Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 In Review

Wow! It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my 2010 In Review post!!! Last year I wondered what emotion would dominate 2011…there were certainly many…excitement, confusion, frustration…EXHAUSTION, lol!!! The one dominant emotion though? I’d have to say…Awe.

I was in awe of how crazy intense labour was…it awed me that I was able to deliver Elena…seeing Elena for the 1st time was completely awe-inspiring…

I was in awe with just how little sleep I got those first few weeks…& in awe of how much I was actually able to accomplish on so little sleep…

And I have been in absolute awe of this extraordinary little girl who picked me to be her Mama…watching her grow & learn & discover her world is beyond anything I imagined when dreaming of being a Mom.

It is as this New Year approaches that I realize, for the first time, I am not looking toward the New Year wondering what it will hold…for the first time I can remember, I just am in the here & now…I know 2012 will have it’s trials & triumphs, changes & challenges…for the first time I am content to sit back, let them come & enjoy the ride…

I wish you all wealth, health & happiness in 2012 & I pray for nothing but success for those trying to conceive <3

I’ll leave you with some photos of our Christmas…

 Christmas Eve

 At the Candle Light Service...Elena LOVED running around...don't worry, this was before the service started :)

 Christmas Morning...Santa has arrived!

 Elena & I about to open her Stocking...

Elena playing with the Ball Popper Santa brought her...oh the squeals of delight!!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!


  1. Such a cutie! Happy new year!

  2. Love the pictures, she sure looks like a happy girl! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year. Love the pictures!

  4. What adorable pictures!! Happy New Year!

  5. What a cute stocking (and adorable baby girl, of course)! Happy New Year!

  6. She's getting so big! I love her face. And I love what you said about living in the moment. I can relate completely and I love it!

  7. Oh, she's so beautiful! And I LOVE what you wrote about for the first time, not looking ahead, but just enjoying the now. That's exactly how I feel! For the first time, I really don't have any goals but to BE HERE NOW and just love my girl. How lucky are we???

  8. She's so cute!
    Happy New Year!


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