Friday, December 28, 2012

Best of 2012

2012 was quite the rocky year. I had some not-so-easy things to deal with, but I've also had some pretty amazing things happen. It's easy to sit around and think about all that went wrong in the past year and look forward to leaving them behind in the New Year, but the fact of the matter is, we live in a broken world and next year isn't guaranteed to be any better. It's important to look past the bad and focus on all the good that has happened. So that's just what I'm doing!

Best of 2012

I had the opportunity to spend most of 2012 with my little loves. They taught me more about myself than anyone ever has. They taught me to love, laugh, and live life like a big kid. While I like to think that I made an impact on their little lives, the truth is they made a huge impact on mine. My heart will always be full of love for my babies.

My first blog post e.v.e.r. was posted in April of 2012. I've had such a great time learning the ins and outs of Bloggerville and meeting so many wonderful women! Blogging has made me remember how therapeutic writing can be; and yes, writing about Essie nail polish is therapeutic to me...don't judge! It has also allowed me to realize that learning about skin care and make up is truly a passion of mine and something I would love to pursue at some point in life.

My mom, Justin, and I were able to take a week long vacation to Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island. Beside the fact that we had to stay in the cabin from hell for a couple of nights (which is funny now that I've had time to heal from the torture) it was one of the best weeks. A roadtrip Up North was always one of my favorite vacations growing up, so it was a lot of fun sharing that experience with J.

For a whole weekend in August, my high school girlfriends and I were able to spend time together. That's pretty much unheard of these days! The "real world" has taken us all in our own directions, and it was so much fun to be able to get together and pretend like it was the way it used to be. I'm so happy to have these girls in my life! No matter where life takes us, we'll always be the best of friends.

By far, the best thing to happen to me this year was getting engaged to the love of my life! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life who loves me like he does. I can't wait to get hitched September 1st, 2013 and start our life together!

Here's to all of the wonderful things that happened in 2012 and all that will come in 2013. Happy New Years, lovelies!


Shelley said...

Congrats on your engagement!! Love the picture!

...Barbie... said...

oh my gosh - how did i miss that engagment picture. that is so freaking cute!

here's to 2013!! =D

morgan at said...

looks like you have had a fun year! congrats on getting engaged. i am new to your blog and am looking forward to reading more of your journey!
happy new year!!