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Looking Back at Twenty Twelve

And I thought 2011 went by fast, 2012 was a bit of a blur. I still can't believe it has already come to an end. I wished for fanfreakintastic and fanfreakintastic it was.

We were blessed with travel. We took our, what has become almost annual road trip in May. Started with Baltimore and then hit the capital Washington DC, made a quick stop at Great Falls Park before driving through the Skyline Drive in Virginia. We headed east to Virginia Beach before heading north again. Stopped to see wild ponies in Assateague and had some family fun on the Ocean City boardwalk.



We had the fortune of travelling again, this time international in October. It was a trip like no other, more a spiritual journey than vacation. We spent a few days in Cairo and Iraq after a great layover in Amsterdam and ended the trip with some family time in Dubai.



D is now two and a half years old.. he has been continuing with his swim classes and took some art and gym classes early in the year. And this fall by baby boy started play school, surprise surprise but he couldn't be happier. He doesn't want to come home!



I was not as crafty as I'd like.. 365 days but only 3 DIY's! We redid our dining room chairs, I dyed a skirt and made a growth chart for D.


And as if the year wasn't already pretty great.. I got into my first New York City gallery, eight of my photographs are now hanging in the Regional Headquarters of PNC Bank, I shipped photographs to Germany and Australia : ) and got my work into the hands of four celebrities; Jenny McCarthy, Bethenny Frankel, Genevieve Gordor and Denise Richards.



and just last week I just finished making my brand new website! Check it out and tell me what you think?

What rocked your 2012? What are looking forward to most in 2013? Wishing you all a Happy New Year, full of happiness, health, food and family.

Want to see what my 2011 was like.. take a look back.

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44 comments:

  1. What a great year! The new website is perfect! Great design! Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Thank you and a Happy New Year to you too

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  2. Happy New Year! Your new website looks wonderful! :)

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  3. I'm glad to hear that you had an amazing year - it really sounds like it was wonderful!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  4. It's great that you have had a good year! These photos are so cute!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  5. The website looks amazing!

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  6. I'm glad you liked my post and to see I'm not the only one who thinks this way! :) I'm also happy to see you had a great year and hope 2013 prepared a lot for you ;)

    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  7. 2012 flew by didn't it!?! Looks like it was a good one, though. Checked out your website...lovely.
    Happy New Year Hena!

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    1. It did.. and I have a feeling this ones going to go by just as fast..
      Thanks Kimberly.

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  8. awe what gorg photos! Happy New Year!!! xO!
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  10. For 2013....I want a dog!!! :D
    Happy 2013!
    xoxo

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    1. Happy New Year to you too..
      Oo a dog, what kind?

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  11. Happy New Year and many happies along the way!:)
    (Me, I just want to have a better balance, to choose better what to take and what to ignore. And more hiking as well:))

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    1. Thanks.. Happy New Year to you too.
      Balance.. I need some of that too.

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  12. Great photos! What a great year!

    Happy New Yr!


    Take Care, Aimee
    DIY Blog: SwellMayde

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  13. Happy 2013! What a beautiful year 2012 has been! Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures in the coming year :)

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    1. Thank you... hopefully there will be plenty great adventures.

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  14. Happy 2013! I am excited to hear about all your adventures in the year to come!

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  15. You've had a wonderful 2012! Here's to another epic one for you and your family!

    Happy New Year!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you Sonia.. a Happy New Year to you too

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  17. Your 2012 travel sounds great. We are hoping to have our first road trip in 2013, having recently gotten a car (we don't really need one for our daily lives so didn't have one). We were hoping to go all the way to the west coast, but interestingly, it would cost us more to drive than to fly out! But then we would miss the road-trip aspect.

    Happy new year to you!
    Loulou

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    1. I love road trips! Maybe you should start with a smaller closer to home road trip before going cross country. We always thought we'd fly to the west coast rent a car and then go road tripping in the area..though I'm sure that'll be plenty pricey too

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  18. Cute pics :)

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    Coline.

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  20. Sounds like 2012 was an amazing year for you - congrats on getting your work into a NY gallery! Wishing you only the best in 2013 :-) Happy new year!

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    1. Thank You Gloria.. yes it was quite a year.

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  21. 2012 sure was a blur. I can't believe it's already over... But how fun you've been to all those places. I hope you liked Amsterdam. It's the city where I study!

    Sam

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    1. We loved Amsterdam. It was our second time visiting.

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  22. Wow, I think 2012 was great for me actually... But I am very anxious about 2013.

    Come by soon ;)!! xx

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    1. I'm sure 2013 will be great..

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