A Purple Poem and 12 Things 2011

I just finished putting together my “Best Of” post for 2011, set to post on Saturday. It was hard to choose, but also really fun to look back at the past year. I made a list of 15 or so posts that I want to read again and again. Until then, I found another link up, another Year in Review, that’s all about the number 12. Twelve words or pictures to sum up your year. How could I resist? (Hosted by the lovelies, Jessica of Four Plus An Angel and Ashley of My Front Porch Swing.) Plus, a little poem inspired by Mama Kat and her Writer’s Workshop.

My year… in Purple.

P is for persistence that got me through the year.

U is for you my loves, my friends, my dears. 

R is for reality that slapped me in the face.

P is for the positive; the pleasures and the peace.

L is for the life I’m so thankful to be living.

E is for everything that 2012 will bring. 


12 Words for 2011

January Scary

February Fruitful

March Frustrating

April Disappointing

May Relief

June Family

July Hope

August HOT

September Exciting

October Busy

November Grateful

December Generous

A year of firsts! 

First Bath

hated it!

First Manicure

First Photo Shoot

slept through it.

First Smiles

in the bath? who knew!?

First Easter

First Royal Wedding

her royal highnesses

First Foods

First Farmer’s Market

First Independence Day

First Petting Zoo

First Halloween

First Steps and Thanksgiving!

First Birthday and First Teeth

What a year it’s been!


16 Responses to A Purple Poem and 12 Things 2011
  1. Patrice P
    December 29, 2011 | 7:35 pm

    Fabulous poem and those photos are priceless! I love that Royal Wedding shot!!

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:30 am

      I bought those tiaras at Meijer for $1 and haven’t had the heart to throw them away yet. Hello, #Hoarders? :D

  2. Jen
    December 29, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    That poem was just too sweet, loved it.
    And your girls are adorable! Here’s to 2012 <3

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:29 am

      Cheers to that!

  3. Jessica
    December 29, 2011 | 8:57 pm

    Such amazing photos and brings back lots of memories of the baby days with my two who are now 4 years old already. That first year is such a blur, looks like you have made it, which is no small feat.

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:29 am

      Thank you! I was getting teary eyed going over the past year. It’s crazy how fast it’s all gone by.

  4. kvetchmom
    December 29, 2011 | 9:02 pm

    Love, love, love this post! Your daughters are beautiful!

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:26 am

      Thank you so much! I think so too, but I’m biased. ;)

  5. Jeannie
    December 30, 2011 | 6:33 am

    What an incredible year you’ve all had!! Congrats! And Happy New Year too!!!

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:24 am

      Thank you! Happy New Year to you, as well!

  6. Shana
    December 30, 2011 | 11:04 am

    What a wonderful post. Also…you are such an inspiration to me…because no matter what happens you always look at the positive side. I admire that very much…just thought you should know.

    • Kallay
      December 30, 2011 | 11:24 am

      This really means so much to me, Shana. I used to be such a negative ninny, always complaining and spouting off about one thing or another. Granted, life was pretty crappy to me, but I still could have chosen a better attitude. The Happiness Project *literally* changed my life. I highly recommend the book to everyone.

  7. mellisarock
    December 31, 2011 | 12:52 am

    What a year. Makes me long for just one more (or two) babies in the house. Wishing you all the best in 2012.

  8. Recovering Supermom
    December 31, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Congratulations on making it through the year! And I love your poem and list of words for each month. Have a wonderful 2012!

  9. Galit Breen
    December 31, 2011 | 11:50 am

    What a lovely {creative!} wrap up!

    Happy 2012 to you and your’s!

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