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2012 Year in Pictures

2012 was a wonderful year full of unexpected surprises and great experiences. Looking back, I could write a book on the last twelve months however thankfully this week’s Photo Challenge 2012 Year in Pictures will make it easier.

January

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One of the highlights was meeting World Mom’s Blog Founder Jennifer Burden in person. I write and help out as an editor for World Mom’s Blog so it was wonderful to finally meet Jennifer in person.

I began my work as an advocate for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign where I attended a Champion training in our nation’s capital. In DC, I met three fellow bloggers and many more friends. It was a fabulous experience that opened many unexpected doors to my future as an advocate and blogger.

February

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Photo taken on top of “the Ridge” in Taos, New Mexico.

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February I took a three-generational ski trip with my daughter Sophia and my father to Taos, New Mexico. It was great to introduce my 5-year-old to the big hill.

March

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The highlight of March was my trip to Guatemala where I volunteered in the highlands of Xela, climbed a volcano, and spent a few days in lovely Antigua where I met fellow blogger Lucy of Loca4Motion.

April

April meant Spring flowers such as these ones during our trip to visit family in Virginia.

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May

Brought spring time to Minnesota…

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June

June brought summer to Minnesota and lots of fun outdoors.

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Such as during our trip to northern Minnesota along Lake Superior.

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Our visit to our friend’s cabin on Rabbit Lake.

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July

Our annual family vacation to the historical Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN.

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Followed by an Advocacy training boot-camp in Washington DC with RESULTS where I lobbied on Capital Hill for the first time in my life.

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And also my first blogging conference in NYC to BlogHer.

August

A memorable hiking trip to the French Alps with my dad in Vanoise National Park.

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September

Meant back to school for the kids and beautiful fall weather in Minnesota.

Big brother Max next to his sister Sophia, a new kindergartener.

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I also had the pleasure of returning to New York City to attend the Social Good Summit and the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting where I learned all the amazing things people around the world are doing to make the world a better place.

October

We took a trip down memory lane to visit Chicago where we lived while dating in our twenties and got married before heading north to Minneapolis.

I love this view! So beautiful!

I also began my work writing on behalf of the Global Team of 200, a group of women bloggers writing on social good issues around the world and hoping to change the world by using our voice.

November -December

Were busy staying at home enjoying a fantastic fall and celebrating four family birthdays. I don’t have many pictures to share from these months as I’m traveling right now and only have my iPAD.
However, here are a few of my favorites that I was able to download from my site.

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I saved the best for last….Happy Holidays and all the best in 2013!

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This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: 2012 Year in Review. Unfortunately I am traveling now and don’t have my main computer so I had to improvise. But hopefully I captured the essence of 2012. I’m truly looking forward to 2013 and what it will bring! πŸ™‚

39 comments

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  2. It’s been a pleasure meeting and getting to know you Nicole. Take care and see you in 2013! πŸ™‚
    ΒΈ.β€’*Β¨*β€’.β™ͺβ™«β™«β™ͺHappy New Year to You & Yours!.β™ͺβ™«β€’*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈ β™₯
    Λœβ€*Β°β€’.Λœβ€*Β°β€’.Λœβ€*Β°β€’.β˜…β˜….β€’Β°*β€Λœ.β€’Β°*β€Λœ.β€’Β°*β€Λœβ€ Have a restful weekend!
    Eliz

  3. What an enriching year you have had Nicole and your photos are sensational! Here’s to a new year filled with great joy to uplift your spirit! πŸ™‚

  4. Anna…just falling in love with your pictures…..awesome…..is a not the correct word….may be i need to invent one…….thanks for the pictures.

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