Saturday, January 21, 2012

And we're off!

For a long time, I have thought about creating a blog for several reasons. 
  1.  It's a fun way to document your life and keep people caught up on the everyday. 
  2.  I feel like everyone starts a blog once there are married with a couple kids. Don't worry all you Mommies out there...I'm not hating, I love reading about all your crazy Mom stories. Seriously. I feel like in some weird way, it is preparing me for what to expect someday. In any case, I think it would be fun to have a blog started when I'm single to share those experiences with people. (Because obviously, the life of Rowdy Raines should be shared and thoroughly documented)
  3. Facebook is getting a little creepy. I don't want Mark Zuckerburg to know my every move. At least this FEELS a little more secure. 
So, with that in mind, starts the blog of "It's a Rowdy Life". For most of you that creep me on the FB, you know that I just got engaged this past Christmas to the love of my life, John McCarthy! Before I turned into an old married woman...just kidding babe...I thought I would document my last year of a single lady and the transition into wife-hood/mother-hood (someday). I hope to capture some of my favorite and not-so-favorite moments to look back and laugh at myself. 

So, herrreee weeee gooooo! Posted some important pics from the last year...

Couldn't start my blog without including these two knuckle-heads. Macy (left) is the most scared-y cat-damn-dog-you've-ever-met, but I love her to death. Bella (right) is an attention-dog-whore. No other way to put it. If a thief came into our house while we were gone, she would probably make a new best friend.

February 2011 --- Mary O'Keefe is officially the soon-to-be Mrs. Kevin Chierek! Kevo popped the question at the beginning of our annual 1425 ski trip in Keystone, CO. First 1425er to get engaged!

I love this picture of John and me. It was before we were "officially" dating...our friends decided to celebrate St. Patrick's day round II on a random night on 6th street. We had a blast!

The fam damily at the 10 year Wagner Family Reunion in Grandby, CO!

After the family reunion, we went up to our cabin in Cody, WY for the 4th of July. 
Lizard joined the Raines family for some fun! p.s. We saw 4 bears in Yellowstone National Park! Ahhhh

In August 2011, my Mom and I took the trip of our lives to Europe with the St. Anthony of Padua Youth Group. We visited: Rome, Assisi, and Florence Italy; Nice & Lourdes, France; and ended our trip visiting Zaragoza and Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day!

My beautiful Mother and me in front of St. Peter's!

Here it is folks! The moment I became the future Mrs. 

Here's to a fabulous 2012!!!!

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