Saturday, December 31, 2011


Like every other blogger in the world... I wanted to do a year end review
mostly for myself
it's nice to reminisce over the good times and remember everything that happened.
so here we go...

This year I...

Joined Toastmasters

Ran not 1,

 not 2, 

but 3 half marathons!

discovered juicing

Became an aunt

Took a trip to Dallas

Played in NYC

Survived a hurricane

Toured Charlotte

Quit my job

Went camping for a month!


Visited Savannah...

  the Panhandle...



and Asheville

went to the Macy's Day Parade



oh... and saw Brittany

all in all... it was an AMAZING year.

Cheers to 2012!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bunks in the Trunks

While we were gone
my mom
(who is the best mom in world BTW)
agreed to watch our fur babies for us

Bunkie has torn both of her ACL's
leaving my mom stuck with vet appointments and added stress

I took her to the vet when we got back
and they said that she has to build up her hind leg muscles
(which have completely deteriorated)
before they do surgery
(this is an actual picture I took at the vets- she loves all the smells and people)

It breaks my heart that
Since my place has a lot of stairs
I have to leave her at my mom's

It breaks my heart that
she can barely move and every time I see her "walk" tears fill my eyes

It breaks my heart that 
there is a large possibility that she may never get better

and it breaks my heart that the vet offer little to no support or solutions.

if there is anyone out there
who has been in a situation similar to this
and your dog ended up living happily ever after- I beg you to share your story

(however if you have a sad ending story about your dog- please don't share)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Before I go home...

We had to make a quick stop to see my two favorite nephews:



Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm a survivor!

I did it.

I lasted 3 weeks camping.
Or should I say WE lasted 3 whole weeks camping.

What I will miss about camping...



Friendly wild animals

Not wearing makeup

Beautiful sunsets

being disconnected with the rest of the world

one on one time with my man

Things I won't miss about camping

Sleeping on the ground

Having dinner at 4pm

Being away from my babies

Freezing cold nights

my fear of large mean animals

All in all- this was an amazing experience and I'm so happy that we took the time to make this happen.
Now it's back to the real world...