Looking back over 2011

Can you imagine 2011 is almost over? I can't believe we will be in 2012 tomorrow! This year seemed to go by faster than last year. Is this something that happens when we hit 30? Looking back over this past year there has been some negatives but so many positives that it has been an incredible year.

  • Each year that goes by I am a mother to two amazing children and a wife to my best friend and husband, my high school sweetheart. 
  • Both my children are now in school. Wow, seems like yesterday they were both babies. Trying to juggle holding a toddler and carrying an infant carrier with the baby in it.
  • We got a new Kitty named Lily, she is part Siamese and pure black with maybe 2 white furs. She is a crazy kitty but a great addition to our family. 
  • I took a new position at work. I went from working evening shifts in a Supported Independent living program to a residential home with high needs individuals. The other big change is the hours, I am now working overnights.
  • We enjoyed a day at the water park, this being the first time the kids have been to one and both loved it. We also took a 3 day vacation and rented a cottage. This was another thing the kids are looking forward to doing again next summer. 
  • I won tickets to Disney on Ice and surprised the kids with this amazing show that I hear about all the time. P wants to go again next year.
On the blogging front I met some wonderful ladies through their blogs, and at two amazing conferences this past fall. I never imagined that blogging and being on Twitter and Facebook could lead to meeting so many great people.

  • I attended Blissdom Canada and also ShesConnected. I have enjoyed working with all the great sponsors this past year and look forward to working with them in 2012 and meeting more great people though social media and networking. I also want to Thank our wonderful sponsor for both trips to Toronto; KidZoomer.
  • Canadian Coupon Mom was also mentioned on CTV news while Regina from was doing an interview - Saving Money on the Web. I enjoyed a nice chat over coffee with Regina that afternoon and spent some time together at Blissdom Canada
  • Vanessa Lee from CTV also wanted to chat about coupons, she did a Savvy Shoppers segments in which I was featured in the first nights episode in November.
  • Did I also mention that I met Gail Van Oxlade? No, well I did and I am amazed with this woman and how she is exactly the same in real life as she is on 'Til Debt Do Us Part. She has that same great personality that we see on her show. She doesn't sugar coat anything and that is why I am where I am today with my spending and saving. Want to read more about Gail and her famous money saving jars and tips, check out Gail Van Oxlade's Blog.
  • Oh and I wont forget meeting Jordan Knight! I was a huge NKOTB fan growing up.
I know there are many more great things that happened this year but these are the things that come to mind right away. I am working on a goal list for 2012 and hope to have it posted early in January. I wont be making "resolutions" this year, I am going to try it a bit differently.

I would love to hear about your 2011, please leave a comment and/or link for your year recap of 2011.

Happy New Year! I will see you in 2012!!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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