Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Year in Pictures

So...2012 wasn't all bad.

These pictures reminded me of that. Thank goodness for cameras, right?

Thank goodness that scenes and people were captured so I don't sit around thinking that 2012 was a big waste of time.

Thank goodness.

I may have missed something otherwise.

The depths of winter. This is the only big snow I remember from last year. It was perfect for frolicking and staying inside and baking something delectable.

Melanie on her birthday, where we had the most amazing cookie, ever. It had chocolate covered sunflower seeds in it. How genius is that? This fabulous little bakery closed over the summer so now I am on the hunt to find that recipe. And once I do, I shall call it "Melanie's Favorite."

Every girl should have a cookie named after them, don't you think?

I love this picture. It could be my favorite of the year. There's a lot of weight behind this one.


Beautiful, mysterious, hopeful, persevering. I loved this country. It is a small gem that should not be overlooked.

And neither should Herb. Don't overlook Herb. Hey may spit on you. He's got major attitude.

And then there was Vegas.
Everyone should go to a wedding in Vegas. And if there can be a drive-thru, that's even better.

I love this girl.

The 4th of July is my most favorite holiday. This kid rocked the flag on his helmet and came in second place in the 5K run. As in second overall. AS IN HE BEAT HIS DAD. That's pretty awesome.

These two had a billion shows this year. They are the most famous of the almost famous music groups out there. Way to rock it, Treehouse.

And then there was Hurricane Isaac. Can you even believe we flew into an actual hurricane? And our plane was the last one to land. It's crazy how close we came to missing out on this:

I really hope heaven has beaches.

I went hiking. Miracles are happening all the time.

Sweet Melissa. She rocked my world with her lip gloss tutorial and she (along with a few others) catapulted me into the online dating world. Oh, and I babysat her kids. My ear will never be the same.

And then this happened.

Best. Photo. Bomb. Ever.

Hee hee hee.

This was our theme for Thanksgiving. And it happened, for 48 blissful hours.

Tara and I at the top of the Empire State Building. A completely fantastic trip in every possible way.
And a completely fantastic girl.

She's fantastic too.

And then there's this.

Not bad, 2012. Not bad.


  1. Not too shabby!! Can't wait to see where 2013 takes ya!

  2. Wow, so great! 2012 definitely wasn't all bad. And yes, every girl should have a cookie named after her. Thanks for the shout out!