Happy New Year to each and every one of you.
2012 was a busy year for us and I just wanted to highlight all the things that made it great for me.
We started off the year in Quantico, having been there for about three months we had settled in and were happy at home in our apartment. We had adopted a kitten (Athena) and she was adjusting beautifully to life with us.
In April I was promoted to a Sales Lead at Bath & Body Works and moved to a new store where I met some wonderful and inspiring women.
Wes graduated training in May, which was amazing because it was not easy on either one of us.
In June we took a trip to Florida where I got to go to visit Harry Potter world for a day as well as hit up DisneyWorld. Then we went on a week long Disney cruises to the Caribbean and had an absolute blast.
In July we had our second wedding anniversary and Wes began the toughest training of all.
Finally in September he graduated and headed off for more training…(story of our lives right there).
Then in October we made the move to Hawaii, with Trigger in tow.
We adopted our little pup, Roxy, in November.
Trigger, Roxy, Wes and I have been living in a hotel room in somewhat harmony since. (Athena will be here in February).
Along with these specifics, we both turned 25 this year.
We made life long friendships with some wonderful people: Kristen & Nelson, Nick & Ashely, Jake & Chaeli.
We were lucky enough to be stationed in Quantico where we got to reunite with Shanna & Cecil.
I am truly blessed to have gotten to spend so much time with each and everyone of them over the last year.
I also met some awesome Alpha Company wives and know that no matter where we are, there will be a kind face when we get there.
After over a year apart I got an incredible visit from Colleen, without whom, I would be lost.
Luckily I had the opportunity to go home over the summer and visit my friends and family who I missed from the moment we left California.
My parents were also able to visit me a few times this year, both in Quantico and in Hawaii.
But on the bright side we got to see a lot more of my awesome mother-in-law and sister-in-law, a major perk of us being on the East coast.
I have other great memories and friendships made in this but I think my post is long enough, you weren’t left out, you know I love you! 2012 had some wonderful memories with the best people I could hope for, thank you to you all for you love, friendship and support.
To 2013, I hope we are as lucky as we were last year.
While we face our toughest challenges yet to come, I know there are so many who are there for us that we will make it through.
Happy New Years everyone, and may you have the best year yet.