Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in the New Year

It's hard to believe that one short year ago, I was sitting down to write a similar post to say hello to 2012. Somehow the days flew by once again and here I sit pondering another new year. It's amazing what can happen in 365 days if you open yourself to new possibilities.

Although I hoped, I never truly imagined that I would meet an amazing man (and his beautiful daughters) and fall in love with all 3 of them...and certainly didn't expect to be planning our wedding which is a short 5 months away! Stay tuned for a post in the next few days sharing how the plans are coming along. :)

I stayed faithful to my healthy living goals for about 6 months and then I sadly fell off the wagon. Tomorrow morning is judgement day as I will be weighing in (a scary way to start the new year, no?) and starting fresh with Weight Watchers Points Plus plan. I am going to do this on my own again - no meetings. I was using My Fitness Pal this year to stay in touch with my friends, Kayla and Angie, as we tracked calories this year (this was after I switched from over a year on WW)....hoping to find some others to be accountable to again!

I think this year, I am going to take a similar route as many of my friends and say that my New Year's resolutions are going to be simple. To be happy! hahahaha Just kidding! I do hope to be happy this coming year, but I also resolve myself to: live a healthy life, love the ones I'm with, strive to be debt free, and to enjoy all the ups and downs of life as a married woman! REALLY can't wait for that last one!

I hope all of you are celebrating the new year and wish you the best that life has to offer!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Picture Recap

Jeez....I don't even know when the last time I posted was, but I know it was a few weeks ago. I have been terrible about keeping this up to date. Life seems to be flying by!

Here's what we've been up to:

Listening to Emma sing at her school's Christmas program

Christmas with Eric's family

Christmas here at the house

glasses (that match our china pattern) from Jen for the wedding toast

yes, that's an 11 pound jar of Nutella

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Sometimes, all you need to make your day is a little note like this. :)

Got up to go to the bathroom while catching up on blog reading/commenting/posting and came back to a love note from my One & Only.

Neglected Blog

*sigh* Well I sit...FINALLY getting a chance to blog! The sad thing is, there's so much to say that I probably will just give in and go the easy route with a simple few sentences to sum things up while I've been on my blogging hiatus (an unintentional one at that) and throw in lots of pictures to distract you from that fact! ha

We've been super duper busy as always! We even managed to fit in a Thanksgiving trip to Gatlinburg, TN to relax for a few days. It was a fantastic trip and I wish it wasn't over....coming back to work and dealing with open enrollment for insurance (lots of new options this year), plus still doing 2 jobs at once, fitting Scentsy stuff in as much as I can, getting ready for Christmas, and working on wedding has been chaotic at best. I get worn out just thinking about it!

Before the trip there was wedding registry stuff, Christmas shopping, work, and making plans for the holidays.

I unfortunately don't get any other break from work besides the normal weekends until the week of Christmas. The countdown is on! Speaking of countdowns...did you know that Christmas is 27 days away??? I almost have my Christmas shopping done. Just have to get online and order the last few items. Once again, it's mostly about finding the time to do it.

And now for some pictures of what we've been up to!

**Tried posting this last week, but I am out of photo storage space and I refuse to pay for more! ha Had to delete a lot of pics, so if you are looking through old posts and a picture is missing, that is why!**

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