2012, what a year!

Monday, December 31, 2012


2013 will be here tomorrow & I couldn't be more excited! This new year is going to bring some exciting things into my life. We're going to San Francisco in January, New Orleans in February & Mexico in June! We've got some awesome house projects in the works... think new backyard, new deck, new countertops in the kitchen (eeek!). Plus, half-way through the year Luke & I will become husband & wife - which is hands down going to be the best part of this new year! Before we enter the new year, I wanted to share what happened in 2012, because my goodness, it ended up being a great year :)

January: I lost my job & temporarily settled into a "stay-at-home-puppy-mom" role. I spent many hours working on house projects & applying for LOTS of new jobs.

February: We got out of the house & went to Nostrana for a date night. I vented about my frustrations with being unemployed. I didn't know it at the time (obviously, ha) but a few days later things were about to change for me.

March: After many applications, a very painful rejection & a handful of interviews, I landed a pretty darn good job with an amazing company. I'm no longer unemployed! We also travelled to Vegas with some good friends to celebrate Luke's 30th birthday!

April: I turned 30! My friends came to visit from Phoenix & we had a super fun backyard birthday BBQ followed by a scavenger hunt bar crawl.

May: We went to the Oregon Coast with a group of friends where we enjoyed waking up to the sound of the ocean & having bonfires on the beach at night. We took Gracie on the "Doggie Dash" & she loved it!

June: I created a Summer Bucket List, we hosted a few backyard BBQ's & I planted a few peony bushes - that have since died, sad.

July: Hands down, this was the best month of the year. I travelled to Chicago for work & then Luke met up with me & proposed in the city! We decided on a date & a location: June 15, 2013 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

August: My mom & sister threw us an Engagement Party! I was blown away with all the work they did in the planning - it turned out fantastic! We had so many friends that showed up - it was the best to celebrate with everyone! I shared our wedding invitations & I found THE dress. That was quick!

September: We took Gracie on her first camping trip! I also created a Fall Bucket List.

October: We participated in the Color Run & had the best time! We also travelled to Vancouver BC with a few of our friends for a long weekend & to watch the Timbers v. Whitecaps match. I can't forgot to mention that we went to the Trail Blazers' Opening Night & watched them beat the Lakers - it was a good way to start off the season!

November: Big month in our house with the Election. I also shared a sneak peak of our engagement photos - which we're absolutely in love with!

December: We got a small Christmas tree & celebrated the holidays with my parents & then Luke's aunt & uncle. We counted our blessings & realized how thankful we are to have the family, friends & freedoms that we do.

8 comments:

  1. Loved looking back on your old posts!
    Have a great New Years love.

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  2. Oooh off to check out your engagement pics! Happy 2013 lady!

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  3. An amazing year - started a little low, but love how high it ended! Cheers to a bright and happy 2013!!

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  4. Sounds like a busy year is ahead--congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding! I always try to stay positive during the hard times and truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Best of luck in the new year!

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  5. Loving this recap, Holly! What a year, indeed! All the best for your new year!

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  6. Such a good recap! You're getting MARRIED THIS YEAR! WOOHOO!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  7. Congratulations on getting engaged, you must be loving the wedding planning. I'm also on the to-be-wed list for this year.

    Sorry to hear about the job loss, but at least it took you on another {better?} road!

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    1. Thanks Megan :) Yes, I am loving the wedding planning so far... How about you??!!

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