Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Posts

Last January I made a conscious effort to begin to really work harder on my blog, to really write from my heart and to attempt to make it interesting.  Not sure if I succeeded on the second point yet, but I think I've managed to accomplish my two biggest goals when I began my blog - to let my friends and family know what we've been up to, and to chronicle the important moments, thoughts, images and events of Samantha's life and development, as well as the (occasional) struggles.  If there weren't 325 posts on this blog (most of which were written this year), I'd love to create a book of everything.  It just sounds daunting and expensive right now, but definitely something to think about for a rainy day (or a decade of rainy weekends).

As the year comes to a close, I am trying to remember some of the pivotal moments from the last 12 months. I got this idea from Beth at Our Typical Life, who got it from to list one post from each month.  Sometimes it was a post that I found most interesting, sometimes most important.  They in no way sum up the amazing year, and choosing was difficult.  Feel free to pick through, and enjoy, and stay tuned for many more posts in 2011!  Happy New Year!

October  Ah, this was Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I blogged 31 for 21.  Please scroll back to my October posts and take a look - there are plenty!!  Here's the first:  Let's Raise Awareness, One Day at a Time!!


Chromosomally Enhanced said...

your awesome!! and clearly made a difference in my world and my struggles with a new EXTRA! your blog is delightful...and the main characters are full of wisdom and grace...thank you for letting us into your life and moments...cheers to life learning! smiles and hugs

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

This is a great idea especially for those of us that found you half way through the year! I'm looking forward to going back and reading some of these over the weekend.

Scary Mommy said...

So glad you linked up!! I did a book of all my posts the first year and it was totally daunting, but so worth it. I keep meaning to do the last couple years, but just can't find the time. If you can do it, though, you will treasure it, I promise. :)

Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Love it! I read all those posts when they were written, and I'm headed to read them again!

Happy New Year Rebecca!

stephanie said...

Nice idea!

I love your blog so you are doing something right! keep it up in 2011!

Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

If last years resolution was to work harder on your blog, than you did a damn good job!! I love it, I have taken so much from it this past year, you have no idea!!
Happy New year Becca!!

Rochelle said...

Great idea. I have enjoyed watching Sammi grow this year and am looking forward to 2011. Happy New Year.

Zoey's mom said...

My girls had my blog published ... hard back,picture on the cover,inside sleeve,dedication,the works.A gift beyond words.Totally worth the daunting effort.I cry just thinking about it.

You have done a beautiful job here.I so love coming here and reading and listening and learning and of course watching the amazing Samantha blossom and grow.I gift to me.Really and truly.

Happy,Happy New Year.Can't wait to watch what life has waiting for you all.

Becca said...

Just in case any of you think to revisit this comments section, I wanted to say that I LOVE all of you guys!!! Thanks so much for all of your support this year!!!

Pallavi said...

Becca, you write beautiful posts.
I love you and your Sammi :)