Monday, December 31, 2012

Rewind It, 2012.

I talked to my brother the other day, and he said he spent six hours on Christmas Eve night putting together a toy kitchen for my nieces.  He watched A Christmas Story over and over, and at one point he started talking back to Ralphie so that he wouldn't lose his mind.  Which made me feel better about the Air Swimmer that Santa brought my kids.  Thank Goodness for YouTube, and the video that helped me to not lose my mind while I put this sucker together. 

When I was finished, Luke played with it for ten minutes, said "Thanks Mom!" then went upstairs and read a book. 

Yeah, that relaxing two days I was looking forward to didn't go exactly as I planned. I did get to spend a whole day in bed, but it was because of a stomach bug, and not laziness.  Luckily everyone was okay by Christmas Eve, and we could fully enjoy our time together.  

Christmas Eve feast with the kiddos and my Mom-in-law:

Post Christmas Morning Melee, the kids, their favorite gifts, and Daddy:

It's been a relaxing, lovely, snowy vacation, but reality is knocking on the door. 

Time to look back on 2012.  

I think there must be some law of averages in that a good year is followed by a not so great year.  Mine could have been better, we dealt with several lousy things, but we were still so fortunate.  

Time with family:


Lots of time spent in the Adirondacks:

40th Birthday Celebrations:

Running wise I stuck to my plan of not having a plan.  I took races as they came, and the underlying theme among each one was that I had a great time running with my friends:

More/Fitness Half:

The Boilermaker 15k:

I'm the type of person who likes to literally turn a page to a fresh start, and I can't wait to hang up my 2013 calendar, with a fresh new year for me to tackle.   I said to Mike the other night that I finally feel like ME again, and I am going to do everything I can to be proud of myself again. To be the best Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and Friend that I can possibly be. 

I wish you a Happy New Year! 

May 2013 bring you much happiness, peace, and love.  


Michael said...

Is that a giant shark just "swimming" in your living room? That's totally awesome.

Sounds like 2012 was good...time with family is something you can never get enough of or replace.

Running Librarian said...

Happy New Year!! Looks like 2012 was a great year for you and your family :)

ajh said...

Lots of good pictures. Have a great 2013.

giraffy said...

That shark is amazing.

Happy new year!

misszippy said...

Ok, I always thought those shark things were open the box and go kind of toys! Now I know not to get one. ; )

Happy new year to you!

Lisa said...

I definitely have years where I plan nothing and have the best racing season ever!

Love the shark :)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Have a great New Years!!

Lisa said...

I hope 2013 is a great year for you and your family!

Michelle said...

That shark is crazy :)

Happy 2013!!

Pam @ said...

I think one of those sharks would look AWESOME in my living room!

Here's to a fabulous 2013! :)

Teamarcia said...

Ive always been intrigued by this sharks. Who knew they needed assembly? Not I! Heres to an awesome 2013!

NY Wolve said...

Best wishes for a great 2013! Your post reminded me of another story. For a birthday party around here, rather than get a bunch of individual birthday presents, the parents get together and buy one really nice present for the birthday boy or girl. (Great idea, btw). So for my younger daughter's last birthday the present arrived, a four story Barbie-esque beach house. Awesome!

I opened it up and, no joke, 124 screws were needed to assemble it. I thought, they cannot be serious --there must be extras and spares. Nope. And, the holes in those things are rarely aligned right. It was like one giant puzzle and took me about 4 hours to assemble. I told the mom in charge of the gift purchase that we liked it so much, she is getting one for her daughter next year.

Suz and Allan said...

What a great year! Those sharks are awful. They freak me out!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Hey, there is a shark in your living room, And I want one too, but I would use it once, get bored and never touch it again, probably not a smart purchase for me