Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Year, Resolutions and a look back on 2012

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine (Heidi) posted a note on Facebook and it was brilliant.  So I then blogged a similar post (totally copied her) and made a resolution to do so every year, because the idea is just brilliant…. However, I did not do it last year… This just goes to show you Resolutions rarely hold.  But I still move forward in pretending I will follow through with my Resolutions.

2012 Moments I don’t want to forget:

-Roller skating with my kids

-Meeting my awesome boyfriend

-Realizing everything is better with some awesome sauce

-Adopting Gemelli and Fiona

-Experiencing my first festival season (Pitchfork for 2 days then Lolla for one torturous day)

-Learning how important the right shoes are at festivals (ref. Lolla torture above)

-Helping clients find their dream home 

-Seeing Gracie Doodle in the American Girl Catalog (and website)

-Rocking out two semesters with all A’s (and a couple A+’s)

-Falling in love the right way

-Meeting my boyfriend’s two girls and building a relationship with them

-Taking my babies to their first day of school (5th and 1st and 1st)

-Getting Jet back

-A realization our family is not meant to have hamsters (2 deaths within 1 month)

-Getting Marshmallow and Mo (RIP) – guinea pigs

-Going to Stanford vs. Notre Dame in the pissing rain

-Becoming a HUGE ND Fanatic (Go Irish!)

-Buying 10 lbs of bacon from Lowery’s

-John being selected as Student of the Month and on Student Council

-Seeing Pinback, Mould and Japandroids at The Metro

-Blythe’s SURPRISE 10th Birthday Party!

-Being 2nd for Total Transactions in our office for 2012

-Going to the Wisconsin Dells for the first time (and getting a flat tire on the way)

-Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Chicago with my honey (unbelievable dinner + Brian Posehn at UP! Comedy Club)

-Being asked to become a Supplemental Instructor for Sociology at PNC

-My continued involvement with ABC with the best two gals anyone can ask for (Aunt T and Candice)

-Watching my kids become Zombies!

-Attending TWO of my Bestest friends' weddings

-Meeting the author of The Shack

-Seeing my sister after far too long (and for far too short of a time)

-Beach time with my babies

-We adopted an Elf! (Stella)


-Getting a new tattoo (not like I can forget that)

-Spending quality time with my family

I’m sure there’s more that I am forgetting, because I am forgetful like that, but overall what I take away was 2012 was a great year and I look forward to an even better 2013!

New Years' Resolutions:

1.  Lose weight, inches, get into a size 8, even if it's one leg
2.  Tell people more often how much I appreciate them
3.  Do a random act of kindness at least once a week
4.  Blog more! (and do this every year)
5.  Make Every Day Count!

To 2013!