Breezy Days: Ready or Not!

Ready or Not!

January 1, 2012
Whew!
 Finally back from all the festivities. With lots of pictures!
I finally got all the pics uploaded and am looking around at all my family....asleep.

So. 
I've been left to thinking back on this year and how...well, difficult it's been.
Between funerals, surgeries, and poor newlywed/student-ness, it's been a rough year.
 But I now have a stronger testimony of the Lord's timing.

There is no way that I could have gotten through this year without Ryan, and vice versa, and for that I am so grateful to have him. 
To have met him when I did and had the opportunity to marry him when I did was not just coincidence. 
My goals for this upcoming year?
Pretty much just piece my life back together.
That may sound a little defeatist, but I'm actually very optimistic for this upcoming year.

Getting back to the gym {Zumba!}
 Keeping up the healthy eating {Find good recipes}
Sleeping a good 8 hours a night {zzzzzzz}
 Find a nice good paying job 
Keep up on the school work
Getting braces off and having perfect teeth again {4 months}
 Give more service
 Have a good savings tucked away,
 Be a better friend/sister/wife. 
Overall, just having a better schedule. 
Or just even a schedule in general. 
{Life gets hectic and a schedule just goes out the window!}
What's happening in 2012 for me you ask?
Evan {brother} going on his 2 year mission 
Zannie {cousin} getting married
Being almost done with school {Human Development major, music minor, communications minor}
Workin' a good hard summer to save up for a town house/Italy trip/school
Celebrating my 21st birthday {Sep.} and my 1 year anniversary {June}
Gettin' back into bikini shape for this next summer
Friends coming back from missions
Working on my crafts, home decor, and voice lessons
and finally,
Watching my blog grow!
Top: Loft. Skirt: Anthropologie. Jacket, Earrings: Forever 21. Shoes: Target.  Purse: Magic Step.

Onto other optimistic things...
we spent Wednesday-Saturday in San Diego celebrating my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.

Crazy, huh?
You don't hear about that much nowadays with all the divorces and re-marrrying happening in the country.
It's fun to hear that long & loving marriages still exist!
As a gift, the family ordered a cake topper to be made that mirrored them on their wedding day.
Way cute!
We are ringing in the New Year with Martinelli's, Catch Phrase, Uno, brownies, Die Hard, and family.
What more could I ask for?

Ready or not 2012...I'm coming to rock your socks off.
<3 Bri

6 comments :

memory said...

Congratulations to them for celebrating 50 wonderful years! Now that is something to celebrate! :)

I love your outfit! Especially the purse.

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Rachel Sayumi. said...

That is so so precious of your grandparents! and I loveee your outfit,you look great! happy new year!

a cup of subtle tea said...

Your outfit is adorable! Congrats to your grandparents. I hope to have that kind of relationship and anniversary with my fiance someday :)

Happy New Year!

xoxohannah
a cup of subtle tea

Bri Rios said...

I got the purse for Christmas, I love that thing! Thanks everyone! And I hope everyone has a happy new year :) Annddd I am hoping that my husband and I have a relationship like that in 50 years too :)

p.V.e said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours! Your outfit is so cute!! I like the goals you have posted for 2012! I don't usually set any resolutions for myself but I'm trying it out this year!

Bekah said...

I totally have the same shoes as you!! Super cute. Also your bag? In love with!!!!