Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in review...

Well, if it needs to be done, then today is the day... and 2011 was full of surprises.  Good and bad.  Full of many adventures and the building of some great bonds between friends.  The sad, sudden and tragic loss of my Dad in July to the wonderful family holiday we had exploring our country.  All eventful and all burned in our memories for the duration.  Too many stories to write in one post.

But what I will share is this.  I have grown more appreciative of my own little family.  I am grateful for the memories we will share and the stories I have already documented through this blog and my scrapbooking.  I am looking forward to the new challenges of 2012.  Already it promises to be an exciting year for me.

This Christmas I created some photo books to hand out to family.  Documenting our last 12 months.

This is something I look forward to doing each and every year from now on.  Sorry folks if you were the recipient of one of these book for 2011.  It looks like you may get some more in the future! hahaha!  But anyway.. I know I will be conscious of the fact that I want to now fill my Christmas photo book full of meaningful snapshots. Those quiet moments captured secretly on film, the joyous moments of our achievements shouted out for all to hear and see and of course the everyday miracles.

That is my aim for next year.  To enjoy.  To capture.  To document more and more.  Less embellishments and flourishes.  More facts and anecdotes of everyday life.

Happy New Year my friends.  I hope 2012 is good and kind to you all....x


Dolly B said...

Happy New Year Leanne, here's to a good one

Mary x

Gail L said...

Great sentiments Leanne! I totally agree . . . here's to a great 2012! xx

Kerryn said...

You have definitely had a year of highs and the lowest of lows. I admire the way you choose to bring positive to even the hardest times. I hope 2012 is a great year for you and that you continue to enjoy your most prized possessions, your family.

Kim said...

Happy New year to you my friend, I cant wait to get to know you better in 2012

Mel said...

Happy new Year! Have enjoyed your blog this year!

Sheree said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year Leanne! I hope 2012is everything you want it to be!!

Sheree xx