top ten in 2012.

the new year is right around the corner and every year at this time i can't help but look back at the past year. 2012 has been a huge year for me, full of soooo many great things. here's my top ten list of 2012:: 

1. i visited my first mosque in istanbul, turkey...and discovered the perfect pastry.
2. my aunts threw me the sweetest bridal shower...at a winery! 
3. i had an ammmazing birthday/bachelorette party
4. we got MARRIED! i have never felt so loved by SO many people, in one place, at one time. it was an unforgettable and beautiful day
5. i witnessed pure bliss: h enjoying his first parisian nutella and banana crepe
6. i changed my name and started signing mrs. m.
7. my brother andy got engaged and h's brother eloped! 
8. i got to celebrate my friends milestone moments: julie graduated law school, jen got married and elyse got engaged. 
9. i savored time with family: sunday dinners, thanksgiving with my parents and my first christmas as a mrs. 
10. h and i got cultural at the botanical gardensopera, ballet and steppenwolf theater

what were some of your highlights of 2012?! 
stay safe tonight and HAPPY NEW YEAR's EVE! 




  1. Happy New Year! I love sitting and reflecting on the past year.

  2. Sounds like a great year! Hope the next one is even better!

    xo, Emily

  3. Congrats on a very happy 2012 my dear! Sure the next one will be filled with much happiness too:)

  4. i hope 2013 is even better (is that possible?) ;)

  5. Happy New Year! I hope we both have a 2013 that lives up to 2012! It'll be hard!

  6. What a great year! Can't wait to see what 2013 brings for you!

  7. You really have had an amazing year. Whoop!!!! Thanks for sharing it all with us so beautifully.


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