Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year!

Welcome 2012!

We had a great night last night, hanging out with Grandma Delaine watching the East Coast feed with her and then heading home to watch the West Coast Feed after we put Simone to bed.

One of these days I would like to be in Times Square for the ball drop or at least tucked away warm and cozy in a near by hotel room with a great view of the ball drop.

I made this collage for Instagram with some screen shots, Dick Clark God bless you for keeping it up for 40 years!  I actually enjoyed the show this year and really liked Jenny McCarthy, she adds a lot more to the show than Ryan Seacrest does! 

It seems odd waking up this morning to no Rose Parade...from Larry's research apparently every seven years when New Year's Day fall's on a Sunday they wait to do the parade and the Rose Bowl Football game on Monday.  Not sure where I've been the past what 6 times this has occurred in my life time but I can't for the life of me remember this happening before.  ANYWAY, it does give us a great opportunity to have some folks over tomorrow for a day of eating more bad food and watching our Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl!  Can't wait!

The past few days have been filled with putting away Christmas, finishing up on December Daily and also getting caught up on finishing my Project Life album.

I spent a good day uploading all of October, November and December's photos as well as getting caught up on all of the journaling.  I still need to add the last two photos and of course proof read the text before I hit send on the printing.  When I get it all set and sent off I'll post a link of the finished book if you want to take a look.  It's been so great reflecting back on the photos from the past year.  What a year its been!  Simone has grown up so much and changed so much in just one year.  We spent our first full year in this house and it's been amazing!  We're really settled in here in our new town and we love our new community. 

While I don't usually do "Resolutions" per say I did last year make a list of 8 things I wanted to accomplish in 2011 and it looks like I managed to tacked 50% of the list.  Okay but not great.  I need to finish up my list for 2012, I'm still stewing on a few and not sure what really needs to be on the list.  Maybe I'll share it, we'll see.

One of the things I'm trying to figure out is whether I want to continue with the whole Photo a Day project.  I've done it the past two years and while I love the results and love the connection its formed with my camera, I'm not sure if I want to keep it up.  Come August its usually a struggle, a sort death march to the end.  One thing I'm thinking of doing is making it more about a week at a glance and not necessarily a photo EVERY day.  Perhaps taking that pressure off will keep the project fresh for me. I'm also thinking I want to use my phone photos exclusively this year, looking around at options now for how to do that and it what form.  More to follow for sure on the whole topic.

I know I have not been the best blogger since starting this back in March but I really appreciate the encouraging words from those that have been so kind to leave them.  I sat down the other day and took a look at the statistics for my little corner of the World Wide Web and was astounded by what I saw...2,503 people clicked and looked at my blog since I started March 3, 2011.  1,947 from the US and the rest from all over the world.

I know many of those folks linked over from Ali Edward's site and many came to look at my December Daily album but more than half of the 2,503 visits were outside of the month of December.

Thank for you looking and thank you for reading.  I really am looking forward to updating and sharing more in 2012, it's definitely on the top of my list.

Have a wonderful year and I wish you all Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness this coming year.

1 comment:

  1. i wish you and your family the very best in the coming year. Thanks you for your wonderful blog. I look forward to reading more in 2012.