July was crazy, and busy, and fun, and new. I left my old 'day job' at a corporate gym, and moved onto a job at a smaller, wedding industry job. We celebrated my niece, C's, 1st birthday with a wonderful circus theme party! I traveled, again, to Huntington Beach to stay with my godson, P, while his parents went to Palm Springs for an anniversary getaway. I also went to the CrossFit Games in southern California! What an experience to be so close to the action and see all the things that people can do with their bodies. July was an exceptional month!
August maybe even beat July! I turned 24 in August and felt really spoiled by all the love I got and all the time I got to spend with people who mean the world to me. Early in the month, I ran in another 5k. Just so you know, The Color Run is a seriously fun run! I celebrated my birthday at home with outings with friends, and a visit from two of my favorite kiddos from Oregon, B and Z! Then, I went for a spur-of-the-moment "Birthday Weekend o' Fun" in Huntington Beach. I hung out with my godson and his parents, and my best friend took me on an awesome birthday date where we painted our own little jewelry dishes! I'm one lucky girl.
Ok, maybe the year was just getting better and better as it went! September was amazing, too. My dad took my mom, my aunt, and me skydiving. That's the second time I've done it, and I really hope to get certified someday and jump all the time! I went to Yosemite with friends and went on what may have been my most favorite day hike, ever. We hiked to the very top of Mt. Hoffman, which happens to be the geographical center of Yosemite. It was a humbling and amazing experience! Then, my godson and his mama (for clarification, his mama is my best friend) came up for a visit. He and my niece, R, are totally in love and had a blast playing in an old tub in our back yard. Then we took him to Santa Cruz for a day, but he was kind of being a grumpy almost-two-year-old. It was still a blast! I'd have to say the only downfall in September was a really bad date with a guy who ended up being a little bit crazy. But, hey, we'll call it a learning experience!
October was all about my godson, P, and his second birthday! I still can't believe he's two already. Early in the month, we had a big dinosaur theme party here in Northern California. Then I went down to Huntington Beach for his actual birthday weekend, and we went to the pumpkin patch, carved pumpkins, spent two days at disneyland, and took lots of pictures!
In the way that October was all about P, November was about R's 2nd birthday! Again, seriously, weren't you just born, little cutie? R had a super cowgirl theme second birthday party at my house complete with petting zoo! What an adventure! We also threw a baby shower for my cousin who's expecting this month, and celebrated Thanksgiving at our cabin as a family.
As the theme for the year continues, December did what it could to be the best month of the year. And, I'll say, it was pretty darn great! I threw a special baby shower for my friend J, (the one who should be in labor any minute now). It was "little man" theme, and it was amazing! I'll write a post about it soon. I spent some family time in Santa Cruz with the B family, and took pictures of them for their Christmas card. Isn't my niece, C, adorable? I'm glad that I snuck in for a photo or two, also. Then I headed down to Huntington Beach to celebrate my best friend's birthday. I love birthdays! We went to the Renegade Craft Fair in LA, went to Disneyland, got manicures and pedicures, and ate too much frozen yogurt. It was a great trip! Oh, and when we were in LA, we had an impromptu photo shoot with little P, awesome right? The rest of the month was full of Christmas prep, holiday parties, and time spent with family!
Wow, 2012 was a blast! These review posts have been all about my personal life. I'll have to put together a post about the millions (well it felt like millions) of weddings and parties that I did for work in 2012!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my year. How was your 2012? Did you write about it? I found it was an awesome way to reflect.
Thanks for sticking around!