December 31, 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

17 hello's:

  1. This is adorable! Love the layout :)

  2. What a beautiful year, Danni. So glad we have become friends, and I'm praying for only good things for you and Nick in 2013! xoxo

  3. This is so cute! Congrats on such a BIG year - hoping that 2013 is even bigger!

    xx Ashleigh

  4. What a wonderful list you have here! Congrats to him on quitting his job, on you both for following your dreams and for all of your travels!

  5. That's a great wedding invite! 22 years ago, ours was just handwritten on some boxed cards I bought at Hallmark. (We opted for a small house wedding with 75 of our friends & family.)

    Tonight, NYE, is the 23 anniversary of our first date-we went to the Vancouver vs. Philly hockey game. Husband is a HUGE Flyers fan.

    Happy New year!

  6. "For last year's words belong to last year's language...and next year's words await another voice."
    -T.S. Eliot

    Thanks, as always, for your lovely thoughts and creativity...best of luck with your new shop and continued adventures with your husband! :) Jenni

  7. This is so sweet! We bought our house this year too. Wishing you lots of happy moments and success in 2013!

  8. You write so beautifully and honestly. I have a couple of fun goals this year but more than anything I want this year to be the year I am finally able to lay down some insecurities of mine and be secure in my identity as a beautiful and loved child of God. My husband and I are also going to try to read a psalm and pray daily together - life is so much more beautiful when we do!

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  10. This is beautiful. I love the things you included too, not just the typical things but also things you bought and smaller things like that. Those are the funnest ones to look back on I think.

    Happy 2013 Danni!

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  12. Happy new year to you and Nick!

  13. Happy New Year to you – what a wonderful post…so lovely to reflect on your past year! All the best for 2013..cant wait to hear more about your new venture and retail shop! Im so far away in Sydney Australia so wont get a chance to visit your shop but I get so inspired by people who follow their dreams and hey you just never know….maybe one day I will get that chance!

  14. I love this idea! Go Nick!

    And I think it's awesome he's so supportive in everything. Power couple, here you come!

  15. 2012 was a crazy year for me as well, I learned a lot about myself. I still have your wedding invite by the way, I just thought (and still do) it was so neat, I had to save it.

  16. I've been thinking about resolutions, as well. Two that I've for sure set at the forefront of my mind are to be more loving and patient with my husband (with the strength of God, which means spending more intimate time with Him!) and speaking my mind more. I tend to be a people pleaser, so I don't often say what I'm really thinking.

    Congrats on all your milestones in 2012, and best wishes in 2013!


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