Friday, December 30, 2011

Eleven Memorable Moments of 2011

Yes, I am aware that it is Friday.  I've been so lazy in holiday mode, and I'll be honest, it feels really good to ditch the schedule.  Oh, and then Barfy McPukerson struck again.  But this week's Listicles topic (yes, yes, that's Monday Listicles, if you are really keeping track) was an important one.  And I am a huge proponent of looking back, reflecting, and taking stock.

We've had an incredible year, and there is no way it would all fit into one little post.  But here are a few of the things that came to mind when I started brainstorming my memorable moments from 2011.  Many of them are blog-related.

1. We took Lilah for her very first haircut.
She was a little nervous.

2.  I celebrated my first bloggiversary.

3.  I held my baby's struggling body while she went under general anaesthetic to have her blocked tear duct unblocked. Thankfully, the surgery was successful and did not need to be repeated.

4.  House of Lilahbility released its second annual Spring Style Guide.

5. I proved to the world (well, okay, to my blog readers, anyway, which I admit is a miniscule fraction of the world's population) how much my daughter actually resembles me as a toddler, though people are forever informing me she looks just like her daddy.

One of these photos was taken in 1981, and one was taken in 2011 on Hipstamatic for iPhone.

6. I was floored and honoured to be nominated for Vancouver Mom's top 30 Vancouver Mommy Bloggers and I went to my very first blogging-related event.

7.  I joined Twitter.

8.  I made a few people cry with this slideshow.

9.  I beamed with pride when my baby turned two, when my hubby got a prestigious award for his hard work and a promotion in the same month, and when  I received my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

10.  I ran for a cure for a fourth time, this time as part of Team Bloggers for Boobies.

11.  I met up with some online friends for a little something we dubbed The Mother of All Tweetups. All the beauty, talent, and downright sparkle at that one little restaurant table just about took my breath away.   It was a little like a blind date, but the good kind, where you start to envision a lasting relationship. 
Just three of the six lovely ladies I was fortunate enough to get together with - Lisa, Bruna, & Stasha
A few of the ladies, who happen to be more organized and less lazy than I, have already broken it down.  You can read more about our blind date at Bits of Bee, Schwartz Chronicles, and Bees With Honey.  Stasha took a lot more photos than I did, but I think she might be holding them hostage until we all commit to a date and time to do it all over again.


  1. Lilah looks a lot like you! I've been reading about THE meet-up and how wonderful it was that you gals got to meet each other! Sounds like you had a great 2011! Here's wishing you a better 2012 and thanks so much for being such a great bloggy pal Amanda! XO :)

  2. Loved this Amanda!
    So neat that you got to meet some local bloggers in person (I see Bruna!)...amazing.
    And I lol'd at the picture comparison of you and Lilah - she's ALL YOU. I must do the same with an old pic of me to prove once and for all that I did actually HAVE this baby. ;)
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. Great list! I can't believe how much Lilah looks like you in that pic, and so many things have happened for you in 2011! Cheers to a New year full of new exciting adventures :)

  4. LIlah is a spitting image of you!! What a great recap! I was just buying some time but I like the hostage idea, so we better schedule something for January :)

  5. You had so many wonderful things happen this year! And OMG, does Lilah ever look LIKE YOU! Yes!

    Love the pic you took of Lisa, Stasha and I. I see a photography career in your future :)

  6. I remember of that photo of you as a wee one from your wedding slide show and now looking at it, I cannot believe how much you and Lilah look alike.

  7. Thought some more and just wanted to tell you that your post "What's Good" was a memorable moment for me. I connected with it instantly. I am also happy that I was a part of a couple of your most memorable moments. Happy New year.

  8. The only giveaway in the photo comparison is the style of play structure. You are both adorable toddlers :) Happy New Year!

  9. Wow! It sounds like you had an incredible (and productive!) year! Here's wishing you just as much happiness in 2012!

    Happy New Year!

  10. What a great 2011, I hope you have an even better 2012.

  11. You've accomplished so much this year. Just think how great you'll be in 2012!

  12. I don't know how I missed this post. Wait. Yes, I do. My computer died and my life fell apart. Anyway... Sounds like you had an eventful year! I'm thrilled that I was a memorable part of it. That MOAT was a most memorable event for me too. To the next time...!


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