Monday, January 2, 2012

New year, new attitude and a crap load of pictures

Happy New Year!!  Hope everyone had a safe and fun night ringing in 2012!  Natalie was so excited this year because she was allowed to stay up and she actually made it to midnight!  Mama on the other hand was hurtin' by 11 :)

Even though I didn't get much sleep, I woke up feeling energized and ready to start this year off on the right foot.  2011 was full of many highs and some definite lows.  As far as this blog goes, it has grown and changed a lot in the last year.  I feel that this year I really became comfortable with my blogging "voice" and you guys have welcomed me with open arms.  I have met so many amazing people and many have become lifelong friendships.  I was overwhelmed by your love and support when I told you about the elephant in the room and then when I needed to take a break.  Knowing that I have people that love me and care about me even though we had never "met" has been such a blessing and has helped more then I could ever explain.  I have no expectations this year when it comes to my depression.  I can only take it one day at a time and hope for more good days then bad but accept each day for what it is.

With that said I only have one resolution this year and that is...


Life is too short and my girls are growing too fast.  Even though I have no control over my depression, I do have control on doing things that bring joy to my life.


And I have a lot to be thankful for and joyful about.  

Take this last year for example...
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a year in pictures...











































































22 comments:

  1. what a busy and great year! i am totally blown away by the variety of crafts! well, duh, you are jane of all crafts. ;)
    2012 is your year, baby! defy gravity!

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  2. Yay! What a wonderful year in review post. First you made me want pancakes. Then I saw that girl with the unibrow and lost my appetite.

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  3. Happy 2012! Glad to see you are back.

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  4. Wow! You have had a busy year! I was laughing so hard at all of your goofy self portraits...I think we may have been separated at birth.

    My heart breaks for you in this depression you are battling. I look at you and I see such a funny and kind person and I just don't understand why you could feel badly about yourself. But then I have "One of those days" and I get a taste of what you must be going through. I am praying for you my friend.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. Hot dang! She's back, people...lookout! You look fabulous and sound happy. The onslaught of pics made me smile...thank you for that!

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  6. I loooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee all of those awesome pictures. That pic of Lily in the bunny suit is by far one of my faves, ha ha!!! I love you so so much and will just sit here and rock back and forth until May :)
    xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous Andi!! Incredibly beautiful pictures- especially you (especially with a moustache!!)! I hope 2012 brings you lots of joy and you can choose happiness the majority of the days :)
    Your family, house and makes are all so wonderful, they made me smile!

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  8. SO awesome. Even with it's lower moments, it looks like 2011 was a great year for you and your girls and for crafting and friends and fun!!!! You are an inspiration, friend!!! Here's to 2012, and all of the new photos that you will get to share next year :) xo

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  9. dang girl! I have to bookmark this to come back and keep getting more ideas for spring! It appears you're feeling pretty good these days!

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  10. Holy moly, you weren't kidding about the crapload of pictures! But I love it :) You really are so amazingly talented and awesome... we can't help but love you! Here's to a great 2012!

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  11. Wa ha! New follower! Love the mustache...it becomes you :)

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  12. Hi Andi. Cassie, Miss Prim, sent me over to see your sign on Procrastination and I'm so glad she did. You've made me smile and I dig yo' funny side. An' yo, don't I know all about the Big D...we're a stinkin' family plagued with that sh#$%.

    Hope you don't mind my snakin' that thar jpeg and postin' it in my post about procrastination...I'll disclose fully...promise.

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  13. Love this post! What an awesome year and I love your resolution for 2012! :)

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  14. I'm not sure if my last comment posted! Anyway, good job staying positive!

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  15. Look at everything you accomplished last year, Andi! You had an amazing year. And although things are tough, this year is going to be even better :)

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  16. Hey Andi! It was great seeing you the other day. This is such a great post. Can't wait to see all of the great things you accomplish this year! I especially love that quote about doing more of what make you happy, we certainly need to do that. 2012 will be our year, you wait and see... ;0)

    Jazz

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  17. Wow! Great blog post. Loved all your pictures and the many things you've accomplished over the year! Miss chatting with you and hope to see you in person soon.

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