Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 comes to an end





Top - Kohl's / Necklace - Rainbow Shops / Leggings - Forever 21 / Shoes - Charlotte Russe

I didn't think I would have time aka daylight today to get a shoot in. We got out of work early and earlier than expected. Even with a pit stop for food I got home in time to shoot this and get one more run for 2013 in! Even though it was cold and started flurrying, my pace was closer to back to normal, which is fantastic because these past 2 months of winter runs have been slow.

Also, the film I ordered for my instant camera from Esther was waiting for me when I got home. My cousin got me a ton (in exchange for the camera she also got me for Christmas) too!

So since I got one more run in before the year ended, I updated me running log and I now have a grand total for miles ran in 2013.
 In 2013 I ran a total of 1,185 miles (give or take a mile).

That's the equivalent to 45 marathons, which really puts it in perspective.

I had one last baking hurrah for 2013 last night; cake batter cheesecake bars. They're good, but I think I should have experimented with creating and altering my own recipe for them like I was thinking about. 




2013
I will be sad to see 2013 go because it's been such a wonderful year!

I have a job I love; one that I love going to everyday and that allows me to keep my training schedule.

All those miles paid off since I got faster, came in first in my age category in 1 race, and finally ran my first full marathon in another.

I got to bake so many new recipes and try other types of baking (like yeast and pastry dough) that I used to be too scared to try. 

My photography and editing skills just keep improving and this year I definitely saw the biggest improvement (looking back on my posts for my 2013 Favorite Outfit posts proves this).

I got to hang out with my best friend not once, but two times in 1 year (!!!!!)

I woke up every day thankful for my life, feeling blessed.

And most importantly, happy!!

So thank you 2013 for one of the best years of my life.

Here's to 2014 and all it has in store for me...like a trip to Disney in January!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013







Top - eBay / Pants - Kohl's / Purse - c/o Esther / Shoes - Charlotte Russe / Scarf - eBay

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I watched the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade and cried like every five minutes BECAUSE I AM GOING TO BE THERE SO SOON!

Anyways...Mom and I got Chinese food (again) for lunch and hung out at home. And when I say hung out I really mean I just edited A TON of pictures for over an hour.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Green Velvet [Christmas Eve 2013]






Dress - Forever 21 / Tights - Forever 21 / Shoes - eBay / Necklace - Charlotte Russe

First off, I want to wish my best friend and most faithful reader Esther a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And Merry Christmas Eve to all my other readers! We worked until noon and then shut down the office for a Christmas Eve luncheon and Secret Santa exchange. It was really fun; we listened to Christmas music, opened Christmas cards, ate some really good food and opened gifts. I'm still trying to figure out who my Secret Santa was. I got a leopard print scarf and an adorable leopard print faux fur hat; well done Santa.

After work, mom and I headed down to Aunt Gail's.

Christmas Eve

















Ummm unfortunately I did not get my annual picture with Kristen and AJ  So I'm going to do something I do not like doing, but I'm going to borrow 2 from Kristen's phone.

Photo courtesy of Kristen 
Photo courtesy of Kristen
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!