Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Full throttle...

The highlight of my year... to say the least. "Amazing man" asked me to be his wife and I happily accepted... We promised to love one another in good times and bad, through thick and thin, bad choice in football teams, and gassy nights in bed. I don't believe that I could have ended my year in any other way that would make me as happy as I am today. It used to be that I'd hear couples get all sappy and talk about how they married their best friend, I'd totally wanna gag and roll my eyes. I can honestly say that I know what that's like now... yeah, it's cool... you can gag now!

The year came and went faster than I ever could have imagined. I spent a better part of my night thinking back on all of the new experiences this past year brought me. I'm thankful for all the memories I take away from it, and even more thankful for the lessons learned.

In 2013 I watched my first born graduate high school.
It was one of my most proudest moments, as his mama... to see him walk across that stage to accept his diploma. That damn kid put more grey hair on my head than I'd like to admit. OoOh boy the days I wanted to just strangle his lil ass...he was awful! lol thank goodness he has grown into a good boy and now has a girlfriend that can take over the job of keeping his ass in line. I hope she likes hair dye!

I went to my first and probably LAST 49ers game! haha a new experience for sure, glad to say I had it. Enjoyed the day with the man I love surrounded by thousands of folks who made me wanna bang my head on the wall. BUT out of that came a new friend, a Niner faithful at that!! If I hadn't gone to that game I may not have gotten the chance to meet her in person and give her a big ole I just love her to bits.
You can't tell it here, but that was a Crabtree jersey I was wearing. I put on my big girl panties and fully, ok I lied not fully...but I TRIED to support my husbands team. It's just so damn hard! A few months back we went to our first Raiders game together, he lovingly supported me and wore my colors! He's totally a better man than me!

Bought a new camera and discovered a new passion...
Tahoe City, North Shore the morning after we got married. It's actually the place that he took me to on our first date. We've gone back here several times over the year, it was only right that we spent our wedding night there. I'm sure we will spend many more weekends there in 2014
Photos I took at Jessie's Grove in Lodi. We decided to check out the place where we were going to have our engagement pics taken...we loved it so much we ended up getting married there too!
Treasure Island San Francisco. Went there for a friends wedding and took a photo of the spot that my oldest and I used to fish at when he was still in diapers. A lot of great memories in that photo. It was nice to go back...nice to share that with Travis. I've yet to learn everything about my camera, but I plan to use the hell out of it in the months to come. Travis turns 36 in May, he doesn't know the details yet...but I have a full weekends worth of activities that I'm know will bring some new memories and great photos!

I've decided to pick just a few of the many good things I've experienced this year... I really could keep going and going but eventually I'd have somebody knocking on the door looking to be fed. Although there was a ton of loss and heartache over the year I've decided to focus on the good. Putting the rest to bed...and keeping the memories of the good with me. I'm so thankful for all the memories and the lessons...without them, I wouldn't be who I am today. I am motivated, determined, inspired, creative, loved, and happy...I am exactly where I need to be. I am doing exactly as I should be and there ain't a damn thing wrong with that! Here's to new friendships, and old ones who still hold strong. To those who believe in building you up instead of tearin you down. I've got life ahead of me... Goals and lifestyle changes and I'm takin the bull by the horns!!

"full throttle wide open...Don't stop til the job get's done..."

You'd better hold on tight baby!!!

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