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Estelle: WEVerb12 Prompts (15, 18, 20, 24, 26)

December is always so unbelievably busy… I’ve done a terrible job keeping up with WEverb12 but the best thing about this project is you can jump in whenever you can. So I’m back to look at some of the questions I missed. If you’re looking to reflect on the year, be sure to visit weverb12.com. […]

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December 29, 2012 - 4:11 am

VeganYANerds - These are some lovely memories and photos, Estelle! I’m going to check out the website and find out more about WeVerb

December 28, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Alexa Y. - I actually just caught up on WEverb posts this week as well, so I definitely agree when I say that I think it’s awesome that you can jump in at any time!

This is a lovely post. I’m happy that I can actually say we were friends already during most of the big things you mentioned (your cruise, moving out of your house and into the apartment) – I think it’s pretty rad.

Here’s to more joy and fun and bookish adventures in 2013!

December 28, 2012 - 12:34 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Such great responses, Estelle, and I love the pics that you included too! I, too, kind of fell off the WEverb wagon, but I like how you said that you can just jump in when you can. I was going to pre-post a bunch leading up to the holidays, but it seemed to kind of defeat the purpose of reflecting a bit at a time, so I opted to just have the holiday week off, then jump back in.

And I totally agree with you that more joy = no negativity, as hard as that may be sometimes. Here’s to a super positive 2013!

Magan: WeVerb Prompt 12 (Grow)

Hi friends! Estelle and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. We thought this might […]

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December 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] guide for the book obsessed. Unbreak My Heart Themed Gift-Pack. Holiday mixes just for you! WeVerb12: Grow (Magan) Review of Ex-Mas by Kate Brian. Gift suggestions for the non-reader. WeVerb12: […]

December 13, 2012 - 10:37 am

Alexa Y. - I am so happy and excited for you both about this! I think you guys will do a great job with whoever is placed in your home, and I admire all the steps you’ve taken to be ready for them. I’m keeping you both in my prayers, as well as your future children, always <3

December 13, 2012 - 9:03 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan, we’ve talked about this privately but I just wanted to comment on how HAPPY I am for both you & Dustyn. I strongly feel that good things are on their way for the pair of you. How can they not be? Thank you for sharing this part of your world with us, xoxo.

December 13, 2012 - 12:49 am

Leah - :) Oh, Magan. That’s so wonderful! I’m absolutely ecstatic for both you and your husband and I just know you’ll make terrific parents. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I hope these final stages go smoothly and quickly.

December 13, 2012 - 12:00 am

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Oh, Magan, that’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you! I pray that things go smoothly for you for the rest of the process. You will be such an amazing mother. I obviously don’t know Dustyn like I know you, but I am sure he’ll be a fantastic father, too.

♥ !

December 12, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I know that I’ve said this to you via Twitter, but now that I have more than 140 characters, I can be more verbose: you are going to make SUCH an amazing mother! I am so excited to hear about what comes next for your family — and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you that this is your last Christmas with just the two of you … just like us =) The world seriously needs more generous, loving, kind and wonderful people like you.

December 12, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Mary @ my sisters bookshelf - Magan that is so, so amazing. I am so impressed by the two of you! I can’t wait to hear good news from you sometime going forwards!

Estelle: WeVerb12 Prompt 10 (2012 Challenges)

Hi friends! Magan and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. […]

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December 15, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] you! WeVerb12: Grow (Magan) Review of Ex-Mas by Kate Brian. Gift suggestions for the non-reader. WeVerb12: Challenges (Estelle) Between You + Me Themed […]

December 12, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Alexa Y. - You guys have chosen to do an incredibly brave, adventurous thing – and I’m excited for you both! There are so many interesting possibilities ahead and I believe you’ll have lots of fun, amazing new moments in your new place.

December 11, 2012 - 5:30 am

Hemborgwife - I understand totally we moved around the same time as you and I cried leaving our old place as well even though we had only lived there 10 months it was our first place in Sweden and our biggest place at that time!

December 11, 2012 - 12:15 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - This is such a great post, Estelle! I know how you feel (well, a little) since my husband and I moved three times in two years, before we were married. We now live in a little two bedroom condo, but it’s the first place that we’ve owned together. Even though I know that our little home will one day be too small for our family, it will be hard to say goodbye to this place, the first place that was OURS. But it’s exciting for you and your husband that you’re off to new adventures, and kudos to you both for being brave enough to take that leap of faith!

Magan: WeVerb12: Prompt 9 (2012 Challenges)

Hi friends! Estelle and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. We thought this might be […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Alexa Y. - Finding a balance between social life & blogging life & wedding planning is still a bit of an experiment for me. There’s always something going on for all of these things (and sometimes, simultaneously) that one of them usually ends up getting neglected. I love all three too much to give them up though, so I guess I’m just hoping I can find the right mix!

December 11, 2012 - 5:28 am

Hemborgwife - My husband and I have a system where I do the dishes Mon-Thur and he does Fri-Sun but on Monday’s I am always finding dishes in the wrong cupboards or on shelves so high I cannot reach which makes me wonder how he thinks I got them down to use in the first place!

December 10, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Brie @ Eat Books - For me, this is the hardest part about blogging – finding balance. I’m also really good at “wasting” time, and this doesn’t help in the whole balance thing. I’m continually impressed and amazed at bloggers who not only run a consistent (and often daily) blog, but who also have small children! I only have a hubby and fur-baby, but they sure keep me busy! :) Thankfully, hubby is super supportive about the blog and understands it’s important to me, but I still feel guilty if I do blog things in the evenings. I couldn’t imagine also trying to work from home! BUT, I am not very self-motivated in the mornings, so I know for me, working from home would not be ideal :) Unless my work involved lots of coffee drinking and blog reading haha.

December 10, 2012 - 1:09 am

Azara - Definitely! My blog is just for fun rather than a business, but it’s completely addictive and I’m always reading/writing posts when I should be doing something else.

December 9, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Henry Circle - Nail on the head! You are not alone. Between blogging on my two blogs and promoting them and my book, I am spent. That takes up every drop of free time. I have to make sure I schedule in time for parenting,husband stuff, household duties, etc. Then, I have to find time to read so I’ll have something to blog about! I can’t imagine having a career on top of it! But, like you, I love it too much to cease and desist. I’ve promised myself to spend more time in the gym and less on the computer. I’ll just have to get audio books to listen to on the treadmill! Great post!

Magan: WEverb12 (Prompt 4 — New 2012 Experiences)

Hi friends! Estelle and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. We thought this might be […]

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December 18, 2012 - 5:51 am

Jasmine Rose - Yay, Seattle!
Awesome pictures, by the way. The seals are adorable and I really love the one of your family in the snow.
I never realized how lucky I was that my parents made it a point to take us on one big vacation a year. Sometimes it was just camping, but we also got to go to places like Silverwood (Idaho theme park), Nevada, Yellowstone, and even Disneyland. I’m glad your family got the chance to get together and make some memories :]

December 9, 2012 - 1:06 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/9/2012) - […] Edition Welcome Caller This is Chloe Themed Gift Pack Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher weVerb4: New Experiences for Magan in 2012 The Baby-Sitters Club is Back Review: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble (one of my favorite reads from […]

December 7, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Leah - Everything about this post made me smile. Growing up, I don’t remember going on too many vacations. It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I started going places (& by that, I mean plane rides/10+ hour car trips). Alaska has always intrigued me and that’s awesome you not only got to visit, but also share the experience with your family. :) My family – even the in-laws – are all super close, so it’d be wonderful to go on a big vacation like that with them.

Also: your pictures are GORGEOUS.

December 7, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Kelly - I think it’s adorable that your parents wanted to make their anniversary a family trip! Growing up was similar for me…we did our yearly trip to PEI (which I thought was nothing extravagant), but after my husband and I went camping there for a weekend, I got to see just how expensive it is – and we were only two people! It definitely made me appreciate all those family vacations, that I might have taken for granted growing up.

Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous – what kind of camera did you use?

December 5, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww — this is such a great, heartfelt post! I totally know what you mean. My family didn’t go on many vacations when I was growing up either; we’d usually just pile into the van and go camping for a few days as our annual summer holiday. The summer after high school graduation, we went on a two week trip to the Maritime provinces in eastern Canada and that was one of the BEST trips in my memory. I was right in between high school and university, teetering on the edge of being a grown-up, but not quite there yet. Trips like that always make for the best memories, and I’m glad that yours was no exception. Plus, next time you’re back in this part of the world, we are totally going to make plans to meet up. Right? =)

December 4, 2012 - 7:08 pm

elena - WOW, your photo are incredibly beautiful and I’m so glad you can do this trip with your family! My trips tend to be a stressful but hooray for your trip being mostly relaxing & calm. It sounds like you really did have great memories and I hope you can do it again soon. :)

December 4, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Heather Self - SO fun! Brad and I did a big trip last year (our honeymoon that only took 14 years)and it was the first time we’d ever been away together. Trips like this are so fabulous.

December 4, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Cynthia - That’s how we are, we never really go on vacations outside of Texas since we’re a one income only family. Hopefully when the kids get a little older we’ll be able to do something like this, we’ve always wanted to go on a cruise. I’m sure the kids will love it too. Thanks for sharing Magan!

December 4, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Alexa Y. - Your cruise looks AMAZING, and I’m glad you got to spend some quality time with your family. Alaska is a place I’ve always wanted to visit – and your pictures have further convinced me that I must!

December 4, 2012 - 10:53 am

Hemborgwife - That sounds amazing, I would love to see Alaska one day as well!

December 4, 2012 - 8:29 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I love that your parents wanted to spend their 25th wedding anniversary with the family & do something memorable. I, too, have had moments where I can reflect back (even in that moment) and say to myself: I’ll never forget this. I think it’s important to have those little moments from time to time. I even take a mental photograph so the memory will always be there, just for me, to go back to.

P.S. I still think it’s funny how we were both in Seattle, just a week a part! ha

Estelle: WeVerb12 (Prompts 1 + 2)

Hi all! Magan and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. […]

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December 16, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Jasmine Rose - I’m not going to lie. I totally cried while watching Paperman.

December 4, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Alexa Y. - I am a HUGE fan of the Pixar shorts, and any Disney animated shorts, so obviously, I’m pretty sure I’m going to LOVE these two. I haven’t been able to catch either Brave or Wreck-it Ralph yet, but I hope to soon!

December 4, 2012 - 7:11 am

April Books & Wine - I loved Paperman! I remember wanting to clap after watching it, but then not clapping because that would be weird.

December 3, 2012 - 9:46 am

Shayla - ‘Trust in adventure always’ sounds like an excellent motto to me!

December 2, 2012 - 10:30 pm

Tara - I’ve never heard of WEverb before but it sounds super fun! I look forward to reading what you guys come up with :)

December 2, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Kelly - Paperman was adorable! (And Wreck-It Ralph had me in tears from laughing and then from feel goodness!).

I have no clue what WeVerb12 is, but I’m off to check it out!

December 2, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It, December 2, 2012 - […] The first two prompts for WEverb12: haikus and movie recommendations […]

December 2, 2012 - 1:29 am

Kristen Evey - I’m seriously considering doing some WeVerb prompts. I LOVE them. And I LOVE your haikus and movie choices. Haven’t seen Paperman yet, but I loved La Luna. So cute. Excited to see more of these posts. :)