Favorites from 2012

One of my favorite blogs is Mama Kat’s at Mama’s Losin’ It. Her writing prompts are good and they help me think past my own random thoughts. I’m linking up with her to talk about my favorites of 2012 thanks to MomsSmack (another great blog I was just introduced to).


Mama’s Losin’ It

  • Favorite 2012 Movie: I have to stay loyal: Savages. It was bloody. It was gory. I hated the ending but damn, Taylor Kitch plays brooding well and I love him with short hair as much as with long hair. I could have done without the sharing and the pot smoking though. Just not my thing. Breaking Dawn would be a close second since I saw the whole series.


  • Favorite Album: Adele, 21. I know that this was released the year before but I bought it last year and it was constantly playing so it was my favorite last year. If you want to get technical than Fun. Some Nights


  • Favorite Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. Again, this song came out the year before but was my favorite this year. If it bugs you that I have two from the year before then, Some Nights by Fun.


  • Favorite Tweeter: Blake Shelton (he’s hilarious)


  • Favorite Blog: Too many to name just one favorite. If I comment on it, then it’s a fave.


  • Favorite TV Show: Chicago Fire and Parenthood are tied.


  • Favorite Instagramer: I suck as a follower on Instagram. I can’t even say I have a favorite since I am hardly ever on it. It’s like I remember suddenly that I have an account and I’ll take a bunch of pictures and go through and look at the ones I follow and then days (a lot of days) will go by and nothing and then I’ll remember again and post another cluster. I suck.


  • Favorite Moment: This one is a really hard one to pinpoint just one. I had a favorite moment with each of the kids: Seeing Belle on stage at her dance recital, seeing Nico on Wheaton North’s football field making a tackle or watching him play high school basketball, watching Tommy hit a home run in his first year of travel baseball (send lots of wine come April) and watching Gia dance in her little tutu for the first time.  I had a bunch of favorite moments with Leo but if I had to choose one, it was when we were out to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law and another couple. In the middle of one of the conversations where we were the listeners, he looked over at me and winked. In a rush, I felt that zing of “God, I love him.” My favorite moment for myself: I’m going to New York next week courtesy of one of my blog posts so getting that email between Christmas and New Year’s was a pretty awesome moment.


  • Favorite Conference: I have never been to one (gasp!) but am for sure going to BlogHer this year.


  • Favorite Viral Video: The Parents Rap

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Okay, your turn. What were some of your favorites?


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  1. So many moments I could list that were my favorite so I could not list those. I am not a movie watcher so I chose the 10 year difference.. I was slapped with the realization of how dang tiny I was, even after just giving birth.. sighs..
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  2. {Melinda} I’m back! It’s been too long, AnnMarie. So much holiday busyness. :) Love this post — helps me know you a little better. I love Adele, too. She’s awesome. So exciting about your going to New York! Congratulations! I hope this is an amazing 2013 for you and your sweet family.
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  3. Adele is evergreen. Will always love her and have her as a favorite!
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  4. Hi! Stopping by from Mama Kat’s link up!

    I am a lover of all things Blake Shelton – & you are right, he is so funny!

    Have a great day,

    Lacey @ And They

    Call Me Mommy
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  5. Yes, yes, yes…Blake Shelton is hysterical! He is the only reason I watch “The Voice” with some regularity. And I’m right there with you on the love for “Parenthood”. Although it is *killing me* that it looks like the dreamy Jason Ritter is on his way out. (What are you thinking Sarah…Hank over Mark…c’mon lady!)

    *clickin in from MamaKat*
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    • Thanks so much for stopping by! He’s the reason I watch The Voice, too. It will be interesting to see what happens on Parenthood. Did you see the previews for next week? Can’t wait to see the outcome.

  6. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited you get to go to New York!!!!!

    Great list AnnMarie… and I wanna hear more about this New York gig. Sorry, only focused on your trip!! Probably because I am so happy you get to get away!!! WOOHOO. 😉
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  7. OOOOH!! You get to go to BlogHer!!! Awesome!! But even more important….
    NEW YORK NEXT WEEK!! I am so proud of you. I think that is the best thing I’ve ever heard. You go girl!! You deserve it!! :) –Lisa
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  8. Ah, Parenthood. That show is absolutely a favorite around here too. And yay for New York! Maybe I’ll head up there one day while you’re there. :)
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    • Don’t tease me now. :) I’d love that! Yes, Parenthood really is so good. You know it’s good if I am watching and there really isn’t a hot guy in it. I mean Adam is pretty cute and I love Joel but as far as Tim Riggins hot or Kelly Severide hot, not really and it’s still a favorite. :)

  9. My best memory was taking Marie’s team to Gastonia, winning 8-0 (with three goals from Marie!), then eating Gaston County’s best pizza at Bellacino’s.

    And what would happen if a dude showed up at BlogHer? (This is related to my lifelong question of what would happen if a dude took a Midol? Where would it go?)
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    • I am still laughing at a “dude taking Midol”. Thank you for giving me something to laugh about all day. That is seriously one of the funniest things I have ever heard you say. :) :)

  10. That video is so funny! I love it’s predecessor “The Swagger Wagon”. Go look now. hilarious!
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  11. I love this idea of doing favorites, but don’t think I could committ! Twitter for me is like instagram for you. I will have to check Blake Shelton out becuase I love him on The Voice.

    You sure you don’t want to swing by Southern Massachusetts when you are in NYC? I can guarantee you will feel right at home!

    I am going to have to try Chicago Fire.

    • Oh, I suck at Twitter, too. I always try and have conversations but I’m late responding and then if you try and crack a joke, it’s late so it doesn’t make sense. I’m awful. Maybe that is why I like Blake on there. I’m not talking to him, just a fly on the wall. :)

      I would love to swing by if for nothing else than to see my Massachusetts counterpart. :)

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