In looking back at my posts from 2012 to compile my other recap posts (2012 recap #1: outfits and 2012 recap #2: Purchases), I decided it would also be fun to reminisce about some non clothing/style happenings of the year. There is certainly no way for me to compile a list of my absolute favorite moments of the year, but here are 5 adventures/experiences from 2012 that put a smile on my face:)
Ben and I went to Paris in the spring of 2012 for our honeymoon. It was such a lovely trip, full of beautiful memories that I will cherish forever.
PLATE AND PITCHFORK
In July, we experienced an amazing dinner at the Domaine Drouhin winery via plate and pitchfork. It was a beautiful day, the food was delicious, the wine was flowing, we were surrounded by good friends, and we enjoyed it all outside, right in the middle of the vineyards.
We enjoyed summer to the fullest, including lots of hikes on the Oregon coast, the Columbia River Gorge, and eastern Oregon.
I QUIT MY JOB!!!
In September, I quit my job of 7+ years. It felt SO GOOD to say goodbye to all of the stress and frustration associated with my old job. I haven't looked back since. I am enjoying my new job and I would do it all over again.
My birthday weekend was full of magic - my brother came to visit, I got a new pair of Chie's, we consumed lots of good food, we saw the wonderful Sallie Ford in concert, we went on a gorgeous hike at the coast and even spotted a whale. Wow! Weekends like that only come around every once in a while. I hold these memories close to my heart.
After quite a few unsuccessful tries, I finally learned how to make french macarons this year (post here)! I became obsessed with these darling little cookies after our Paris trip. I haven't mastered them just yet, but I'm having fun practicing:)