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2012 : our year in review

Whew!  Seriously!  What a year we had, right?  Imagine the cheesiest, most goofiest-looking smile ever because right now, looking back on all these photos and highlights keeps one glued to my face.  I originally wanted to link back to some of my favorite posts from last year, but then I got too enthralled in designing one giant mosaic of photos that... ehrm... hours (and I will not mention how many hours) later, I was still sitting at the computer with no post to show!  I'm quite pleased in how it all came together,  I only wish I had saved a high-res version to hang for our wall.  Rats!  Next year, I suppose.  Not one second goes by that I don't just sit here completely and utterly shocked at how lucky we are, Erick and I.  All of the friendships we've made, old and new, continue to motivate and inspire us to do bigger and better things.  I am most looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you much better in 2013.  This is my pledge!  And as for the De La Rosa family- we've had three different trips to three different states, painted our entire apartment, were blessed with a new, growing family member, have taken on more freelance work in photo and video than we ever were prepared to do, and loved every single minute of it.  It's all been one crazy, joyous, chaotic and blissful ride. Thank you, 2012 for all you've taught me.  I've learned, I've grown, I've celebrated, I've cried, I've failed, I've loved, I've laughed, I've muma-ed until my heart could burst!  I can't wait to share more about my plans for continuing to grow this blog of mine.

A fresh start, a new year!

Thank you all for coming along for the ride.  



  1. So much beauty. Looks like you all had a wonderful year.

  2. All those hard working hours paid off! The collage looks fantastic : )

    1. Thank you so much... I am happy it's done and I can just sit and look at it now ;)

  3. Kate that mosaic looks gorgeous so worth all the time you spent on it. It looks like a wonderful year for you, may the new year be equally as wonderful.

  4. What a beautiful way to recap Kate. Stunning. Wishing you a beautiful year ahead.

  5. Thank you for taking us along on the ride! I've enjoyed your blog for the small time I've known it :) I look forward to indulging more this brand new year! You've done such a great job with your collage Kate - It looks fabulous.

    Sophie xo

  6. What a beautiful way to recap the past year! Looks like guys had a wonderful year, and Sofia has grown so much! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family, I hope 2013 is an amazing year for you guys!

  7. Beautifully done! All those hours worked on this shows! So glad to have found your blog last year and excited to follow along :)

  8. Your photos from this past year all look amazing - and I love the little event info graphic! Sounds like an awesome year that will lead into an even better one

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  9. I LOVE this! I want to give you the biggest bear hug. I couldn't be happier for you and your family and I hope this year is just as crazy and blissful as the last :)

    Your photo mosaic need to be a 24x36 poster! You've already done all the hard work so if you have all the images saved in one place it won't take long to recreate. use indesign to import them. you could also use a ps batch to resize if needed. ;)

  10. What a wonderful collection of 2012. Not to make you crazy, but I agree with Carrie... you should TOTALLY recreate a high res version of this! It's just too good to not have on your wall to stare at every day. Every. Day.

    Here's to 2013! I hope it's even better than this past year for you and your family!

  11. your time was definitely not wasted my dear! gorgeous. I have no doubt this year will be even better than the last! thankyou for sharing so generously with us all in 2012, kate, I get so excited to see what you've been up to when you pop up in my feed :) x

  12. Looks like a wonderful year! I love this review, what a cute idea.

  13. I love this!! What a year, and what another amazing year you have coming...
    Can't wait to follow along with your adventures this year : )

  14. Have just found your beautiful blog - looking forward to following your journey.......

  15. wow now this is RAD! love the setup! man that must've taken forever! i appreciate it greatly haha. love.


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