I hope to be waking up with my friends, looking back on yet another amazing year.
2011- The Year in Pictures
|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.