Ava Grace's Closet: 2011 ~ A look back
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 ~ A look back

Happy New Year everyone!
It's funny how every new year brings with it promises of changes you will make we're trying to cut-down on our sugar intake starting tomorrow and excitement for what lies ahead.
Just last March I launched this little blog with this post. And our Ava Grace turned one.
 April saw Jules turn 9 (?!) and the start of 
Enter May, Isabella gets braces and the search for a nanny is over!
In June we take our first vacation as a family of five. And we like it.
Our new nanny starts in July. Huge adjustment. Mostly for me. 
Us girls go to a Taylor Swift concert.
My brother renews his wedding vows in August. We can't go. Boo. But here is what I would have worn. The summer seems to end too quickly. 
September. back.to.school for some and back.to.work for others. By the end of the month, I resign after working in the corporate world for 20+ years. And am now full-time mama. And part-time blogger. We let our nanny go. So, so hard. But I know the decision is the right one.
In October I become the mother of a teenager. and a toddler. 
Halloween. My first guest post
November. I share a few secret family recipes starting with this. My dear friend lands a dream job and I play stylist for a day. 
December. The last month of the year is filled with shopping, decorating a little baking and preparing for Christmas. Having a little one at Christmas brings it all full circle. The wonderment. The pure joy.
 And through it all, I still couldn't sleep
What a year.
Welcome 2012 I say. Welcome.


  1. Happy New Year. I'm so glad to have "met" you last year and look forward to reading your posts this year.

  2. Quite the year! :) Wow...you are pretty new to blogging too! :) Love reading along with you!

  3. Wow. What a great year you had! So glad to have been able to see most of it. Can't wait to see what 2012 brings for you and your family. I know it's going to be a good one!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year, I hope you have an amazing 2012

  5. great recap and highlights. noticed the new look.. if only i know how.. sigh!

  6. Ava grace is such a beautiful name :) your blog is really cute. I enjoyed reading your recqap, and hope you have a very happy 2012 x

  7. It's amazing when you look at how much happens in one year. happy new year

  8. I started my blog a month before you did, doesn't time fly????
    Great recap!!!

  9. Happy New Year Susan!!!! Here's to a wonderful year and getting to know you better!

  10. Beautiful Pics Susan! Happy New Year :)

  11. Happy New Years! Looking forward to to you and your blog this 2012 =D

  12. whoa! I cannot believe Jules turned 9! And the first family of five vacation, that is pretty great too! What a fun filled year for you guys.

  13. This was a great look back on your year. Looks like it was a good one! :)

  14. Great recap! I hope 2012 brings many beautiful blessings! :)


I love reading every last one. Thanks so much for stopping by our little blog. xo.