May was a super fun month with a lot of celebrations all around including Kyle, my mom, and my dad's birthday along with mother's day! I wasn't able to celebrate in person with the parents but I was still able to wish them well and I will just have to celebrate extra hard the next time I see them.
Kyle and I had a fun weekend in Pittsburgh celebrating (which of course included the now yearly tradition of banana pudding!) We also checked out Wigle's whiskey garden & barrelhouse for some drinks and music. I found a super could chalkboard map made for tracking what states Kyle has completed a race in. It also has hooks for medals and clips for his bibs. I think it turned out super cool and it's fun seeing Kyle excited to fill in the states! I found it on Etsy from the York Sign Shop if anyone is interested, they have a lot of cool products and the quality is awesome.
So I realized I never actually published this post, but since there is still a little snow left outside I guess I will publish it now. Here is a recap of the holidays in photos. I had a great time with my family and friends, but it always goes by way to fast! However I am definitely ready for the winter to be over and spring to arrive. With the sun out and shining today and temps finally above freezing I feel like we might be out of the woods soon!
Summer has flown by like normal, can't believe it's already labor day, so here's a few snapshots of my summer!
Happy New Year everyone! 2013 was a fantastic year and I'm looking forward to this year even more. Here's a quick list of some of the fun things that happened this past year:
* My 3rd nephew Henry was born January 31st and he is super cute and I love seeing our family grow!
* Tried new things health wise by starting to run and ran my first races a 10k and 5k and hit goal times for both!
* Met Kyle and had so many awesome adventures with him and lots more to look forward to!
* Traveled to a couple new states/cities: New Jersey, Oregon, and Pittsburgh also traveled back to Delaware, Ocean City, MD, and of course Ohio for lots of family time and events.
So those are the major points from last year and could go on and on on everything else but that would take forever, so probably easier just to look through old posts for more details if you want!
I rang in the new year with Kyle and his friends in Pittsburgh. They had never been there before so we got to be "tourists" for a few days and do lots of exploring and trying fun new restaurants. Photos below!
I can't believe the holidays have already come and gone! Wow time really does fly but I had lots of fun spending time with family and friends over the last month and a half. The holidays were a little different for me this year but still so good, I also overindulged A LOT but totally worth it! I'm getting back to the health kick now but more on that later...
This year (well last year now since I'm a little late on this post) I spent Thanksgiving in Virginia since I had to work a little that week, but I did get to spend with Kyle's family and made my Grandma Metzger's famous noodles to make it feel more like home! It was really good and I had all the yummy foods that go along with that day, but the company was even better than the food, I am lucky that I was able to have someone else's family here in VA to spend the holiday with!
I was also able to do some baking with Kyle in preparation for Christmas. We made buckeyes, chocolate covered cherries, and gingerbread men, along with some eggnog cocktails! Sooooo good and was my first taste of eggnog and I have to say I'm hooked for sure.
For Christmas I celebrated with Kyle the week before and then headed back to NR for the week of and spent a lot of time with the family and catching up with friends. It was so much fun watching the twins dig into presents this year, they loved opening gifts and helped out everyone, especially opening Eric's presents hehe! And I know Henry is not far behind, next year will be even more fun with all 3 of them older!
I hope everyone else had an amazing holiday season and enjoy the photos!
I never tend to make a big deal of my birthday but I do enjoy spending extra time with friends and family for any type of celebration and I was super lucky this year with lots of fun dinners and a great birthday! The theme was definitely FOOD which is probably obvious from all of my photos being of the food and not the company whoops! Next time I will try to be better about capturing the people since that's what makes celebrating so much fun.
I ended up trying a bunch of new restaurants in DC and Baltimore and I even got to celebrate on my actual birthday with family. The Schreiners decided last minute to take a trip to DC for spring break from North Carolina and it worked out perfect to meet up with them.
Overall pretty great bday week (as long as I avoid the actual age...) Enjoy the photos below of all the yummy food and a few fun gifts!