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Monday, December 31, 2012

I Tip my Hat to 2012

I did a blog similar to this last year where I featured a special memory from each month in 2011. You can see that here. So here goes this year...

I started my new job/career here in Tulsa as a 6th Grade Math teacher. It definitely had its good days and its bad, but I absolutely love working there. When I started it was the middle of the year so it was a bit challenging to begin with, but I definitely caught on quick. One memory I will never forget is, a few days before school started I got an ear infection, so my first day with the students was horrible because I felt awful. Well the next 3 days I was so sick I couldn't go to I'm sure the students thought they scared me off after the first day of school! ;)

Valentine's day! Some years we make a big deal out of V-day and others we just relax. Trevor decided to take me to Flemings. I had never been there and had been talking about wanting to go for several years. It was definitely delicious!

Busy season got over with for Trevor right at the end of February, so for my birthday in March we had a little get away trip! Trevor booked a room at a Bed and Breakfast! We have never stayed in one and had heard they were fun, so we wanted to try it out! We went to Dallas to shop at IKEA and hang out with friends and the first night we stayed here. It was the "Lodge Theme Room" if you can't tell by the pictures! The second night we were in Dallas we stayed at the hotel where we got engaged at a few years back. It was a great birthday weekend!!

Two special weddings occurred in April. Our brother and sister in-laws wedding was April 14 and our cousin Brittany and her fiance Kurt got married April 28th. I sang in both of their weddings and I was so honored to be a part of their special day!
On May 24th we closed on our house!!!! I realize this isn't the best picture, but for some reason this is the only one I have taken of the outside of our house! This was probably the biggest moment in our lives this year!! We absolutely LOVE our home and could not be more pleased with how everything turned out!
June was a big month apparently...the first great memory in June was celebrating our Anniversary. To be honest, we just had a good relaxing time. We made dinner in our new home (stuffed bell peppers and bacon wrapped asparagus) and then we purchased a dart board, so we played some games on that. It was a perfect evening after all the hustle and bustle of getting in our new home!! 
 We went to the lake a few times and camped out! 
 We got new (larger) tires put on my Jeep! (This was my Anniversary gift) Also, since we finally had a place to store the Jeep top, I was able to drive around with the top off most of the summer! I only got rained on once! ;)
The Saloon girls were featured on a billboard!!! It was put up in March, but I didn't get to see it until the end of June!

Two fun things happened in July, the first being, I got the opportunity to sing the National Anthem in Tulsa before the fireworks show on the 4th of July!
Secondly, we were able to go to Michigan this year for our family reunion!
 A group of about 10 of us went to the Gary Allan concert at the The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
 School officially started back up!

We got to see our sweet new puppy for the first time! He was officially born on August 28th, and we went to see him quite a few times in September!!
We finally got to bring Whiskey home! - aren't they the cutest!!!! We have had so much fun with him and he is just getting so big!! He is a little over 35 pounds now!
 November was a busy month...first up, my great friend Sarah Neafus had her bachelorette party in Dallas, TX. The theme was "Wiggin' Out." Trevor went to her fiances bachelor party in Oklahoma City!
 Then came their wedding on November 10th! It was absolutely perfect!!
 We had a Friendsgiving at my house with the girls!! We all made side dishes and desserts! YUM!

Trevor had a great November because he got to go to North Dakota for a 10 day hunting trip! These were a couple of his favorite photos from the trip!

The best part about December was just decorating our new house for Christmas and spending time with family and friends!
I am excited to bring in the new year with my wonderful husband!!
2013 brings a caribbean cruise, 7 weddings (that we know of so far), turning 25, a second anniversary, hopefully lots of vacations and great memories!!
Have a wonderful and safe NYE!!!

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