Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Our Top 5 Moments of 2012 (And Finally a Home Tour!)

I know, I know.  I'm behind.  It's already Jan 2nd and I'm JUST NOW whipping out an "end of the year, resolution style" post.

I swear things move at supersonic speed here in cyberland.  You girls are ON. IT.

I'm the blogger who is constantly running behind you all...out of breath, trying to keep up!

Now that the new year is upon us, I can't help but wonder where the HELL the past year went? 
Back to that running analogy, I feel as if I'm running after my life and yelling, "Hey life!  Wait for me!"

So in order to feel like I had a chance to really soak in all that the Good Lord brought our family in 2012, I figured a top 5 list would help me do just that.

So grab yourself a glass of vino & enjoy!

I look back at the photos we snapped that day & I get all nostalgic just thinking about it.  What a day that was for me!  No, it's not a dang marathon....but to me, it was.  It's not about the miles ran, it's about the way you feel when you cross that finish line.  I've said it before & I'll say it again ...exhilaration. 

I will forever be thankful to Amber, one of my blog buds who truly has been an inspiration to me.  She got off the couch & got running.  Well hell, I could too. 

There's something to be said about a weekend full of girl time with two ladies who truly complete me.  I tell them all the time, "Thank you for always being a constant in my life."  What I mean by "constant" is that no matter where the waves of life take you, these two are always there when I get done riding the wave.  They're there to either pick me up because I feel like I'm drowning, or there to share a toast about the badass wave I just gone done riding. 
To have two women who will always be a "constant" in my life is something that brings me tremendous peace & for that, I'll always be grateful!

 This particular trip was one I'll treasure forever, hence making the top #5 list!

Tara popped the question to Jen & lady ever forgets that day. ;)

The countdown to July 20th, 2013 has begun!!!!! 

Our actual anniversary weekend (pictured above) was spent at a resort in Branson, which was TOTALLY unplanned.  Due to construction at the resort where we wed, we had to go with plan B & celebrate at The Elms in August.  The construction delay was devastating at first, but hey, we got two anniversary trips for the price of one.  Heck to the yes.

I call that making lemonade out of lemons, my friends.

Cheers to that.

(Pictured above, a few photos of our trip to The Elms to celebrate in August)

You rarely come across a woman who had a reduction who says,
"Yeah, I hate my new perky rack.  They are just too small.  I really miss my elephant sized breasts."

Just doesn't happen.

For me, I was scares shitless, but so excited at the same time.  I documented in detail about the emotions you go thru prior to & how my recovery went.  If you or anyone you know is contemplating having this surgery, please tell them about my blog.  Below are a few links to some entires I think would be helpful, ESPECIALLY the how to tutorial on how to create handheld breasts as party favors for a (B)Reast In Peace party.  You're welcome.


Our Backyard
One of the guest bathrooms

My husband knows just how to take care of his girls.

Dressing room for me.  Pub for Belle.

All in all, what an amazing year it's been for Jon & I.
In closing, I'd like to thank ALL OF YOU for letting me share a little piece of our world with you. 
You words of support & encouragement on my many posts this past year do not go unnoticed!

May your 2013 bring you many, many blessings!


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

You have had a wonderful year!! I am so glad you like running so much and I cannot wait to run a race with you. It WILL happen in 2013! I have been researching races in Kansas City!

Alyssa said...

Your house is stunning!! Super jealous! Good for you guys! You deserve it! :) Happy 2013!

tara said...

you had an amazing year, love! hope 2013 is even better!


Umm, your closet...I'm a hair bit jelly! :) Here's to what 2013 holds!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness your house! I have been searching for one of those boat wheels for a while. And the stripes, and the little bar. Love love love.

So glad to have you with me this month and look forward to getting to know you :)

KJ said...

Looks like you accomplished tons! Looks like someone or you linked up to Follow Friend Friday and I am so glad they did! I just have discovered your blog and am in LOVE! I am your newest follower!
Happy new year

kjpugs said...

OMG. Punch you in the face. That is the BEST thing I've ever seen in my entire life. 2nd best thing? The "Belle's Pub" area. Maybe I need to create a pug pub? Love the new house and what an exciting year it has been for you!!!