In hopes of transitioning smoothly back into the whole “work” thing after ( almost ) a couple weeks off, I thought I would spend the morning reflecting on good old two thousand thirteen. You could also say I’m procrastinating on getting my 2014 books ready. Woops. Don’t tell my boss. But in all honesty, this year was life changing. And I know that’s cliché to say, but I’m going to do it anyway.
The first rather big thing to happen was our trip to France last spring. We spent two weeks speaking bad french, walking over one hundred miles ( in these ), and eating a LOT of carbs. I had never been to Europe before, so it was an absolute dream to experience it with my best friend. Traveling outside of the country every year is now a big goal of ours and I cannot wait to see more.
Speaking of France, a lot of my family truly thought ( and they were verbal about it ) that Michael would propose while on vacation. I knew that he wouldn’t and was totally fine with it. Chances are, I would have ruined any plans with my always sporadic change of heart in dinner venues. So instead, he surprised me one Friday afternoon in October, at home, over a mini lunch feast. It was perfect. And after almost seven years of dating, we’ll be getting hitched on August second.
The last two items go hand in hand. Well, kind of. This past summer – we started the anxiety educing task of searching for our first home. I haven’t shared much insight about it on the blog yet, simply because it’s still very much a work in progress. You can, however, see a few snippets over on instagram! More to come soon, I promise. And finally, the latest addition to our family came soon after we made the big move. We had been wanting to get a puppy for some time, but it just wasn’t feasible ( AKA not allowed ) while living in our old apartment. Once possible, we went and visited Walter on a whim, and of course, brought him home with us. He’s a hilarious little guy who has learned to army crawl and loves “going to work” with me.
So there you have it! Our big happenings of 2013. No it’s your turn – tell me yours! And in the meantime, I suppose I should get started with work. It is 2014, after all. I hope you all had a very lovely holiday vacation and a happy New Year’s Eve. Sending hugs + hive fives all around!