2012 Highlights Part 2

Before this month will become a history, let me finish this 2012 roundup post that I started earlier this month. Feel free to check out the Part 1 of this post.

In July, my first daughter turned 6 years old. I was so glad having our friends from Illinois came over to spend the special day with us. It was so hot though and after the holiday, I developed some complications with my pregnancy. My protein level elevated, my blood pressure rose, I developed some symptoms of pre-eclampsia and I was put to bed rest. July ended with the birth of our second daughter we named Tiara Jul. She is indeed our crown!

Mother-daughter grip!

In August, the highlight was my parents-in-law’s presence here in Wisconsin. We were able to borrow them in Las Vegas to join us here as I gave birth and sure enough, Ma and Pa-in-law were such great help. We got to celebrate Ma-in-law’s 70th birthday together in August 9th. She was so happy with our simple celebration and I am happy that she was.


In September, Fall semester started for the husband and our 6-year-old daughter started First Grade. It was a memorable start of school for us. So many ‘firsts’ took place and I was so worried that my July 4th baby somehow started to lose her ignorance by being exposed to the environment in public school. Mamahood worries were at its peak when my daughter wasn’t around. Lol. She survived and I did.


In October, we got to do a round-trip from Stevens Point, WI to Dallas, Texas and back in just 1 week. We were a trooper, and I couldn’t believe that my two daughters made it to not complain at all! Little Tiara was only less than 3 months that time, and yet, she braved the 1-week-round trip to Dallas and back. All because of the husband’s Guest Speaking appointment at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference and Exposition. It was so exhausting but we all had fun. I got to meet in person, too, a blogger friend based in Heartland, Texas and we had a great time. From Wisconsin, we traversed the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma Texas, and Illinois. It was an unforgettable road trip!

Dallas Skyline

In November, everything was pretty normal except for one progress of our Permanent Residency application. We were approved for the first step and we had to undergo some medical check-ups to be cleared. It was one big progress because it meant us getting closer to becoming Green Card holder. We’ve worked tirelessly for this and waited patiently, too.


In December, life has gotten pretty busy as the husband’s and the daughter’s school schedules became hectic. I looked forward to the holiday break that my academician will have to enjoy and as the holidays were approaching, I had to find a way to enjoy the rush in everything. We stayed home instead of spending the holiday break at our family in Las Vegas and I think we were pretty rested the rest of the year.


There were so many things that transpired throughout the year 2012. I actually couldn’t count them all because big or little, failures and triumphs, I see everything as a blessing. In short, I am one blessed person in 2012 and it is my desire to bring with me the blessedness vibe this year.


How about you– have you penned down your 2012 highlights? I felt so blessed to have done so.


  1. Phebie says:

    Wow! happy to know that you are indeed blessed by God! not only you but your whole family as well. Rest assured that this year 2013 will bring much much blessings too. Enjoy life sis and stay blessed!

  2. jheylo says:

    though everything had gotten busier in your end, you were still able to manage it 😀 super mom indeed. Being busy drains us physically but everything is worth it because you are wearing your energy out for your beautiful family.

  3. I did not do this for the year 2012 but if I can find time, I will.. Did not know that you had complications sis.. Glad that little pretty is healthy when she came out.

  4. Tess says:

    Wow. i enjoyed reading your post. 2012 was a great year to my family to but that is another story to tell. You are blessed with good friends and family

  5. Working MAMA says:

    more blessing for this 2013 for you and your family as well..

  6. Adin Blankenship says:

    Sounds like the year 2012 was something to cherish and something very fruitful indeed. 🙂 Wonderful memories mommy and precious addition to the family si baby Tiara. 🙂 God Bless!

  7. mommy peach says:

    Looks like you just had a great year! Wishing you more blessings and adventure this year.

  8. Mary Anne Vinzon says:

    Just like you, last year was very unforgettable for me. Your year 2012 gives you luck and more blessings. And I hope in this year you will have more love from friends, family and most specially from God.

  9. Great story and very inspiring. We’ll pray for an awesome and prosperous 2013 🙂

  10. Liza Barnett says:

    A lot of things happened in your life last year, though there were scary ones, majority were good things. You are blessed. Take care.

  11. joy says:

    That was so nice remembering those times mommy! Then you will have lots of memories to cherish! Sorry for leaving a comment here, i probably just missed it mommy…or mnaybe i thought it went through but didn’t.

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