I almost didn’t write this post, because it is SO hard for me to wrap up a year that was truly one of the best years of my life, but I thought a fun post in ‘highlight reel’ fashion would be a fun way to recap some fun moments.
2012 in highlights:
unseated comfort zones, from work, to running, to becoming certified in barre n9ne
I traveled, traveled, traveled (to
wine country, Mexico, and the Bahamas)
I experienced an
I lived the shit out of Maine,
Met blog friends in
Atlanta, Chicago Austin, AND Maine ‘bloggy meet-up’ style
I spent more time with my family and
sisters, and the most beautiful niece in the world
And the biggest highlight of 2012 most certainly has to be when M asked me to
marry him <3
2012 is a year that I lived, loved, and played hard…a year I truly lived the shit out of. And 2013? I’m coming for you, like whoa. Happy New Year, friends, and thank you all for sharing this year with me, it’s truly been a blessed, gratitude-filled year. <3
the amazing Lindsay Cotter – a beautiful soul, to say the least! (cottercrunch)
Being goofy with snotty wine faces at Mesa ;-)
Showering my niece in the girliest of girly clothes, and she *had* to model them for us. She is *such* a girl! <3
It was incredibly weird, but SO cool to hear Christmas music and see Christmas trees while in the tropics!
Capturing some moments from summer this weekend, complete with laying in the grass, watching the stars (summer bucket list item, check!) and gorgeous blue moon with besties!
The most breathtaking sunset on the lake that I’ve ever seen.
b9 love…picture taking fun at the beach this weekend (for a contest at the studio!). so so fun!
A trip to wine country that will never be forgotten…perhaps another in our (near?) future? Must.
Group picture at one of our favorite wineries, Field Stone. <3!
*more* dockside fun. <3
Lots of niece time, niece pics and soon enough, her SECOND birthday!
Wine, wine and uh, more wine? ;-)
…capped with a surprise run-in with my sister Jen, my mom (Isabel’s ‘mimi!’ She is absolutely in LOVE with my mom these days, love!) at the beach, playing, watching her ‘clean’ up the beach of seaweed (she loves to clean, just like her aunties!)
Fast forward to Saturday, waking up with oh, a titch of a hangover (that lasted me almost all day, damn!), and finally working up the nerve to have a glass of wine (#hairofthedog!) after an afternoon shopping on Newbury, just flitting around, no schedule. The best!
Theme of the night? “That third bottle of champagne…was it *really* necessary?” <-apparently I was the one that egged THAT on with Jess and Scott and M following suit!
Momma Sunshine, Canadian Bald Guy, T! This was the most epic bloggy meetup in Maine EVER!
Because my expression cracks me up, caught in a half laugh at Williamson, one of our hands-down favorites, during the most delicious wine and food pairing (duck, lasagna, and meatball bites were utter perfection). We ended up buying oh, 8 bottles here! Oops! ;-)
On our last day at Hop Kiln, where they serve warm crusty rolls along with a variety of delicious cheeses, spreads (the sundried tomato pesto is sinful!) and meats.
The quintessential wine snobs picture – I think I win this round, don’t you think?
M as the ‘little man’ at the table, sitting on a lower stool than the rest of us ‘looking up’ at me. Hysterical.
Lobster rolls! We got these twice because they were that.damn.good.
This picture cracks me up – also from the epic Maine bloggy meetup, Twister FTW!
I <3 my sisters!
Meeting Lee (In My Tummy) and Tina Reale (who I met AGAIN at the Chicago Marathon!)
Jess and I in our super fabulous barre n9ne attire (oh, how I adore pink!)
I have always wanted to see this!
Capturing some family shots. I LOVE the picture I captured of my dad gathering Isabel up into a giant ‘dad hug’ and kiss.
Views were incredible.
Wine tasting fun, and a photo bomb from my brother in law ;-)
Sweaty sister runs (and many many with M!), how I love thee.
Sisters having *far* too much fun enjoying aforementioned champagne, and a late night, 12:30 am! #whoarewe
The holidays wouldn’t even be complete without some fitdates with besties and my ‘kindred’ Meaghan, and lots and lots of barre n9ne action!