Wow has it been a while since I stopped by for a post. Life happens. There was a tragic shooting in a small town in Connecticut that I had no words for beyond I am sorry. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day happened - in our house, and now we are quickly approaching 2013, a year I am ready to embrace in a big way.
Looking back on the past year I can't help but smile, because it has been a big year for me and for us! I'm not normally a "looking back" poster, but today I am making an exception. Call it nostalgia, but I want to reminisce just a bit.
You see, this past year was a big one for us. A year ago we celebrated our first Christmas in our house. We celebrated a little late after spending the holiday with our families, and this year we enjoyed Christmas day at home, sleeping late, playing with the cats, and eating cinnamon rolls - yum!
This year is also the year that we decided to get married, getting engaged in March. Our wedding is just under five months away and we are both very excited.
I ran my first half marathon in May, finishing in a slow amount of time, but being proud of getting out there and doing my best.
I got to go to Niagara Falls for the first time ever, which was amazing.
All in all, this was a great year. I'm eager for next year to get here, to go to more ballgames, get married, and see what else the year will bring.
How was your 2012? What are you looking forward to in the new year?
I had an odd moment recently. It was the kind of moment when you realize you have created somewhat of an odd dichotomy. I didn't realize it until I was going through the camera and found that I had taken these two pictures:
My menorah on the second night of Hanukkah (it is now the sixth night). AND
Christmas tree cut-out cookies I made for a potluck I went to. Fully decorated in green, white, and red.
Because we celebrate both holidays, it wasn't something I caught until I was going through the camera and these were practically back-to-back. Sure, it was an odd moment, but I like the dichotomy - it fits our household and us very well. A menorah and some cookies! What else could this girl want?
What holidays are you excited for this year?
This past weekend we ventured out to RedsFest in downtown Cincinnati. It was a warm and rainy day and we were all eager to see various players from Reds teams past, present, and future. We went along with our Best Man and his girlfriend and had a blast. We spent seven hours on our feet and it was worth every minute. Below are just a few pictures from that day.
We had a blast - and I had tons of fun taking pictures with players from all over.
What did you do last weekend?