I Really Liked 2012

I’m not gonna lie, I really liked 2012

We planned a wedding.

We got a puppy.

I went back to school to study event management.

I started a new job.

My health has stabilized.

Our family and friends continued to support us.

And we got married!

Rather than making a list of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve made a list of goals…

To live in the moment.

To love with my whole heart.

To laugh a lot.

To learn from experiences.

To listen to my body.

…that I hope to incorporate into everyday of 2013.


2013 has got a lot to live up to, but I’m glad we’re kicking it off with our honeymoon in 18 days :)


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Yesterday…  #elf4Health 12/31 Day 36:  Make a healthy dish to bring to your New Year’s party.  Ryan and I [plus Charlie] kept it low-key at home since I’m still under-the-weather and Ryan’s ankle is still bothering him, but we enjoyed tasty BBQ turkey mini meatloaves and biscuits while watching the movie The Campaign!

Today…  #elf4Health 1/1 Day 37:  Clean the house top to bottom!  Everything is clean, laundry included, minus the ironing that I’ve procrastinated doing…

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 1/2 Day 38:  Set a new fitness goal.

Question:  Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2013?

Question:  How did you celebrate the New Year?

— Allison


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  1. um ya I am gonna have to say you have one pretty kick ass 2012. You really took what you wanted and grew from there. That is awesome. I hope 2013 is even better, and more than anything I hope our friendship grows in 2013. Promise?

  2. It sounds to me like you have had a fantastic year! And holy cow, that picture of Charlie as a puppy is too stinkin’ cute!!

    Happy 2013! :)

  3. I’m so happy to hear that 2012 was such a good year for you, hun. So, so happy. You deserve all the happiness in the world, and I hope that 2013 gives you that. I didn’t really make any concrete resolutions for the coming year, but we’re pretty much on the same wavelength when it comes to what we think is important in life, so all of your goals are pretty much identical to my own :) I also really want to work on pushing myself out of my comfort zone more and trying new things, because as comfortable as routine can be, it’s those spontaneous things that make me feel the most alive.

    PS – I just about died from cuteness overload after seeing that pic of baby Charlie…

  4. I love your goals for 2013! Mine are incredibly similar :) And while it definitely has a lot to live up to after that amazing year, I think it can do so and be even better :)

  5. Ummm 2012 was so good to you! Marriage, puppy, AND healthy?! Doesn’t get much better than that. At all. I’m super jealous of you and your honeymoon but also really excited to read all about it when you recap it with pictures :)

  6. Oh my gosh, your wedding photo. You look stunning. 2012 sounds like it was such a fantastic year for you and that’s awesome you are kicking off this year with your honeymoon!! Have so much fun!

  7. Your 2012 looks fantastic. Here’s to hoping 2013 is just as good 😉

  8. Chelsie S says:

    Wow. So many beautiful things, which is kind of fitting considering they happened to such a beautiful girl with such a beautiful soul. Honestly, it might be hard to top your 2012, but who says that you need to? 😉 That being said, I hope that happiness and love are the predominant sentiments of your coming year. <3

  9. You and Ryan truly did have one amazing year! May 2013 bring you nothing more more joy, love & happiness. You two deserve it <3 <3

  10. This is beautiful. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed last year and are looking forward to the opportunities that 2013 will bring you! I have a feeling they will be limitless!

  11. Aww it looks like you had such a great year! I hope 2013 is even BETTER for you :) I had such a great year, too. I love these “looking back” posts — maybe I should do one as well.

  12. Happy New Year! You had a busy year, didn’t you?! Looking forward to what 2013 brings!

  13. what a great year for you and i’m so happy to have found you and your blog, you breakfast queen! i love watching your passion for your man and your pup, as well as your journey to better health. hope your tummy problems continue to get better and i still can’t get over how fairy-tale-taylor-swift your wedding dress is. beautiful.

  14. What a beautiful wedding picture in this post! 2012 was a good year to you! Here’s to 2013 being even better!

    Our NYE was low key, and last night I hosted a Good Luck Dinner for my friends and family. It’s one of my favorite traditions!

  15. That puppy. I died. Your wedding dress. I died again. You, my darling, ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’m so happy that you had such an incredible 2012 and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has to bring for you.

  16. Oh my gosh, you look so gorgeous and happy in that wedding photo, I love it! What a year for you, I can’t believe how much you did/started/experienced! Congrats on it all, and I’m sure this year will hold even more good things!

  17. You had such a big 2012! Also, that wedding photo is absolutely gorgeous. You two look so happy!

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