ABCs of 2013 (What I’m Looking Forward to this Year)

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Good morning and happy February! I can’t believe the first month of the year is already over.

Since the new year is moving right along, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the things I’m looking forward to in 2013 with the help of the alphabet. (Why not, right?)

A – Annual party: Our Pig Party and tiny HUGE party were both huge successes, so we’re already thinking about what to plan for this year.

tiny HUGE party

B – Black Butte Ranch: Mal and I had such a blast last year, we’ll be spending a week at Black Butte Ranch again this summer.

black butte ranch

C – CrossFit Open: I’m pumped! I was a new CrossFitter and then had a bad flare during the Open last year, so I’m excited to compete!

D – Date nights: One of my goals for 2013 was to plan a monthly date night with Mal, so I’m looking forward to having some fun times together.


E – Engagements and weddings: Mal and I only have one wedding on our calendar so far this year, but I think there will be quite a few engagements in 2013!

F – Five years with Mal: I can’t believe we’ll be celebrating 5 years of marriage this summer. Time flies when you’re having fun!

G – Grilling in our backyard: After all of the work we put into our backyard last year, I’m looking forward to enjoying it to its fullest this summer.

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H – Headstands: I recently learned how to do headstands, so I love practicing them whenever I have a chance. They’re so fun and there will be lots in 2013!

I – Ireland: Mal and I randomly purchased a Groupon-type deal for a 7-day trip to Ireland in April. It’s Mal’s dream to visit, so we are psyched!

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J – Juicing: Recently, I’ve been reading up on juicing. It sounds like it might be a good option for helping to heal my colon and provide me with some serious nutrients, so I’m considering giving it a try.

K – Kipping pull-ups (and Thrusters): Ok, maybe I’m not looking forward to Fran Rx, but it’s definitely a top fitness goal of mine for 2013.

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L – Learning to make sushi: Learning to make sushi is one of my goals for 2013, so it will most likely become a date night for Mal and me. Two birds, one stone.

M – Mocktails: Since the holidays, I’ve been drinking like a fish (and my colon doesn’t appreciate it), so I’m trying to lay off the booze a little and enjoysome “mocktails” instead.

N – Nephew: I am super psyched to meet my new nephew in June!

O – Oahu: I was invited on a press trip to Oahu by the Oahu Visitor’s Bureau later this month. I was able to coordinate the dates with Mal’s school break, so he’s coming along!

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P – Pug therapy: Murphy and I are really enjoying our visits, so I see a lot more of them in our future!

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Q – Quotes (in True American): New Girl fans, you’ve seen the cast play that crazy drinking/climb-on-furniture game, right? Well, it’s called True American, and I really want to play it sometime soon. It looks like such a blast!

NEW GIRL:  L-R:  Nick (Jake Johnson), Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Holly (guest star Brooklyn Decker), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Daisy (guest star Brenda Song) play a heated game of "True American" in the "Cooler" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX
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R – Rock climbing: Mal and I are going tomorrow! I can’t wait!

S – Shower: Did you know my sister is having a baby?! I may have mentioned it a few times on CNC already. Anyway, I’m excited to plan her baby shower this spring.

T – Tough Mudder: Some people from my box are getting a team together for Tough Mudder, and I’m going to join them. So pumped for it!

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U – Underwater adventures: Our trip to Hawaii includes snorkeling, which, of course, will be an adventure for me since I’m scared of the ocean sharks.

V – Volcanic tuff cone: Our trip also includes hiking Diamond Head, which is a volcanic tuff cone on Oahu. It looks so cool, and I’m excited!

W – The Walking Dead: It returns on February 10th! Can’t wait!

X – X-rated Jokes: I’ve recently fallen in love with Tosh.0, which is hilarious and full of x-rated jokes.

Y – Yoga: Specifically hot yoga in the winter. Love it.

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Z – ZOOMA race: I’m joining some blog friends in Annapolis for a girls’ weekend and race with ZOOMA in June. It’s going to be fun!

Question of the Day

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

P.S. Loved this post and just wanted to share: Why CrossFit Ruined My Life.

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