12 in '12 Linky Party

Is 2012 really almost over?!  When I look back on this year, SO many life changing things happened.  Both good and bad, but I can genuinely say, I wouldn't change a thing because I am happy at where I am at today.   And that is so exciting to say and really mean!!!  Kristen and Hadar are hosting a linky party to share about our favorite things from 2012!

Here are my 12 favorite things...

12. Favorite time of the year:
Right now!  I love Christmas time, ESPECIALLY going to the mall and all the insanity that it brings! 
11. Favorite TV series:  
Forever my heart will belong to LOST.  Since that series is now over, I have jumped on the Revolution train.  It has some of the same actors and writers.  Because of it, I make sure my phone is always charged! ;)

10. Favorite restaurant:  
Chioptle.  To. The. End.

9. Favorite breakfast treat:
Orange rolls.  Krystal, you know you make them the best!
8. Favorite gift you got:
I love succulents.  They are cute, pointy, and make me smile.  This little guy was a treat from my mom. :)  It's the little things, right?

7. Favorite thing you pinned: 
 I might have a "Hey Girl, for Teachers" pinboard....
I seriously can't get enough of these sayings...who comes up with these?!?!
6. Favorite blog post:
My favorite is this First Day of Kindergarten Photo Idea post...
5. Best accomplishment:  
I would like to say that entering the blogging world has been a HUGE accomplishment.  It has pushed me to grow and meet new people in a way that I never assumed I would.  Here is my name tag from the I Teach K conference in Vegas this year.  Such a good trip!!!
4. Favorite picture:
This is a teaser of my family Christmas card photo.  Yes, I made my family dress up like this....

3. Favorite memory:
My sister and I got Disneyland passes a couple of weeks ago.  Our first trip in the park together, I swear we were 10 again.  The amount of joy pouring out of us was contageous.  Here is us on the teacup ride = heaven.
2. Goal for 2013:
Spend more time with family and friends.  That is what life is all about. 

1. One Little Word:
Bring it on, 2013!


  1. Love this!!!! Your family pic teaser is hilarious! And I love the Disneyland pic. Your whole post was JOY! Love ya! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I went to Disneyworld with my family this year (we are all over 21 years old) and you would think we were little kids again! So much fun!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. I SO want to see more of that family Christmas photo!
    Your smile always exudes so much joy! I think you already embody joy!!

  4. You look so cute in that family photo- can't wait to see the rest!

    I love Disneyland too! My sister is there with her family now & I am totally jealous I couldn't be with them...lol!! :)

    Color Me Kinder

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