Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 12 Moments of 2012

So I started doing this on my Instagram account, and decided that I should share this on my blog as well. With 2012 ending, I want to share what I thought were my best moments of the year. When I first started making out a list, I ended up with like over 20 moments that I thought were special. I really wanted to keep it to 12 for 2012, and I found it really hard to narrow it done. Anyways, here is my top 12 moments of 2012:

The 100th Calgary Stampede
This year was the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and I was able to attend with my family and a few close friends. This was also the first year that I got to see the Rodeo live, as well as the Grandstand Show from the standing section. It was just a great day. My favorite part has got to be seeing Paul Brandt singing and flying above the Grandstand crowd!

 Shipwrecked Party
This year we combined my sisters and bestfriend Bev’s birthday (they both were born on April 26), and we decided to have one giant party. The Wakeford sisters came up with the theme of Shipwrecked, and the planning began. I went as a Hawaiian Girl, and Nick went as a Tacky Tourist. Truly a fun night, and I hope both girls had a awesome birthday!

Rehearsal Dinner 
The evening before our wedding, Nick’s family put on a fabulous rehearsal dinner for us. We came up with a Hawaiian Theme because of Nick’s love of Hawaiian shirts, and my hate for them. It has been a running joke within our family, so it became the theme of the rehearsal dinner. Nick’s family made an awesome dinner, and the place was stunning. They decorated it so well. It was a fun night, and I really felt like I was in Hawaii.

Our First Home
Buying and moving into our very first house is a huge accomplishment for us. It was so exciting to watch our house being built and make decisions like what colour of hardwood or quartz to have installed. We got possession on May 4th, and we slept on the floor of our master bedroom that same night. The next day we moved in, and since have had fun buying furniture and d├ęcor to make it feel like our home. Love it so much, and it’s perfect for the two of us.

Housewarming Party
So after moving into our house, I decided that we needed to throw a party for the occasion. We didn’t do it right away, because I wanted to wait till I felt like our place was ready enough to have people over. I think because it was our first place, that it took us a few months to get everything set up to the point that we were satisfied with people seeing it. We invited lots of people, and though I never expect everyone to come, it really felt like everyone did come. We had about 30 people come over, and our house was really full. Great night, and I really feel like we have some awesome friends. 

Parents 25th Anniversary
Back in August I was on the treadmill thinking about my birthday, and thought about the fact that I was turning 24. All of a sudden I stopped and realized that if I was turning 24, then my parents were going to be celebrating their 25th Anniversary! Quickly I decided that I had to do something, and I called up my sister to talk over some ideas. We ended up booking the room at Ric’s Grill downtown Calgary, and invited all of my parents close friends and some of our close family. I picked out the menu, bought some balloons, hired a photographer (of course I choose Jennie), and made a quick slideshow. I think this was the first time in a very long time that my parents had the spotlight on them, and I really think they felt special – which is what I wanted to achieve in the end. It was a great night, and I just love my family so much. 

  Bridal Shower
My lovely sister of mine put on a beautiful bridal shower for me, and it was so great to be surrounded by my closest girlfriends and family. Danika made it Tea Themed due to my request, and she did an outstanding job. I still love our little teacup fascinators. Thanks to everyone who came, and because of you, I have am almost decked out kitchen!

 Wakeford Christmas Party 
One of my favourite parties of the year! I seriously look forward to this party all year long, and this year was no exception. Bianca and Crystal outdid themselves again and put on an awesome party. Such a fun night with some great people.

Annual Girl's Christmas 
Instead of getting gift for each other, me and my best girlfriends get together and create a special moment instead. This year we started at Butter Beauty Parlour getting our hair done. We then ran around Calgary taking pictures and ended up at Rouge Restaurant in Inglewood for a fabulous dinner and girl talk. A seriously fun night with such pretty girls.  

My Bachelorette 
My bachelorette just reaffirms that I have some awesome friends. Crystal, Bianca, and Bev planned an awesome bachelorette with an evening completely planned. I have to say that my Bachelorette blog post is my most ever read post to date with over 200 views. This is probably because we are all looking so hot and having such a blast. Thanks to my girls for planning a night I won’t ever forget and being there for me during my special moment. 

If my honeymoon was my number two, then I am sure you can guess what my number 1 is. Anywho, my honeymoon was awesome.  It was great to take a break and get away with my new hubby in Mexico. We stayed a beautiful resort in Huatulco, and just enjoyed the sun and sand. Can’t wait to take another vacation with Nick, but I think it’ll have to wait until the end of next year when Nick is done school. Oh well.

Wedding Day 
This one was a no brainer. Marrying my bestfriend was the best day of my life. I feel so blessed to be married to this handsome and amazing guy. Every day I realize just how lucky I am to have him in my life. He really goes out of his way to make me happy and is such an awesome husband. He works so hard so we can accomplish our goals, and love that I get to spend my life with him. I can’t wait to be sealed to him on January 19, 2013 and I only hope that I can be the wife that he deserves.
My Wedding Day was so special. Everything went according to plan, and so many people have complimented me on how great our wedding was. I felt so special to be surrounded by all of our close friends and family, and am ever grateful.

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