sum up

Sum Up: May

read Still as Death, The Kept

celebrated two years with Danny

grilled out a lot (Tilapia is my favorite with asparagus)

took Annabel on walks

started an art journal

celebrated Mother’s Day

started scheduling photo shoots and trying out my photography professionally

Danny ran the Tough Mudder … he’s nuts

played volleyball for hours with Danny and his family

had a going away party for Danny

helped my mom throw my cousin a bridal shower






February Sum Up

February was kind of a quite month. Probably because of the extremely cold weather and snow storms.

turned 24

read: Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Serena, Wild, The Shining Girls, In the Woods, The Likeness
(hit the half way mark on my reading goal for this year, I should up the ante)

booked a hall for the wedding

built a bookshelf with Danny

birthday party with my girlfriends

January Sum Up

Celebrated New Years with Danny and friends

Read five books : Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects, Defending Jacob & Ape House

Remodeled two bathrooms and painted our bedroom

Made my first wedding purchase (rubber stamps)

Caught up with friends

Baked sugar cookies for the first time

Booked my boudoir photo shoot

Created six Project Life spreads

Joined Society 6 to sell my photography (

Printed my first photo on 4×6 paper from my printer – I’ve never had a printer work so well for me! (thank you Danny!!!)

Found another job that I really, really want – we’ll see where that goes

I can’t believe January is done already. I’m so glad we’re another month closer to warmer weather!!!


Another year done – I can’t believe it.
For someone who has a bit of Triskaidekaphobia (the fear of the number 13) 2013 was actually a really good year for me.

Danny made it home safe after his deployment
(we made it through our first deployment)


I graduated from college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology


We got a sweet little puppy – Annabel


I bought a new car


Started my “big girl” job as a data analysis for an airline

Moved in with Danny and out of my parents’ house

Danny and I got engaged!!!


Enjoying the snow with Annabel.


Marine Corps Ball


First Christmas Eve and Christmas morning spent with Danny.


I’m so looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring and

all the new memories we will make as a little family together.


December Sum Up

Spending time with friends and family

Decorating for Christmas

Christmas shopping

Wrapping gifts

December Daily craft

Six month anniversary of my new job

Seeing my grandma surrounded by all her loved ones

Snowed in evening

Spending lazy weekend days with Annabel


November Sum Up

wow, seriously – it’s December already?!

Got my own office at work

Marine Corps Ball

Danny’s new job and daytime hours (for now)

Thanksgiving with the family

Testing out new crafts

Finally beating Danny at fantasy football

Finding out Annabel loves the snow – I was so worried she wouldn’t

Decorating the house (inside and out) for Christmas

Having a four day weekend for Thanksgiving

Trying on wedding dress for the first time


October Sum Up

Getting engaged!

Sharing the news with our family and friends!

Danny’s one week vacation!

Brandon and Kortnie’s wedding!

The Pretty Reckless concert!

Going to the pumpkin farm!

Party with my wonderful girlfriends!

Rereading The Great Gatsby! 

Getting back into reading in general!

Finally getting a date night with Danny!

Got my own office at work (I still have yet to move in though)!

October went by so unbelievably fast! and was so unbelievable wonderful!