Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 | the year that was . . .

we settled into our new home. i waved my girl off to kindy. fell more in love with the steiner way. i hung out with my boy. we enjoyed busy mornings and quiet afternoons. took an impromptu trip to hawaii. we explored the south coast in our new caravan. i recharged at a week long yoga retreat. i quit facebook. i quit sugar. we had our first honey harvest. my babies got bigger. they became great playmates. i spent time sewing. i spent time on the yoga mat. sam went on a surf trip. we made a baby. i quit coffee. i quit alcohol. i dragged myself through the first months of pregnancy. i came crawling back to sugar. my brother got married. i dabbled in a bit of paid work. sam worked from home. sam worked away. we watched our baby chicks hatch and grow. we went to ballet classes. we went to playgroup. we hung out in coffee shops. my girl turned four. my boy turned two. we planted 23 fruit trees. we watched our garden grow. we surfed. we fished. we swam. we cooked. we gardened. we loved where we live.  we found a lot to be grateful for. 

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{right now, i'm reflecting back on my 12 things for 2012
and thinking about 13 things for 2013}


  1. Sounds like one beautiful year :-)

  2. what a year! love this and hope 2013 holds even more magic {is that possible?} think i will join you on the 13... x ashley

  3. It seems like you did a lot, but in a peaceful and happy way - that's so nice. Wishing you a very happy 2013. Gillian x

  4. What a happy summary of your year and another lovely photo!

  5. Happy New Year Lovely one!
    Your 2012 was love-filled and productive! May 2013 bring you lots of happiness and new adventures.

  6. Sounds like an awesome year. I can't wait to see what you will do in 2013! xxx

  7. Such an abundant and blessed year Rachel. I hope 2013 brings you even more.
    Happy New Year lovely.

  8. What a lovely year you've had, Rachel. I'm in the middle of writing a very similar post:) Looking forward to reading your gorgeous blog in 2013. xx

  9. Sounds a lot like my year Rachel - minus the baby baking ;-) Here's to a wonderful 2013. Elaina xo

  10. I don't think I would be brave enough to make such a wonderful run down of the past year... no wonder we're all so exhausted! Happy 2013, Rachel. x

  11. Love the sounds of the yoga retreat, lucky! Beautiful photo.

  12. Just sounds like a gorgeous true year. Ps that sugar is so sneaky :)

  13. OMG! Congratulations on your news! How exciting!

    A wonderful year you've had, I hope 2013 brings as much joy and happiness


  14. Absolutely beautiful post. Got me thinking about my year too!

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i'm rachel. i'm a thirtysomething mother and wife. i'm a maker of things. i'm an op shop trawler. i'm a gardener of sorts. i'm a champion tea drinker and scone baker. loving life on the south coast of western australia.