12. Bestie Jen’s pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding festivities
This is first listed because it consumed most of my year – so fun!
Dress shopping, Creston bridal shower, Kansas City bridal shower, Chicago bachelorette weekend, the main event in Loose Park in Kansas City, reception and dance at Boulevard Brewery. Of course we jammed out at the dance. 😉
11. Bestie Lexi’s first baby – Charlotte (Charley)
Another bestie moment. I love my friends like family – just ask the Andersons back in the Burg. 🙂 I only wish we all would see each other more often.
10. G and L
I continue to spend as much time as possible with my favorite little people, my nephew Gabriel and niece Lucy. I like to brag about them here in my G and L series.
9. Social Media
Jen and I made it onto the big screen in the Sprint Center when were were dancing it up during the opening show (of course). Madonna had the #1 best selling tour in 2012. I know why – simply amazing.
7. Denver with cousins
Lots of good eats and drinks, along with cousin bonding time. And I didn’t go to bed that much earlier than my 20-something cousins each morning. 😉
6. Career moves
When I left Target Optical at the end of 2011, my regional manager told me I’d be back. I laughed then, but he is laughing now. While I enjoyed my time as a Business Development Associate for Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning in Davenport, the bullseye pulled me back. I became Optical Team Leader of the Davenport store in August.
5. Jagger Q
Jag the cat turned 10 years old in August.
4. Political nerd forever
Still actively involved in political stuff and enjoyed five minutes of fame when Romney came to town in June. A few people told me I need to smile when on national TV. Noted. (In my defense, I was trying not to make a funny face and it was HOT that day.)
Best book I read last year was Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. And I finally bought an iPad. Best investment since my iPhone and Dyson purchases during previous years.
My sister coined this term, and I embrace it. I am always keeping busy with one project or another, whether it’s with SendOutCards or organizing random stuff.
1. Holiday spirit
After a long day of work and post-work shopping on December 19th, I returned to Smurfette to find a card on her window.