looking back at 2012…

naomi in snow

on saturday for about an hour or two, we finally had our snow storm in new york city with the biggest, fluffiest snowflakes! and it was beautiful and thrilling and so much fun because we happened to be out running errands as a family when it hit and got to walk home together in those big pretty flurries.  it made me be extra obnoxious to the point that i may have pulled my groin (fuuuun) skipping and jumping the entire way home with josh.  now with the holidays clearing out but freezing cold weather promising to stick around through march, i’m ready for all the snowstorms heaven wants to send me. if there are snowflakes involved, i’m pretty sure i can handle the cold a little while longer.

while we were trotting in the snow, i kept thinking, what a great way to go out with a bang, 2012!  nicely done…nicely done.

it was a good year.  as i’ve been reflecting on all that took place in 2012, i can’t help but sum it all up as my blessing year. the year was just so beautiful. while it sometimes felt like i was just trying to survive as i adjusted to life as a mother of two, for the most part, 2012 felt like cloud nine.  this is because i was given a new miracle baby this summer and because peering into his happy and healthy face and into his older sister’s happy and healthy face each morning is the greatest gift i have received. all problems or struggles or personal issues aside, sharing the past year with my family has been nothing short of a blessing.

cheers to 2012! and cheers to 2013! thanks for reading along! see you in the new year….

  1. I absolutely love this picture. It’s so full of joy and whimsy. It totally captures the tone of your blog which I enjoy reading each day. May 2013 be filled with more blessings for you and your family.

  2. amanda

    cutest picture ever! and i love the new site! thanks for always providing a fun little read & delightful photos… oh, and some serious style envy:) your family is just gorgeous! happy new year…

  3. Ariel

    Happy new year beautiful Naomi!

  4. Ashton

    Happy New Year to you and your family! It has been such a pleasure to read along again this year! Wishing you lots of snow! :)

  5. Stella

    Thank you for sharing bits & pieces of your life and family with us. Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful! You’re always so graceful! You’re an inspirational woman, Naomi! Happy New Year! May you have an even better 2013 ~~

  7. Meg

    Happy New Year! 2013! I love reading your blog and you are such a great example of a mother and a girl who is blessed and grateful at the same time! Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!
    Cheers,
    Meg

  8. Lauren

    Happy New Year! What a fantastic picture! And funny, as I looked at that picture, I thought, MAN is she limber! Then I read about the groin. OUCH! :)

  9. agreed! this has been a wonderful year :) i’m excited to see what the next one brings. happy new year!

    xo,
    kristyn

  10. Amanda

    Happy New Year Taza, Husband, and babies! May this New Year bring you even more joy!

    Lucky you with snow!! It’s just cold and wet here in the South!

  11. amanda

    so cute! happy new year!!

  12. You are adorable. I’ve enjoyed these little peeks into your beautiful life.

  13. gaby

    this photo makes me wish for snow! happy new year’s to you and your family!

  14. Happy New Year! I hope the snow sticks around for my trip to NYC – I’m excited about looking like a loon catching snowflakes on my tongue!

  15. carly

    this is such a happy and wonderful photo of you naomi! absolutely love it. even if there was groin pulling involved (ouch!!). happy of happiest 2013!

  16. Shanna

    Happy blessed new year to your beautiful family Naomi! One of the best thing that happened to me in 2012 was discovering your blog! xxx

  17. Angelica

    happy new year! i hope 2013 sparkles and shines even more than all the years before!

  18. We all wish you a happy New Year 2013 to you and your family! Naomi, you are looking so great in this picture. xo
    ~ Herman Swan

  19. As someone who has her own miracle baby (not that they aren’t all…) to enjoy this year, I can totally agree. Any of the bummers that happened this year just don’t seem to matter:)

  20. Stephanie

    You are a great woman! Happy new year!

  21. Alena

    Dear Taza, happy new year for you and your adorable family
    Peace and happiness to your home
    Love and lots of smily
    Huge hello from fans from Belarus

    You look so good!!!))) love this boots so much
    Is it duck boots?)

  22. Agree children save our life …… children save the world….. Happy New Year from Italy, from Lelli Family

    xoxo Lelli

  23. Andy

    Your blog is a ray of sunshine each time I open it. Your smiles, your family, the colours of the clothing you wear…it’s totally gorgeous to see. Seriously, do you ever have a grumpy day?!? What does a day like that look like in the Taza household?

    Sending you and yours much love from London for all of 2013 and the years to come.

    xxxxxxxx

  24. Happy New Year! :)

  25. magali

    What a beautiful and funny picture! I wish you and your family a happy new year! Greetings from Switzerland xxx

  26. Happy New Year! I would love to see some snow here but it is a rare occurrence in the south of England!

    You inspire me to be more thankful and count my own – considerable – blessings. Thank you.

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk/

  27. Happy New Year!

    I wish we would have some snow – a scarce occurrence in the south of England!

    You inspire me to be more thankful for my own blessings and I thank you and your blog for that!

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk/

  28. Happy New Year!

    I wish we would have some snow – a scarce occurrence in the south of England!

    You inspire me to be more thankful for my own blessings and I thank you for that.

  29. Kate Connelly

    LOVE reading about your life in NYC with your gorgeous family. Wishing you all a prosperous 2013 all the way from Oz!

  30. Lori

    I hope that I have your figure in the years to come when I eventually have children! You have an adorable family. I love following your blog and photos.

  31. Heather

    Happy 2013 to your and you’re beautiful family Naomi! I look forward to seeing you all grow and learn and love some more this year….x

  32. we were outside in those huge fluffy snowflakes too! we trekked our way from the PATH train to the east side to yunan kitchen… delicious, trendy chinese(ish) food with a great atmosphere. would be a great date night for you and josh ;) but make sure to get the mushroom rice cakes!!

    cheers to 2013!

    • TAZA

      thanks for the tip! we’ll have to try that place out sometime! ;)

  33. Regarding the picture, you look utterly content! Makes me wish London has the snow now, it hasnt snowed over Christmas but I really hope it will this February like usual. Fingers crossed!

    Happy New Year!

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

  34. Dusty

    Happy new year from Reykjavik

  35. Jessica

    Happiest New Year to you and yours! May 2013 be the best yet!

  36. rachel

    I love this picture!! I hope you had a wonderful new years!!

    xo
    Rachel

  37. val

    love your boots! who makes them???

    • TAZA

      thanks! they are sorels.

  38. Natalie

    You inspired me to blog in 2012, you’re beautiful photos, stories and life made me want to document mine. Thank you for sharing you’re beautiful family photos and stories with us.
    From an aspired blogger and fan ♥

  39. Natalie

    You inspired me to blog in 2012, you’re beautiful photos, stories and life made me want to document mine. Thank you for sharing you’re beautiful family photos and stories with us.
    From an aspired blogger and fan ♥

    http://tailoreddays.blogspot.co.uk/

  40. Natalie

    You inspired me to blog in 2012, you’re beautiful photos, stories and life made me want to document mine. Thank you for sharing your family photos and stories with us.

    From an aspired blogger and fan ♥

    http://tailoreddays.blogspot.co.uk/

  41. What a beautiful post!! Here’s to an equally blessed 2013!

    XO,
    Catherine
    FEST (food, style, travel)

    PS.. love the new blog design. Not sure how new it is as I usually read through RSS but it looks great!

  42. Bekuh

    What a great photo! I felt the same way about the snow in Ohio. A blanket of white makes everything pretty.

  43. Cassie

    Love this photo and your blog! Keep up the fabulous work in 2013 and I will keep reading!

  44. What a fun year! Doesn’t it feel good to reflect on past successes, accomplishments, and challenges? Doing so motivated me to pen my five personal promises for 2013 and blog ‘em out to the world. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  45. kris

    and which font did you take? handwriting?

    • TAZA

      i think it’s the handwritten font, all lower case.

  46. All pictures so nice! Your 2012 was great as I can see!
    We wish you Happy Ner Year! Special wishes to your great children!!! i love watching them:)
    Kisses from Cracow in Poland!

    And you are always invited to us and Cracow! http://www.mysophie.pl

  47. Cece

    Beautiful! New reader here and loving your blog. Love love love your boots! Where are they from?

    • TAZA

      thanks! they are sorels.

  48. Meghan

    I saw you in the Times Square subway station recently and it was way before coffee but i was so psyched to see you guys making NYC your home again. Next time I’ll say hi! This time I was just the caffeine-starved gallerist way too late for work. Happy New Year!!!

  49. Yasmin

    a wonderful, a colourful, a happy new year!

  50. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and wanted to stop by and say hello! You have a beautiful family! I’m excited to read your 2013 adventures. Happy New Year!

  51. Victoria

    I love your blog. Will defo be reading in 2013 xxxxx

  52. You’re so lucky to be living in NYC with your cute family. I can remember visiting the big apple a few years back in December and it snowed heavily the entire time we were there. It was just magicial! Happy New Year! Niamh x
    http://www.niamhkelly.wordpress.com

  53. Sheree H

    I only just found your blog in 2012, and I’ve loved following along. Although, now that you’ve switched platforms, I can no longer follow you, unfortunately!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

  54. hayley

    so cute! once a dancer, always a dancer :)

  55. Brianne

    You are adorable! And that beanie is so cute, where could i find it?