2013: What I Am Grateful For

The new year is here and if you know anything about me and New Years, you know two things: 1). I’m not big on “resolutions” and 2). I probably rang in 2013 on my couch with my dog, cat, husband and some sort of take out (this year it was pizza and wings).

2012 was a good year for me, and I thought I would begin 2013 with a list of what I am grateful for because while the new year is mostly about looking to the future and what you will find there, I think it is also important to meditate on the present and be thankful for what you already have.

His face in this picture is priceless

RJ and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in 2012, but we’ve been together for almost a decade It’s been a long haul full of ups and downs but I’m very grateful for our relationship and proud of the person he’s become/is becoming. Some of the awesome things R has done this year? Continued in law school, landed a cool job as a clerk at a local law firm, fixed countless things around our house, run several 5k races with me, and he embarked on a crazy long hike out in the woods. Loves.

Thanksgiving 2012

November 2011

November 2011

I am lucky in that I have a great family. They are funny,
supportive, wise and generous. A lot of my best memories from 2012 involve these people and I’m looking forward to see what 2013 brings for all of us.

Bachelorette at Anderson Orchard 2011
A night out at the IMA
My besties
Football Sunday girls

Friends are vital and I have some terrific friends. We’ve had a lot of good times this year going to concerts, watching football games, eating out at new restaurants and attending events around town. They keep me sane and grounded. They have all my love and best wishes for 2013.

Nimbus. This is the most innocent picture we have of him

Admittedly, vacuuming up bundles of dog hair, scooping the litter box and cleaning the bird cage are not my top three favorite activities. However, I cannot imagine my life without these furry/feathered little beasts.

Humphrey & Calliope

I am grateful for trees, flowers, rocks, dirt, sun, snow and rain. In short, I am grateful for the the natural world and I am grateful that I am able to get outdoors and be apart of it.

Fall 2012

Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Summer 2012 

As a creative person, I am grateful for the art that I was able to participate in, create and observe this year. This include writing, crafting, reading and going to museums.

On the grounds of the Lily House
100 Acre Park

 Food. I love food and I’ve eaten some delicious meals in 2012. I’m sure there are more to come in 2013.

My favorites

Shrimp Po Boy

Full trout served at Courses

Finally, I am grateful for all of the cool things I got to do in 2012. I was able to officiate my best friend’s wedding, I went to Kennywood and Churchill Downs, I went to some outdoor concerts, a killer flea market and ran a race where at the end I was given a free beer. Not too shabby.

Good times

Brew Mile



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