Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Wrap-Up

I've done this fun wrap-up for a few years.  You take the first picture and first sentence of the first blog entry from each month (the photo doesn't necessarily go with the first sentence, of course).  Here you go!

January ~
Last year I saw on another blog about picking a word to live by or concentrate on each year.

February ~
This is a fun month filled with all kinds of activities and holidays.

March ~
Every home has a unique atmosphere.

April ~
We have suspected food allergies with our Tom Sawyer for years but have been unable to figure out exactly what was wrong.

May ~
My little boy turned 9 on Friday.

June ~
Wow...It is the first day of June. Our summer is really getting underway.

July ~
Everyone has suntans and many things on our summer wish list are completed.

August ~
In My Life ~ It is so nice to see all those weeks of planning and reworking coming together.

September ~
We really enjoyed rowing through the book, They Were Strong and Good, recently. 

October ~
We are done with the first nine weeks of school!

November ~
We are learning about the Irish Potato Famine, immigration and Ellis Island this week.

December ~
We made it! All of the kids' hard work paid off and we successfully made it through three awesome performances of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King".

I thought this was fun, too.  Here are the most popular posts that I wrote this year (according to Blogger stats):
Our classroom
Preparing for the Nutcracker
Our Lovely Books!
How I Plan Our School Year
Books and More Books!

We are looking forward to 2012!  I can't believe it is here already.



  1. What a neat idea, Dawn! I love it! :-)

    Hope you have a great new year!
    Many blessings,

  2. Oooh, I love this post of yours each year! I just don't have the gumption to do it myself ;)

  3. Hello! I sure enjoyed looking around your blog (and what a GORGEOUS view on your header!). Thanks so much for your encouraging comments to me. I'm looking forward to checking out some of your blog list reads, too. May the Lord bless your new year with more of Himself :)

  4. Happy New Year Dawn! Hope it's a great year for your family!

  5. Oh, Dawn, I just love this post. What a great idea! Love the founding father (I am guessing?) figure in the drawer with the toothbrushes. That made me laugh. I often find pirate figures in our bathroom drawers. :-)
    Thanks so much for all of your comments on my blog, I really appreciate them!

  6. I always love reading this. One of these days I might even doing it on my blog!

  7. First of all, thanks for your comment on my Dickens on the Strand post. It was a very fun weekend!

    And, I enjoy seeing your yearly wrapup. We homeschooled for 6 years and I'm missing it this year! I'm not sure what our plans are for next year...we are taking it one year at a time.

  8. I somehow missed this post. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it!