I have been wanting to do a recap of 2013 (mainly just for myself, to reflect on everything that happened in the past year), and I was hoping to do it before 2014, but with such sporadic internet access, it had to wait until way after New Year’s. I actually started this in a laundromat last week, and haven’t had internet access since.
2013 was the first year that I consistently kept up with running (except a few years back when I was in college… so like 2006), and I am really proud of my running achievements, and can’t wait to keep working on it and see where it takes me. It was also a big year personally; mainly, I got married. Jeremy and I got some traveling in, had some really great weekend trips, and ate some real delicious food. I feel like it might be overwhelming to try to pick things from the whole year, but luckily with iPhones and iPhoto, it’s pretty easy to categorize everything chronologically. Here goes nothing.
Seeing our wedding ceremony venue for the first time. Our family friend was gracious enough to let us have it at her house. Basically my dream venue.
Many sunset picnics were thoroughly enjoyed with this guy last year.
March was a big month in 2013 – I ran my very first half marathon. It took place in San Diego, where my grandma lives, and I was so happy to have her and Jeremy waiting for me at the finish line.
After the race. So proud!
Jeremy and I celebrated our four-year anniversary in April at the San Ysidro Ranch – the venue we chose for our wedding reception.
Drinking Blue Bottle coffee during one of our trips to one of our favorite cities in the world, San Francisco, in April.
Visiting the apartment in San Francisco where we got engaged in October 2012.
One of my dear friends Eva threw me a bridal shower in April.
Ran my first 10-miler in April.
Jeremy and I hiked a lot in 2013.
In May, one of my best friends from Georgia flew out to California to go to Palm Springs for my bachelorette weekend with some other friends from Santa Barbara. We rented an awesome house, and had the best time.
I’d say June was a pretty big month in 2013.
The weekend after the wedding, Jeremy and I took a mini moon in Palm Springs at the Parker, aka the best place in the world.
Holding my second nephew for the first time in July.
Celebrating my birthday in July back at the San Ysidro Ranch.
Jeremy and I got to cover the FYF music festival in LA in August. Our first time working as a husband-wife journalism team!
Jeremy and I took a road trip up to the Pacific Northwest in September, and it was so much fun. Eugene, Portland, Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula, and San Francisco. I’d like to go back right now.
One of our wedding pictures was featured in a magazine called Flutter in October, which was really exciting.
After running the Santa Barbara International Half Marathon in November.
All in all, 2013 was such a great year, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for me. Happy New Year!