-We kicked the new year off with visits from my sister, niece and later in the month one of my best friends.
-Mr. Husband and I celebrated a Merry UnChristmas.
-We started taking advantage of living in the great town of Charlotte and began going out uptown with friends nearly every weekend until football season started.
-I joined a class at a church with a friend.
-I made my first ever blogging friend
-Bought my domain and moved the blog back to blogger from wordpress.
-Watched the bachelor for the first time [mile stones, people].
-a bout of the stomach bug opened the gate to Bailey sleeping in the bed. It's 10 months later, she's still in our bed.
-I finally organized my side of the closet which usually looked like a tornado hit it [feb was a big month for us, obviously].
-we left Bailey for the longest time yet [Look at that sad face!] when we traveled to Charleston for a long weekend.
-We celebrated St. Patty's day in style uptown with a group of our smashed friends.
-I discussed the importance of love languages and took it to the next level by writing mine out and putting it on the fridge (it's still there).
-Played a LOT of Draw Something. Time well spent, friends.
-We found a house that began the ultimate battle with our landlord to let us out of our lease in our ghetto house. We won the battle.
-I started the Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred. I didn't make it too far in. 2013 looks promising, though.
-Celebrated Easter early by baking cookies with Mia.
-Totally and completely fried my hair (uh, disintegrating in my hands) with box highlights.
-Panicked about our move. Left everything until the very last minute.
-Hosted our friends for another visit our first weekend in the new house!
-The BFF came for a visit! We got to spend some great quality time ALONE together for the first time in forever. We also went shopping for her wedding dress! Eee!
-Experienced Cabo Fish Taco for the first time. This was a monumental moment, I promise.
-The Hubs and I spent a fun day at Carowinds just the two of us.
-A few weeks later we went back to Carowinds and an epic, life changing
confrontation conversation occurred in that very spot with my MIL.
-Mr. Husband and I celebrated 2 years of marriage. Our gift from the universe? The stomach flu. Awesome.
-Mr. Husband and I visited our Mexican Honeymoon friends in Athens.
-We celebrated my 26th birthday! Mr. Husband knocked it out of the park filling it with fun surprises. We spent the evening with good friends including Mia & Amber!
-My summer vacation started.
-And then I got yet another kidney infection. I spent a lot of time resting and reading.
-Ended the month with a very quick family trip to the beach. Bailey both loved and hated it!
-Our nephews and niece came to spend the day with their Aunt Jo & Uncle. They got in there on their own, I swear.
-We helped our friend celebrate his birthday on the lake. A very typical photo of us.
-We celebrated the 4th of July with friends at our house!
-I set the stove on fire boiling potatoes. Don't ask me how.
-We went on many date nights. Mr. Husband doesn't like pictures. There are a lot of just me.
-I played Tammi Taylor and hosted a football cookout for the husband's linebackers. Holy moly, did that food go fast.
-The BFF and I met halfway and spent a weekend together in Greensboro.
-I crossed a dirty martini off my bucket list. It was NOT good.
-Caught my pinky in the seat mechanism of my car. That felt awesome.
-We shaved our cat.
-Rushed home to be with my sister who had an emergency appendectomy. She'll kill me for posting this. Also? This should be the cover art for "This is 40." She fell apart on her 40th bday :)
-An idol tweeted me about being patient about the book thing. Coolest thing ever.
-Started writing in my personal journal again.
-Tagged along to some recruiting with the hubs.
-Ate a LOT of sushi with Amber.
-The hubs and I spent a weekend in Raleigh and went to the state fair!
-I survived two rounds at Scarowinds. Barely.
-Got yet another kidney infection with a side of a back spasm. Felt awesome. My mom also surprised me the day we went to the urgent care and showed up on our doorstep!
-The hub was finally released from football season! This was brief, though.
-I locked myself out of our house for 6 hours. Whoops.
-I cooked my very first turkey for Thanksgiving. No one died!
-The husband and I kicked off our first holiday season staying in our own home.
-I hosted Amber's birthday weekend!
-I voted. These are a little out of order. Whatever.
-The husband moved away :( So Bailey and I sent him lots of "we miss you" pictures. Mr. Husband moved for his new job at Campbell University. I'll be joining him in April.
-I spent the week with my family in Disney World for my cousin's wedding!
-Mr. Husband and I found a way to survive the distance: thank you facetime!
-We celebrated the week leading up to Christmas making memories and starting traditions! We built a fort, watched LOTS of Christmas movies, ate lots of yummy food and built a gingerbread house.
-Mr. Husband and I spent our first Christmas just the two of us. It was magical and lovely!
2012 was an amazing year. We had many more ups than downs, and it was definitely a growing year for us. Thank you all for spending this year reading along with our lives. Looking forward to seeing what's in store in 2013!
Cheers, 2012. You rocked.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVES.
See you in 2013!