Like many of us do at this time of the year, I used the last week of 2011 to reflect on the year that has come to pass.
To say it's been a great year would not be entirely truthful.
Sure there were many fun time. Times filled with joy and love. And times filled with pride.
But I've struggled. As a mother. As a wife.
And as a blogger (heck, I'm not sure I even consider myself one anymore.)
In looking back at my blog in 2011, I can visibly see the shift that has taken place in my life. Gone are the personal posts about my joys, struggles and family life. My children are growing older and have asked that I not share things about them online. It's a request that I have taken seriously and have honored.
When I went back to pick out my favorite posts of 2011 (much like I did in 2010) they were few and far between. But the posts that stood out were of memories of creating things with my daughter or spending wonderful times with blogger friends (many of whom have long since become friends in real life). These are some of the memories I'll treasure from 2011:
Be my iValentine (this was by far my most popular post of the year)
Creating a candy wonderland
Summertime = Strawberry Pie
In pursuit of happiness - RV style
Fashion Swap: Out with the old...in with the new
Happy New Year, my friends. Here's to a "glass half full" 2012.