NewlyWoodwards: 2012 in Review

What a year! 2012 was truly the craziest year of my life. The most amazing, scariest, quickest, most difficult and most rewarding year of my life.

In January, I refrained from making tons of resolutions and goals. Instead, I had one goal – have a baby.

Nailed it.

But, we had a lot of other awesome moments in 2012, too.

The best part of keeping up on this blog consistently is the fact that I have memories recorded for years to come. I’m not a journaler and not much of a scrapbooker. But, this blog has become a diary of sorts. What a blessing for someone like me, who has zero memory.

Seriously. I just forgot what I wrote.

As I was sifting back through posts, I thought I’d share a few of the most memorable posts and moments from the year.

Okay. So, I had a tough time narrowing them down … but here’s a little recap.

Announced our big baby newsFinished tiling the fireplaceAdded open shelving in the kitchen.

Met up with blog friends for a weekendLearned we were having a little boyEnjoyed an Arizona getaway.

Made a pinwheel mobilecurtains and a tree trunk table for Henry’s nursery. Enjoyed the first of four showers for the child formerly known as Baby DubPurchased 17 acres of property to one day build our forever home.

Bought an old tractor. Had great showers #2 and #3Enjoyed an awesome blog friends weekend in Chicago.

Finished the upholstered bed for the nursery, DIY crib skirt and a houndstooth quiltEnjoyed another awesome baby showerWelcomed Henry to the world.

Introduced you to our awesome deconstructed barnStarted sharing weekly photos of HenryDescribed the first few weeks of parenthood on Henry’s due date.


Shared Henry’s fabric-covered canvases. (Which was our most-pinned project from the year.) Started life as a working mommaPainted wicker baskets.

Started eating baconFinished a stripes and monogram baby quilt.

Spookified our stairsRyan turned 30Hosted a great fundraising sign-making partyCelebrated Halloween with our little Oh Henry bar.

Shared our picks for nice-to-have baby gearHosted Dare to DIY for the fourth year with my buddies.

Visited two SantasDecorated lots of nooks and crannies for ChristmasCelebrated our best Christmas ever.

And that, my friends. Is a mighty fine year.


  1. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication says

    What a blessed year you’ve had already! I’m sure there’s many more blessings to come! :)

    Happy New Year!

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