I threw myself 2 birthday parties...
...because golden birthday!
I celebrated Halloween in my hometown with some friends from high school. (Actually I have no idea who the 2 girls on the left are...well I have a guess at 1 but definitely not the other...)
Went deer hunting again for the first time since I was probably 14ish...
Celebrated Thanksgiving Eve back in my hometown
Had a pub crawl with the greatest major in the world.
Threw myself 2 going away parties...
...before I moved to Texas.
I took my first solo road trip & moved myself down to Houston, TX for student teaching.
It was family at first sight for my roommates & I...
...with whom I'd spend the best/most exciting 4 months of my life pretty much to date.
My parents came to visit me.
I went to Mardi Gras!
My life in Texas Feb 2012 summed up in a 2 min video...
Spent 2 back to back weekends in Austin...
...one of which we went on a self guided Dazed & Confused themed tour & ran into one of the guys from Eurotrip during SXSW
I went to the Houston rodeo for the first time & saw Miranda Lambert.
A 2.5 min video summary of March.
Attended the Opening Day of baseball.
Had a Texas family Easter picnic complete with baskets.
Went to the Titanic exhibit completely decked out.
Took myself down to Kemah...
...and over to San Antonio
& said goodbye to some of the greatest people I've ever met.
The month of April in 3 minutes.
I graduated from college.
Got to see my friends from college for a Twins game.
Made it back to MN in time to attend the annual keggar in my hometown.
Had my 5 year HS reunion (that's not all of them...but fairly close ha)
Got my 2nd tattoo.
Kickass Cousin & I threw one of our cousin's a bridal shower...
...and a bachelorette party (remember the poles?!)
Attended a friend's deployment ceremony.
Moved myself back down to Texas to start my very first grown up job. The drive & move were full of drama.
Flew back to MN to be in my cousin's wedding
Got to meet Josh Abbott...and part of Band
Saw Kip Moore...
...& Eric Church in concert. (It was all one concert & I haven't seen a better line up yet)
I went horseback riding for the first time in way too long...and sadly haven't gone since.
I went up to Dallas/Fort Worth & saw the State Fair, the place where Kennedy was assassinated, & Chris Young in concert.
I was also a piss poor blogger at 23 so you'll just have to take my word for all of this...
23 is probably my favorite year on Earth.