Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 in '12

Found this linky party and wanted to join up! One reason is because I've been home sick for half a day and I'm bored. But mostly because it's a great way to reflect on the year!

Thanks to Miss Kindergarten and A Teeny Tiny Teacher for hosting!

12. Favorite Movie You Watched
Welllll... since I have an eight year old son, I usually see kid movies. Rarely see "grown-up" movies. But, here's my faves this year from both categories:
Kid: Hotel Transylvania (cracked me up!!!)
Grown-Up: Skyfall (usually not my cup of tea, but so glad the hubby suggested it! great date night!)

11. Favorite TV Series
Castle! I just love that show! I'm so happy Beckett and Castle are together, but oh, the drama! Love the time that Josh and I spend watching the show together, predicting who dun it.

10. Favorite Restaurant
Always Kiku. I love Japanese food, especially Habachi-style!

9. Favorite New Thing You Tried
Skype! And I just tried it yesterday (Skyped Josh at work), ha! Can't wait to Skype with other classrooms and experts around the world!

8. Favorite Gift You Got
Since I'm going to Zambia in May to teach English to orphans, my favorite gifts this year have been donations from all my friends and family! They have really answered the call to help. I've needed to raise $3,600, and now I only have $650 to go! So blessed!

7. Favorite Thing You Pinned
I am going to list two here again. I love pinning stuff I find hysterical, and I also love pinning recipes. Here's my favorite of each:

Recipe: Oma's Chicken - THIS IS A MUST MAKE!

Hysterical - probably because a) it's true, and b) Mr. Bean kills me!

6. Your Favorite Blog Post
My favorite blog post I've written was about text-mapping. That's probably because it changed my life when I read about it on someone else's blog. I modified it to fit my needs and shared with my followers. So far, it's one of the most popular things I've written. I'm so glad that others find it useful too!

5. Best Accomplishment
I have been blessed to have been called to be a Deacon in my church (First Presbyterian). I was ordained in November. I am excited to be called to serve others in a new way!

4. Favorite Picture

I have a lot of favorite pictures, but I like this one because it's of my cute little doggie, Jaqq, and he just looks so at peace! I imagine him thinking, "Ahhh, this is the life!"

3. Favorite Memory
This may sound crazy. We were at Ashton's 8 year checkup at the pediatrician, and I was DREADING it! He has never liked the doctor, and I just knew it was going to be the pits. We laughed so hard the whole time! I just thought it was great laughing with my sweet boy at the silliest things (namely, him having to pee in a cup. And him telling the nurse, "I'm ready to bust outta this joint and get a sticker." All hysterical, I tell you). It was a day that reminded me that it's possible to find joy in even the most routine situations.

2. Goal for 2013
Spend more time with the family. I get so caught up in everything that I'm doing. The time I spend just hangin' with my guys (son and hubby) are the sweetest, and I need to build in more time for that.

1. One Little Word
Blessed. I am truly, truly, TRULY blessed. That's something that I need to remember!

So, those are my 12 in '12! Visit Miss Kindergarten's blog to link up!



  1. How exciting to be going to Zambia. Good luck!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you, Karen! I'm a mix of nerves and excitement! Nerves for the 16-hour flight, and excitement for all those sweet children!


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