2012 in Review

I've been surfing the blogosphere and enjoying seeing everyone reflect on 2012, through their favore blogs post, favorite outfits, favorite events, or favorite pictures. I decided to go ahead and compile my own review of 2012 as well!

January. I  went skydiving for the big "3-0!" I was my first time and you know I had to get pictures to prove it. 16 of my friends joined me!

February. I actually turned 30. My hubby and I went to the prom. LOL. Our church hosted a prom remix as a couples event for Valentine's Day!
March. I finally bought an iPad! Me and this thing are connected at the hip.

April. After being named a 2012 Intel School of Distinction finalist for achievements in mathematics, some superintendents in the DFW area decided to visit our classrooms and experience the "flipped classroom."

May. I was on the news! Last school year, my friend Trista found the concept of a "flipped classroom." We ran with the idea. Our kids enjoyed it and they were succeeding.  Educators visited our classrooms to see "the flip" in action.

I also interviewed for a position as a Math Master Teacher and accepted it the same day. That's why I was all dressed up on the news. I definitely don't put that much effort into my look when going to work.

May was a busy month! I also went on a couples retreat with three other couples. We rented a house in Granbury, TX for Memorial Day Weekend. It was a great time of learning and encouragement. Looking forward to our 2013 trip to San Antonio! (Thanks or the great collage you put together, Angela! All off my pictures were from the scavenger hunt.)

June. Went to Chicago with Trista for the National Flipped Classroom Conference. (Side Note: For some reason, I have no pictures of myself and Trista together. We need to fix that.) I also celebrated 10 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. by getting together with some of my line sisters for a weekend trip to San Antonio. 

July. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I would say it was the craziest roller coaster of emotions and testing of my faith. My mom has been in high spirits though and only has two more chemo treatments. I also completed my favorite Pinterest project thus far. I was home visiting my parents and told my dad I needed a saw to cut some pencils and he breaks out a big 'ole band saw! We made these pencil monograms for all the math teachers on my team. My dad thinks we should go into business making them!

August. I started volunteering with AWANA at my church. I had taken a break from ministry at church and finally found a place that I love. It's so encouraging to work with the kids as they learn God's Word!

September. I can't find anything in my calendar or pictures from September. I was probably working too hard at my new job to do anything else.

October. I got to go to Virginia for a Differentiated Instruction Symposium held by Dr. Carol Tomlinson. While there, we got to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. I'm no history buff, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

November. Two years loc'd...I began my locs back in November of 2010 and haven't looked back. I wish I had of started locking my hair earlier. I also started blogging again! You can read about my past blogging experiences here!

December. We celebrated my hubby's birthday in style! You can read about it here! And, I got to spend much needed time with my family for the holidays!

I would say that 2012 was a good year! I'm looking forward to what God has in store for 2013!


  1. First off, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It helped me find your blog! :)
    Second, this has to be the coolest year-end recap ever! I love that you are a fellow educator who strives to see great things from your students. And I cracked up at the sky diving photo! It's on my bucket list :)

    Lastly, love your "About Me" page. Absolutely a new follower :)
    xo - Marion

    1. Thanks so much for commenting and following, Marion! I didn't know you were an educator! How cool?!

  2. Congrats on all of your achievements this year! The flipped classroom seems to be a great idea! Many blessing in the upcoming year!

    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and let me know! Happy New Year!

  3. Alright, this will be the 3rd time I have tried to comment on this blog, hopefully, the 3rd time's the charm (as some say)!

    I'll see if I can remember my comments....

    I think it went something like this.....Love this post. I have been reading your blog, but this is the first time I have been compelled to comment--may have something to do with my name being in it! :)

    As per the usual, you have inspired me to be better about blogging, journaling, or something else that gathers my thoughts and adventures into one we'll see how that pans out.

    Happy New Year, friend!


    (I think that is pretty close to the original post that mysteriously disappeared once I hit that "publish" button... I shall copy this post prior to pushing the button this time, so the possible 4th time will not have to be from memory. Cross your fingers!

    1. Note to self...mention Trista more often so I can enjoy her comments! :) Thanks for commenting, friend! I love how we inspire each other! Looking forward to our Starbucks date tomorrow!