Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking back...

 2012 was a pretty good year for me...I must say...it ranks right up there near the top! 
 I think Don and I were very blessed this year...we have always been planners..and workers...but this year we got more time to slow down and enjoy life more...
 Because Don retired at the end of February...the year did start off a bit rough...Don was sick...for a long time...but he got better and we got busy enjoying this new life style...
 We welcomed Jameson into our family...no he doesn't belong to these two...I just liked the picture...he's my great nephew...born on Father's Day...
 Another thing I enjoyed this year was making these little succulent gardens...I have found lots of little containers to put them in ...they make me smile ;0)
 I made and sold a TON of these this year...what a great year for my Etsy shop...it was so much fun! So much for relaxing though...I was BUSY!!
 But not too busy to have some fun!
 And take the trip we had dreamed about for years!
 And I got my pictures mixed up...this one was supposed to be last...because last week...my son, Stephen asked Anna to be his wife...and she said...YES!!! So next year we have more to celebrate...although I have already thought of Anna as a daughter for years!
And of course...Joseph and Selin got married this year...another reason to happy and thankful...and full of joy!!
Not everything was a bed of roses though...there were a couple major bumps in the road...but we are a family of faith...and we get through the tough times together...and find joy in each other...and the simple things in life.
I look forward to 2013...and pray that it will be a year of kindness and joy for all!!!
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

6 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely post Linda,happy new year to you and your lovely family,also congrats to the lovely couple.xx

Lottie said...

Wonderful post! Looking forward to hearing about your great year ahead! Best wishes for 2013!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a wonderful year for you and your family! Best wishes for a great 2013!

Judy S. said...

Happy 2013, Linda! Sounds like you already have one joyous occasion on the schedule!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Happy you had a great year! I've enjoyed following along in your travels this year.

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Traci said...

What a great year!! Congrats on gaining a new DIL!