What an Amazing 2012

What an Amazing 2012

I seriously feel like I just put together my post recapping 2011 and here we are a whole year later... craziness! So much has happened this past year, yet I feel like it absolutely FLEW by!

Beware: very picture heavy post! But we all love pictures don't we? :)

I apologize for the craptastic picture quality below... looooots of iPhone pics...


We rang in the new year at a club downtown with a VIP table *what what*

We also went on a few pub crawls (I had seriously never been on one!) which was a lot of fun plus we were just starting to get to know our new FL friends... good times!


We had our housewarming party (8 months after moving in...)

My high school bff came to visit with her husband and new baby boy


Secs and Execs Rooftop Party

St. Patricks Day Party


I met Dwight Howard right before he abandoned us for LA :(

H's parents came to visit and we went to Typhoon Lagoon, Downtown Disney, and had several game nights out on the patio and rounds of mini golf.


Cinco de Mayo

Girls pool day

I got H a set of golf clubs for his b-day

We celebrated H's birthday at the beach


Work team building event at Universal.... it was a rainy day at Hogwarts. We all looked like drowned rats and that made it even more fun :)

Emily's bridal shower

...and bachelorette!

..... and beautiful wedding!

We also celebrated our 2nd anniversary in Jamaica-mon!

Wow June was definitely a busy month!


H's best friend from CT came to visit over 4th of July weekend

Miss these two goons together

River tubing at the springs

Olympic themed pub crawl to kick off the summer Olympics. We all wore red, white, and blue.

We celebrated our neighbor's b-day

.... and had a neighborhood bbq/pool party


Day at the lazy river

Celebrated my b-day with my new FL friends

Joint b-day pool party

I also said goodbye to one of the most wonderful men and I had the privilege to call him grandpa. 

All 6 cousins, sad occasion but it was nice to have us all together since we live spread throughout the country


We celebrated K's b-day at the beach Labor Day Weekend

This was also the weekend of the swing incident...

My neighbor's bridal shower

Comedy Show


We flew back to CT again for H's sister's wedding. We got to spend time with family and friends for a happy occasion this time and we got to see foliage and do fall-ish things :)

We went on a haunted hayride, celebrated my dad's 60th b-day, and went to a local winery with my bff

We went to see H's Chiefs play the Buccaneers 

We were cave people for Halloween


Celebrated our friend's housewarming party

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Fundraising event through H's work *he was participating in Mo-vember*

Celebrated a friend's b-day

My college roomie came to visit with her new boyfriend and we went to a Cirque du Soleil show


Got into a bad accident

..... and got a new car

My pretty pearly Jetta

H's work Christmas party at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Our Christmas party at the house

Whooooo eeeee... 2012 was a very busy year but I loved every second of it! Well... except for my car that was only 1 year old getting wrecked :(

Cheers to an amazing 2013!

Sunday Social ~ New Years

Sunday Social ~ New Years

I can't believe tomorrow is NYE! Where did this past year go?! Linkin' up with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social.

1. What is the best New Years Eve you ever had?

~ NYE 2009 (ringing in 2010) We were still living in CT and friends of ours rented a party bus to take us to Mohegan Sun for the night. SO.MUCH.FUN

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year? If so, what?

~ We have 2 parties we are going to try to get to.. I know it sounds impossible, but there's a reason. Our neighbors invited us to their party a while back and it sounded like a great idea so we could just walk over when we're ready and not worry about being out on the roads. We're not worried about ourselves, it's the other idiots out there that concern us.

However, two of our friends are throwing a masquerade party and a lot of our friends will be there, so we really want to go. We're going to try to go there first and leave around 11:00 so that we have more than enough time to get back here to ring in the new year at our neighbor's party. Yes, I know we're crazy :-P

3. Name a book we should all read come January

~ I was given a few books for Christmas, and I started off with Lauren Conrad's book "Beauty" It's similar to her "Style" book but this one is all about beauty tips... hair, makeup, skincare, etc... and so far I'm LOVING it! Great read for all us girls!

4. What are your new years resolutions?

~ I don't usually make resolutions, but I think it's time for me to start eating healthier. I get away with the junk I eat (and drink on the weekends) because I love to work out. But my body should not be taking in so much processed food and I need to start eating more fresh foods. The problem is, I'm allergic to raw fruits and veggies and shellfish. So, I usually stay away from all seafood and most fresh fruits and vegetables. If I have a salad, it can only be lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I can't eat raw carrots, celery, etc... I also can't just munch on an apple or peel an orange or banana at my desk and it really stinks. Those would be such great options for a mid-day snack.

So, I'd like to start packing more salads for lunch with stuff I can actually eat on them and also add some turkey or grilled chicken to help make them filling. I have GOT to stop eating so many lean cuisines that are packed full of sodium and honestly don't even fill me up anyway.

I'd also like to start eating healthier before we start TTC so that I'm not at risk for gestational diabetes when I do get pregnant and will have a happy healthy baby.

Happy almost-New Year! :)