New Year’s Quiz


Last year at this time I was reading my good friend Joanna‘s New Year’s Quiz…this year she is hosting it & I am linking up!  A lot can change in a year…  I’m hoping 2013 is a GREAT year for my family & I, my friends & all of you that follow me!  Here’s to 2013…may it be a year filled with everlasting love, lots of laughter, GREAT health, every possible happiness & dreams that come true!


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Had a 2nd baby girl, took Ava skiing & started this blog.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don’t usually make any, but I am this year.  I will try to have healthier eating & workout habits!  Plus instill this in my family too!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes!  My friends Becca & Sherry.  One of my cousins & my hairdresser!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes,  my Grandfather.

5. What countries did you visit?

Stayed in the US, all our travel was in New England.  Slow year as far as distance…but many getaways.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

Be more consistent with healthy habits…meal prep, eating well & clean, exercise & going to bed earlier…

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

February 2nd, the day Sophie Hope was born.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Starting my blog!  Having a 2nd baby & getting through the newborn stage! ;)

9. What was your biggest failure?

I have a to do list a mile long & seem to add to it more than I take anything off.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No, thank God!

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My new vehicle.  A Yukon XL!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Ava, she is growing into a wonderful little girl & she mastered potty training!  Sophie,she doesn’t really have a set behavior per say but she is a great & easy baby!  My husband, he is always helping me in any way he can!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

No one, thankfully!

14. Where did most of your money go?

House, kids & car.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Having another baby girl!  At the tail end of the year, FINALLY making the decision to go for a 3rd!

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?

Ummm, I love music, especially country…but tend to listen to the radio in the car or iHeart Radio at home…nothink specific comes to mind.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?  I’m happier!
b) thinner or fatter?  Thinner…I was almost 8 months pregnant last year at this time! ;)
c) richer or poorer?  I would say…same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Stayed more organized about household tasks, worked out, meal planning, eating healthy & blogging.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Less worry & anxiety!

20. How did you spend Christmas?

We went to my sister-in-law’s house on Christmas Eve & we hosted my side of the family on Christmas Day.

21. Did you fall in love in 2012?

Yes, with our new daughter, Sophie!  I fall MORE in love with my husband & Ava every day!

22. What was your favorite TV program?

A few…Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Elementary, Beauty & the Beast, Rizzoli & Isles, Nikita…usually watched on the DVR after the kids are in bed!

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No, hate is a strong word I hope I never need to use.

24. What was the best book you read?

I read WAY too many to write down!  Reading is my vice…a good vice…but sometimes I’m up until 2am just because I can’t put a book (kindle app on my iPad!) down!

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Ummmm, listening to Ava be able to sing songs she has learned! ;)

26. What did you want and get?

A family of 4! :)

27. What did you want and not get?

World Peace, a cure to ALL sickness, win the lottery & an end to poverty…

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

Hunger Games & the final installment of the Twilight Series!!

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 33 on November 30th.  I had take-out Chinese with my husband, daughters, mom, mother-in-law & my brother’s family!  My husband & I went out for an overnight in Boston the weekend before my birthday that included massages, a mud wrap for me, champagne, dinner & brunch the next day!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I really can’t thing of anything…I had a good year in many ways, thank God!

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?

Started the year in maternity clothes, then a uniform of yoga pants, jeans, sweaters, T’s, sundresses & shorts (Summer).

32. What kept you sane?

My family, friends & God.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Ummm, no one in particular.  I do like keeping up with them all in my US Weekly subscription!  Guilty pleasure…

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

The election in general, fiscal cliff & gun control.

35. Who did you miss?

My Dad.  I miss him everyday & especially missed having him there when Sophie was born.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I’d say my Rhody Blogger ladies {copying my friend, Joanna, on this one…because it’s true!}, Jen S. & Kelly C.!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Living a more Thankful life can lead to living a happier life & a life filled with LESS worry & anxiety.  Try not to worry about the things you have no control over & only worry about the things that you do have control over.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I read the quote “never let your prayin knees get lazy and love like crazy…” as part of my Grandfather’s eulogy.  I LOVE the quote & this verse of the song!

“be a best friend
tell the truth
and over use i love you
and go to work
do your best
don’t out smart your common sense
never let your praying knees get lazy
and love like crazy…”


Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with love, laughter, happiness, good health & dreams that come true!  Cheers!

New Year’s Quiz {hosted by Baby Gator’s Den}


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