Monday, December 10, 2012

12 in '12 .... Don't mind if I do!

So I just saw this new linky party and couldn't resist!! Who doesn't want to reminise throughout the year and think about all of their favorite things?!?! Well, maybe you don't, but I do!!! :)
Click on the picture to check out the Linky Party!
Here it goes, my favorite 12 in '12!

12. Favorite movie you watched: I would have to say The Vow, even though I hated the ending!  .... How pathetic is it that I actually had to google search 2012 movie releases to find out what came out this year?!  I don't make it to the movies nearly as often as I did before Baby B! 

11. Favorite TV series: Duck Dynasty... This is a new favorite.  I seriously only began watching it about a week ago and no lie, even though it's slightly ridiculous, I love it.  Maybe because in a way it reminds me so much of the craziness of my family!
10. Favorite restaurant: Without hesitation, McAlister's Deli.... It's so difficult to go out to eat with a little one, but when I do this is usually top on our list!  Yummy food, reasonably priced, and a good atmosphere!

9. Favorite new thing you tried: Hands down, blogging!  Sometimes I feel like blogging is my therapy... haha, no joke!

8. Favorite gift you got: My Silhouette!  It is technically a Christmas gift from my dad, but he said I could just order it and ship it to my house and have it early!!! I have only made one things so far, but that is only because it is hard to work with the machine and keep my (almost 18 month old) toddler from getting the big middle of it all!  My to-do list  want to accomplish/try list is super long!  C'mon Christmas Break!

7. Favorite thing you pinned: Ok, so I didn't technically pin this... I actually found it on Facebook, but I totally would have pinned it if I saw in on Pinterest!
6. Favorite blog post:  When I read this, my first thought was my post about Writer's Workshop, also titled I admit it, I'm a teacher nerd, not only was learning about writer's workshop an awesome experience, I had a blast blogging and sharing about it, too! :)

5. Best accomplishment: Surviving the first year of motherhood as a single mommy! 
This was taken at Sea World, Berklee's first real vacation in honor of her birthday this summer!
4. Favorite picture: I love that this picture perfectly depicts our relationship!
3. Favorite memory: The first time Berklee came up to me and gave me a kiss on her own, just because! :) Melts my heart every single time!

2. Goal for 2013: Become more consistent with my blogging

1. One Little Word:  Faith  ... Without this I don't know where I would be today.  Faith that the Lord knows what he is doing and has a plan much bigger than I could ever imagine for me and my little one.  Faith that everything is just as it should be for now.  Faith that no matter what I've been handed, I can handle it. :) Ok.... So one word turned into about 30.... But I was just explaining my one word! ;) 

Until next time..... 8.5 days and counting! 


  1. Kelli, I love your post and from one single mom to another (don't let the name fool you), you go girl! Love those pictures!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

    1. I can't believe I haven't responded to this sooner!! I'm sorry, but believe me, your comment put a HUGE smile on my face when I read it! Being a single mom is tough, but being a mommy period is one of the best privileges I have been blessed with, I'm sure you would agree!! If doing it on our own is what we must do, then we shall! :)

  2. I loved the Vow, but was not crazy about the ending either. Your daughter is adorable. I'm new follower.:)

    iTeach 1:1

    1. Thank you, Kristin! She is definitely a little pill!

  3. Found you from the 12 in '12 linky - don't feel bad, after reading your post I was like "The Vow came out in 2012?" I HATED the ending too...all that build up, just to say they started over! I needed the 411 on the next chapter, you know?!

    Love your pic with your daughter on your head, so C.U.T.E.!!!

    1. Thank you, Kristan, sorry I'm just now responding. Mommy duties and a much needed break took place! :) I agree, too much build up and not enough details for the next chapter.... I mean did they have kids? Did they continue down the path they had paved prior to the accident? Did she become a famous artist?! I hope you enjoyed your break! :)

  4. Thanks for linking up!! (Is it funny to you, too, that the two comments before mine are also a form of Kristin??)
    I loved loved loved The Vow. WOW!!! Such a great movie!!! Although, I would not have argued with Channing Tatum. If he ever says he's my husband, I'm in!! :)

    1. Haha, sorry for the delayed response, but yes, that is funny to see the two comments above you to be a form of Kristin! Thank you for the comment. I hope you enjoyed your break, I sure did enjoy mine! :)

  5. Hi kelli, I just found your blog and am your newest follower.
    Loved the 12 in 12, especially the pin with the blank data board. OMG... How true is that statement! Keep up the good work and enjoy the holidays!


    1. Thank you for the comment and sorry for my delayed response. I took a much needed break from not only teacher's world, but also bloggy land! When I saw the blank data board I could do nothing but laugh! Thank you for following and I hope you've enjoyed your holidays, too!! :)