Wednesday, January 2, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2012 PART 2


XO,
Jane

57 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Simply beautiful Janie... and you look stunning in that last photo with your hubby at your side... so happy he is doing so well... you had an eventful year!... full of lots of fun times with family and friends and lots of good food and shopping!... always love your posts... I did a year in review post too, but I did not have nearly the things to recap as you did... mine were mostly from my garden... but like you, I am looking forward to a beautiful year ahead... I love your word "Joy" for the new year... mine is "Believe"... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Olive said...

So sweet to buy your son a warm wool coat. That is what a mama does. CC and I just took our tree down. It took hours but I am glad its done. xo, olive

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jane, sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with family. I am glad that your husband is doing well. Hope you have a lovely week.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Jane....loved your monthly reminders, so much fun....but Christmas went to fast, I like the Christmas spirit to last a little longer.......the tree is so pretty by that warm fire, I could sit there all day and stare into the fire, cozy........It is a joy to have meet you, so enjoy your posts and visits.......Hope Hubby is doing fine......Warm Blessings Francine.

Barbara F. said...

Jane, I do believe "joy" is the word of the year! I chose that as my word, too! Today's post is all about it. You had a full year of lots of good things and the little stumbles that go along with living life fully! So glad your hubby is doing much better. xo

Debby said...

Sounds like a perfect holiday. So glad that things went well. Love your living room. The last picture of you and your hubby is wonderful. My word for the year is enJOY.......spelled that way......good minds think alike.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for sharing your lovely memories with us. You have such a loving and close family and I always enjoy hearing about celebrations and family gatherings.
I love your pretty shower curtain and that rug is so cute.
I'm also glad to hear that the husband is doing well.
I'm also looking forward to a wonderful new year with some big changes ahead. Thanks for always encouraging me and leaving such kind comments.

Oh, btw, I love those boots and darling flats.

hugs
Sissie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is a very sweet post Jane! I love your chosen word, I hope you have a very joy filled 2013 too:@)

wendy said...

It is interesting how many people find a "word" to inspire them throughout the year.
I like hearing the ones everyone comes up with.
you had a busy..productive year.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

JOY back at ya Jane.

I am wishing you and your family a wonderful, healthy and happy 2013~!

Lynn said...

I loved reading your year review--both part one and two! You have a beautiful charmed life!

Laurie said...

oh my gosh I loved this year in review part two, you really make us feel like we are right there with you

mississippi artist said...

Love your new boots! Glad you had a nice Christmas with family. I for one and ready for the quieter days of January.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Jane, what a wonderful review of your year. I'm so glad to have been a part of it, hope Hubby is doing well, I'm sure you're still enjoying the fab boots! Your home is always so warm and inviting. You two are just the cutest couple...Looking forward to this years events in your life. hugs ~lynne~

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Jane, that was such a lovely post. I hope your year is FILLED with Joy, you deserve it! Xo

Marla and Steve said...

I love the way your writing always makes me feel like we are sitting together and just chatting. So cozy. Where did 2012 go? I blinked :)

Simply Me said...

Happy New Year!!! Love the Boots!!!

Jo said...

I enjoyed catching up with you and peeking in at all you've been up to the past few months. I didn't realize you were in Michigan. I grew up in Lansing and we have family cottages in Gaylord, East Tawas and Lake City. I miss going up north for the great seasonal activities. Thanks for tip on pumpkins ... we offered a lovely variety this year and they enjoyed each and every nibble! Ugh.

Wishing you much JOY in 2013! :)

Jo

Sarah said...

Jane, it was fun to read your review. You had a full year. Love the boots, and "joy" is one of my favorite words. ;-)
Thanks for sharing a friendship across the miles though our blogs. Looking forward to 2103.....Sarah

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane, how fun for me to pop by and see not one, but two great posts about all of your adventures this past year. You all have experienced so much over the course of a year, and weathered every storm and joyous occasion beautifully! I hope that 2013 is a year of calm and health for you and your entire family!

Happy New Year!

xo Kat

Melanie said...

I enjoyed reading the second part of your year in review! Your son, Kevin sounds like such a sweetheart. And I love that last picture of you and Al. May you be blessed with plenty of joy for 2013!

chateau chic said...

Great to join in on your memories of 2012!
Mary Alice

Lori said...

Love your recap and your word ~ Joy! With the wedding on the horizon you will have lots of joy this year. I have chosen blessed ~ I need to remind myself how lucky I am so this word works for me. Cheers to 2013. xo

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wonderful highlights! You've been so busy!! Thanks for sharing your Christmas activities with us. Sounds lovely.

20 North Ora said...

Jane- so glad your honey is doing well and was able to enjoy the holidays! You year in review is great. I hope to do that next year when I have a full year of blogging under my belt

Judy

Donna said...

What a great post, Jane, and a great word to live by! I am loving your comfy looking white chair! And your bathroom spruce up, too. Wow, you really got alot of bang for just 50 bucks:)

Nancy Esmade said...

i love your blog, i find it very interesting and very helpful too. you really have shared a lot of ideas

bathroom accessories

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Just read both of your year in review posts and I found myself saying, "Oh I remember that" or "When did I miss that?" Such a fun way to wrap up the year with a blog. 2012 sounds wonderful and I bet 2013 will be even more delightful! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to in 2013!

HaBee New Year!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

We chose the same word! I loved looking back through last year with you. Wishing you a joy filled new year Jane.
Hugs,
Penny

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet walk thru time! I SO enjoyed seeing and hearing all about your time at the lakehouse and back at home! Have a blessed NEW day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

Balisha said...

Hi Jane,
I loved following you through 2012 in pictures. What a heartfelt post.My wish for you is... "All good things in 2013."
Hugs, Balisha

Carmen said...

What a wonderful post, Jane! I enjoyed reading about what you've been up to lately. Your homes are so nice and cozy looking! Christmas was nice here too. We had a whimsical tree and lots of family and friends to celebrate with. I am just now taking a little blog break. My family has been growing in leaps and bounds, and it's time to reassess what I'm doing and where I'm at in this crazy but wonderful life! Blessings to you this 2013!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just read part 1 and 2 Jane, what a great couple of posts!
So glad to have been part of your year dear friend.
You have had a lot to deal with this year plus a lot of joy, and you have handled it with grace and class.
Hugs dearie,
Cindy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I loved this post! What a great recap!I did not know that you could bring summer blooms and have them all winter... you must have the perfect light!
Happy New Year!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great post Jane! So fun seeing a little bit of everything and seeing the highlights of the year. Happy 2013, looking forward to another year of Blondie's Journal:>)

Betsy Brock said...

wow...you've been busy! A fun busy, though!

love the boots...I have a gift card to shop for some soon! yay!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I've enjoyed your highlights of 2012 posts. You had a great year, and I wish you Joy, Peace, and Health for 2013. (I really like your choice of word for 2013)....

xo,
RJ

Penny said...

Happy New Year Jane. So glad Al is doing well. Love that last picture of you two. Hope this is a great year for you and look forward to seeing you in NC.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Sounds like you've been busy! Being a shoe girl...I love the boots and the flats! Shoes get my attention everytime over home decor...lol

Deb Hrabik said...

Nice to meet you Jane! Here's to lake living!
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Susan Herin said...

Jane, your tree was beautiful. I just took down my garland on the porch and wreaths on the windows yesterday and I miss them. The way you talk about your lakehouse sounds just how I feel about the porch. I can hear the sadness in your voice. Spring/Summer will be back soon! We'll just read the winter away and plan for those warm days that I know will soon return. I LOVE your new boots! Those are sharp! :) Happy New Year to you, dear friend! XO

Sue said...

Janie, I enjoyed catching up with your year in review! How fun to have the word "joy" as your incentive and goal. I hope your days are filled with it! Happy New Year, my friend! xo Sue

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

This was a great recap. Looks like I missed a lot. Looking forward to 2013! Should be fun! You have a beautiful family!
Karen

Chatelaine said...

Wow, you did so much in the Fall and for the holidays. You sure are a busy lady but it all looks like fun except for the surgery part.

Now sink into that chair and take it easy. Read, have some wine and relax. You deserve it!

Debbie said...

Posts like this are the reason I long to move back home. Your "year in review" was such a joy to read, Jane.
You have a lovely family, and beautiful home that you take such care to make it such a welcoming place to all who enter.
You are one special lady.
Happy joyous 2013, sweet friend.
xxoo

bj said...

O, Blondie, you have such a good heart and sweet spirit...and, yes, us moms FOREVER take good care of our kids...no matter how old they are. And, the great part is that THEY take good care of US, too.

We have all our decorations down and packed for moving...hoping the mover show up next week. Then we'll work oon getting our house up to par to put on the market.
O, we still have to take our icicle lights off the house...maybe tomorrow. :)) They look so pretty at night, we just hate to take them down.

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, Jane, you had a crazy busy year. Thanks for keeping us updated on the journey. liz

Lori E said...

It is sometimes surprising when we look back over the year to see how much we have done when at times we feel like we haven't accomplished much.
I love that our blogs can be a storyline of our lives that we (and our families) will be able to look back at many years from now.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Thank you for sharing your journey!

Christmas went by SO fast this year but we decided to deck the halls more than ever. It was the right time to celebrate how lucky we have been.

Carol said...

Truly lovely post, Jane. It was so nice hearing your heartfelt love of your family in your writing. You are a dear, sweet lady and your family reflects that. I'm so glad that it was a good year, even with "blips," and I hope "2013" is even better!

Carol

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I'm finally home, company is gone and I'm trying to get back to some kind of routine. I'm actually ready to be a little bored (but just for a little while)! I need to read backwards to catch up with all your doings, but the parts of this post about your Christmas just made me feel joy. The warm and cozy came through in your words...I hope your husband is doing okay and that you have a Happy New Year!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I sure enjoyed catching up on all your happenings. And you always have the cutest shoes! Love the boots! Hope you have much happiness in the new year.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think your "word" is perfect. Love that zinc stand your cupcakes were on!

Maria Elena said...

Jane, what a beautiful post! I truly enjoyed reading it. So nice to look back at everything you did last year. Love, love your word of the year!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Enjoyed reading your recap of 2012...Have a wonderful happy and healthy 2013!!!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

What a grand post full of fun and possibility! That tip about furniture polish on pumpkins so the squirrels won't eat them is brilliant. You should pin that on interest! Your new boots are the bomb - I've been on a quest for some just like that for a year. I just don't want to pay $300! Thanks for telling your secret about looking at your post from Christmas last year to see how you decorated. I don't feel so bad now, as I did the same!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Enjoyed your recap Jane!! Wishing you and your family a very happy 2013! Glad the hubby is doing well :)
ps Love the boots!!