Mostly, this time period marks the winding down of another year and a time to reflect on what has happened over the past year.
For me, as a designer, I had just returned to designing and was selling at ScrapMatters. I had big plans and lots of kits I wanted to design! In April, I took over BrownieScraps, which was my original baby in 2004! I sold it in 2010, when things in my personal life became very crazy and stressful. I also retired my products and took some time off of designing. So, it was fun to work with my partner Eileen (who has been my trusty side kick from the beginning) as we revamped the site and reopened in May! It has been a great adventure and we have some of the best designers making templates there! I love the ladies I work with-at both shops!
In my personal life, things have been busy and crazy! At the beginning of the year, 3 of my kids were cast in the Music Man and I got the fun job of sewing quite a bit on their costumes! It was pretty crazy! In May, the school year wrapped up and they all came home! We attempted to give Sam (my special needs son) a regular summer with no school. We did hire our dear friend to do speech with him 3 days a week, but we tried to do everything else ourselves! It was really hard and I learned that he needs school and therapy and his schedule year round!
But even with that, we filled our summer with time at the pool, swim lessons, hiking, playing games and just hanging out! My oldest worked at a scout camp and was gone the whole week at a time. It was so hard!
In the Fall, my oldest started high school and all of my kids, except for my youngest were in school all day! My oldest was cast as a prince in the play "Into the Woods" at the high school and my 13 year old is preparing for Suessical! We are busy but loving life!
Oh and we also moved into a new house in October! We love our neighborhood and are so thankful for this change!!
So, there it is-2012 in a nutshell! Now, I need to scrap it! How about you? What are some highlights for your 2012? Have you scrapped them yet?