Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012- the year in review


Every year I do a photo mosaic of the year in review. Wow, there's always so many pictures to go through and it's fun to reminisce when making the selections for the collage.

So here's a sampling of my year. As I look at it I realize there is a definite theme, food! I joined Weight Watchers and lost 18 pounds but still managed to be able to reward myself from time to time.

I found a new tearoom in 2012. Heath Tearoom in Rockport. Had a lovely time with my friend Lori Lee.

Spent some Summer nights just before sunset at Horn Pond in Woburn. So peaceful there.

I had a few dessert nights instead of full blown parties in 2012.

Found a new dessert place in Providence called Pastiche. It is located in the Federal Hill area which is full of great eateries.

I left my job of 20 years. Boy that was a very hard decision. I miss my former coworkers but I am still in touch with many of them.

Tried my hand at nighttime photography with my friend Don at Nubble Light in Maine.

Finally attended a Waterfire event in Providence. It was spectacular and I hope to go back next Summer.

Had my Wimbledon breakfast again last July.

A few trips to one of my favortie stores, Nesting left me a little lighter in the wallet. I also enjoyed shopping estate sales, flea markets, yard sales and auctions.

I enjoyed putting together my tablescapes for Easter and the Harvest dinner.

A mini sister's vacation wss just what my Sister and I needed in October.

Had a great time dining in a lighthouse in Newburyport.

Percy, Molly and Oscar never failed to entertain me.

Had a wonderful time at a Christmas tea in Chelmsford with my friend Karen.

Made a few trips last Summer to my favorite spots in Rockport.

Discovered some new coffeehouses, The Biscuit in Somerville, and Jitters Cafe in Melrose.

So that's a wrap for the year 2012. I hope the year 2013 is happy and healthy for all.





























9 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, you did so many fun and exciting things this past year. I hope this year brings more of the same fun to you. Happy New Year Elaine!

Jen said...

A big year for you! Your mosaic is beautiful. I need to learn how to do that.

Donna said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, Elaine! My gosh, you post pictures of yourself on your blog and you don't look like you need to lose any weight at all!

Loved your mosaic and recap of the year. I hope you're feeling better now after your fall!

Have a great weekend,

Donna

val said...

Your photos are always stunning, my friend. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Love your mosaic----LOVE New England and you capture it's beauty so wonderfully!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy New Year Elaine, it looks like you had a wonderful 2012, I hope 2013 is just as wonderful for you!

Eileen said...

It looks like you had a lovely year; beautiful photos! Thanks so much for your visit.

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you had quite a lot of fun in 2013...you go to a lot of events, I wish we did more of that. I guess I am more of a homebody than you. And you are so lucky living near the waterfront, there must be so many fun things to do and see up and down the coast. BTW, I love the name of that coffee shop, Jitters! lol!

Hurray for you with WW. I tried and failed last year. I just kept falling off the wagon with sweets, the story of my life! Good job! And...are you working now? It's a big leap to leave a job after 20 years. And I'm sure they hated losing someone like you with your experience.

All the best in 2013!

XO,
Jane

Robin Larkspur said...

I very much enjoyed your mosaic; you take wonderful pictures, and have a superb area to photograph! Have a fabulous 2013, healthy, happy and successful. Hope your kitties enjoy the New Year too! BTW, your header is gorgeous!

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