Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm Back From the Dead

Well hello there. It's been a very busy year for the McKinney's. I'm not going to even try to sum up all we've done, but boy has it been a year of fun! Let's dust the cob webs off this blog by recapping some fun times Jon and I had in 2012.

Our Best Friends Got Hitched
Our best friends (Brittany and Jamie) got married. I was the Matron of Honor and my husband was a groomsman. They were both in our wedding as well. Brit and I have been friends since we were little tots in dance class together. Jamie and Jonathan were pledge brothers. We set them up and the rest was history. For Brit's bachelorette party we went to the Texas wine country. So fun! Brit's sweet dad offered to fly us on their family's plane so that we wouldn' have to make the 5 hour drive. I don't fly well at all and this was my first time on a private plane (note the glass of tequila in hand in one of the pics below).

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
We also went back to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach for a family vacay! We had such a great time. We stayed in a different house this time and loved it even more. One of the best parts was our private pool being on the beach and not the front of the house. It was great getting away and having so much family time. I loved having nearly 8 days with my precious nephew Hudson! We went deep sea fishing while we were there and it sucked. And that is an understatement. I was miserable and wanted to die. I remember asking my mom to pitch me overboard because I'd rather be feasted on by sharks than stay on the boat. A bit dramatic, I know.

New York/New Jersey
Jonathan and I went to NYC and New Jersey over Labor Day weekend with our good friends Matt and Justine. This couple has become such dear friends of ours this past year. They got engaged while we were there! Justine is from NYC and her family now resides in Jersey. Each year her HUGE ITALIAN family has a massive labor day celebration and they were so sweet to include us this year. We started off the trip in the city and then spent the rest of the time in Jersey. I absolutely fell in love with New Jersey. Such a beautiful state. It was awesome to do NYC with a native. The first set of pics are NYC. Jersey pics start with what is clearly a backyard labor day party.

(Kate Spade. I die.)
(She just said YES to Matt, not me, as this pic makes it look like)
(The humidity really did wonders for my hair)
(The most GRACIOUS & BEAUTIFUL Italian family. We love them!)
(That's Jus. She's Italian. I just love this gal.)
Lady turned 60!
My mom (who we call Lady) turned 60 in August. She's one smoking hot 60 year old. Us kiddos threw her a party. Super fun!


Alright, that about sums up 2012. I just got back from vacation, but that overlapped into 2013 so I'll save that for my next post! It's nice to be back!

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