December 31, 2013

Highlights of 2013


Wow!! What can I say about 2013?? 2012 was the best year of my life so far so I didn't think this year could possibly live up to that...but I think it came pretty close. I learned a lot about myself, gained lots of new friends, grew in my marriage with Tim and nurtured our new child pup. I thank God for all of the amazing opportunities and blessings that he gave us and I hope you enjoy a little "replay"of those :)


  • We kicked off the New Year with dinner at Capital Ale House and a marathon of The Walking Dead
  • I went to my 1st blogger meet-up (cooking demo @ Kitchen Thyme)
  • We bought a new sofa :)
  • Gabby and I went to the Chihuly Exhibit
  • We had our 1st married Valentine's Day and Tim got me this gorgeous Coach purse
  • I got a new blog design.
  • Went to the Irish Parade and visited St. Johns Church
  • We got smartphones!
  • We went to Gerald and Michelle's wedding
  • I hosted my 1st blog giveaway!
  • I did the Overcome the Lie 40 Day Challenge (and gave up sweets)

  • Tim graduated the Masters program at VCU!
  • Celebrated Memorial Day weekend w/ Ty and Gabby
  • We looked for houses but ultimately decided to stay put for another year.
June (always a big month)

  • I went ziplining for Denise's bachelorette party (and had my first Melting Pot experience)
  • I planned a blogger dinner at Chuys!
  • We celebrated our ONE YEAR wedding anniversary!!
  • I celebrated my 23rd birthday with friends at The Cheesecake Factory
  • I was a bridesmaid in Denise and Logan's wedding!

  • We adopted Artie (our daschund/beagle pup)
  • Tim and I were in Olivia and Chad's wedding!
  • I celebrated my one year blogiversary!
  • Artie's 1st trip to Virginia Tech
  • I celebrated 1 year at my job!

  • I started an Etsy shop to sell custom watercolors.
  • We took a trip to Carter Mountain to pick apples (and eat apple cider donuts)
  • We picnicked at the Roanoke Star.

  • I gained a sister-in-law, Gabby!
  • We went to Emily and Tyler's wedding at Trump Winery
  • Artie graduated his training class!
  • We dressed Artie up as a shark for Halloween
  • We bought a car!
  • Kim and I went to the Catching Fire premiere (yes, this was a highlight) and got my favorite Frostings cupcakes
  • Tim turned 25!!!
  • We kept up our Tacky Lights Tour tradition
  • We celebrated our 2nd married Christmas

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  1. Looks like you had a fantastic year! Wishing you all the best in 2014! :)

  2. This year: celebrate year two of being married with MEEEEE and Kevin!!!


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