2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog:

  About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 470,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 9 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 284 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 633 posts.

The busiest day of the year was May 1st with 4,286 views. The most popular post that day was The Other Woman.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. 

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. tastykitchen.com
  3. thecountrycook.net
  4. pinterest.com
  5. life-as-a-lofthouse.blogspot.com

Where did they come from?
World map

181 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2012 was Shattered Hearts, Broken Promises

These were your 5 most active commenters for the year:

  •  The Better Baker          231 COMMENTS
  •  Diane             198 COMMENTS
  •  Jenna          75 COMMENTS
  •  Kristina Visser         53 COMMENTS
  •  Jenna            52 COMMENTS

Click here to see the complete report.

Guys, thanks for your loving support in 2012!  Thank you for sticking around when things were bumpy, for defending me when people were nasty.  Your comments always brighten my day, and I am so blessed and thankful to our Heavenly Father, that we are growing this blog for His glory. After all, we are chosen in Christ, called to Influence!

  So, what would you like to see more or less of in 2013?

Hugs, T

First Day of School 2012

   This is post 2 for today, head back 1 post to drool over an Applebee’s Copy Cat salad!

   I have thought and thought, and I still can’t figure out how summer is over already?!  I want my babies home with me ALLLLL the time.

  But alas, another school year has begun, as of August 22nd for the big kids and September 5th for my lil’ Peanut, Avery.  Guess that means 3 days a week, it’s just me and Paxton.  Wow.

{crickets chirping}

  The silence is deafening!

  Better late than never, here are our first day of school pics for 2012:

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4th grade:


Missing the big kids already……


September 5th,  Avery’s turn!  She complained of a tummy ache, but soon got over her butterflies. Especially when she saw what outfit I had laid out.  🙂


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  It’s just you and me buddy……


“Wanna go play, Momma?”