Our Appetizer.: 2013 in Pictures

December 21, 2013

2013 in Pictures

Well 2013 is coming to end soon...I cannot believe it. 2013 has been a very neutral year for me, there were good times and there were bad times.

 How was your 2013?

2013 in Pictures
We started off the year with a lot of snow and New Years Eve celebrations.
At the beginning of 2013, My Guy and I broke up so I decided to make a change...a change that I will later wish never happened. The picture on the left is of my hair at the end of 2012 and the picture on the right is of the change I made...I cut my hair in an inverted bob. Don't get me wrong, I love the cut and I think it looked cute but I got sick of it. 
For Valentines Day, My Guy sent me beautiful roses (even though we were not speaking to each other since we had broken up). And then things really started going down hill when I got into my first accident, which wasn't my fault. I was on my way to the gym when I got rear-ended. My car was in the shop for 26 days!
We celebrated my parents birthdays! My dad's birthday was in February and my mom's was in March.
I went to Ohio University to visit two of my oldest friends. 
The top left picture is from a Couples Bridal Shower for our good friends Paula & Mihai. And the other pictures are from their wedding. My Guy was the best man and I was a bridesmaid.
My friend Viorica celebrated her 25th birthday in July! The card on the right was the perfect one for our friendship. This girl is awesome and cray cray.
I celebrated my 23rd birthday this year and it happened to be while we were in New York for Paula & Mihai's combined Bachelor/Bachelorette party. We had a blast partying, drinking, swimming and eating. Our cabin was almost in the middle of nowhere so we wouldn't get any noise complaints. My Guy and I drove home early so we could celebrate my birthday with my parents as well. Nothing better than being surrounded by loved ones.
We spent 11 days of August lounging around on the beach in Punta Cana. It was an amazing vacation at an amazing resort. We started going to all-inclusive resorts a couple of years back and ever since we always try a new island and a few resort. This time we stayed at the Riu Palace Macao Adults Only.
We wasted everyday laying on the beach, enjoying tropical drinks, eating way too much food and never getting out of the sun.
Every vacation we go on we try to do at least one excursion. In Punta Cana we took a boar ride to play with starfish and then we went to a private beach where we had drinks and food included. Then we enjoyed a fun catamaran ride back to main land. My Guy and I also did our first zip lining excursion, I wish I had pictures of that too.
This was our last day in Punta Cana. We enjoyed champaign everyday and we made so many unforgettable memories. 
While visiting My Guy in Tampa this summer, he surprised me with a helicopter tour of downtown Tampa and Tampa Bay. 
As you can tell, we were both very excited for our first helicopter ride! I had no idea what the surprise was and I love surprises (only good ones of course).
This year consisted of heartbreaks and building us to be stronger than ever before. I tried a lot of new restaurants and foods (as always), I loved the pizza in Tampa. Starbucks has become my life since school has been so hectic ( a lot of sleepless nights). Colored jeans have become my staple in my wardrobe. I tried to make it in the gym as often as I could ( something I can definitely improve on). I have fallen in love with anti-gravity yoga. Friends and celebrations (from weddings to birthdays) are always on schedule in my life. I ran my first 5K and didn't die. I went to a baseball game (the Cleveland Indians). I loved pedicures. And I fell in love with new fashion trends. 

Looking through these pictures made me realize how much my life has changed but only for the better. I wouldn't change anything that happened this year, including the break up. Breaking up with My Guy was one of the best decisions because it forced both of us to appreciate each other more and to really see our worth. I am so blessed to have these amazing memories and people in my life. I wouldn't change one thing.


  1. This is a great way for new readers to get a glimpse of who you are. Great idea.

    1. Thanks! Let me know if you post anything like this :)