Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October | 2012 in the Rearview Mirror

It's the day before the end of October.  I feel overwhelmed and as if this month AND YEAR have flown by faster than imaginable. I've been to countless places and had some of the greatest memories added to my  memory palace.  There have been ups and downs, happy's and sad's (Shout out to the nieces/nephews dinner talk) and there have been times I've felt I haven't been doing enough.  I've missed my husband and on multiple occasions have only seen him right before bed for a quick hello and goodnight.  I've visited family and grown as a person.  I've also started to really pump out my rainboots which has been exhausting and exciting all balled into one!

With two more months to explore life, the times aren't even close to slowing down. . .

As I reflect on the first 10 months of 2012 I feel rather accomplished. Busy and sometimes exhausted, but accomplished nonetheless. 

2012 Accomplishments and Activities:
-I've been on only 5 Round Trip flights (much better than the 21 RT flights from 2011!)
-8 weddings
-Sun River Ski trip
-Epic St. Patrick's day celebration!
-Razor Clam digging (1st time ever!)
-I got crabs!  (96 of them!)
-Puerto Vallarta Mexico Trip
-Got a Puppy!  Love you Luxey Loo!
-Portland Brewers Festival (Trevor and I's first kiss years and years ago!)
-Seafair 2012!
-Red Rubber Show down!
-Juan visited from Texas + Lianne and we all attended Kyle's wedding!
-Taught myself to sew a blanket!
-Visited Phoenix and the nieces/nephews 3 times!
-New Orleans to watch the Huskies become Tiger Bait to LSU
-Chelsey LaRowe moved back from Alaska and moved in with Bre next door! YAY!
-Ran the Portland Color run with Chelsea Stover (Funnest 5K EVER!)
-Boots, boots, and more boots:  I'm drowning in Boots!
-Oktoberfest 2012.  WOW: memories made!
-Football season!  Co-Ed Flag football is my favorite Underdog sport of the year!
-Go Huskies!

Shannon & DJ's wedding. Beautiful bride!
Lindsay & Brandon's wedding


Photo: SAEs and their ladies!  ...I got to be in a wedding photo!
Wedding Season

Sun River: Best powder day EVER!  March 2012

St. Paddy's day!  Boom!
Razor Clam Digging on the Coast!

Puerto Vallarta

The girlies in PV Downtown.  We made a new friend in Shelly and her hubby Matt from Boise

Luxe the Vizsla loves beer!  Shame on Trevor!

Portland Brewer's Festival 2012!

Seafair 2012! Shotgun!
Seafair Day 3, 2012

Red Rubber Show Down 2012!
Yay!  Thumbs up for Juan!

Lianne and I fighting over Juan!
Lianne and I at Kyle and Jaymee's wedding.  I heart Lianne!

New nephew Hayden's baby blanket!
Seth, Brooklynn, Talmage, Emmalyn (Hayden was in the stroller)
Baby Hayden, Seth, Brooklyn, Emmalyn, Talmage

New Orleans Swamp Tour!

Purple & Gold EVERYWHERE!

Sister in Law in the middle: Chelsey
Random Feather hat dude!

Boots Boots, and more boots!

Flag Football 2012: Detox!
Huskies beat the Beavers!

Before I started this post I was feeling like there wasn't enough time.  Now I'm seeing why, but I know it's all been worth it!  I'm blessed with the most amazing Husband, wonderful family and extended family, perfect friends, and blessed with a life I couldn't have dreamed of as a little girl.

The next few months are not going to be any easier or less exciting which is daunting and exciting at the same time. We started CrossFit three weeks ago and waking up at 5:30 AM 6 days a week has been SO MUCH EASIER than I thought!  I love the feeling knowing I'm doing something good for my life and my overall health.  I also enjoy seeing and feeling how much stronger I'm getting week after week and the community that Burien Cross fit and super hot trainer Joe have created!

Before the end of the year: Trevor and I are headed to Europe for a 12 day exploration extravaganza!  We have 6 days to explore Italy and a cruise to Spain, France, and the Balearic Islands.  This is something I've only ever dreamed about and I can't believe it's only 8 working days away! Any advice about where to explore in Italy would be greatly appreciated! I'm so excited because this will legitimately be the FIRST vacation Trevor and I are truly on our own. I'm looking forward to some 1x1 time with my hubby!

Once we come back, who knows....it might be time to start a family that doesn't consist of grand kids only of the four legged-furry kind! ;)

Then by first quarter 2012 we will have been to Chelan for a wine weekend, and Cabo for some sun!  Love travel!

And now it's time for:
GO HUSKIES!!! Put your dubs up!

Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my life this year, in the past, and in the years to come!

1 comment:

  1. Busy lady!! The hubbs and I crossfit (I need to get back to it after lil man...) he is a cert 1 instructor. It was awesome for my body before having lil man! We also did a dream trip before starting our lil family. Luv reading your posts & I am so happy u are doing well!