Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Year in Review - 2012

This post is a little off topic, but at the end of every year, I share the highlights of my year in pictures.  I have been doing this since 2008 and it is actually the reason I first started a blog.  Running for Dummies has grown so much over the last year, this might be the first year anyone outside my friends and family will see it.  Take a peak into my life. 


My year in pictures 2012:

In January, my BFF Cathy and I went to see the Kills at the Granada Theater in Dallas.  

In February, my BFF Jessica and I went to Huntington Beach and ran the half marathon.

In  March I PR'd at The Dallas Rock 'n Roll half marathon (1:59).  This was a big deal for me

In March, I went to my super-talented friend's fashion show, Fashion Cited.  Aren't my boots cute?

 In April, Russ and I celebrated 14 years since our first date.  I can't believe how time flies.  

In May, I ran the Hills & Hills Half Marathon.  No hills or heels were actually experienced that day.

In May, our friend Chuckie turned one. Unky Russy celebrated.  This is probably not a picture from that day.

In May, I went to California and saw Jack White with my BFF Mikki. Quite possibly the highlight of my year.

Over the summer, we said goodbye to our sweet longtime friend, Candy. :(

In August, Russ and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary.  I'm sure we did something fun and exciting, but I can't find a picture.

 In September,  I ran the Color Me Rad 5K and got splattered with color bombs.

In September, we celebrated my 38th Birthday at Benihana.

My sweet friends at work surprised me on my birthday.

My little baby brother got married to a beautiful girl. Maybe, just maybe, he is not a baby anymore.

I visited my childhood home in Pennsylvania.

In October, my hubby turned 40.  Nothing says 40 like a Star Wars cake.

Owen says, "Happy Birthday Unkie Russy."

We had sushi with Owen and the Supers for Russ' birthday.

I ran the Dirty Girl Mud Run

In November, I ran the San Antonio  Rock 'n Roll half marathon untrained, sick, and without sleep.  I couldn't have done it without my BFF Cathy cheering me on from the side lines.

In December, we adopted Ollie.  He is not this small and cute any more...

...But still pretty cute.

Our Christmas present.

My BFF's came over for my annual BFF and Kiddo's Christmas party.

My special Christmas present from hubby.  It was hand painted by an artist named Micheal Quinn in Dublin, Ireland.  There is a time lapse video on You Tube of the artist painting Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes.  So cool and special to me!  It was such a surprise. 

Although I have this feeling that I am missing something major in my recap, it was a really great year.  Thanks to my husband, my friends, and family for making it special for me.  I am thankful for good health, great family, good friends, and the ability to pursue my passions.  Merry Christmas everyone and have a Happy New Year.  I plan to be up to some big things in 2013!

What did you do this year?

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