Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in a nutshell... {and happy new year!}

2012 was a good year!
It's hard to believe how quickly it sped by, but that seems to be how life is going lately... flying by.
A lot happened this year... and I love being able to look back through my blog and see some of the highlights...

My nephew Adam was born in March...

I attended my first local blogger meet up...

and I hosted another meet up for bloggers in May.

Celebrated my Birthday with my closest friends and family... & TL threw me a surprise party!


My bunco girls and I wrapped up 2 years doing our monthly buncos... still going strong!

I wrapped up my second year working for a non profit - something I love.  I also helped plan our biggest fundraiser of the year in October!

I did some traveling... 
starting with Kauai in February with our friends Justin & Sabrina...

Carmel to visit TL's mama in March

Minneapolis in April for a conference for work with my boss

Maui in June with my family and grandparents...

Los Angeles in July for a girls trip with friends from college

And then we took off to Europe for almost 3 weeks... starting in Helsinki, Finland!

Then to Stockholm, Sweden...

Next stop... Copenhagen, Denmark 

Then off to Berlin, Germany...

And wrapped up our Europe trip in magical Istanbul, Turkey

In December... I made another trip to LA to see the girls

In September... I was able to tell TL the news he's been waiting to hear... we're expecting Baby Lesh, due May 27th, 2013!!!
And on December 12th, we found out this little baby growing in my belly and most certainly already in our hearts is a GIRL!

2012 was filled with many ups and some downs... but overall, it was a year to remember.  I realize more and more as the years go on just how much I love the people in my life.  I feel very blessed and am more grateful than I have ever been.

Thank you for following and reading along on this little journey of mine.  It's hard to believe I have had this little blog for more than 4 years.  It's so wonderful to be able to look back!

I hope you have a wonderful celebration bringing in 2013 CHEERS to a fabulous YEAR!

17 comments:

Lauren said...

so jealous of all your traveling! what a perfect year to precede the arrival of your baby girl!

Allison said...

What a great year!!!! :) I think 2013 may be your best year yet. :P

Allison said...

What a busy year! I can't wait to follow in 2013, your little one is going to be beautiful!

Melissa said...

I am SOOOO jealous of your trips!! I recently started following you and can't wait to poke around on here to look at some of your vacations! I went to Carmel two summers ago and absolutely LOVE it!

Leslie Harris said...

Tracy, I always love visiting your blog. It's just so full of love and warmth, sort of like You. I will never forget how welcoming you were when I walked into that room full of bloggers. None of whom I knew. Some day I'll have to write about that moment when I realized I was the oldest one in the room haha. But somehow, I ended up sitting right next to you, and you helped me feel so at ease. What a special person you are. I eagerly await all the pregnancy and baby news. I'm just so thrilled for you.
Happy New Year's my friend,
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Ashley said...

What a great year! You were quite the traveler, your Europe vacation looked amazing! 2013 is already gearing up to be an amazing one for your family :)

KRISTIN said...

You guys had such a fun year! I'm jealous of all your trips! So excited for your 2013! Happy New Year.

Leah said...

What a wonderful year Tracy. I'm so excited for you, your family and what is in store for you in the year to come.

allison said...

Happy new year!!! Looks like you had a fabulous 2012!

Kari said...

What a fun year! Hope 2013 just as fabulous!

Betty said...

Looks like a fabulous year! And you got to visit 2 of my favorite places (Copenhangen & Istanbul). Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Lori said...

What a great recap Tracy ~ so many great things in 2012 ~ this year is going to be incredible!! xo

Our Family of Four said...

Ya'll have had a fabulous year! Happy New Year and best of luck in 2013.

Leslee said...

2012 was a wonderful year for you and TL and 2013 will be FANTASTIC!!!

I look forward to following the progress of your pregnancy and the arrival of Baby Girl Lesher!!!

Happy New Year ~

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

2012 was a great year but I have a feeling 2013 will be even better! ;)

B said...

sounds like an amazing year with tons of traveling!! good for you! Happy 2013!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What an amazing year for you! I can't wait to see what 2013 looks like for you!