Twenty Thirteen You’ve Been Kind

December 20, 2013 0 Comments
As the year is getting ready to close,
I am very thankful for all the wonderful moments and memories that have been created along the way.
2013 has been a year of so many blessings, adventures, and learning.
Here are some that I reflect on with joyful nostalgia.
It was the first year of my marriage.
Filled with much laughter, so much happiness, and THE BEST adventures!
It was the first time we traveled through Europe.
17 days of wonder, walking ’til you drop, and tasting everything!
It was the first time I took a MOOC.
I “graduated” the BioChem MIT course. It was A LOT of work and very satisfying to finish!
(I’m circled in yellow).
My first (and probably last) trip to the Superbowl!
We didn’t end up winning, but it was still such an amazing experience.
 One which we will never forget!
Pippa experienced her first snow storm! It was so sweet to see her frolic in the snow!
In fact, we frolicked too!
I went on my first ocean fishing trip.  I didn’t so much catch what we were fishing for! haha
We did our first 5k!  We chose to make it a really fun one!
Tip: Don’t laugh or smile when the color is thrown at you… I did eat this stuff.  It didn’t taste good.
It was the year we bought our first house.
Now we understand that dreaming and projects never end.
The year that we first traveled to the Pacific North West.
We made the most of every moment there and
covered the coast in one jam-packed weekend!
Here’s to hoping that 2014 will be just as kind and at least half as fun! 🙂
December 3, 2013


I'm Rose. Nice to meet you! :) I'm a Southern transplant from the Northeast. I have two fur baby pups, Pippa and Watson, and the best partner a girl could ever ask for, Paul. I'm a believer of making the most of every moment. As much as I might try to slow down, busy seems to me my word. I'm a busy person, with a busy mind, and a ever growing list of things to do, places to go, books to read, recipes to make, and things to learn! I started this blog in the winter of 2013 as a way to allow family and friends {800+ miles away} to be a part of our lives. It's also served as a creative outlet for me to share projects, photos, travel, passions, thoughts, and a couple recipes. Being a first time home owner, we've been on a quest to transform our cookie cutter house into a home. ❤ I hope you enjoy this creative space.