Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR A look back

First of all, happy freaking 2-0-1-3! Ah, having to take a look back at my 2012 year is insane to me. First of all, I can't even believe how quickly this year went. It seems like last year we were ringing in the new year at our usual bowling alley... celebrating another year of friendships.

The beautiful Erin, and her BFF Lacey :) these gals are wonderful.
lets just talk about the length of my hair.. wowzas!
  • In February I got (what started as) a "temp" job at a Financial Advisory Firm
  • Caleb and I road-tripped to see some great friends tie the knot
  • We got rained on at a cancelled Reds game. But had fun anyway!
  • I shot another wedding!
  • I was asked to be the photographer of my church's Sports Camp and we reached lots of families!
  • I spent my 4th of July on Destin beach in Florida with Lyndsie and her awesome family!
  • Lyndsie turned 21! Celebraaaaaate

  • I started this blog in August and quickly made some amazing friendships! October was my first month of consistent blogging, but we won't focus on that ;)
  • I got the surprise of a lifetime on my 21st birthday! A freaking surprise party! Whaaat?!

  • Lyndsie and I took a girls trip to Nashville to celebrate both of us finally being 21!
  • Went on (what turned out to be) the best vacation of my life the next week.
  • Was asked by my then-boyfriend to go on a bike ride down to the beach for a relaxing walk, who got down on one knee in the sand, and asked if I'd spend the rest of my life with him.
  • Spent the rest of our vacation with my family super stoked to plan our wedding!
  • Welcomed fall in with some of our greatest friends :)
  • Watched some old friends tie the knot!!
  • My man turned 24 years young ;) we celebrated by partying it up at the Hollywood casino!
  • Did our first of two registries! SO much fun.

  • Went to an awesome Halloween party
  • Got our awesome engagement pictures done (full post on that to come)
  • Went dress shopping with my ladies and found "the one" on my first day out!!
  • Got a FULL time amazing job that I love.
This was just the immediate post-hire happy dance I did in the bathroom after seeing my offer letter...NBD ;)
  • Now we are just enjoying the holidays and soaking up every moment of this awesome engagement. Cannot wait to get married to that hunk ;)
Happy new years everyone!!


  1. what a great year!! so excited for what comes for you in 2013! Happy New Year Kayla!

  2. so excited for your 2013!
    happy new year!

  3. I would say 2012 was a pretty great year for you!! (and 2013 is going to be even better) !!! I didn't know you guys went to Nashville...that sounds like fun!! I haven't been since I was probably 10..need to go back!

  4. What an awesome year for you!! We should just start calling you the wedding queen;)

  5. What a great year for you. Hope 2013 is even better. Congrats on your engagement too. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

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  6. Ahhh what a fun year friend! 2013 will be even better! So stinkin' excited for you!!! Love it!!

  7. 2012 sure was a big year for you! I hope 2013 is just as good! I love that pic of the two of you after you got engaged - adorable!

  8. I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan. Ryoma Sakamoto.

  9. Aw you are just adorable Kayla. I loved everything about this post. I hope 2013 is another amazing year for you!!

  10. WHAT AN AMAZING YEAR!!!!! It's awesome to look back at everything. I am so happy for you and all of your new adventures this 2013. You and I are GETTING MARRIED this year!!!!! YAY!!!!!

  11. What an awesome year! I love your Halloween costumes! Getting engaged is definitely the best. Here's to a wonderful 2013! You've got a wedding in store!! :)

  12. what a great year you had! lots of great events and getting engaged was the cherry on top, i bet. woo-hoo!! happy new year girl.

  13. Love your blog! Your 2012 looked a lot like mine, but way more fun. So jealous of your Nashville trip - that is where my hopeful girl's trip is this year and i CANNOT wait!

  14. Your year sounds absolutely perfect! How exciting to get to shoot someone's wedding! Adore this!
    xo TJ

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  16. How fun! :-) Love your outfit & bangs in those last pics!


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