This is especially great since I did not send out Christmas cards this year (even though I signed and addressed all of them). When I was doing that, I had the overwhelming urge to write, "If you are wondering what we've been up to this year, you should have been reading the blog. Love ~ Tracie, Thomas, and Katarina" but since they are still sitting on my table, you will never know if I really signed them that way, or not.
Think of this as a letter that gives you an overview of my year.
Only more high-tech and (hopefully) exciting.
Ashley from My Front Porch Swing, and Jessica from Four Plus An Angel, and Robin from Farewell Stranger are all about the end of the year pictures.
These are my pictures:
I started a year-long focus on courage.
Thomas work shoes.
(Yes, I do like taking pictures of shoes)
I spent some time enjoying nature and focusing on beauty.
A fun visit with Thomas' dad.
Thomas took this picture after I had my big haircut.
Thomas and Katarina on Father's Day
We spent time with special friends at an art show.
Katarina turned eight years old.
Katarina and I spent a day with good friends, photographing animals.
This one explains itself.
I was laying on the ground for a picture. Katarina and Thomas looked at me like this.
It probably wasn't the only time this year they gave me quizzical looks.
My favorite picture of me and Thomas from 2011.
MamaKat from Mama's Losin' It and Natalie from Mommy of a Monster are all about the list of your favorite posts from the year.
These are my posts:
January - Orange Couch Conversation - this was the first piece of fiction I ever shared here on the blog, it was a big step for me.
February - (I know two posts is cheating, but I really couldn't choose between these two) The Art of Journaling - my love of journals and journaling. Just One More Chapter? - a sweet moment with Katarina, growing up and loving books like her mom.
March - Days of Color and Warm Milk - a favorite memory from my kindergarten days.
April - Did That Vampire Just Bite Ashton Kutcher? - Thomas is crazy, and the crazy doesn't stop when he is asleep.
May - Go Short - How To Give From the Heart and the Head - donating my hair.
June - The Alamo, Fresh Bread and a Spiral Staircase - I still love a good spiral staircase!
July - Where I'm From - I really enjoyed writing this one, and I loved reading the ones other people have written from this prompt.
August - A Tale of Loo Water - I'm thinking Thomas isn't the only crazy one in this family.
September - Glimpses of Change - change is hard, y'all, but I'm helped through the hardness by writing it out.
October - Words Find Light - breaking through a time of writer's block is a beautiful thing.
November - Bring A Towel - that time my family dried socks on a fan in the middle of a theme park.
December - If You Teach A Kid How To Write - the day blogging went full circle for me, as I watched Katarina start a blog of her own.
This has been 2011...from Tracie.