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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: Year In Review

Although 2012 was a bit of a rough year with Miss Olivia, my tuxedo cat, dying in April and nan getting diagnosed with cancer in June; 2012 had some wonderful moments. Let me share some of them with you.

In February I had a NFL party commemorating all the NFL teams since no one liked the teams playing (NY Giants and NE Patriots). I decided that it would be more fun to dress up in our favorite team's jersey and just play games and gorge ourselves with food. And guess what?! Everyone had a blast! Best party ever. :)

Also in February I participated in the Brandywine Valley Association's (BVA) Polar Plunge. Starting the tradition last year in 2011, I hope to participate again in 2013. It's so much fun and it's great to know I'm making a difference in the environment.

In 2012 I saw people graduate. Marsha and a few of my friends graduate from West Chester University and my cousin Kaitlyn graduating from high school. The WCU graduation was a bit sad; I was supposed to graduate this year, but since I switched majors I couldn't (but winter 2013!) and I was sad to see some of my friends go. Kaitlyn is enjoying her college experience, though, which makes me very happy. :)

In January I met Taylor through school and MDJ. This year our friendship has grown. :) In June we went to Spring Lake, NJ for the day; it was nice catching up and we had a blast.

On July 4th, I turned 23. I spent the day in Philadelphia with my friend Christine. Some kindly couple paid for my lunch that day, which was awesome and made me cry (tears of joy that there are still nice people in the world). The night before I went to see Collective Soul and that was amazing. I like seeing older bands live. :)

All I can say is that I had an amazing time and met some really awesome people that became the best of friends. :) It  was also nice meeting Deb for the first time.

Tomorrow after I get home, I'll be posting pictures from tonight and an idea of what I want to happen in 2013. :) Happy New Year's!


  1. Dr Grabb's tuxedo cat passed away last year, too :( I knew already about Olivia's loss, but I didn't grok she was a tuxedo cat, too.

    I didn't know Marsha graduated! It seems we should graduate from undergraduate school about the same time, you and I.

    Oh, maybe I should talk about this, too, in my LJ!! That might be fun! Especially since it's a useful way to write and escape explaining why I don't want to waste anyone's time with rhetorical speech.
    (Although I just did so I can keep going after pouring the hot water out.)

    We're turning 24 next year :D a new frontier!!

    Hurrah, I am off to do other things! With a 2012 recap post pending.

    1. I know, can you believe it? We're one year away from being able to rent a car legally, LOL.

      I will check out your LJ tomorrow when I get back. I have a feeling I'm going to be like a zombie.

    2. Tomorrow, here is a quick link.

      *painful glug of Advil*

  2. Great pictures. :) It's a shame about Miss Olivia. :( I hope that Nan is okay.

    Looking forward to your next post!

    1. Nan has her good days and bad days. Since it's been humid, she's been relatively okay (she can breathe better when it's humid, or so mom says... her father had the same thing). So, finger's crossed for 2013.