There's Magic Out There: My 2012 Journey

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My 2012 Journey

So I was sitting here thinking how A new year is about to begin and how to me its a clean slate. I get to start all over again and make the new year the best year possible. But before the New Year starts I was reflecting on my 2012. What happened, what I did, how its gone for me. So here is My 2012:

January: Start of 2012, My sisters 21st birthday (new Years baby), 2 special little girls birthday, my first hair cut in over 3 years! Yep! Wow! But I really felt like I had no time for it

February: Tax season craze! The people in costumes were always stalking us on the bus. We went to Seaworld opening day. We fed the dolphins! We turned all our family members into Bacon. Leap year (always great to get an extra day) and celebrated Valentines day!
March: Spring Break! See munchkin leaping off the floor playing with water, St.Patricks Day! (lots of green)
April: We had a great Easter! Check out my Easter basket cupcakes I made. I also made my own cascarones and rice krispies eggs! Sadly most of the month I had a horrible Bad ear ache that closed my ear and made it sound like a muffled hum mixed with ringing and pain and endless Dr appts! I spent so much time with my ear against a pillow.
May: Aquatica at Seaworld had its grand opening and of course we had to be there to check it out! Mothers day,  SOL (Seeds Of Learning) classes ended and we had a party at the San Antonio Childrens Museum to celebrate a good year (Thankyou to the museum for this amazing free kids program)
June: First official day of summer (Although in Texas it feels like Summer most of the time) so we had a lot of fun in the Sun!
July: We saw the fireworks at Seaworld 4th of July. Sadly I stepped on a nail when I was walking outside in my neighborhood and had to get a shot and antibiotics. It made me stay in alot the rest of the month so I could heal.  
August: Went to The San Antonio children's museum Free day with Sid the science kid (KLRN kids sponsor), My dads bday, We went to the Witte Museum to see the Darwin Exhibit which was amazing! (Thankyou Maker Mama for the Giveaway) and I officially started blogging (whoo-hoo)!
September: We started going to Play and Learn this fall, We went to the Witte again! We celebrated Grandparents day, started our alphabet journey. We went to Seaworlds Howl-0-Scream
October: We went to National Night out and Munchkin even got to take a picture with Mayor Castro! We went to Howl-O-Scream again, We went to Chalk it up for the first time and loved it. We got lucky to go free to the Botanical gardens and we saw the dinosaurs! We had fun at Treat street and Coffins on parade on the Riverwalk. Had a spooky Halloween! Most important of all we celebrated my munchkins 4th bday!
November: We went to Dia de los Muertos events and the Diwali festival of Lights. We went to Seaworlds Christmas Celebration, celebrated my birthday and my brothers. Had fun at The San Antonio Childrens museum. Got in the holiday spirit when we went to see Santa on the Riverwalk.
December: We went to the Zoo to see Santa deliver presents to the animals, We went to the San Antonio Museum of Art for a special book launch, Survived the end of the world again, and had a Beautiful Christmas! Now getting ready for a New Year!
I want to say Thankyou to my family for always being there for me. Thankyou to Colleen Pence for your kindness and for introducing me to such a beautiful group of Bloggers that have only made me grow. Thankyou to the readers who visit the blog. Thankyou To Play and Learn for all the fun and learning.Thankyou Seaworld for the amazing year with the Fun cards I won during the Flat Jack contest. They let us go to Seaworld all this year and it was awesome!
How was your year? Think back on this year and all the Happiness and tears you shared with loved ones and How this 2013 is sure to be an amazing new adventure too! Thank you 2012 for all the memories but I cant wait to make my mark in 2013! Hope you are all here to follow along in our journey and share it with us. Happy New Year guys!

Love Always
-Alvina


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79 comments:

  1. The year seemed to go pretty well. Here is wishing 2013 is super duper!

    Yay for free kid days!

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    1. Thankyou so much and yes! Anything with the word Free is normally awesome! Happy New year :)

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  2. Wow! What a fantastic 2012 you had, I bet 2013 will be even better!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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    1. Im hoping so, Im wishing on it. Thankyou! I will definately be back :)

      Happy New year!

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  3. What a great years worth of pictures! Beautiful!

    Fotini

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  4. wow it looks like a great year for you! blessings in 2013, following you back from the hop! xo

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  5. Hey, new follower from the Super Sunday Blog Hop. What a lovely look back throughout the year! Can't wait to check out your blog some more. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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    1. Thankyou! Will go check out your blog right now! Awww your 80s pic is too cute. Those memories are special.

      Happy new year!

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  6. It's great that you remember all of that and have pictures to show for it. Thanks for the visit and follow. I'm back at you with GFC.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. I had to go through my calender and photo journals. But Thankyou! Happy new year!

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  7. You had great 2012. I hope that our 3013 will be better too. I'm following you back. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thankyou! Wish I could see 3013 so i could know the future :) Happy New year!

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  8. Looks like you had a wonderful and exciting year! God is so good! Thanks for sharing this journey with us.

    Thanks so much for following Saved by Grace -- I'm following you back!

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    1. Thankyou so much and yes you are correct God is so Good! :)
      Happy New year!

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  9. Hi! It's Vickilicious from The Greek Housewife. Thanks for following! I followed you back and I'm looking forward to reading your blog! Hope 2013 is filled with even more happy and fun moments!

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    1. Thankyou so much! You too, Happy new year! :)

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  10. I loved getting to read your year in review. I can't wait to read your first haircut in three years post. I haven't had a haircut in at least 8 months and my hair has some major split ends but I never have time to get a haircut.

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    1. Thankyou! I actually didnt start blogging until August so I dont have a blog for my first haircut.

      Let me give u the gist: grocery shopping I see they have a hairsalon inside of the walmart we're in and my hair was beyond control so i get haircut (first in over 3 yrs) I dont rush her. i tell her one length around and when shes done I trust its fine since its her job to cut hair. i have a kid crying and I need to get the groceries home so i say ok thanks pay, pick it up and plan on washing and blowdrying at home so I can play with my hair. I get home put away food then look at my hair and want to cry! it looks like a hack job! It was in so many crooked lengths as if my son had cut it. I have to get scissors and try to trim it. I only told 2 people since I was so embarassed that i hadnt payed attention to my haircut after so long of waiting! But now Im telling you. Pay attention when getting a haircut!

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  11. Hey there! I just wanted to thank you for linking up to It's Freakin' Friday blog hop! Hope to see you next week! :)

    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium

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    1. Thankyou and I will be there :) Happy New year!

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  12. wow you guys had a busy year!!

    I hope to do more with my kiddo this year especially hitting up to museums!

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    1. Thankyou, I dont think we were so busy, I think it just sounds it. And yes! museums are awesome. my son is 4 and he is always I love art, lets paint, learn colors and love museums! So its always good to expose children to the arts.

      Happy new year!

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  13. Wow, a lot happened for you guys this year! So cool that with your blog, you can look back and reflect on the memories of the year. Great photos!

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  14. Great recap of your year! Here's to another great year for you!
    Thanks for liking and following my blog!
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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  15. how fun!! looks like a great productive year!!
    wishing you another Happy New Year!

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  16. Just dropping in to Thank you for joining in "Lets Get Social Sunday" Party. Now following via GFC and Twitter:)

    Hope you have a Very Happy New Year!!

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  17. Thanks for the summary post - good for newbies like me to see what we've missed out on! ;)

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    1. Thankyou for checking it out! I think its too long but its just once a year.

      Happy new year!

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  18. 2012 was a good year for you! May 2013 be just as wonderful if not more so!

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thankyou so much! Heres hoping :)

      Happy new year!

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  19. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog- I'm following your lovely blog back.
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  20. I'm following, happy new year to you!

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  21. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving a sweet comment and following along :) I am now following your sweet blog and I look forward to visiting again.
    Happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  22. Great visuals! Thanks for stopping by! Following back!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following. Happy New Year! :)

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  24. What a fun year! Thank you for linking up!

    Monica

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    1. Thankyou so much, it was a fun year. Happy New year!

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  25. I love year end recaps! It makes you realize how many good things surround you!

    Following you from the blog hop!
    Happy Thursday!

    -Hannah
    http://thirstyworlddesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou! I love the way you think. Wishing you an amazing year!

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  26. Hi! New GFC follower from the TOTB blog hop! Would love to have you swing by and follow me back, if you get the chance!

    Look forward to reading more from you!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou so much! Just added u via fb, twitter and Google :) Looking forward to reading more of u too!

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  27. Stopping by to show some love from your newest follower! :-)

    Deandra
    http://chaos-commotion-emotion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi there! Thankyou :) Im going to go stop over there right now

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  28. new follower, looks like you had a great year and you have a handprint tree like ours!

    thisdayilove.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou! I am going to have to see your tree now :)

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  29. Looks like you had an exciting year. New follower visiting from Aloha Blog Hop. Love to have you visit and follow back!
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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    1. Thankyou so much! Im going to head over there right now! Folowing you via fb and twitter :)

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  30. Hello! Stopping by from the Aloha Blog Hop!

    -Kelly
    http://www.blartblog.com

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I will go chek out your blog right now! I love your blog name! Blog about art+blart! Too cute! Just followed you :)

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  31. Interesting post...Visiting via Aloha Blog Hop...
    Have a Great Year 2013!!
    http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thankyou! Have a great yesr as well :) Just followed you! Who doesnt love yummy food?

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  32. What a fun fun year :) So much colour and laughing.

    (I am hopping over from Melomommas blog hop :)

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    1. Thankyou so much! It was a great year.

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  33. Hi Alvina! You look like you had an awesome year! I wish your 2013 will be "awesome-er"!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the Fun Friday Blog Hop, it was truly appreciated.

    I hope you had fun meeting new bloggers! I'm following you. Come follow me back when you get the chance :)

    huggies***
    rea - http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thankyou so much! I love meeting new bloggers :)

      Will go check you out right now! Love your organizing! (New follower)

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  34. Hi Alvina! Thanks for linking up at fun friday blog hop!

    Have a great weekend!

    Anne

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  35. It looks like you had an amazing 2012! I hope 2013 is just as good for you!

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    1. Thankyou so much! Hope your 2013 is beautiful too!

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  36. Just stopping by from the blog hop, I think I'm your newest follower. Looks like a great year,love the pics of the little ones.
    www.cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi there! I am your newest follower! What a lovely idea to share everything from 2012, month by month. Your year looks fantastic, great pictures, and lots of fun. I found you from Aloha blog hop, looking forward to reading more of your adventures!

    Sarah x

    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-17-and-secret.html



    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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