Monday, December 31, 2012

Reflections: 2012

You probably don't remember this, but we started the year off (literally on January 1, 2012) at the happiest place on earth.

Disneyland- January 2, 2012

Turns out- it was a really, really appropriate beginning to the year.


I'm not going to lie- John, Audrey and I became those crazy Disney fanatics this year. We just love it... So much, in fact, that we made more than 25 visits this year alone. And, to think some kids don't EVER get to experience Disneyland.


We're so lucky.
{Shout out to Mom and Mike for making our 2013 Disney dreams come true again!}















As if going to Disneyland all the time isn't special enough, it was always EXTRA special when we got to share the magic with people we love most...






























In case you were wondering, Audrey's FAVORITE Disneyland ride of 2012.... Click here.















Audrey grew up so much this year...

January

February
March

April

May

June
July
August

September 

October

November

December

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When Audrey gets older, we all get older. 
Our biggest birthday celebration this year was for John's big 3-0.







We had a party for John, but ultimately it wasn't the celebration you know I would have liked to host for the birthday boy. 

I was a bit preoccupied with a new birthday of my own:

Open for Business: February 8, 2012



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#major

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So, I may have slipped up on John's actual B-Day, but I made up for it...
With a surprise 30-half birthday party!






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And, we weren't the only ones who celebrated BIG news this year...


Mato and Amy got ENGAGED!!!!!


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Although this year came with its own insane stress, crazy, OMFG-level busy- we somehow managed to fit some really outstanding vacations. #priorities

Mexico with great friends...







Watch it here.


My first Austin experience...

Wine Tasting

Salt Licking


River Walking

Craw-fishing.

The Alamo.


YEE HAW!!!



Read more about our adventures in Austin here, herehere, here, here, and here
 Whew!


Our annual Twin Falls trip was...epic.





You just need to watch here



And, we had a beautiful Napa weekend...


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Audrey enjoyed her Reno staycations with Grandma and Papa too...







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Once again, Audrey had many FIRSTS this year...

First Pro Baseball {or any sport for that matter} Game:


First Safari Experience:



First Bowling Match {yes, she's a winner}:


First Concert:

Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE!


First Tea Party:



First Potty {one and only}:


First Braid:




First Squirt Gun Fight:



First Flower Girl Invitation:



First {real} school:





I had MANY firsts too this year....
Like my first business- K. Sutherland PR

First Office: Irvine
First Office: Reno


My first {major} team:


Photo from our first agency retreat, day four at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.



First Boss's Day.



And, one #major award....


"Best PR PRofessional," according to Reno News & Review readers. 


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The holidays this year, once again, did not disappoint. 







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Sweet Tinkerbell.



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Thanksgiving.
#girlsweekend



Our Thanksgiving Feast.


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Our christmas was perfect... Watch it here





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2012 was our first full year living in Huntington Beach.

We should take more advantage of living a block from the beach, but we're not doing that bad.














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It's not just southern California, though.
We had a few amazing days at our favorite beach up north too. 







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Audrey was TWO cute this year. 




Watch her super-duper, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party here.

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Thank you, 2012, for bringing our family so many incredible moments, adventures and memories. 





2013- Bring. It. On.


love, 
the sutherlands








2 comments:

rae said...

happy new year!

loved the recap! we are going to have to plan a little meet and greet Disneyland edition for our girls in the upcoming year... we plan on becoming those weird disney people too!

Kerry said...

Can't wait!!! Keep me posted on your move!