit knit-intensive, it's because so much has gone on that had knitting connected to it in a way.

    I look forward to another year as your friend. ^^


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