Sorry for the lack of posts recently! We’ve been gone visiting family over Christmas and New Years, so I wasn’t cooking much or doing anything productive. Ken and I are finally back home and settled in so I should be posting more soon.
I usually find these kind of posts a bit silly, but I figured I’d give it a try since 2012 turned out to be a pretty good year for me. Here’s a list of my top 5 moments of 2012:
5. Bill and Noreen’s Wedding:
Weddings are always great, especially when it’s someone close to the family. We had a really good time at the Chicago Cultural Center for their wedding and an even better time at lunch afterwards. It was the first real wedding I’ve attended in almost 10 years and the location was beautiful.
I really love this quote:
Bill and Noreen are an adorable couple. Noreen also has a blog with great recipes and thrifty finds.
And of course, me on a cow.
We had a great time dressing up as comic book characters. Ken went as Deadpool and I went as Domino. We got our costumes at Hot Topic and we used Mehron scarring makeup to make Ken’s face look distorted.
3. Starting Massage School:
I debated with this one for a long time. Massage therapy is something I’ve always wanted to do. Even when I was 5 or 6 I can remember giving back massages to friends and family. Some of my mom’s best friends are massage therapists and I’ve been receiving massages for years. I finally went to a convention for work that was about how your live your life (among other things) and realized I didn’t want to be in the career path I was in. Within a few short weeks I was enrolled in school. Obviously, I love it.
2. New Orleans Vacation:
I could probably talk for hours about our trip to New Orleans. It was one of my first real vacations where I could completely relax and just enjoy my free time. We spent plenty of time lounging in the hotel…
…but we also took our time exploring the city. We became regulars at Molly’s at the Market where we ate vegan mac and cheese and $1 tacos. It rained at least 6 times while we there; torrential, soaked-to-the bone downpours.
Despite all the rain, we still had time to go to the farmer’s market and a minor league baseball game.
1. Ken’s Proposal:
We’d talked about getting married quite a bit before he proposed and had even looked at rings together. I wasn’t expecting that he picked a ring out that day, let alone that he would be proposing a few weeks later. I had worked a 12 hour shift and was recovering from a pretty nasty cold when I came home on March 17. I gave Ken a call to see if he was awake and he told me he was just watching Saturday Night Live. When I walked in the door, he was waiting on one knee in a suit with the ring in his hand. It was a complete surprise and I, of course, said yes.
In review, the year was a great one for me. 2013 has plenty of exciting plans for us, including our wedding, honeymoon, and a trip to New York. I look forward to telling you guys all about it!