We rang in the New Year with our traditional trip to a friend's cabin.
I finally started to win my battle against ITBS and ran my first mile in a long time.
I started February off by losing my wallet (womp womp), but there was lots of fun too. I can't even remember how we spent Valentine's Day, but I'm sure it was lovely.
The highlight of March, by far, was our cruise to the Bahamas. We desperately needed an escape, and this vacation was the perfect answer. We had a wonderfully low-key relaxing trip with beautiful weather... of which the hubs is still keeping the pictures hostage.
April was a month of happy endings. After 3 long years and countless tears, I walked across the stage and received my doctorate degree. That will be one of the greatest days of my life... ever. Really, anything else that happened in April pales in comparison.
The major excitement of May was undoubtedly the running my first marathon, which also happened to be my first race ever. I was officially hooked as a runner after this.
June was time to get really serious about studying for my board exam, and I tackled it like a full time job.
I spent most of my time here...
July was a month of new beginnings and celebrations. I took and passed my board exam. I also accepted and started my first PT job.
I spent the 4th of July poolside with my family, finally relaxing with my boards behind me.
August was a month of fun. I was off of work for the summer (yes, just two weeks after starting), and I spent my birthday with the fam while the hubs was out of town.
I tackled the Color Me Rad race with a few friends and had a blast.
The parade of 2012 weddings started in September with one of my close grad school friends and the hubs good hometown friend both tying the knot. I also got behind the camera for the first time, shooting a wedding with the hubs.
The wedding festivities continued into October with the main event being my younger sister tying the knot!
We started November by finally capping off wedding season with my cousin's wedding.
For the first time in a long time, I didn't spend December studying for finals or preparing a final project. It was amazing to actually relax and enjoy the excitement leading to the holidays, even if it meant spending half the month at home while the hubs was working in Italy. We spent much of the last weeks enjoying time with friends and family.
|The hubs did not make the nice list after touching the Elf on the Shelf!|
|My nephew is adorable and the hubs is a major goof|
Now.... spending these lazy days planning a fun 2013. Marathons and a trip to Europe are in the near future, and we are so blessed.