Good morning!  Last Friday I posted about the things I accomplished and the goals I met (and didn’t meet) in 2012.  If you missed it, you can check out the post here.  Today I’m going to share some of the fun times I had over the course of last year.  That’s the beauty of having a blog – I love looking back to see how much I’ve done in a year.  Not only in my accomplishments and whether I’ve reached my goals, but also to remind myself of fun trips, adventures, and nights out (or in).

Here we go!

January 2012

  • Fun night in Harvard Square with Geoff & Trina + free Marriott night in a hotel
  • Annual PC bball game with my family
  • Hank’s surprise 30th birthday party at Jake & Joe’s
  • Crashed the Boston Wine Expo with Slesh

My Big Fat Greek Wine @ Boston Wine Expo


  • Girls weekend at the Improv Asylum and Harvard Square bar crawling when Erica visited


February 2012

The Met Bar - Me Jess Eileen

Jen's Goodbye Party

  • Tim’s Superbowl Party (minus the three-day stomach bug that ensued that night!)
  • Umphrey’s Concert
  • Valentine’s Day Date in the North End

Valentine's Day 2012

Essex Resort & Spa Culinary Class

March 2012

  • Papou’s 83rd birthday

Papou's 83rd

  • Layla’s 4th birthday party


st. Pats

Corpbasics Demonstration at the Somerville Mayor's Fitness Challenge

April 2012

Taza Chocolate Tour

Easter Egg Bracketology

Freedom Trail

Jess & Brett wedding 011

Lanes & Games

  • Bacon & beer cruise with Ashley & Brett!  (who just got engaged by the way – here’s your F&F congratulatory shoutout!)

Bacon and Beer Harbor Cruise

May 2012

Cinco De Mayo Fitness Classes

Gym friends at Lone Star

  • Kerri’s 30th birthday party

Kerri's 30th Birthday Party

  • Trina’s birthday night out

Trina's Bday 2012

Castle Island

Charles River

Walden Pond

June 2012


  • Red Sox game with my parents

Red Sox Game

CBC Fundraiser at the Y

Steph & Brett's Wedding:  Bridesmaids

Quincy Marina Bay

  • Amazing trip to Colorado – recaps here, here, here, here, here, and here.  I forgot to mention in my accomplishments post that I conquered my fear of hiking up a mountain!

Colorado:  Me & Tim at Rockies

Sarah's Wedding

July 2012

  • Celebrating my favorite holiday down the Cape (4th of July)

July 4th 2012

Charles River Kayaking

Barefoot Bob's

  • Boston waterfront with Slesh

Boston Waterfront

  • Ryan & Jenna’s wedding

Ryan and Jenna's Wedding - Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Cape Cod Vacation 2012:  Summer Shanty

  • Bridget’s birthday at Whiskey Priest

Bridgets Bday 2012

  • Blender bender!

blender bender

August 2012

  • Slesh’s birthday celebration

slesh's bday 2012


Joan and Kevin's Wedding

Gym Family Reunited

Jen's Bachelorette

27th Birthday -- Spectacle Island

  • Birthday dinner at Sip Kitchen & Wine Bar

Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen - Oysters

  • Friends birthday in Harvard Square

27th Birthday -- Harvard Square

September 2012

  • Settling into the apartment
  • Oak Square fitness instructor gathering at The Greenbriar
  • Double dinner date at Trina & Geoff’s
  • Moody Street lunch date with Slesh
  • Ran a 5k!  I guess I should have put this on my goals & accomplishments post too.

Brian Honan 5k Race

  • Joined foodie penpals

Foodie Penpal

Fluff Festival  - PB and Fluff Cupcakes

October 2012

  • Hibachi restaurant night

Hibachi at Osaka

First Annual Boston Seafood Festival - Oysters and Clams

  • Slesh & Will’s Oktoberfest gathering followed by Shannon’s friendship dinner
  • Not Your Average Joe’s dinner with gym friends
  • Apple picking at Smolack Farms

Apple Picking 2012

Corpbasics at Oak Scare 5k

Halloween Group Ex Classes 2012

November 2012

Celebrating Katrina & Geoff's Engagement


boston mania


Mom's Bday


December 2012

  • NYC to visit Erica

NYC 2012 011

  • MEDITECH friends party at our apartment
  • Boston Body Pilates classes with Ashley & Aloisia
  • Date night with Tim in Davis Square
  • Oak Square Holiday Zumbathon


Healthy Holiday Party 2012:  Gym Friends

Shannon's Home Friends Christmas Party 2012

  • Oak Square staff night out in Fenway

Christmas 2012 088

  • Christmas Eve with Tim’s family
  • Christmas Day with Tim in the morning and then my family

Christmas Day 2012:  Me, Lexa, Layla

  • Bison County night out
  • New Year’s Eve at Slesh and Will’s

new year


Phew!  2012 was quite the year… lots of things accomplished, but lots of fun too.  Of course I’ve had some struggles, but that’s life, and in the grand scheme of things all the memories I just mentioned resonate more than the tough parts do.  Here’s to hoping this year is just as great.

What’s your favorite memory from 2012?

I’m off to NY for the weekend with Ashley to visit Jen… I’m psyched!!