post about it. It saved the day!
In February, Alex and I tackled a small home project we'd be putting off for years! We ripped up our foyer flooring and tore out the foyer closet shelving. We laid tile, put in a built-in bench, a few shelves, and coat hooks. See the before and after below. It looks different now that we have coats and a seat pad there but you get the idea.
baby blanket for those two featured above!
I turned 26 in March and celebrated at Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia.
I welcomed spring in April! I put in a lot of hard work in the garden; it's always rewarding seeing those plants come up in the spring.
In May, I shot a wedding at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna.
Later in May, I completed another baby blanket for a faraway friend who I miss dearly!
Also in late May, we finished our third Warrior Dash race!
One night on a walk, Alex and I came upon a cat! He was extra friendly and followed us home. Little did I know, this guy would adopt us and we would have a pet!
smoker myself and his parents went in on. I think he liked it!
In August, I shot a wedding in Hamilton for an old high school friend.
wedding. We made a weekend trip up to Boston and had a blast! It was so great to see them tie the knot! On our drive to Boston, we stopped at a Venezuelan restaurant in Connecticut called Valencia Luncheria, famous for its' Arepas. It was phenomenal!
One of the biggest adventures of the year for us was our three week trip to Europe. We visited Belgium (Brussels and Brugge), France (Paris and Nice), and Italy (Lake Como and Rome). We had tons of beer, chocolate, and waffles in Belgium!
From Paris, we took the train to Nice. I think both Alex and I were sad we didn't have more time in Nice as it was gorgeous and the food was phenomenal!
We took four different trains to our next stop, Mennagio, on Lake Como in Italy. We checked into our adorable B&B and met our lovely hostess, Nadia. She greeted us with coffee and cookies!
read about it! All the wines were absolutely amazing! We even had a 1999 vintage wine. Everyone was extremely friendly and made the extra effort to explain the wines in their broken-English. We were so appreciative!
Last on our journey was Rome.
We had a TON of delicious gelato. On our last night in Rome, we ate at a fantastic restaurant known for their beef tartare. It was a great way to end our trip!
Coming home from Europe brings us to October. I did a shoot for some friends of their baby for Halloween.
kitchen. We also added under-cabinet lighting so it really lights up the new tile!
What better way to finish out the year than a trip to snowboard in Colorado! My family flew out to Steamboat Springs for 8 days and had some of the best skiing/snowboarding I've ever ridden in! Steamboat got a ton of snow
Who knows what 2013 holds!