Posted by Lauren
I just rang in the New Year with some of my best friends, but before I gush about our evening, I wanted to post about my absolute favorite (photographed) moments of 2012. I’ll admit, I got a little nostalgic after reading some great 2012 recaps and wanted to join the fun. I’ll keep it short and only mention things before November :)
HELICOPTERING THE BAY!!!!! lesson: Kyle is the best at choosing adventure surprises.
Vegas trip with my old company…. lesson: sometimes, let a company spoil you.
SLO trip in February…. lesson: wine tasting picnics with best friends will never get old.
Blogging with this one….. lesson: she’s the best blogger buddy
Convinced Kyle to join the Oakland relay team with Matt and Miranda….. lesson: we make a good team! 3rd place mixed!
Winefest with sorority sisters….. lesson: avoid typhoon weather while at an outdoor wine tasting event.
Lots of Giants games! lesson: the Giants are freaking amazing
Hollywood Half Marathon with Nicole (her first!)… lesson: Nicole has colorful language at mile 12 ;)
COSTA RICA WITH MY BEST FRIENDS! lesson: we need to go on more trips together!
Many rafting trips…. lesson: dig your toes in to the side of the raft, and you’ll be fine through almost any rapids
Portland RnR as an excuse to visit my BFF Katie… lesson: Pok Pok wings forever in my dreams.
BIG GIANT DONUT at Bob’s in San Francisco. lesson: BIG GIANT DONUT!
I moved to Mountain View in July! lesson: living 5 minutes from work is the best thing ever.
Seattle RnR aka my birthday aka my favorite people running/cheering/surprising/celebrating/eating/laughing the weekend away…. lesson: I’m a lucky girl to have such amazing family and friends.
And despite Costa Rica, Portland, Seattle, Vegas, I think the TRIP OF THE YEAR award goes to the Eurotrip Kyle and I went on for the Olympics. This post includes links to all the related posts if you want to read about it for some reason.
Women’s Marathon…. nuts.
Vegas for Megan’s bachelorette party…. lesson: go big or go home
Roller discos are so much fun! (esp. for Krizia’s bday) lesson: wear wrist guards!
Broken wrist because of said roller discoing… lesson: don’t let a cast stop you from doing anything
Three amazing weddings. Steve and Amy, Matt and Miranda, and Paul and Megan! lesson: more people need to invite me to their weddings, I had so much fun at all of them!
Kinda fell in love with watching sports and rooting for my favorite teams (Cal Poly football, USC football and basketball, SF 49ers, SF Giants….) lesson: life goes on without NHL and the Sharks :(
More friend ink…. lesson: infinity <3
The entire family got together to celebrate the life of Grandma Marie. It was a beautiful, sad, happy, somber weekend.
Another weekend at USC to visit Nicole and run the Malibu half marathon…. lesson: I love my little sister and am so proud of her!
Question: What was the highlight of your YEAR??