2012:

This holiday we did 11 craft shows between November & December so I didn’t really have any time to put together a Christmas card or anything. Inspired by Amanda’s year in review, I decided to do a round-up of our 2012 year. The other day in church as we were flipping through our bible, one of our wedding invite cards fell out. I guess I put one in there some time ago. Nick suggested I use the layout for our 2012 round-up from our wedding invite. So here’s a little summary of highlights from our wonderful year of 2012.

This year has been crazy and I can’t believe it’s over! 2012 has been an amazing year. We’ve met new friends, traveled to new places, laughed, cried, and worked hard. We’ve been so blessed from being able to buy a house to traveling for craft shows and other blog opportunities. (so fun to visit New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Austin, England, and a couple other places along the way!)

I don’t want you to think this year was all good things for us and our lives are perfect – Nick and I actually fought more than usual this year (weird that it all came out in the 2nd year, 1st year of marriage was great) but we learned from it and our relationship has grown a ton. I explored lots of issues from my childhood and made a lot of new discoveries about why I do the things I do. This year we also said goodbye to a dear friend and my Grandfather. It was very sad but we rejoiced that we’ll see them again one day soon. I will definitely remember 2012, big things happened and we made a lot of changes.

Going in to 2013, I really want to live each day well. I know it may sound cliche but I know I personally wasted a lot of time in 2012 holding grudges, being angry, and not being grateful. Next year – I hope to be more kind, more generous, love more, let things go, and try to be a whole lot more patient. Sure I could set my usual goals like taking my business to the next level or writing my book proposal (this has actually been one on my list for a few years now, haha) but what’s the point of achieving these things if at the end of the day, I don’t have love in my life. If I forget to be a grateful person. If I am fighting with my husband. I don’t want to loose sight of what is important – actually Galatians 5:22 sums it up quite nicely: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This is what is important for me in 2013.

So is there anything that comes to mind for you? Have you set any goals or resolutions for yourself for 2013? I’d love to hear them! :) Happy New Year dear friends! Thanks for reading oh, hello friend this year and sharing in our journey. See you next year! (tomorrow!)

oh, and here’s the image of our wedding invite

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