Monday, December 10, 2012

Where Have I Been?...

It has been almost a year since I started this blog and it almost feels like its been as long since I've last posted. Since I started blogging, I have either put myself into it 110% or not at all. I was never a blogger who was able to find my happy middle. 

This morning I was thinking about my 2012 bucket list post and what from that list I have accomplished in almost a year. I thought it would be fun to come back and look back on my year and let you all know what I've done and where I've been. If you haven't checked out my 2012 bucket list, take a look and see what I had planned for myself.

-Plan a snowboarding trip to Mammoth

In January I crossed the first thing off my 2012 bucket list and made a snowboarding trip to Mammoth. I recapped the trip here.

-Plan a snowboarding trip to Lake Tahoe

In February, I was lucky enough to make it to Lake Tahoe. I recapped our trip herehere and here.

-Go wine tasting in Napa

I did make it to Napa. However, I didn't get the chance to wine taste in Napa. We drove through Sonoma and Napa as we made the road trip out of California back to Michigan. We did get the chance to visit Russian River Brewery which I can not put into words how excited I was. I also went wine tasting in Temecula countless times this past summer.

Sour beers at Russian River Brewery
Birthday wine tasting
 at one of my favorite wineries in Temecula

-Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway

This was the number one priority on my bucket list and I am so happy to say that I made it up the coast. Our road trip through Big Sur to Monterey was one of the most incredible things I've done. And I've done some cool stuff. It was so amazing we took that route a few weeks later on our trip out of California. Words can not express the beauty and serenity and I could post pictures for days.

-Visit Sequoia National Park
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to see Sequoia National Park. Getting a chance to see the redwoods in Big Sur made up for this loss though.
Redwoods in Big Sur

-Get a certain piece of left handed jewelry

On June 30, he asked and of course I said YES! Ok, so maybe this was the number one priority on my bucket list. I got engaged this summer!

-Be home for the 4th of July

So I didn't make it home for the 4th of July this past summer but that was because we had bigger plans in store for the very near future...

Showing off my bling on the 4th of July on our balcony in San Diego

-Learn to use my Nikon DSLR

I definitely had the opportunity to play around with my DSLR. Pictured in order the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla shores and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

-Move Home to Michigan

On August 1st we crossed the Michigan border, almost 6 years from the day I left Michigan. 

This past year sure has been a wild ride. I wouldn't change a second of it. It is nice to look back at the things I wanted to accomplish and see how many of them I actually did. It has been a successful year. 

I have a lot of plans in store for 2013 and I hope to create another bucket list. Although I may not blog as much as I did starting out, it will be interesting looking back in another year to see where I am. 

Stay tuned...


Shannon Page said...

SOOOO happy to see you back!! So many exciting things happening in your life:)

Tyler said...

Awesome pictures lady! Congratulations again on getting engaged :)
Soo good to see an update :)

CMae said...

I've been wondering where you've been since I can't find you on Facebook! Are you and Matt both working in good old MI? Have you set a wedding date?

Cori H. said...

Good to see you back! You've had such an exciting year! Hope 2013 is even better for you!

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

(I left this comment while logged into the wrong email... doh!)

What an exciting year! I'm happy at least one of us is able to live in beautiful Michigan... I don't get to visit nearly enough. Are you loving being back?!

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway is something that's on my bucket list! That looks like such a gorgeous drive.

Your snowboarding pictures are making me want to cry. I want snow so badly... and it's supposed to be in the 80s here in FL soon. Yuck.

I hope your wedding plans are going well. Have a great end to your exciting year! (: