January 26, 2013

22 Days Later...

The month of January I have:
- Picked up even more responsibility at work.
- Been proud of my career and where it is going.
- Started taking better care of myself than I ever did in 2012.
- Felt more peace than I have in the past.
- Started giving back more and sharing more of the love in my heart.

This month, although not over quite yet, has been really wonderful. Stressful, yet wonderful. 

Last night Court and I had a dinner date and we talked and talked and talked. It was so nice to have just us (and the littlest baby!). It was just what I needed. And now, half of today and all of tomorrow is just Andrew and I taking some us time, which is also what we both need right now. 

2013 is going to be a great year. 

January 4, 2013

A Side Note of Harry Potter

This week felt longer than a three day week. I can't believe 2013 only started on Tuesday! I feel like it should be February by now. I hope that just means I was super productive at work.

On New Years day, we bought the whole Blu-ray box set of Harry Potter and just finished watching all 8 discs tonight. Every time I finish the movie series or re-read the last page of the Deathly Hollows, it makes me so sad the whole series is over. I remember growing up and being the first people in line to buy the books (yes, in High School we went to at least 2 of the Midnight premieres). My mom and I would stay up and read them and discuss what went on and I wished I would get a letter from Hogwarts. I wanted to have a class with Hermonie, laugh with the Weasley twins, see what house I would get put into (Hufflepuff most likely). Finishing those books or movies, is just like finishing a book you have engulfed yourself in and it is hard to get out and stop thinking about those characters or what happens next, etc.

We are trying to come up with fun activities for tomorrow so middle niece doesn't just have us run around the dining room table playing tag... as much fun as that is... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

January 1, 2013

Top 12 Pictures of 2012

Here is a completely bias opinion of my top 12 pictures of '12. I haven't posted many of them on the blog, so think of it as a sneak preview! Here they are in no particular order:
1. Ry and Her Dolls
I love the painted fingernails in this one.

 2. Pensive Outlook
 3. A Very Windy Road
I had no intention of the blurriness, but I love how it came out. 
 4. Happiest of Birthdays
This picture still makes me tear up a little.
 5. Mayan Ruins
This was probably my favorite "Artsy" picture of the Mexican trip.
 6. National Monument at Dusk
 7. The Mummers
 8. Dance freely
I love the go-with-the-flow vibe here. 
 9. A Loose Seal
Andrew and I ventured to the cape one October Saturday with the hopes of seeing a shark on the beach. There had been reports of sharks and the like in the town my family often vacationed at. We went and although we didn't find a shark, we found this seal that followed us for a little bit. It was SO hard to get this picture with all the wind, the sand, and the seal movements. 
 10. 4 becomes 5
Courtney asked if I could take some maternity pictures for her, so of course I said yes. I was so nervous that I didn't get any good shots, but I couldn't choose between this one and the one below! I will have a post on just her pictures soon. I am pretty proud of how they turned out. 
 11.  The Bump
12. Arrival
My Goddaughter, Viktoria, arrived this year and this is the best photo I've taken of her so far. It was the first time I met her and got to hold her. I actually took this with my phone and I am really pleased with how good it looks. 

So, there it is! 12 pictures for 2012. Can't wait to see what beautiful pictures will pop out of 2013!