Monday, December 31, 2012

A Cliche (but I totally don't care) 2012 Recap Post

I have been a completely horrible blogger in 2012 but as the year comes to a close and I resolve to be a better blogger in 2013, I thought I'd end the bad blogger year which a recap post. 2012 was a year of high highs and very low lows. I'll be honest, I'd settle for a totally calm and mediocre 2013 after the past 12 months.

2012 started with not really knowing where the year was going to go after all I had been through at the end of 2011. I resolved to take it one day at a time and then those days started going faster than I could keep up with it seemed. I filed for divorce, took a family trip to Arizona to visit my grandma, and at the end of February, joined Match when I realized I didn't know how to date after the past 7 years.

Shortly after joining Match, I met this guy... (ignore the old blog name watermark)

Right before we met, I agreed to help out at a film festival where my family was really involved and I threw myself into that working my own schedule but often 7 days a week. It was whirlwind, especially when the 8 day event came and I have never been so tired in my life. haha.

The first 4 months of dating seemed to be on super speed and then we moved in together at the end of June.

My grandma had had a couple heart attacks in March and then at the end of July, I rushed her back to the hospital where we spent a few days. She went home for a week and then was back. She is now living with my parents and celebrated what we expect to be her last Christmas this year. We are struggling with it but just taking one day at a time at this point. She has surprised us before but we aren't getting our hopes up either. 

The same weekend I rushed her to the hospital, M and I were scheduled to pick up the puppy we adopted on a fluke the week before. 

She is our most favorite girl. Also the most rambunctious  She has energy for days...

Sometime in the summer, I decided Mike and I should make a 101 in 1001 list and its been fun to casually check things off the list. 

As fall approached, I started looking for a new job as I needed to find something with benefits and a little more dough to keep things going. I interviewed with a company I worked for in Northern California and it was going well. The day I was offered the job, Mike lost his. The past 3 months have been difficult to say the least. (more on this in the new year)

The day I started my new job was also the day the divorce was final and we went out to celebrate with my family. A huge weight off my shoulders.

I had been planning a Mustache Bash to celebrate Mike's 30th and although things were rough, we decided to go ahead with the party and were so glad we did. It was a ton of fun. {top on my list of things to blog about in 2013...the details were adorable and I want to share!}

My birthday came next and we celebrated by going to Disneyland together for the first time although we both grew up going with our families all the time. 

The shop has been growing this year and I have big (big) plans for revamping the shop in 2013. Still in the works... stay tuned!

We closed out the year with a wonderful first Christmas together where M got his first fancy enamel pan for cooking (he loves to cook) (he rubs it every now and then, he loves it so much) and I was a lucky girl receiving a brand new lens for my camera and growing hobby-hope-to-turn-business. Oh and I may have tortured my dog while I was at it....

M is still trying to figure out that whole job thing possibly following a dream he has had for awhile. Scary but exciting. 

We hope 2013 will treat us a little better than 2012 did and will find us a little less stressed... our health demands it at this point.

We wish you a happy last day of 2012 and a very happy new year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from our little family to yours.


Merry Christmas friends! 
May your holiday be filled with laughter and joy and all the love in your hearts. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book of Lists | List 1: Wishlist

I decided to participate in the Book of Lists being hosted by a friend of a friend over at Kapachino but never got around to posting my cover last month.

This months list prompt is "wishlist".

For my list I decided to go with the bigger dreams or wishes instead of my current not-so-important desires.

Read about the original idea here.
And this months Kapachino list here.