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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:

Outside Looking In said...

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

j said...

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

Melissa said...

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

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

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

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Iliska Dreams said...

The website looks amazing!

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Pats said...

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 ;)

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Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

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

s said...

awe what gorg photos! Happy New Year!!! xO!
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Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beach front with my children.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said
"You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off
topic but I had to tell someone!
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Ileana said...

For 2013....I want a dog!!! :D
Happy 2013!
xoxo

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To The River said...

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:))

Unknown said...

Great photos! What a great year!

Happy New Yr!


Take Care, Aimee
DIY Blog: SwellMayde

Krugthethinker said...

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

Krugthethinker said...

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

sonia // daring coco said...

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

Happy New Year!
SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Elisa Zanetti said...

Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
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Loulou said...

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

Unknown said...

Cute pics :)

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Coline.

stylewithoutstyle said...

Happy New Year!!! :)

Hena Tayeb said...

Thank you and a Happy New Year to you too

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks Jeanine

Hena Tayeb said...

it was, thank you.

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks :)

Hena Tayeb said...

Thank You

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks Patricia

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks.. Happy New Year to you too

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks Aimee

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

Thank you.

Hena Tayeb said...

Happy New Year to you too

Jeans Please! said...

lovely pics :)

Gloria said...

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!

Sam said...

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

Instant Milk said...

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

Come by soon ;)!! xx

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

We loved Amsterdam. It was our second time visiting.

Hena Tayeb said...

I'm sure 2013 will be great..

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