This year was filled with a lot of ups and few downs, but overall an amazing year.
This new year began with Maeve celebrating her first birthday with me doing my best Martha. O
|Maeve and her cousin Blaise|
During February, in the post entitled Bathroom Bully I lamented on my epic failure with potty training. I shared my fear that I would be changing Moira's diapers during Kindergarten.
Fun times, fun times!
|No doubt, running away from the potty!|
My grandmother's collection of blue glass inspired the post Blue Glass & Ivory Soap.
While Moira's birthday party took centerstage the beginning of the month, our long, long, long trip to Target best exemplified were I was in parenthood during April.
|How many Mo?|
This year, I really believe I have discovered my voice as a writer. In a prompt from the site formally known as the Red Dress Club now Write on Edge, I discussed my defintion of Pride here, cellulite and all for the world to embrace!
|One of the few photos of me taken this year.|
In one of my most favorite posts ever, I discussed grocery shopping and the car cart. In Stalker, I complained of those who misuse my secret weapon for successful grocery shopping trips and praised that regardless of their rather bulky size, they still are a necessity for me.
With the loss of my father in law, I took a moment to remember Buddy.
In a rut, Days Like These had me writing of the nearly suffocating heat as we headed for yet another trip to my parents for refuge in the air conditioning. I had had about enough, when it was Moira who made me stop for a moment and take in the little things.
|My Beach Baby enjoyed the heatwaves|
With School Days, the momentous occasion of her first first day of school was shared. With smiles and a new red backpack with soccer ball, she was set. Everyday has been a blast since!October
I seriously contemplated giving up stay at home mom status for a job back in the classroom. With Back to Work? I debated my choice, and ultimately chose to put off the transition for the future.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I got a little creative and Thanksgiving Prose was the final outcome.
|Maeve had a clear opinion on Mommy's blogging this year!|
Finally, as the year came to a close, instead of sharing news of my pregnancy, I wrote of my loss in Not The Way I had Planned. .
As not to end on a sad note, I think A December to Remember, Ha! gave me a chance to be light and happy again.
|See ya later 2011!|
I realize technically I have chosen more then 12 posts for this year, however, I think with any missing, it would not have been a true representation of what 2011 had done for me. It was one helluva year!
Bring on 2012, I've got the champagne on ice already!
Linking up with Mama Kat & Natalie of Mommy of a Monster