End of the year Wrap
This year has been amazing, challenging, exciting, adventurous, difficult, joyous and so much more!
January 1-30th are a blurr. Saw AMAZING fireworks! I flew home a few days later and I worked full time at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center for my very last month. Took a night class (Financial Accounting) and basically tried to sell everything that I owned in one month, including my Jetta! Plus I had to find someone to take over the lease for my apartment or I would have been stuck with 6 more months of payments. whew!
February 4th I packed my bags and flew to the Netherlands! Feb. 6th I almost got ‘mugged’ and then Brendan asked me to marry him! We then went to Paris and Antwerp for a little get away mini Engagement celebration!
July probably went by the fastest. This was my first July that I didn’t spend the 4th on a beach with a burn and hot dogs. I was a bit sad about that. I also was getting super nervous that my dress wasn’t going to get mailed on time. I ordered it online without ever trying it on. Brave! I was scrambling to get final head count numbers and just to keep my head attached to my body. Basically got really mad at myself for all the DIY projects that I had signed up for. I wouldn’t allow myself to do anything else until I finished my projects. I made my life so much harder I even hand glued sequences to my table cameras. Ha! I got a lot of help from Brendan, Ade, Chris, Jill, and Marj this month. I booked our photographer David Wild with Ria Photography. I went to the gym a few times this month which was nice. I do remember eating lots of ice cream as well. Through it all I do remember Brendan and I getting to spend a little bit of time together. At the end of the month was pretty much wedding time. My family and friends started to drive/fly in!
August 1st I married Brendan! Our wedding was like many others before ours. Beautiful,stressful,amazing, confusing, glorious, blessed, and did have it’s share of mishaps. But when you marry the man of your dreams..you can let some things just slide!After the wedding we got to spend a few days resting and seeing friends and family! I had some drama with Jackie..but we worked things out like we always do. We then took everyone to the science center. That was so much fun! A few days after everyone trickled out of town and went back home, Brendan and I went on a little getaway of our own to the mountains in Banff. We have a lot of stories from that trip! By the end of the month we were packing our bags for Italy! We flew out on the 23rd!
November we went to Rome! Just what the doctor ordered! A nice little vacation with my hubbie! So much fun! Definitely a whole lot warmer south. Rachel and Courtney came over for a Wii/Wine night and we had a blast!! Marj and Wayne came to visit us for 10 days and stayed in a cute little hotel right down the street from us. We basically went to Christmas markets a ton of times and got to go shopping in Innsbruck. It snowed a lot and I also got to snowboard for the first time in 5 years! I spent Thanksgiving at one of Brendan’s hockey games, but had an amazingly yummy dinner with Marj and Wayne! Pasta!