Monday, December 31, 2012

My Year in Review

Ya'll know I love jumping on a bandwagon! Here I go!

Erin  did this and copied it from Courtney so I'm doing it too! :)

Our Year In Review:

We had just moved to Cumming that past September and we knew no one. After going to Brown's Bridge Community Church for a couple months (we started going that November of 2011) we kept hearing of Small Groups there and how awesome they are and how it connects you with people. Our church is HUGE (and I am an introvert) so this was the only way we would meet people in our new town. So we went to the worst thing ever Group-Link, where you walked up to a group and talk to them... if you like them then you stay... if you don't then you awkwardly walk away. It was awful, it was terrible, it was my worst nightmare come true. But we got connected with our group and they couldn't be more perfect for us. Although we've been married for 2 years we joined the "Just Married" group because we are young and wanted to hang out with others our age. It was the best decision and we absolutely love going each Wednesday. Also this month is the month Jonathan and I bought our first car! 

I can't recall one exciting thing that happened in February. I swear we are the most boring people. This was before Jonathan got his big raise so we were very poor after purchasing said car! So we mainly stayed home and had quality time together. It was a great-boring-love filled month. I was also training for my half marathon so I was running like crazy. 
I ran my first half marathon! I can't believe I actually did it! I need to sign up for another one to get my butt in gear! Jonathan was in a Frisbee league so it was fun to go watch him play. Hazel also celebrated her second birthday! We went to the Children's Museum in downtown and it was a big success we had so much fun celebrating our baby! ! I made this rainbow cake from scratch for Hazel's birthday. 
And we did the color run! 
And we went to Biloxi with our family to gamble :) It was fun and my first time gambling!

I turned the big 23! Woo hoo. I know, I know. I'm so young :) I feel like I'm 30. We went to my sisters to celebrate Easter... It was such a fun, relaxing holiday! Hazel had so much fun hunting eggs!
We played outside A LOT.

Our friends from our small group got married this month and I was one of her bridesmaids! She is one of my BFF's and I love her to death. I am so honored that she let me be a part of her big day! This was also Jonathan's birthday month and he turned 24. I don't think we did anything to celebrate either of our birthdays... We are incredibly boring. Why do I even have a blog?

This month my brother got married to his wonderful wife. We all love her so! That was like the only exciting thing that happened. We enjoyed going to the pool and aquatic center and the lake! It was a fun summer with Hazel!
We also went to the beach with Jonathan's family! It was a blast and we spent the whole week at the beach! 
Look at the joy in that baby's face!

This is the month that I got smart and quit drinking diet coke. I have been a diet coke addict since middle school. That's all that my sister and mom drank so we always had it in the house. I had been reading a lot of articles about how the artificial sugar in the diet coke is actually worse for you than sugar. It makes you crave sweet things, makes you hold onto weight, and it's just got way too many chemicals. I think since June I've had 1 or 2 diet cokes. If I want the bubbly then I'll occasionally get a regular coke. But usually I'm drinking water! 
We also went to my brother and his wife's new house they bought! Hazel had a blast in the pool.

This month is the first month that I started pickling my own pickles! Man, this post is making me more depressed by the month. Could I be anymore boring? Anyway, my pickles are freaking delicious! I need to make more as a matter of fact! If you want the recipe go here.

Jonathan and I celebrated 2 years this month! We also celebrated being in our house for 1 year! We had an in home date to celebrate for our anniversary and it was wonderful. Jonathan cooked me dinner and we dressed up and ate after Hazel went to bed. It was wonderful and relaxing. We also went to Stone Mountain. It was Jonathan and Hazel's first time going and it was a blast! We climbed the mountain and had a picnic. I can't wait to go back in the spring!

We went to Jonathan's fraternity's alumni weekend! It was really fun! It was awesome to be back where we fell in love. Then we went to the winery with Aimee and Bryan to celebrate Aimee's birthday. It was a fun night! For Halloween we went to a church festival with some friends. Hazel was spider-girl but refused to be called that. She was "Spider-man." 

We went to Augusta to visit Jonathan's family for Thanksgiving. It's always fun to go there and visit them since we don't see them often. This is also when Callie's spine disk messed up and she became paralyzed. She has become a lot better and can actually walk and run and play! She's not 100% but she has definitely improved from when she couldn't even move her back legs at all! 
We got our tree on the first and did normal Christmas-y stuff! 
Like make cookies 

I am really looking forward to 2013. I think it's going to be a good year for The Scott's! 


  1. I want to steal this idea!

    And I am loving Hazel's rainbow cake and all of the family pictures. 2012 treated you well. :)

  2. OMG this is so cute. You look like you had a great 2012.

  3. I love the color run picture. I hope my kids and I get to do that in 2013. I am going to try the pickle recipe. I have always wanted to make my own. Happy New Year!

  4. This was cute! I don't think you are boring... I love reading!