Saturday, December 31, 2011

year in review

--> 31. Where do you hope to be on January 1, 2013?

I hope to be waking up with my friends, looking back on yet another amazing year.

2011- The Year in Pictures

NYE 2010

Snow in Chiwas!

Valentine's Day with the kiddos :)

My first vistor! Lyndsey in Chiwas, April

TOMS One Day without Shoes, April

Amanda's wedding shower with Rocio and Ana

Sweet girls at the Binimea Art Show, May

With Judit on my 23rd

Chad and Amanda, May

View of the city on a hike at Cerro Grande, June

Summer baptism service, June

Snell becomes Mrs. Martin! June

Saying goodbye to Tanya and Abraham, August

Millers take Chiwas, September

Melissa and Yahir at the brickyard, September

Visiting Catie in Colorado, November

Reunited with my loves, December

Christmas Eve with my cousin, Chase

The Miller family in Hilton Head just a few days ago. :)

I read this quote a while back on Ann Voskamp's blog and thought that it summed up my feelings quite well:

But the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three of them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4 and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed.

I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.”

~Anna Quindlen

So my friends, in 2012, I want to treasure the doing. 

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