Recap of 2012

Holy buckets!! 2011 knocked E and I on our butts....and 2012 was a rebuilding year...and boy was it! It was a year of firsts for us and we made it amazing...and we plan on making 2013 just as amazing and memorable. I couldn't have done it without my family and friends....but more importantly without E....he's my rock in everything that keeps my head level and my focus clear. Here's just a few highlights from 2012...with 2013 promising to have more...
  • I turned 31 and E turned 4...I am a dinosaur...
  • I attended Mac World in San Francisco...and visited Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf...way cool
  • Got super close with 4 of my already super close friends....they are absolutely amazing and I miss them DAILY
  • Moved E and I 850 miles away from the home we've only known
  • Bought a new car
  • E decided he was potty trained
  • Spent most of the summer with my sister and nephews...E loves being so close to them
  • Went to CNS and watched Danny race
  • Worked cattle for the first time....which also meant stepping in more cow poop than I've ever seen
  • E played on his first soccer team
  • Flew to Arizona for the first time
  • Slept in a tent....true story
  • Spent the entire month of August away from my baby....longest month of my life!
  • Cried more happy tears and sad tears than ever before
  • E started preschool...and he loves it
  • Got E a puppy
  • Went to our first hockey game
  • Got set up on a blind date for a Fish and Wildlife banquet (you read that right)...and the guy was absolutely THE nicest guy I've ever met
  • Got thrown into Accounts Payable....still learning...but so far I like it
  • Bought my very first house!!!
Nothing to write home about...and I'm sure I'm leaving a ton out....but truth be told it's been a crazy and exciting year. E and I have learned a lot about each other...learned our weaknesses and our strengths...and our love for each other has grown immensely. Without E I wouldn't have made it...and that's a fact. Of course, nowadays everything seems to be related to songs...and this reminds me what's important when I hear it...because that little guy is the reason for everything.

Sometimes it feels like, I’m gonna break
Sometimes this world, gives more than I can take
Sometimes, sunshine gets lost in the rain
And it keeps pouring down
It just keeps coming down.
This life would kill me If I didn’t have you
I couldn’t live without you baby
I wouldn’t want to
If you didn’t love me so much
I’d never make it through
This life would kill me If I didn’t have you


  1. You are such a strong and amazing person!!! God is with you every step of the way...and when you think he's not there, well I'm only a text/phone call away! Love you!!!
    Oh and can you add visit Oklahoma more on your 2013 list???!!!!

  2. Sounds like you had an amazing year, Cara! Who would have thought this is where you'd be five years ago when we met?! Hope 2013 is absolutely wonderful for you and E!