I just love the start of a New Year! You can take the time to look back and remember the year, reminisce, look at pictures, and plan your next year. Looking back is fun and getting to think about the new year and what is planned is just as fun! Though sometimes I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown, I love the opportunity to look at the next year as a fresh start, a new year for making memories.
So, in reflection of 2012, as we say goodbye to another year and look forward to our next year, I thought I would do a quick year in review for our family. Here are some highlight from our fabulous 2012!!! It was a great year for my first blog year as well so I’ve included some links to some of the year’s best posts!
January – We started out the year with a WAY fun birthday bash to celebrate our princesses 7th birthday. What fun we had with all our friends and family and the kids jumping and running and playing at an indoor play gym. We also had the opportunity to see Disney on Ice. We all had a great time!
January fun blog post about National Static Electricity Day.
February – Indianapolis is our home and last year Indianapolis hosted the Superbowl. We had a wonderful time spending some once-in-a-lifetime family time at the Superbowl Village downtown Indianapolis. Avarie even made the news!
February post about our fun at the Superbowl Village.
March was laid back on the blog too but we had some fun with St. Patrick’s Day.
April – April found us at our first Regional Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, OH. What a great time! We have already bought of tickets for next year. Little man also got his first haircut this month. What a big boy!
Gosh – a lot happened on the blog in April. We had the start of the Presidential Fitness Challenge, fun making The Hundred Dress lapbook, and, of course, reasons to attend the homeschool convention and what we planned to do at the Midwest homeschool convention (have you purchased your discount tickets yet?:) )
May – May concluded our official school year. This year we opted for a summer vacation so it started the first week in June. May was the end of the school year, the graduation from 1st grade, and the end of our first year of Classical Conversations. We had a great time and made some wonderful Classical Conversations memories from our first year. We are grateful to be a part of our growing CC community.
We found a turtle in the backyard in May. That was exciting. It was the ultimate nature study.
June – June was the beginning of summer vacation. We spent some time relaxing before I headed out for my two week annual Navy training in San Diego this year. The kids had grandma and grandpa time, daddy time, and summer camp time. It was a busy, busy month. Avarie lost her two front teeth while I was gone 🙁 But thank goodness for smart phones – I got to see the pictures! Oh and Vacation Bible School was while I was gone. Crazy month!!
I had a great time visiting the Hale Telescope while I was doing my annual training.
July – July was the end of summer Drama Camp and the final performance. This was the second year of the summer drama camp and we look forward to it. What a fun time. My son is anxious for his time to join drama camp. Plus Avarie got to be a flower girl in my cousins wedding. That was a fun time for everyone!
We talked about why we decided to not school year round this year on the blog.
August – August brought our family the opportunity for an unexpected family vacation to Washington DC. We had a great visiting all the places from Night at the Museum, visiting a beach (finally, as my daughter would say) in Annapolis, seeing the Naval Academy, and going to the American Girl store in Washington DC. Lots of hotel swimming pool time might have been the next best thing to the beach!
We shared some of the reasons we love homeschooling and why we homeschool on our blog in August.
We started using Pinterest a little more in September.
October – I love watching the kids get excited to dress up for Halloween. This year we had Merida from Brave and Batman! Though daddy had to work, we were blessed with the opportunity to spend our Halloween with close friends. We all had a great time!
My preschooler taught me some things in September.
We dove into our Orchestra Study in November.
December – And now we draw to an end. Christmas was a wonderful time and we had a great time with family. The kids loved their gifts and we were all able to spend some time at home enjoying some quality family time.
Boy, that was fun! I love looking at old pictures and thinking back to our fun, family time. I hope you had a great 2012 and I wish everyone the best in 2013 as we make more memories! Happy New Year!