2012 has been a good year.

As I told my mom the other day, “This is the first time in a long time that I haven’t wanted the year to end!” Hmmm, I am not sure if that is hopeful or depressing. Hahaha! But seriously, as I look back at the past twelve months, I can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment. 2012 has been a time of major discovery, independence, and strengthening of the relationships in my life; namely my marriage. L and I finally settled into what I always envisioned “marriage” and “family” to be. It took us almost four years, and a lot of false starts. We still don’t have any little kiddos to show for it, but something somewhere clicked between us and it’s like we reached another level. We worked on healing our broken infertile hearts, and realized we wanted to be better people for ourselves and for each other. I hope that never ever changes. It brings me some comfort in a world that can often be…well…disappointing.

I have been silent on the blog for months. I still lurk around from time to time, and I have a handful of draft posts that never came to pass. I am not sure why I suddenly decided to stop writing. I even surprised myself with that one, but I really hope I take the opportunity in 2013 to organize my thoughts again. This blog still holds a special place within me, and I have missed being away from it and away from you (the one or two people that still follow this blog. Mom, is that you?)

I wish you all an amazing end to 2012…and peace, love, and good times in the year ahead.


February 21, 2013



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    January 1, 2013

    I hope you come back to blogging. Miss hearing from you! So glad you are in a good place. Happy 2013 to you and your family!!

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    January 1, 2013

    Welcome back! Great to hear from you!

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    Geek in Heels

    January 2, 2013

    I've missed your posts! I'm so happy for you that you're at a good place now, and I wish you all the best in 2013!

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    honey my heart

    January 2, 2013

    it's great to hear that your 2012 was good 🙂 wishing you nothing but the greatest in 2013.

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    Chanel Jibal

    January 2, 2013

    Happy New Year!!!!! Sometimes new blog designs help greatly with inspiring me to blog 🙂 we miss you xoxo

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    Colleen C

    January 3, 2013

    I'm with the others — so nice to hear from you and hear that you had a wonderful 2012! I think about you often and would love to hear more from you!!

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    January 4, 2013

    Happy new year! Lovely to hear from your blog again, glad to hear things are going well. I didn't want 2012 to end, either! But hopefully 2013 will bring lots of excitement, too.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    January 7, 2013

    Hey there Carly, happy new year to you too! You have definitely had a tough year, but I love how you and L really defined "family" and "marriage". We've been settling into that as well. I can only hope that we can both expand our families eventually, but I do love the family I have and it is the best thing in my life (and I think that's what you are saying too!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    January 17, 2013

    Hope 2013 is absolutely amazing for you! You both deserve it

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    January 18, 2013

    so glad to see you pop back in over here and share a few words. i can feel it, 2013 is going to be a great year for us 😉

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    sillie smile

    February 11, 2013

    been thinking of you (in a non-stalker way) and hope that you're doing well in the new year.

    i checked in today, to see if you have posted…take your time 🙂 do things at the rate your comfortable with, hoping you are having a healthy start to 2013!