2012: Year In Review


When I saw the idea to do a '2012: Year in Review' on Shane's blog, I was alllll about it.

In September, I did a Year In Review [from 9/2011-9/2012], which focused on my diagnosis and recovery. But in this review, I'd like to share some other things, too, because there is more to me [and my blog] than what was included in that list.

This year has been completely filled with ups, downs, ins, outs, everything sideways and in between! I started my blog in January, so what a perfect way to sum up, easily, the most 'eventful' year of my life.

In JANUARY, I was just learning about my diagnosis and had not yet come to face surgery or recovery. It's so hard for me to even believe that I wrote that just a year ago.
[Read all about it]: Short-term Crisis, Long-term Benefits

In FEBRUARY, I had my first corrective surgery. I was still getting the hang of blogging, but one of my favorite posts is the one I wrote following my first surgery.
[Read all about it]: Stuffed Animals and Squishy Bones

My favorite post from MARCH reminds me of how tough recovery was. And it is also a great reminder of HOW much I have to be thankful for.
[Read all about it]: Point A to Point Z

In APRIL, I learned to walk again on my 33rd birthday. That same week, my youngest son learned to walk for the first time.
[Read all about it]: The Final Countdown

In MAY, I received an unexpected hip replacement and became a bionic woman!
[Read all about it]: Blood Transfusions & Titanium Confusions

In JUNE, after a tornado hit our town, I had some thoughts about life, interrupted.
[Read all about it]: Life, Interrupted

In JULY, we traveled to Florida for my husband's annual Olympic-themed family reunion. It's always a highlight of my year!
[Read all about it]: Let The Games Begin!

In AUGUST, I decided to be bold and talk about how I, never once, walked alone.
[Read all about it]: Never Once

In SEPTEMBER, I got the 'middle school blues,' when my oldest son started the sixth grade.
[Read all about it]: The Middle School Blues

In OCTOBER, I completed a Color Run (5K), the happiest 5K on the planet!
[Read all about it]: The Color Run (5K)

In NOVEMBER, I finally felt like I had answers about my health.
[Read all about it]: The Perfect Storm

In DECEMBER, I revealed some personal [but important] details about my life, and I'm glad I did.
[Read all about it]: The Greatest Gifts Come in Small Packages

Oh, and a bonus for DECEMBER was that we not only survived the end of the world, but we also survived the Poopacolypse!
[Read all about it]: Poopacolypse 2012

Like I said ... it's been eventful ... but it's also been FUN and an important string of important life lessons.

Thanks for visiting my 2012 Year In Review!

Happy New Year to you & yours! May each year be better than the last!


  1. Great stuff, now to debate if I should do a year in review. Honest, mine wasn't that interesting. The last couple of months, yes, but the whole year? Not so much. LOL

    1. Thanks! You should do a Year in Review! It doesn't have to be something from each month, I just decided to do it that way. Type it up ... you know you want to ;)

  2. Whew! It was a very busy year for you!! So jealous you did the color run, I wanted to so bad, looked like tons of fun! Looks like Ill have to do one of these as well, thanks for sharing as always! :)

    1. I know! You should definitely do a Color Run. It is such a fun experience! Some people even ran with their babies in strollers ... I'm not sure I'd recommend that because of all the colored powder they throw, but somehow ... they managed! :)

  3. wow! what a year!!! You should write a book...your life is inspiring!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    and happy New year!!

    1. Thanks so much! I like picking and choosing what I share on my blog, rather than having my life as an open book - haha! Thanks for visiting ... followed you back and have enjoyed reading several of your posts. Happy new year to you, too!

  4. A relly complete and intense year! I wish you that 2013 is even better! Kisses from Spain, my friend!

  5. Love this link up---your year sounds like it was really intense. Your story is so inspiring. I'm your newest follower!


  6. What a year you have had! Thank you for sharing the highlights. The 5K is amazing! You should be VERY proud of yourself!!

    1. That was a big milestone for me! So glad that I was able to do that. I hope I can do another this year. Happy New Year!

  7. Oh my gosh, what a year you've had!! You are a bionic woman. Thanks for joining my book club blog hop...so excited!

    Happy New Year!

    1. I'm excited about it, too! It'll be my first 'book club,' and its a great way to get motivated to read new books! The first one sounds interesting ... can't wait to get started on it. Glad I found your blog, and thanks for reading mine :-)

  8. Newest follower here! I found you on the blog hop, I can't wait to read more!
    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

  9. Hi great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

  10. What a wondeful look back at the year past!! Here's to the year ahead and I'm personally looking forward to reading all you have to write and say!

    I hope you're having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  11. Hi there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog and can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)



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