This year had so many ups and downs. I married my best friend (Josh Cope) in July. We were great friends before we dated which is perfect because we were able to know and find everything out about each other before we worried about what the other thought. This was the best day of my life. Everything was perfect. The weather ended up great and I had a great time. After this I also got a new last name! It is so hard remembering and relearning how to write your name. Due to me not having to sign my name a lot I will still mess up writing it
At the wedding I had one of the best times with my dad. We had a nice long walk down to meet my future husband. I can remember every step of the way and everything we said to each other. It was one of the greatest father daughter moments in my life.
I became part of a new family (Laura Cope, Steve Cope, Steph Cope-Sprouse, Robby Sprouse). I got another best friend and sister all in one. My mom is happy she did not have to have another child for me to have a sister She and I clicked. It is great I found a husband with a sister that I would consider my own without him :p. They have all welcomed me into the family and their home with loving arms.
Another great memory from this year is that we bought our first home! We searched and searched a lot of homes and finally found one that us and the dogs would love. We are still making it our own and I love every step of the way.
Also this year my father found the girl of his dreams (Brooke Rummell-Horsley) and are now engaged. We have also gotten closer this year, which is something I continue to hope for as they start their family. I am so happy for them at this time in their lives.
I also have some great friends. Megan Pummill is now enagaged as well and will be married in April, I can not wait to share in their day with them in April. Ryan helps us our so much with the babies (Dakota & Blitz) and we appreciate everything he has done. He is our best friend and happy he likes us :P. Megan Uhrig and Kasey Parks we do not see as much but I love them very much. Joel Parker has also had an exciting year and can not wait to meet his new girlfriend and visit them!
I also became closer to my one and only Nana She is a blessing to me. She has helped me and given us anything we needed. I love her very much.
My mom (Kim Good Puckett) has also been by my side throughout this whole process and everything I have ever needed. She has always been my best friend. Anytime I am feeling sad, needing someone to talk to, or have some good news she is the first one that I call. I am so glad I can call my mother my best friend. She has given everything to Josh and I to start a home and to have the most perfect wedding ever. She is the best!
Throughout all of these good times with my great family and friends. This year has had one time I would do anything to change. I lost my Gampy towards the beginning of the year. I would have given anything to keep him here. This was one of the hardest times of my life. We just celebrated my birthday at their home and a couple weeks later he was gone. I have so many memories of him and I wanted to have so many more. I wanted him at the wedding and I know that is selfish but I did. I know he was there that day but it was not the same. I am happy he is in heaven watching over me every day and hope he knows how much I loved him and wish I was able to tell him that one more time.
Looking forward to 2013! Can not wait to see what the year will bring for our family and my friends