The year ended with immense tragedy that we're all still struggling to make sense of. December was more emotional than other years, filled with lots of tears, laughter, and happy times with the entire family. The only thing I have learned from all of this is how important it is to cherish every moment. And that's my only resolution for 2013. I'm going to enjoy it all. Or try to, anyway. And I'm going to remember the importance of putting things in perspective. When you do that, you see how you really have nothing to complain about. And that everything you need... you already have.
Here are some of my 2012 highlights:
This year, I discovered my new favourite show ever, Mad Men. And then I discovered another incredible show, Homeland. And now I cannot wait for 2013 so both these shows can start again!
I talked about the Wonder Years, and the importance of friends.
And I made a list of the 36 things I love.
Thanks to some amazing sponsors, I attended Mom 2.0 in beautiful Miami. This was one heck of a conference filled with incredible, inspiring speakers and attendees.
Of course, what would the year have been like without a war or two on something as ridiculous as... Nutella? That's right, things got heated in the kitchen.
I shared with the world my embarrassing celebrity childhood crushes because well, as a blogger, that's what I do... I share my most embarrassing stories with you, so you can laugh
I also wrote about all the songs that define me, because I am passionately in love with music.
Volkswagen Canada sent me to Mont Tremblant to be their official blogger for the 24 hour skiing event, and over 2 million dollars was raised to help sick children. It was such a great honour to be a part of that, and it was awesome to go skiing again.
I co-hosted the morning show on DAWG FM here in Ottawa (with an old friend I worked with years and years ago!)
I talked about the importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone.
I blogged about what I want my boys to remember when they're older.
I made new amazing memories in south Florida with my family.
I had a great night out and shared many glasses of wine with Mr. Wolf Blass. Yes, the man behind the Yellow Label is just as charismatic as you'd imagine. He's quite inspiring, too.
I happily continued to blog about everything to do with shopping on my Yummy Mummy Club shopping blog.
I blogged about my love for Canada... and continue to give thanks for living in this awesome country.
I went to NYC for BlogHer 2012. I had an amazing time, and even danced with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
I attended and was a speaker at the third annual BlissDom Canada conference in Toronto. That was one amazing and memorable weekend in 2012.
I wrote about the truth about motherhood. We're all in this together, after all.
And I talked about the lazy, hazy days of summer. And also, how to vacation with children.
Mastercard sent me shopping, too. It was a blast!
I hosted a few events, I cheered loudly at every single one of my son's soccer games, and I didn't miss one swimming lessons that my boys atteneded. It's not only the big things that made 2012 a memorable year; it's the little things, too, those day-to-day events that take place that make the great memories.
My wish for this upcoming year is that everyone has more time to enjoy it all... and I hope for so much peace in the world.
Cheers to 2013!