• http://twitter.com/lildanes Lil Dane$

    2013 is going to be eight million times better than 2012 or I am going to pack up all my things and move to Tahiti. Win/win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MJBUtah Michelle Fournier

    Last year I said it couldn’t get worse so 2012 had to be better. Not jinxing myself like that again. So as I sit here packing to move for the second time this year, with swollen glands and a bad cough I just keep looking to a sign my aunt gave me with a great quote from Christopher Reeves on it.
    ” once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

    I was waiting for Marlo to pop off with “just give me the damn yogurt woman! ”

  • Andrea

    Haha, yoburt. I love that kid.

  • 2dkimball

    2013 is the lucky year! NO DOUBT! Thanks for sharing your life with all of us!

  • http://twitter.com/tksinclair tksinclair

    I’m with you…in 2012 we lost our home…lost our jobs…I’m now living in a 1,700 sq ft space with 3,500 sq ft of furniture (It looks like those hoarder homes but without the dust and rats – at least so far)…In fact on the 21st I was pissed at those Mayans..can’t they just get ONE THING RIGHT? I guess all those things I put on hold – just in case the world conveniently ended, I now have do. Yeah, here’ s to 2013….(although I think I said something similar at the end of 2011 about 2012 and look where that got me)

  • americanrecluse

    Yobrit! I’m glad I had the sound turned on. :o )

    Here’s to a better 2013 all around!

  • icywench

    Heather…I’ve been reading you for quite some time but have never posted. 2012 was a year of change for me, as it has been for you. You are an amazing woman, mom, blogger and I want you to know you are loved.

  • http://twitter.com/SharonaZee Sharona Zee

    Bring on the 2013! And cut yourself lots of slack…

  • http://www.facebook.com/greenduckiesgirl Dana Marie Vittum

    Your writing amazes me constantly. You make me laugh and cry and want to have kids. I hope that 2013 is better for all of us because it’s been a total crap year.

  • KatieG

    I’ve been reading your blog since I was held hostage by my nursing newborn 3 and a half years ago. Thank you for the smiles, the tears and the laughter. I too hope for more smiles and laughter 2013.

  • Karen

    Heather, I rarely make comments (unless it could win me an X-Box) but I have been reading your blog since before you moved back to Utah. You were the first renegade Mormon I read on the internet and believe me, I looked all over. I really hope you have a better 2013. Thank you for continuing to do to what you do despite the rest of the bad-tempered internet. And thank you for contributing to my blog roll so that my work day doesn’t begin until around 9:30 even though I show up an hour before that. It’s really the only way I manage to stay an accountant.

  • Jen

    That video is fantastic. I’m sorry this year and this Christmas were crap in a bucket for you, but I hope 2013 holds much more joy for you and those you hold dear. You deserve it. Happy (almost) New Year, Heather. xo

  • Alison

    2013 will absolutely be better… and if it makes you feel better, I said “yogrit” until I was about 5, haha. Happy New Year!

  • =^..^=

    But I’ve LOVED your wildlife encounters! Please have more in 2013.
    At least as long as there’s no barf involved, okay? …

  • Kristin

    My 3 year old says “yo-grit” – sounds about the same. Happy 2013.

  • KatieMama

    Yogrits? That’s what I heard and it’s awesome. Happy 2013.

  • Carol

    I hope Jon is ok

  • Jo Ann

    I’m sorry you have been so haunted this year. I could feel the pain in the songs that fed you and sustained you through this haunting. I’m so sorry. Twenty-thirteen will be less hollow, I can feel it.

  • Big Red

    SHUT UP!! I just ate that yo ert for my lunch!!
    And in other news, that last pic of L and M is just beautiful..
    Here’s to a cracker of a 2013

  • ilj2397

    I, too, am a long time reader but have never actually posted a comment. But I have to echo what Dana Marie said-you make me cry at least once a week, and the posts you write about your girls make me seriously rethink my decision not to have children.

    I have battled serious mental illness issues my entire life, and, like you, have been institutionalized. I have had countless moments in which I just wanted to stop fighting that battle, unfortunately, but reading your blog gives me so much hope. And the hope is not just a result of of those moments you write about in which life just all seems to come together perfectly. Rather, it’s probably more attributable to your honest accounts of being in that dark place, and your chronicle of how you come back out of it.

    When you decide the fight to come back is actually worth it-that’s when you impact my life the most.

    I am about 10 years younger than you, and am prone to feeling really stuck and lost. When I get to that place, I read random posts about your experiences as a mother, and it gives me hope. Thank you for being you, and for your honesty. Thank you for showing me that, with a little luck and alot of hard work, I can actually live life.

  • http://twitter.com/Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

    Thinking of you! My last 2 years have been about the worst in a long long time… hoping our 2013′s are much better!