A Look Back

It's amazing to me to see how much happens in a year's time. In life. In blogland. At work.
2012 was a good year. I won't say it was "great" but, it was good. There have been ups and downs, that is FOR SURE. I am honestly sooo pumped for 2013 to roll in and to have that fresh start.

This year I've made LOTS of new blog friends, and some of you are newer than others. Perhaps a look back at 2012 at some favorite moments/posts will help the newest ones! Or give you 'old-timers' a glance back at my blog too ;)

I first started blogging consistently.
I shared the story of how Jared and I met...
& the story of his proposal too.

Got all mushy gushy over Valentine's Day....
a date night out, and a date night at home too!
Celebrated 4 year date-iversary.

This lil' blog hit 100 followers!
Tried sushi for the first time. EVER.
And the rest of March was kinda' boring-- I won't lie ;)

Changed my blog's name!
Took a weekend getaway to Indianapolis.
Had a super fun girls weekend in Pittsburgh.
Turned 25!
Basically- April is one of the best months of the year ;)

Went on combo-vacation to the mountains & the beach.
Recapped our honeymoon here, here and here. (Gah, I wanna be in Mexico NOW!)
Celebrated ONE YEAR of marriage.

Shared one of my FAVE crockpot meals. Cilantro Lime Chicken.
Wrote a Father's Day letter that I'm not sure he ever read ;)
And we grilled out a lottttttt.

Got to celebrate my great-aunt's 90th birthday!
Did an awesome blogger 411 link-up about myself!
Went to lots of baseball games.

Helped plan a surprise party for Kayla's 21st birthday.
Celebrated Kayla & Caleb's engagement!
I let Jared take embarrassing pics of me for the blog.

Football season got underway & my life got a lot crazier.
Welcomed Jared's cousin home from Iraq.

Met my new baby cousin, Westley.

Kicked off fall with pumpkin patches & corn mazes.
Received the most comments on any blog post when I wrote about 'being present'
Attended one heckuva' Halloween party.

Worked 28 of the 30 days in the month (agh!)
Gave Nanowrimo a try.
Started Insanity workouts-- and still going strong!
Had a grocery store date night.

Spoiled Jared rotten for his 27th birthday- an all day date + the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

My sweet friend shared some holiday road trip tips.
And I shared some winter date ideas!
Watched my Bengals clinch a spot in the playoffs.
And celebrated Christmas 10 times over.

It's crazy, how writing this post makes you feel. Some of these things feel like they were just yesterday, and others feel like it's been a lifetime since they happened. I'm thankful for this blog where I've documented SO MUCH of 2012. I cannot wait to see what I get to share with the blogworld in 2013. 

Happy New Year everyone!!


  1. This was such a cool way to wrap up and showcase your year. Loved reading this, girl! Have fun tonight!! =)

  2. I love this post!!! And even though we are `city rivals` Im so glad I found your blog! I hope that we can actually get to hang out soon...sushi!!!! lol I know Brad said his relatives live in Cinnci and this upcoming summer he wants to take a trip so if we do I will definitely let you know!

    happy new years to you and J! xoxo

  3. Yaaaayyyy for new years and more fun :) can't wait to celebrate with you tonight.

  4. Enjoyed it!

    Your proposal was amazing! I'd never seen that post.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Loved this recap!! What an amazing year!

  6. I'm loving these recaps. Seems like everyone accomplished so much and I love that Blogland let's us all look back and relive it all! Cheers to 2013

  7. 2012 did you good!!! It all looks like a blast. And we have a lot in common from our year... 1 year wedding anniversary & a new baby cousin! :)

  8. I've loved getting to know you in 2012! :) Happy almost 2013!! Here's hoping it's a great year fro both of us!!

  9. Looks like a great year ERIN! :) I'm so glad it's been good to you! So glad you started this blog to share your story and journey! I hope 2013 is just as great!!!


  10. Looks like a great 2012! Blogging is truly the BEST way to capture it all!!! I have loved getting to know you through your blog this year...2013, we meet in real life! :)

  11. my e-mail is kayreneeridings@aol.com. but you can always just comment on my blog & I will get it through e-mail anyway!!!! Looks like a great year for you :)!! Happy new year!!

  12. Happy New Year! Love that last picture lol

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! now following you! Hope you have a happy new year!

  14. love the recap! i also enjoy the fact that my blog is "documented fun!" haha! HAAPPY NEEEWW YEAR!!!!!!!

  15. so glad I found you in 2012!! What an awesome year, happy new year to you!

  16. Happy New Years, girly! Hope it's fabulous and filled with many blessings ♥

  17. LOVE the proposal story!! How adorable! He did good!


  18. love the recap what a neat way to do it!
    Happy New Year

  19. Happy New Year! Here's to an amazing 2013! :)

  20. LOVE THIS! How awesome that he proposed at the Paul Brown Stadium!
    Too cool, little bit jealous here.
    Holla at another Cincinnati Bengals Fan, WHO DEY and hello playoffs!

  21. Love this! So fun to see your year in review! I'm getting ready to post mine today! I may have gone a little over board on pictures, but when you quit blogging for months, you have a lot to catch people up on! Loved your pics!

  22. Dear, I like all your post very much, it tells me so many thins that I do not touch before, hope you can do this job all the time. By the way, I want to introduce a useful Free Photo Recovery Software, which is a fantasy.


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