Well 2012 I'm going to miss you. Cause to be quite honest you were the best year ever.
This was the fist full year I spent with my daughter and it has taught me so much.
Before this year I never knew how much I would love being a mom. How the challenges of motherhood would be hard but so rewarding. How even I can go without sleep and survive. How much it would make me mature as a person but bring more laughter than I ever experienced before.
This is the first full year I spent with my fiance in our first home.
House ownership can be a tricky little devil. The proudness you feel can easily get lost in a sea of flooded basements, a temperamental furnace, a garden we scratch our heads about, or the mystery of the green pool, making us wonder why we thought this was a good idea in the first place. As soon as I wonder I remember, cause this is our home. How these problems are stressful but never come between Dan and I. How I know in the future we will laugh about these stories. How we have had so much fun dancing in our living room, enjoying backyard movie nights, entertaining friends and family or just hanging out reading in bed.
This has been another wonderful year I've spent with him.
As much as part of me wanted to fast forward 2012 so we can get married already! (our wedding is in August 2013) I wouldn't change this year one bit. Watching him being a dad and taking care of his family has been an amazing experience. He has proven time and again how much he loves Norah and I, we are two of the luckiest girls in the world to have him in our lives.
The first full year we lived closer to our family.
We the exception of one twin sister, a brother-in-law, and my nephew who I miss daily. Thankfully, they only live a hour away. This is the first full year I've lived close to my parents in a long time. So close in fact my father can easily walk to my house. I'm so grateful for my family and my future parents-in-law, without them all these new experience would have been a thousand times harder. I feel like I'm closer to them now than I've even been.
So 2012, you have taught me a ton, you have made me cry but mostly smile and truly taught me about what is most important in life.