I can't believe we are already at the end of 2012.  Can you? The world didn't end.  There was no major apocalypse... no zombies attacking the planet. but here are a few things that happened to me this year!  
The big one- I had a baby! I still can't believe that I am a mommy.  Seriously- it's such a major milestone in anyones life becoming a parent. My daughter gives me so much love and joy- I can't even express how much my heart just swells with mush.  It still surprises me how much I enjoy being a mother and will try very hard to be the best one I can be. 
I quit caffeine.  Well.. I quit caffeine because it made me sick in my first trimester of pregnancy.  I was completely addicted to coffee and had several cups every day and when I got pregnant the smell made me sick. I have tried to quit caffeine before but never was able to go longer than a week with out it. I haven't had any caffeine in over a year and am so proud that I kicked the habit.  I do miss a delicious cup of coffee but I'm doing my best to not go back to my caffeinated ways.
I took lots of photos.  I got a couple of new lenses this year and felt extra fancy snapping photos.  I learned and am learning a lot about photography and feel a little like I am on an adventure with documenting my life journey with photos.  
I painted and painted and painted.. This year more than ever I fell in love with painting and realized how important making art is to me.  Painting keeps me happy and when I don't paint.. I miss it.  
My parents sold their house and moved to the beach.  I am born and raised in Portland, Oregon and for the first time in my life I can't just swing by my parents house.  I had to help my mom go through the house and memories.  My parent's old house will always hold so many memories- I had my wedding in their back yard.  All of my highschool memories- proms.. listening to records.. bleaching and dying my hair.. sneaking out and going dancing :).

I can't wait for 2013.. Have a safe and sparkling New Years! We are having a couple of friends over, ordering take out and watching tacky 90's movies :)


Outcast said...

Seems to me like 2012 has been an awesome year for you Erika, especially when it comes to giving birth to little Nora, it was so cool hearing about your pregnancy then about her once she was born, hopefully 2013 is as equally a good year.

Melanie said...

Aww, Congrats on becoming a Mom & painting and photos and enjoying life!! =)

Happy New Year! =)

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Gentri said...

Looks like an overall great year. :) Love that painting, you are really talented!

Jenn said...

Awesome year :) I'm impressed with the bit about giving up caffeine! Coffee feels like my lifeblood right now. (Literally, right now. 3:30 in the afternoon and I can't keep my eyes open. The fact that you did this for a year impresses me A LOT.)

Unknown said...

Congrats on the baby! Mine's due shortly!

Allison said...

I LOVE that painting! You are so talented! Sounds like a year full of changes for you. I hope 2013 is a great one!

QP said...

can't wait to see what great pics you take with those new lenses ;)