Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 RECAP: Part One

Let's see if i can keep a 2012 recap to just 12 pictures. Think that's possible? 

I don't either. But worth a shot! 

January 2012 was my first full month at my job and I was STRESSED TO THE MAX. Tears were involved. It wasn't fun. Thankfully, it got better.

I also went to a girl's night at my friend Charlynn's (see pic above!). LOVE HER!

February consisted of 2 gender reveal parties and 2 baby showers, including one where i showed up at the wrong house. It was pretty hilarious. I watched my friend Amanda's gender reveal via skype or something. This pic is from just a moment after finding out they were having a boy! :)

I turned 34 in March. Woah. We celebrated by having dinner with good friends at Chimes East, one of my favorite restaurants. For the first time in my life, I experienced sadness and fear about growing older, simply because the biological clock was ticking loudly, with nothing to show for it. Thankfully, at almost 35, God has brought a lot of peace regarding my future as a mama. This sermon was preached two days after my birthday, and I swear that was God's birthday gift to me.

In April, we drove to Mandeville to pick up my sister's couches! She was giving them to me. It was a GORGEOUS day. I also helped to host my sweet friend Amanda's baby shower! Also, Easter Sunday we visited our church & found our home church after a long search & finally giving up. I cannot even begin to tell you the joy & happiness we have found since finding where we belong! Friendships, ministry... it feels like home & i am so thankful!

In May, I got back in the theater game & stage managed The 39 Steps! This has got to be my most favorite stage managing experience... yep, ever! Well, actually... we had a VERY hard time holding on to crew members! That kept my stress level higher than on any other show. But other than that? It was great. So many cues to remember, which made it all exciting, INCREDIBLE acting skills which gave every performance another discovery, my favorite director to work with, etc etc! It was grand. :) The director & cast pictured above. I also heard another great sermon that was truly for me... Seek First.

In June, i went to TWO wedding showers in one weekend. We went to my SEVENTH Beaux Arts Ball (annual theater celebration), our friends Tim & Amber got married, & we celebrated my sister's birthday, husband's birthday, and dad's father's day all at once! :) Obviously this was the month for celebration! :)

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I will continue this in another post! :) This was long enough!

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