Thanks to friends who (like us) have young children and aren't planning to party through midnight tonight, we celebrated "Happy Noon Year" today with friends, neighbors and lots and lots of kids.
So if you're like us (admit it, you can't stay up past midnight unless you're reading The Hunger Games -- oh wait, that's me) and you don't have big plans, you can entertain yourself with this recap of posts from 2011. This list isn't necessarily the most popular posts, but they're a selection of posts I liked writing or ones that capture something particular to the past year.
Happy reading -- and hope to see you in 2012!
January: Still Catholic After All These Years
Where I wrestle with my religion some more.
February: Saturday Strategery: Moving to the Big Girl Bed
Where I come to terms with the fact that my baby doesn't need her crib.
March: Moody Toddler Available to a Good Home
Where I admit that I don't always enjoy the company of my daughter.
April: The F-Word
Where Junius gives me a vocabulary heart attack.
May: Is That a Leak in My Ceiling or Just My Own Tears?)
Where I am more than done with home renovation projects.
Where Junius tries out a bold new look.
July: Camping: A Timeline
Where we go family camping and live to tell about it.
August: Big Teeth
Where Junius grows up when I'm not looking.
September: Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Where I remember the day and am grateful for blessings.
Where I terrify you into wearing sunscreen.
November: Love Letters
Where my dad shows me he loves me.
December: The Burden of Making Decisions
Where I bemoan one of the hardest parts of parenting and complain some about schools.
If you've made it this far, then you've earned some credit for yourself. Share a link from your own blog (or one you like to read, if you're not a blogger yourself) in the comments to take us to one of your own favorites from 2011.