Sunday, January 22, 2012

Over 3 weeks late...Happy New Year!

My poor little neglected blog. :( Le sigh. What can I say- I was traveling until the 3rd of the year, and then just busy with work, etc. Also, without getting too descriptive, because I don't deal with loss very well- I've had a lot of it in my life recently.
Anyways, I truly hope that you had a fabulous holiday- however you celebrated it.  I hope that you were able to spend some time with loved ones, and do something for yourself.  It's so important to remember that.  I spent my last holiday with my family as a single person. Ha. I'm so dramatic, but seriously- the countdown to my wedding is upon us. >5 months!  Van and I still have not spent a Christmas together- 2012 is going to include many firsts. Also, I have the best birthday in the world- 12.12.12.
But yeah, spent the holidays in lovely Orange, and then met Van and some friends in Tahoe. Yeahhh!
Below are some of my favorite photos from LA/OC. Check out this delicious pizza from Pace

And some Xmas Eve photos with the whole fam-damily:

 Did you notice my cousin Rebecca's amazing ugly sweater?!
Ha! Then on Dec. 28th I flew into Reno to head up to beautiful snowless Tahoe.  Tahoe was literally sans snow- none. I didn't even go snowboarding because the snow on Heavenly was all man-made and nothing too exciting, so I didn't want to spend the money on the lift ticket.  However, we did have an amazing group of friends and spent most of our time hiking, cooking and playing lots and lots of boardgames.  I am officially obsessed with Dominion.  Holy crap- it's addictive.  I also finished books 2 and 3 of The Hunger Games.
It was a really relaxing and fun trip-reminded me of Summer. 
The beautiful cabin view:
 Here are some of our hiking photos:

Heather and I decided it would be fun to try to replicate our senior photos. Ha!

On to NYE '11- my fiance and his bestie Ted have this strange love of being twinsies- whenever possible.  I don't think that I will ever get it. 
Yes, those are matching sweaters as well.
The girls, Us and the group.

Happy. New. Year.  I don't really do/like New Year's resolutions- but I truly think that 2012 is going to be glorious, and I hope that yours is too.  Lots of changes, new adventures and excitement.  Cheers!


  1. Cute blog :) Pittsburgh truly is a wonderful place, when you get over the weather. Take today for example.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you so much! Are you hearing that wind right now? Ay yi yi! At least it's not snowing. :) I'm digging your blog too- are you the runner?