Sunday, January 1, 2012

Looking back

2011. It was a mighty good year at the 7MSN. There were a whole lot of ups and only the occasional down. Yesterday I went back through every stinkin' post from 2011 to help me remember all the things that happened. Did you know that studies show blogging is an effective treatment for memory loss? Ok, maybe I made that up, but seriously, a huge benefit of daily blogging is being able to look back on a period of time and reminisce.

I selected one picture from every post I published in 2011 and compiled them in chronological order, more or less, in this video. Then I edited a bunch of them out because nobody in their right mind would sit through a video that long.

Thanks for sticking with me throughout the year. Your friendship means more to me than you will ever know, because I'm not very good at expressing that touchy-feely stuff. I hope some of these snippets will jog your memory as they've jogged mine, and we can smile together about the adventures we've shared this year.

51 comments:

  1. Thanks, that was a lovely reminder of the year that was at 7MSN. Hope 2012 is a good one for you all. New year hugs all round.

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  2. I LOVE your touchy-feely-stuff and look forward to another year full of it.

    x
    Els (Amsterdam)

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  3. I would have sat through a video at least twice that long.
    Did you ever hear again about Amelia so you know if she made it home?

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  4. Enjoyed your year in review video! As always, I love the animals, but this time I especially noticed the gorgeous skies that you have in NM. Stunning photos.

    Happy New Year to you and the herd and critters, and thanks for sharing your world with us in blog land.

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful video! Thanks for starting my new year off with a big smile!

    I am definitely looking forward to another year of the gang at 7MSN!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. Diane from NC1/1/12, 6:12 AM

    Love the video Carson… Love your blog…Love your critters. Thanks for starting my day with a smile every day. Happy New Year. Looking forward to a lot more 7MSN adventures in 2012. God bless.

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  7. Anne Boleyn1/1/12, 6:39 AM

    WOW! Perfect pictures and wonderful music!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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  8. A very Happy New Year to you and yours, Carson.

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  9. A sweet movie! Thanks for bringing so much joy to the blogging community this past year. I look forward to reading much more in 2012.

    Di

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  10. I love hanging out with you every morning!!

    Happy New Year to you, and the critters.

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  11. Beautiful! Blessing to you & yours in 2012 =)

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  12. I absolutely loved it. Happy New Year and lots of love to all at 7MSN from all from Morning Bray Farm.

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  13. Happy New Year, Linda. You are an important part of more lives than you can imagine.

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  14. You make my day....every day !!

    Here's to a great 2012 !

    I'm so happy to see Mr P 'up top' :)

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  15. Thank you for all you do each day. And this video was a labor of love -- and we appreciate it as such.

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  16. What a beautiful year it was! This would make a great book! I'm going to have to look up the post with the chickens and the snake! Also, did Amelia ever make it home?

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  17. Beautiful and the music was perfect. I would have watched a movie-length version!! Happy New Year from all of us at November Hill. Your adventures with the 7MSN gang are one of the highlights of my day. :)

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  18. Beautiful! Love your creativity! Look forward to your blog every morning before I start work, makes my day! I also love exclamation points!....

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  19. Wow, that was just wonderful. Thank you.
    I missed the post of the WD-40'd snake, have to go find it.

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  20. Happy New Year to all the critters of 7MSN (even got a peek of Steve thanks) and to the joy and fun you have brought to us in 2011. Look forward to what you and your posse have in store for us to enjoy in 2012. Casa de Cuckoo

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  21. What a great life you have. Happy New Year and much love to you and your herd. xoxo

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  22. LOVED IT!!! Thanks for making my mornings. Ah, do the chickens know they got booted out of the header by Mr. P????

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  23. Estella from Co.1/1/12, 9:16 AM

    Thank you for all the joy you have given Bud and I during 2011 and we look forward to 2012 with you and all your family. Love you and hugs to all

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  24. What a wonderful video...!
    I kept thinking I was going to start bawling, but it all just made me feel so darn happy, I had this ridiculous smile on my face the whole time.
    Such a gift you have given us all by sharing 7MSN with us.

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  25. Lovely! Touching! Sweet! Adorable!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

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  26. Happy New Year, Linda. Thanks for sharing your life through your photos and the stories you weave around them. Best to all in 2012.

    A (distant) neighbor
    at Cerrito del Llano.

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  27. You really outdid yourself on this video. It really made me teary eyed to see such great photos/memories. Thanks Carson for being you and sharing 7MSN with all of us.
    Happy 2012 everybody!

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  28. Boy that was fun. Wishing the whole 7MSN family a fabulous 2012!!

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  29. That was a lot of work, thanks. Wishing you and the gang a great New Year in 2012. Give Wynonna a hug and kiss for me.

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  30. Thank you for the smiles and tears over the last year. May there be plenty more!

    Happy New Year!

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  31. Brilliant show! Wonderful memories - thank you for sharing your life on the ranch.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  32. Happy New Year! May your new year be as blessed and joyous as the last one. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  33. I really enjoyed the video and appreciate the time and effort you put into making it. You know that you've started a tradition now, don't you?
    Happy 2012 to you and all the gang at 7MSN

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  34. Happy New Year to you and all the 4 foots. That was great, youre so lucky to have such a wonderful life that you crafted for yourself. A good example for other dreamers! Thanks for shareing your kids with us.

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  35. very touching, left me teary eyed and wanting more..

    thanks again ..

    wonder if that little porcupine knows how lucky he/she?? is..

    love you, hind end

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  36. What a wonderful video -- I got a little teary watching it -- thank you for sharing your life and your herd. Best wishes for the new year.

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  37. That video is the best anti-stress therapy I've experienced in a long time! Just wonderful - made me smile, melted my heart, brought me joy.
    Happy New Year. I'm so looking forward to another year of your great animals and photography - and of course your gift of writing hilarious captions.

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  38. Those photos were a real treat - love the music too! All the best in 2012 under those beautiful New Mexico skies!

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  39. Great video! I checked your blog just about every day and loved each and every post. I wish you all the best for 2012!!

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  40. Thanks so much for all of your work on this blog....I have been following it for a year and it makes me feel like I am still in Montana on a horse!

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  41. Thank you for the trip down memory lane! I look forward to many good memories in 2012, and here is withing, you, Alan, George, Lucy, Hank, Wynona, Smooch, all the kitties and chickens a wonderful new year! (Did I get everyone? TEEHEE)

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  42. what a wonderful New Year's present for your readers..... thank you from the bottom of my heart

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  43. Thanks for the memories.
    All the best in 2012!

    Your fan, Sandra

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  44. I actually remembered almost all of the pictures, and the posts that they came from. Wonderful! It is so evident that your animals are so well loved and cared for by you. Thank you for your blog. It brings a lot of happiness to your readers.

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  45. I love being a part of your blog family. I like the interaction photos of you and your crew. Looking forward to what this new year will bring. We finally have snow in northern lower Michigan!

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  46. Wonderful video, Linda! Thanks for sharing precious moments of The 7MSN Ranch.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a New Year full of peace, health and happiness.

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  47. Oh Carson, that was wonderful, and a lovely rendering of HOME ON THE RANGE. Your blog is first up on my list every day, and I so look forward to seeing what you're doing. This was a wonderful trip down the 2011 memory lane.

    And I have to agree with someone above who said that your babies are so obviously happy and loved and well taken care of, it's a joy to see their joy in living with you.

    Blessings to you and yours in 2012.

    Christina / SVG

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  48. That was such a cool idea, I enjoyed it immensely !!

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  49. The best end of year video I've seen yet! I actually teared up. Then again, you're one of my favorite blogs soooo it makes sense.

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  50. Just LOVED this! I had missed a lot the first part of this year when I was unable to blog much, and it was so nice getting caught up! LOVE you guys (you and all those amazing animals!) a lot, and always enjoy your blog! Thanks for such a nice re-cap of the year!

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