2013 :: Best Year Ever in the Making

Don’t get me wrong, 2012 was great.  Really, REALLY, REALLY great!  

So lets recap shall we?

1. I started a new job after being with a nonprofit for over 5 years.

2. I adopted the best fur baby ever… Hank.

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3. I met my future Husband.

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4. I quit the job from #1 and went full time in my business

5. Vacationed to the Outer banks

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6. Visited Washington D.C.

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7. Was proposed to 

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8. I adopted the second best fur baby ever… Addison


9. Found my second home in Pennsylvania (because the Hoosier state will always be #1)

10. Celebrated New Year’s for the first time with my Luv and the last time as a single woman :)

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… ok #10 was a little cheesy but wanted to round it out to a full ten…

Seriously 2012 was fabulous! A lot of great things happened.  A lot of lessons learned {some harder than others} and a lot of memories made.  As I look at the New Year I can’t help but to feel like a little kid at Christmas.  I’m getting married :) .  I work for myself!  A new home!  And a new family! 

2013 was kicked off just right!  At home, with lots of food and a marathon of Friday Night Lights.  Have you seen this show?!?  Seriously can’t believe I missed out on this tv drama when it was on air.  LOVE IT!  {Clear eyes :: Full heart :: Can’t lose}.  

Oh and can’t forget it was spent with our fur babies… 

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Until tomorrow… hope you had a FABULOUS New Years ;) 

love Jen

D.C. Top Picks

Hi there :)

To finish out the  Vacay pics thought I’d pick the top images that were my favs!

1. The Whitehouse.  I have to be honest, I love my country, but what’s up with the Whitehouse? I imagined it to be massive!  In person it wasn’t…

2. Washington Monument.  AMAZING.  It is quite breathtaking.  It is massive.  It is amazing being next to it, you can see Lincoln Memorial and the War World 2 Memorial.

3. War World 2 Memorial.  Another amazing spot!  You get chills as you walk through the pillars and read the famous quotes.

4.  Lincoln Memorial.  This place is crazy breathtaking.  You see this place on tv or online but pictures do not do it justice.

5. And of course… There are no words…


There you have it folks…  this vacay was one for the record books.  And the beautiful thing is there are plenty more to come!

Stubbornness is Not Always a Good Thing

You don’t mean to be.  You try really hard to give in.  But really?!  Do you have to fuss????


That is how it started.  Our first lil fight.  Sheesh.  Here is how it went down….


At some point early on in the week as I was frolicking in this beautiful scenery.  {When I say frolic… I mean it..}

Exhibit A. Crazy big waves.

When somehow I twisted my ankle.  It very well, could have been, when I attempted to use the boogie board to ride said waves into shore.  The BF yelled, “Hold the nose up” as I heard, “girggle girglee girggle”… I did not hold nose up.  I did however end up with my nose into the sandy beach.


OR… it could have been while we were walking the beach.  I have very weak ankles so who knows!


Anywhoooo.  I tried to be the ‘tough guy’ as you all know I am.  Did not mention any pain or the pretty colors forming up the inside of my ankle.  This went on for about 2 days when right as I was feeling a little better we went miniature golfing. Aren’t we cute on our a lil date night? :)

As we were enjoying some hard core golf.  As in, my BF kicking my booty and I started to complain about it :) When I decided walking through the rocks around the green is a good idea.  I lost my footing and rolled the hurt ankle.  I. NEARLY. CRIED.  Determined not to, I gently pulled my date to me and filled him in on my pain.

Oh boy…

I learned a very good lesson(s) within the next 24 hours.

A. There is no need to be the ‘tough guy’ in this relationship.  He is tough enough.

B. The BF can handle me.  (i.e. tell me to gently shut up and make me eat ice pops while my ankle is being iced.)

C. That I found someone who cares about me. And for me.

All in all.  It wasn’t really a nasty blow up.  It was just another turning point in our relationship. :)


Back to work… Jen


Ps. I sure did catch a great one :)

Mine :)

Oh Beaches

Got your attention didn’t I?  :)


Well literally.. ready to go back to the beach.  Just look at this!

And This

And Maybe this…

That reminds me we haven’t talked about vacay of 2012… THREE WORDS… READ TO RETURN! It started a little rocky.  We had to attend a meeting for my fiance (which wasn’t bad at all! )  We were put up in a nice hotel, he went to his meeting, I worked… it was great!  THEN it happened.  We were suppose to be in the car only 6ish hours. That turned into 10 hours… LITERALLY!  This was the longest (at the time) BF and I had been stuck in a car with each other.  Get this!  We survived!  Other than a minor, “I’m done talking to you.. Goodnight!” by yours truly.  I know ladies don’t judge.  But we made it.

The first night was a rainy one!  We unloaded and then celebrated with the rest of the gang… here is our house…

It was great!  The stairs became a real beast after my little incident.. At some point during the first few days I sprained my ankle.  It wasn’t bad just a good tweak.  Good enough it was swollen and pretty shades of green.  Good thing Dr. Sak came to the rescue.

This pic was taken after I was gently forced against my will to lay down and prop it up… Stay tuned for our first “real fight”…


* Apologies *

Yikes!  It has been 8 days since my last post!  I am SO sorry!  Last week I spent an amazing time in Duck, NC.  Nothing but sandy beaches and the luv of my life next to me.  It really was amazing!  Saturday we stayed over in Washington, D.C. …. Another AMAZING experience!  I have so many pictures and so much to discuss but now I’m getting caught up.  There is so much to do this week!  And so much planning to be done!  I’ll start with this little pic…..

5:30am and waiting on the sunrise in Duck, NC

And a list of things to come:

1. I’m rolling out a new look for this here blog…

2. I’m going Viral!!

3. I’m moving… EEK!

4. Tons and Tons of pictures!

5. Daily posts!


That is right we are taking this thing to the next level so stick around :)


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