Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Year in Pictures

These aren't necessarily my favorite pictures that I've taken, it's more of an overview of where I was and what I did in the past year. A highlights reel, if you will.



(A surprising lack of photos here)

Things I forgot about: This picture.
(My favorite month)







Friday, December 27, 2013

Rewind, Be Kind

A photo that could probably describe many people's year.
The year is nearly over, and boy howdy how little I have blogged. I always take pride in this thing, and yet I neglect it so much. It's okay though, the blog's inanimate and doesn't really care what I do with it, so I don't feel too bad.

But this year, important things happened. And I don't just mean like, cool things, I mean, life-changing, eye-opening, world-flipping, wonderful and terrible things happened.

I won't put these in particular order, but the things that come to my head first are going to go first.

My sweet little niece was born in January, as you may remember from this post. She's healthy, getting bigger every day, and babbling like she's got something to tell you. She's also lifting herself up and crawling around, so any day now I'm ready for her to walk over to me!

Caleb was fantastic and proposed this summer in the most perfect-for-me way. Now we're planning a wedding set for summer.

I worked two different sports-related jobs and thus decided that becoming a sports media relations person perhaps was not the dream I wanted to follow like I had previously thought. My jobs offered a lot of experience though, and I liked them.

A friend died at a very young age. It hit hard for a lot of people, including me, my roommates, and Caleb. He was a good kid, and even in death it seems as if he is still touching lives.

I perfected my banana bread recipe. (Don't tell me this isn't life-changing. It's my specialty.)

We had a snow and ice storm that kept us stuck in the house for nearly a week. So much roommate bonding happened. It was good.

I made new friends and got to know current friends even better, which has also made me so much more happy this year than ever before.

Many friends got married this year, some of which allowed me the honor of being a part of their ceremonies.

I got my first fancy camera, and now I can take some decent pictures that are sharp and good quality. Heading on my way to grow my hopes of becoming a photographer.

And that about sums up everything I can remember. If you're lucky and I'm really diligent, I may post a photo year in review in the days to come.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Twas the Fifth Snowed-In Snow Day

 Twas the fifth snowed-in snow day, and all through the BTB House
Three creatures were stirring, and maybe a mouse.
The tree had been set up by the drafty old door
And that was the first day, to be followed by more.

The females were nestled in a row on the couch
And watched tons of movies, while stuck in a slouch.
Kelsy in her pajamas, and Hannah in her pajamas, and Tam in her pajamas,
Were all settled in wishing they were in the Bahamas.

When out in the yard arose such a loud noise,
We jumped on the futon and spied some young boys.
They had ruined the snow on our near-perfect lawn
So we decided to give up, and turned with a yawn.

In betwixt every movie, the girls would all stop
And remember the things that they once had forgot.
"Be productive! Do homework! Clean the house! Put on clothes!"
They'd say o'er and o'er, but forgot again, I suppose.

The second snow day came, and the girls all arose
To see that the snow would have frozen their toes.
So they hunkered back down on the couch, so quiet and comfy
To snapchat each other, with faces so frumpy

On the third snow day, the girls woke up sour,
And one did not get out of her bed til the 6 o'clock hour.
She read and she read til her eyes started crossing,
And the other two girls just ate cookies with no frosting.

On the fourth snow day, the girls ventured outside
To attend a church service and pimp their sweet ride
They received free food and had some good giggles
And went back to home to get rid of the wiggles.

The fifth snow day was met with a groan
As the girls began homework, each on their own
But that didn't last, as they grew more distracted,
They blew up social media like some little frat kid.

Alas, they know these days will not last,
When they can procrastinate and be distracted so fast
For finals approach, and break cometh soon,
The girls must begin waking up before noon.