January 1, 2012

2011: a year end review

2011

why does it have to go so fast?
is it really another year later?
so thankful for this blog
that let's me recall all that has shaped us and sharpened us
over the last 365 days.

indulge me as i highlight that last 12 months.

in a nutshell,
2011:

january



hubs is far and away at the moment.
i know when he returns
our little tradition will continue.
i look forward to this like there is no tomorrow.
thankful that mr man is gifted with the pen.
miss him dearly.

february

(good habits in marriage)


guess i'm missing mr. man
and the habits that come with him.
day dates.
miss them.
dream of what local delight we will sit at upon his return.
my fave highlight from last year, for sure.

march


without this little dinner table habit
i'd be at a loss.
thankful my girls are 
talkers
and 
sharers.
makes me a better listener.

april


boy did i learn this,
live this,
and
eat this up
in 2011
so so grateful for the 
ladies in my life who took my family in
and treated us like their own.
forever grateful
and look forward to paying this forward

may

so proud that grag walked 
into this new age of technology.
 even more proud that her grandkids now
have full texting access to her, 
and vise versa.
not always an easy step for those 
baby boomers
but one they will never
ever 
regret.
 
june

  little do we know
this will become one of our 
favorite little places to live.
(and  it's only been 6 months)

july
if you  haven't been.
go.
run don't walk.
be weary, though.
you might lose hours upon hours 
gaining inspiration,
ideas and 
boards.

august
defining the simple life for our family.

september

met a great lady
to walk through this chapter of life with.
so grateful for who she is 
and
all she brings into our life.
october



watching daddy head off 
was not something we
were thrilled about, 
yet we do understand 
it is part of the fabric of our family.
it shapes us.
sharpen us.
and define us. 
looking forward to 
daddys return
in 2012 
november

whoah.
debt free (credit cards).
unbelievable.
monumental day in the brookes abode.
yeah, yeah and yeah.
setting lofty financial goals for 2012

december



ah. 
so great to touch down on home soil.
2 years coming.
great to have been back.
reconnected.
refueled.
grateful for the love and hospitality poured out to us.
2011
once again brought my family
uncharted adventure,
another new place to call home,

  even more to call friends
and
renewed connections.

Thank you all 
in blog land 
for your visits, 
comments,
inspiration,
  and friendship 

you  mean the world.

once again.
without you...
this would be called my  journal.

2012
let's see what cha got.


6 comments:

  1. So fun to look back over the year! It did go by fast!!

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  2. Love it Wendy! Can't wait to hear all about your SD trip. Happy new Year!

    Larry

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  3. We are so blessed that you share your journal with us, friend! It's good for my soul to get a regular dose of Wendy. You have no idea. Here's to a fabulous 2012!

    ~Heather

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  4. mrs. jones. humbled with your words. grateful for you.

    w.

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  5. What a wonderful post! I hope this upcoming year goes quickly for you. When my husband was in the army, there were days I wanted to press 'fast forward' and get him home! We are so grateful to those who serve in uniform! Your daughters must be so proud of their dad! Happy New Year! :) And thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog today!

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  6. humbled and honored to be on this journey with you friend. here's to "traditions" of birthday's and beyond. who is the best? YOU are.

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