a look back at 2012.

I know I was rather absent from my online home for the past year, wasn't I? Yeah, bad Nenette.
But that only means that I was busy LIVING life rather than writing about it.

And did I ever live it!

Okay, here are some notable events of my year.  I hope it inspires you to get off your bum, turn off your electronics, and do a little more living yourself!... after you read my blog post.  Seriously.  Do that first.
And... go!

My Faves of 2012:

1:  Movie: The Avengers  (Oh, Hawkeye...)
2:  Album: Teenage Dream by Katy Perry (okay, I know it came out in 2010, but I soaked it in in 2012)
3:  Social media site: Pinterest
4:  Blog: www.MarieForleo.com
5:  TV Shows:  Doctor Who/The Big Bang Theory
6:  Book: The Hunger Games Series
7:  Group: LMFAO
8:  Viral Video: Psi "Gangnam Style" (I blame my son.  Totally.)

Fave Songs I Listened to in 2012:
Not all released in 2012, they're just songs I loved in 2012.  And when I love a song, I LOVE it... again and again and again.  Over and over, in many different ways.  Ahem.  
Anyway, I played the same songs in the van. A LOT.  I think my kids wanted to take my mp3 player and make it "mysteriously disappear".

Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
LMFAO "Sexy and I Know It"
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl", "California Grrls"
Destiny's Child "Independent Women"
Nicki Minaj "Starships", "Pound the Alarm", "Va Va Voom"
Ne-yo feat. Pitbull "Give Me Everything"
Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City "Good Time"
Ke$ha, "Tik Tok", "Blow"
Beyonce "Love on Top"
Janet Jackson "All for You"

Notable Moments:
  • I read The Hunger Games.  And got the rest of my family over the age of 8 to read it too.
  • Mini worked so hard toward her Grade 2 Ballet Exam and graduated!
  • I participated in the kids' recital show dancing in the Mom & Me number with Mini.
  • Roomie and Lam did the Super Run together in the Manitoba Marathon on Father's Day.
  • Mini celebrated her 8th birthday with her BFF with an all-day party: watching Brave, visiting Build-a-Bear, eating lunch at Moxie's, and manicures.
  • I went to Arizona for Isagenix Celebration, and partied with the most awesome beautiful healthy women!!!
  • We stayed in a yurt for the first time!
  • I enrolled in hip hop class with one of my besties, Myrtle.
  • I got together with my girls for my 25th High School Reunion!  We went bowling and eating!
  • Lam graduated to Red Cross Level 5 and Mini graduated to Red Cross Level 7 in swimming!
  • My babies met with the Big Guy in the Red Suit at Roomie's Holiday Season brunch.

So excited for 2013!


  1. If there was one thing I am thankful with the 2012 was the nose surgery sydney I had that helped me live a normal life again. I had an accident last year and I'm just thankful I had survived it.

  2. Seems like you had amazing and interesting 2012, very fruitful year indeed. Mine was not so bad too, though I'm looking for a great year ahead. My daughter will be celebrating her 7th birthday this year and I'm in charge of our reunion's food committee. Time to look for caterers!

  3. Grateful that me and my family finally found a house to stay for good, we often relocate because there are conflicts on contracts or in the place itself. Anyway, I do think all of us will have a good 2013 ahead as long as we know how to appreciate and be thankful on what are the things we have.

  4. I had an amazing 2012 too! Just like you Henry, it was last year that we finally moved into our dream house. So yeah, it was a start of a new life for us and I'm keeping the faith that our good luck will continue throughout the coming years.