Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back On 2011

First, I want to say thank you to everyone for your support the last few days! My inbox was overflowing with advice and sympathy from all of you guys, it was like a great big group hug! I checked in here and there (obviously my little hiatus didn't last as long as I said it would-just goes to show that I love what I do and can't stay away!) and worked a bit on my blog design. It's almost there-bare with me! If you see something wonky or links aren't working, send me an email, k? Things are getting better on the home front. I guess it just shows that a good marriage doesn't happen easily, especially when little ones are involved and your patience and understanding is overtaken by lack of sleep. Communication seemed to be the word in everyone's email :)

And now, I am sick with a very soare throat and no voice, so it's good job blogging is writing and not talking! Unfortunately though, we've had to cancel our New Years hate being sick! Not only that but our plans were with my best friend who came all the way from England to spend Christmas here in Canada! Double boo!

For my last post of 2011, I would like to take a moment and remember what 2011 brought to myself and family this year. It was a year of growth for me in so many different ways...

January 2010

The finishing of Gray's big boy bedroom started off 2010. I was very pregnant and growing by the second!

February 2010

Mike and I took a much needed weekend getaway!

March 2010

I was in full blown craft/nesting mood...and getting bigger!  

April 2010

On April 3rd we were blessed by the newest member of our family, Westyn!

May 2010

Although Westyn's nursery got finished, other things started to slip around here, I opened up about some of my struggles and revealed my Ugly Truths.

June 2010

Someone turned 2.

July 2011

I got to spend time with my best friend who came to visit (she lives in England) and she got to meet Westyn for the first time! We ventured off to the beach! Looking through all these summer photos is seriously bringing on the winter blues, and the snow only just got here! LOL!

August 2011
The first month that I actively started 'trying' to put my blog out there...I contemplated life and how becoming a mom had changed me, which led to the launch of my first Frivolous Friday Linky Party (which will be back-stay tuned to more info on that). I also hosted my first giveaway too!

September 2011

I began to focus more on photography and enjoying the simple things that the lens allows our eyes to see.

October 2011

 With the weather getting cooler, gorgeous fall photos took over my blog and my need for yummy baking!This was the first month that I started accepting Ad Swaps on my blog...I met so many of you through swapping. I love it!

November 2011

November and December led to lots of time indoors-stupid rain! Where the heck did the good ole' Canadian winters go? This month was a huge milestone for me in the form of visitors to my blog, my Kick Off to Christmas was a huge success, my quest for the perfect photo for our Christmas Cards, lots of handmade gifts, and the addition of my photography prints to my Etsy store!!

December 2011

The end of 2011 came with a rush of emotions, our happy Christmas, feelings of doubt and loneliness, and yummy recipes.

I want to say a hug thanks to all of my readers for making 2011 a memorable blogging year! I have developed lasting friendships with some of you and am so glad to be a part of this blogging community! I value each and every comment and and love hearing your feedback and stories! Because of you guys my blog has grown to numbers that I never knew could happen in such a short time! I hope you stay along for the ride because I have big plans for Imprintalish in 2012.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year, see you in 2012!


1 comment:

Creative Raisins said...

What A great year you had, I love the picture of the boys by the Christmas Tree.