Ringing in a Lucky ‘13

Last January, Lauren and I came up with lists of things we were excited for in 2012. Looking forward to the New Year put me in the right mindset, and definitely helped me plan for fun weekend activities (and got us out of the house during Minnesota’s frigid winter season).

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Big City Appeal, Small Town Feel

This Sunday marked Tom’s and my one-year anniversary as home owners. Last summer, Lauren suggested I write a blog post about what it feels like to have a house of my own, and I remember hesitating – we barely had furniture! The walls were bare! I didn’t know the neighborhood! While we were lucky to find a place that is in great shape and in a wonderful area, I didn’t feel ready to tout the wonders of home ownership. Continue reading