Looking Back at Twenty Twelve

I’m not gonna lie; I’m excited for 2012 to end and can’t wait to ring in 2013. Although, to be honest, I don’t even think I’ll technically “ring” in the new year. I’ll be shocked if I can stay awake until 10 pm tonight—jet lag is no joke, especially when pregnant. It’s not that this year was bad, quite the contrary, actually, but I just have so much to look forward to next year, specifically in the coming weeks! 

I also want to share a quick apology; I know my posts have been lacking this year. I just did a quick look and they’re down significantly. I mean, shoot, I still have trips from April and May that I haven’t shared, and I really want to talk about the cruise I went on in September. Shame, shame on me. I’m hoping to stock pile some posts so I can publish them once the baby comes along, that way it won’t be so quiet around here. Good plan? I think so! 

Well, without further delay, here’s a look at my Twenty Twelve. Consider this your quick Cliff Note’s version from the past year 🙂 




We celebrated Carnevale here, here, and here!
You’re going to want to click those links—lots of fun photos!  


(and now I’m hungry)
I shared our home with you: downstairs, upstairs, and my favorite part of the house
In May we went to the Amalfi coast. I showed you a sneak peek and never followed up. I have hundreds of pictures I still need to go through. I WILL post about it. I will. I will.

My husband and I visited Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and it was amazing! 


July and August
This was the month that the dreaded deployment started, but I was prepared! I made a list of goals (I should probably update what I accomplished!), armed myself with optimism, and found myself busier than ever.
I also went home for two weeks and had some wonderful bloggers share some tales: 
I started sharing Bumpdates! Week 13 and week 14
I finally shared our trip to England! 
The Portobello Room (where we stayed)
More bumpdate! Week 15, 16, 17, and 18
I sent my husband a pickle-themed care package!
  I shared some pregnant thoughts

 And then there were more baby things:
How we told my parents (a video that’ll make you laugh and possibly cry) 
The Gender Reveal (another video featuring my husband!) 
More bumpdates: week 19, 20, 21, and 22

 I started recapping the trip with my parents:
(more from their trip out here in 2013!)
More baby stuff posted this month (it’s kinda the only thing on my mind these days!)
Bumpdates: 23, 24, 25, and 26 weeks 
A pregnancy update: Part one and part two 
Tday carepackage2
more bumpdates: 27, 29, and 30 weeks (I skipped 28 and 31 will be up tomorrow)
Whew! How’s that for a “quick” recap?! Even if I didn’t blog up to my expectations—especially in the last half of this year—it’s been a lot of fun to revisit everything in this post. I’ve loved reading all of your comments and look forward to interacting with you more in the new year!    


  1. looks like a great year! just got my 2013 EC planner too…is it just me or is much thinner than 2012? i also miss the full page for notes at the end of each month, buttt i really like having the calendar on two pages!

    i'm a new reader and i loved seeing all the pics of your care packages!

    happy new year! 🙂

  2. Seems like you had a pretty fab year, too! Minus the whole deployment thing…but that's mil life, right? Can't wait to see how 2013 unfolds for you and your new little family!! 🙂

  3. What a beautiful year you had! I started reading your blog towards the later half of the year, so this post is a great way to catch up on what I missed!

    Here's to another great year! 2013! Hooray!


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