Year in Review


I don’t know about you all but I’m thoroughly excited about what 2013 has to hold for me!

Maybe because I’m a) a bit superstitious and b)my fav numbers are ‘3’ and ‘4’….so I have this theory that 2013 and 2014 will be some of the best years of my life. Oooooor this I hope!

I’ve already started the year off with a bang!

New Year's Eve with some Old and New Amigos in Madrid!

New Year’s Eve with some Old and New Amigos in Madrid!

Ready for Greatness!!!

Ready for Greatness!!!

I know I haven’t blogged in awhile but sometimes you get caught up in life. I’ve been having so much fun that I haven’t had time to stop and write it all down! (Better late than never, right?)

But I did want to take a moment and reflect on my 2012.

It was a strange year for me…not my best but not my worst.

Difficult at times but still full of Amazing Times and Memories with Wonderful People!


So Here it is…My 2012 in a nutshell (or ya know, various photo slides)

I spent the year having a blast with old and new amigos around Madrid and other parts of Spain…

This was the year of meeting many wonderful Americanas living/studying/etc…in Madrid.

It was the year of bonding with my AK (Anti-Karaoke) Family.

It was the year of gaining new ‘Brothers’…some Spanish and some British.

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This was the year I became a ‘Tia’…twice! 🙂

And the year I saw 2 friends get married….(Yup, the marriages and babies have arrived in Spain! Ahhh I thought I had left it back in the U.S.A.)


I turned another year older and another year more fabulous! 🙂


My Mom and Grandma came to visit during Semana Santa (and also in time for my birthday)!!!!

It was the first time that my Grandma had ever left the good ole U.S.A…..It was also the first time in 4 years that I had seen her. So this was a very special trip for everyone!


I also got to spend 3 weeks at the beach this year which was AMAZING!

I had a ladies weekend with my AK girls in Javea (with a quick day trip to Denia) in June.

I worked all of July and in August I worked/spent 2 weeks with an Amazing Family and their children in Denia (again). And afterwards I headed south to Malaga for a week.

I got to go on my first boat ride out on the Mediterranean and went swimming and snorkeling in the middle of the sea (Yeah- that’s right…couldn’t touch the bottom! And Holy Shizzz did that freak this Missouri girl out!!!!)

And I had one of the best tans I’ve ever had in MY LIFE!!!!! (You know, after I applied liters and liters of Mercadona suncream to make sure my white-self wouldn’t get burned by the powerful Spanish coastal sun!)


I climbed mountains.

I ran races.

And I fought bulls…

okay, maybe not the last one! 🙂


I gained a ‘Novia’….a Bestie for Life! Miss Alicia Castro!


And I had to say ‘Adios’ to one of my dearest friends here in Madrid for the past 3 years! My favourite Kiwi — Miss Polly Ackroyd


And in the end….I still stayed a ROCK STAR!!!! 😉


Phewww! See what I mean about not having enough time to write about it all????

I feel blessed and very grateful for all of the experiences from the past year and I’m using all of those things to decide on my new goals and resolutions for 2013.

What’s next???

My Goals and Resolutions for 2013….:-)



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