Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas, we spent the week in Columbus, it was a fun week, fully of shopping, eating great food, and seeing friends and family. We received some new things for the house for Christmas presents, I'll have to post some pictures when I am more motivated. Right now I'm enjoying being lazy for a little while...

I can't believe it's 2009 already, Mike and I were just talking about how we clearly remember what we were doing 10 years ago, on New Years Eve. We were in Florida with our high school marching band (yep, we were cool band kids), playing in a bowl game and celebrating the evening at this huge party with a bunch of other high school bands. We were partying like it was 1999! Last night was much more low key and relaxed, we celebrated the new year at a friends' house, watching a movie and just sitting around talking with our friends.

I'm not one for making new years resolutions, but there are many things that I hope to accomplish this year, most of them involving some type of house project (of course!). 2008 was a year full of changes for Mike and I, I'm really looking forward to next year being more settled! Just for fun, I thought I'd list some of our major accomplishments from 2008:

- I started my final semester of grad school, basically spending all of my time working on my thesis and living at studio from Jan-May. I graduated with my Master of Architecture degree in May.

- Mike was promoted, and more importantly, finally found a job that he really enjoys and finds challenging and rewarding.

- I finished my portfolio, interviewed, accepted a position, and started working the week after graduation. I feel very lucky to have a job in architecture right now, many of my friends haven't been so lucky.

- During that time in degree project, Mike and I decided we wanted to look into buying a house. We looked a many houses, and put an offer in on our house the weekend of graduation.

- We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the end of May. We didn't do anything big to celebrate because we were starting to panic about having to pay a mortgage!

- We moved into our house at the end of July, and well, you know what we've been doing since then :-)

As I think I mentioned in the previous post, we're planning on taking some time off in January, so there probably won't be very many posts for a few weeks. Although after sitting on the couch for most of the day, I'm already feeling like I need to go work on something, so we'll see how long I last before I give up with the time off plan...

And because I feel that everything is more fun with pictures, here's a random picture of Trevi, he was trying to help me when I was wrapping presents by eating all the ribbons:

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One Response to Happy New Year!

Dennis and Sue said...

You've had a very full year indeed! And your year has been very exciting and full of rewards.

Everybody who has a job right now is very blessed. Even if they don't like their job!

Love the photo of Trevi! So cute.


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