2013 In Review

Me and 2013 go wayyy back. To last year.

We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m happy to report that the good days far outweighed the bad. So here’s to you, 2013: a post dedicated to all the great experiences we shared together.

January- I was fortunate to score an internship that would later lead to a position as Assistant Account Executive with Hanser & Associates public relations firm. I work with both regional and national clients and assist with their media relations, social media, advertising and event-planning efforts.

251948_10200381914008812_66169543_n

(A new internship calls for celebration, Charlie-Yokes style!)

February- First work trip! First time in Texas; Dallas, to be exact. First “Whataburger” burger. February = month of firsts.

155637_10201010507043245_713304689_n

(In all disclosure, this was not Whataburger. But seriously, what. a. burger.)

March- “The roomates” and I roadtripped to Chicago before taking a Spring Break cruise to Cozumel and the Florida Keys. Highlights included: unlimited dinner rolls, swimming in the ocean, Club Vortex, 3 a.m. pepperoni pizza  and all the great people we met, danced and partied with along the way.

577543_10200862134534025_1926012290_n

April- I was inducted into Iowa State’s Cardinal Key Honor Society, an honor extended to one-half of one percent of the senior class and one percent of the junior class.

302033_10200194985495598_1048611871_n

May- I done graduated.

944214_10201142929713729_315376117_n

June- These lovebirds got married! First comes love, then comes marriage…

1097970_10200728561994677_1714882537_n

July-I said goodbye to the 2-8-2-1 life (for those of you unfamiliar, 2821 was the number of our college house dump) in Ames and moved down the road to Ankeny with Jared.

1011347_10201590683787301_534903341_n

August- I heart the State Fair! And subsequently, all foods on a stick. We went to the craft beer tent, Alan Jackson/Gary Allan concert and back to the beer tent.

998631_10201751920938129_2109852108_n

Cheers to Iowa beers!

September- Jared and I ran in our first 5K, The Remembrance Run, in support of fallen vets  and their families….what a great cause! Check out that mantel metal.

IMG_1286

October-Jared and I ran our first half-marathon (yes, three weeks after our first 5K. Lofty goals we have.) We didn’t quite get second place, but came in at 1:39:00, which exceeded our expectations by at least 10 minutes.

Jared was so excited that he proposed.

photo

November- As we got together with friends and family over Thanksgiving, we began asking our bridal party to be apart of our special day. Below is the poem I wrote for my (soon to be “our”) nieces, Leah and Kaylee, to be the flower girls.

IMG_1287

December- Because of stored up PTO time, I had the last two weeks off work. It was a glorious 13-day stretch of reliving college and soaking up a lot of quality time with the couch, not to mention we had SEVEN great Christmas celebrations/work parties and got spoiled beyond belief.

The holidays came and went! The extra three pounds came and stayed, unfortunately. But year 2013 was definitely one to be celebrated. Thank you to my friends, family and fiancé for making it one of the best yet!

1508636_764665503563493_579430868_n

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s