2012, you've been good to me! I'm sorry to see you go. Here's a somewhat belated review of this rather good year. So what if it's late? I'm 39! I do what I want!
Without further ado...
I was on a bread kick and I baked a lot of bread.
Chewy Italian bread
We hung out a lot with our besties, Jonathan and Sarah. Sarah got cancer, but so what? She totally kicked its trash!
Kate and Sarah
We almost lost Doug to congestive heart failure...
But so what? He, too, defied the odds!
The boy who lived and his fabulous wife
We hung out a lot with Lori, another one of our besties.
Lori, Ryan and the demon dog, Dizzy
We saw these lovlies a few times.
Eric & Erin
I ran into some friends from my secret Internet society.
Kitty, LL, and H1
We went to a few Salt Lake Real games with a few great friends.
Ryan and his besties, Mitchell and Jonathan
I made a bunch of crafy stuff at Easter time.
We had dinner several times with Kaye, Joy, and Lucky.
We love Lucky!
I went to a Bachelorette weekend at Bear Lake.
Ry's sis Kristy and kids came to visit, as well as E&E again, and more nieces and nephews.
Eric, Hayden, and Ryan
We went camping at Great Basin.
Beware the marmots!
These two dears got married...
...and I took my favorite picture ever.
Our favorites spent the summer with us.
Dad & Abby at the range
The kiddos with a good friend
We visited Mt. Rushmore on the way to my 20th high school reunion (!!!)
We spent quality time with my family.
Abbs, Kitty, Dad, and Nate
Jon, Mom, Kate, Big John, and Josephine
Kate, Nancy, and Jon
And stopped at Wall Drug on our way home.
I grew tomatoes in a pot and managed to keep them alive. Normally I kill plants.
I ate a lot of pho.
Stacey and Dan got married, so I attended another fabulous Bachelorette party!
I reunited with Teri when I started my new job.
Our favorites came to be with us again at Thanksgiving time.
We ate Ethiopian food on a chilly November evening.
I made a bunch more crafty stuff!
I coerced Ryan into seeing A Christmas Story on the big screen at Jordan Landing.
Jonathan turned 40. Ha!
My team at work surprised me with lunch at my favorite restaurant, the Red Iguana.
My favorite brother and his GF surprised me with a fantastic Hello Kitty birthday package.
Ryan and I went to Mexico for Christmas...
Brrr! It was cold!
...with my two cuzzies Carly and Jocey.
Carly, Jocey, and Kate
In Mexico, I ate beef tongue smothered in mole, and it was fantastic.
We toured Baja wine country - so gorgeous.
We went to Coronado Island and got to see my BFF from college, Ginny.
We babysat baby Melodee. So fun!
M is not a fan of the self-portrait... yet
I attended a baby shower for the beautiful and talented Vaishali.
Someone is excited to be a big sister!
And we fondued for New Year's Eve with Jonathan, Sarah, Alex, and Natalie.
2013, what do you hold in store for me? Only goodness, I hope!