Peace Out 2012!

1 Jan

First off, yes I’m aware that it’s actually already 2013. Totes my fault.

Chris and I went to Georgia to spend a belated Christmas and New Years with his family, and I managed to totally forget to bring my computer. Womp womp. It’s a little difficult to blog from a Kindle, as much as I love the thing. So no blogging occurred (obviously, or you would have read it by now). Instead I spent an entire afternoon playing an epic game of gin rummy with Chris’ grandparents.

Old school style.

Also, I totally won Gin Rummy. Even with Chris’ grandfather trying to pull some voodoo whammy magic on me from across the table.

Anyway, in honor of the end of 2012, I thought I might do a nice little recap of the year. Especially since 2012 was a particularly good one for me.

So please enjoy this nice little scroll down memory lane…

I started a blog

Yup, the last day of January 2012 brought this lovely first post. Which is actually extremely embarrassing to re-read. So awkward!

I learned what it meant to be “Country”

I had the opportunity to visit a friend’s dairy farm and learned WAY more about cows then I ever thought I’d know in a lifetime. Plus I got to feed baby cows! Ahem, I mean CALVES. See, I’m country…

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Watched several college friends get married

Chris and I travelled to see my graduate school friend Tasha get married in April.

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And then to see my friend Jessica get married in October.

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Ran the 3.2 for 32 race at Virginia Tech for the 4/16/07 anniversary

I was hit hard by the 5 year anniversary of the April 16 shooting, but Chris and I travelled down to Tech to remember with our fellow Hokies. And ran our first real 5K around our beloved campus.

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Had many adventures

In 2012 I managed to go hiking in Blacksburg.

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To an amusement park.

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And Ziplining in Maryland.

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Ran several 5K races

Including my PR at a local Culpeper winery and a very hilly 4th of July race.

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Watched Christopher graduate from Virginia Tech

So proud of Chris for graduating with honors! Plus it was awesome to get to hear the First Lady speak at the ceremony!

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Got spoiled at my bridal shower

So many presents! But such a great time with some of my favorite ladies!

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Travelled to Pittsburgh for a football game

There are no words for this horrible game. But the company was awesome. I’m not sure how I feel about the city of Pittsburgh after this though…

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Turned a quarter of a century old!

I officially joined the old people’s club and got spoiled for dinner at a fancy French restaurant.

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GOT MARRIED!

Pretty sure this is self explanatory…

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Travelled to the Dominican Republic on my Honeymoon

Hands down one of the best trips of my life! I still have MORE pictures for you all on this one!

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Bought a house

One of the most stressful things I’ve ever done! No pictures yet since it’s not yet finished, but there will be some coming soon!

Bought a car

As if we didn’t make enough big purchases in November, we added another one in early December!

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Chopped off my hair

After a year and a half of growing it out, I made the decision to get rid of it! And boy did it feel good!

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Went to my first VA Bloggers Event

I overcame my nervousness and headed down to Richmond for my first ever VA Bloggers Event at the Local Barre studio. It was so much fun, I got to try something completely new, and I met a bunch of wonderful VA bloggers!

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Celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple

I loved getting to start our own Christmas traditions! Including decorating the tree

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Whew, that was quite a year!

Here’s to hoping that 2013 brings just as many wonderful things!

So tell me: What is your favorite memory of 2012?

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10 Responses to “Peace Out 2012!”

  1. IHeartVegetables January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    It looks like you had an amazing year, Stephanie! I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

    • MyFreckledLife January 2, 2013 at 7:31 am #

      Me too! I’m glad I finally came to a blogger event!! I hope you have a wonderful 2013 as well!

  2. Jorie January 2, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    What a fantastic year, Stephanie! Here’s to 2013 🙂

  3. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 2, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    What a year! It’s so fun to look back. Happy New 2013!

    • MyFreckledLife January 2, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      It is definitely crazy to look back and see what happened in a year. That’s the wonderful thing about blogging – everything is documented! Happy 2013!

  4. Chelsea Eats Treats January 2, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    What a fun way to recap! I think I’d be overwhelmed trying to remember all that happened in 2012 but it’s so nice to be able to see everything in one place! Looks like a great year 🙂

    • MyFreckledLife January 2, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Haha, not going to lie – this post seriously took a lot of time! So much happened in 2012, it was hard to even pick and choose events!

  5. di @ life of di. January 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow! What a busy and monumental year you had 🙂 Hope 2013 is just as good to you!!

    • MyFreckledLife January 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

      Thanks, I hope so too!! Happy 2013 to you as well!

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