Am I the only one, or does it feel weird to say 2010? It usually takes a month or two before I start writing down the correct dates...but anywho...I can't move along in blog land until I reflect on 2009, pretty much the most amazing year of my life...(hm...bet you can't guess why...;-))
On a hiking trip, shortly before our wedding.
We started off 2009 jumping head first into planning our wedding and finalizing my dress fittings! We celebrated our first Valentines together, where Josh suprised me with Four Dozen Roses, one in each of my favorite colors (for roses)...and a ton of Starubucks yummmies and Godiva! I made him a fresh batch of Cinnamon Rolls, and gave him a gift card to Olive Garden. We also celebrated my birthday, in which I got a fun shopping spree at White House Black Market.
March was a busy time for us as we were both participating in Meg's wedding.I was a bridesmaid and Josh played Cello for their wedding. During our dating and engagement days we spent lots of time together making ridiculous amounts of inside jokes and junk food together.
April of course, was the biggest month of our lives...on April 25th, we both said "I do", and savored every minute of our wedding. A week before the ceremony, but sweet friend Courtney (and bridesmaid) came to spend a week with me. Lots of girl time and movies ensued! After the wedding, we rode off into the sunset...and headed for France. We spent 6 days wondering the streets of Paris, taking in all the beauty, celebrating our first days of marriage, and ending it with a meaningful trip to Normandy France, in which we relished the beautiful countryside of France. Highlights of the trip were dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Viewing downtown Paris from the Arc De Triumph, visiting the battlefields at Normandy, and of course the Nutella Crepes. ;-)
June & July were busy months working, visiting with family, and a new car for our household! We tucked in an overnight camping trip in a nearby town, where we hiked, and enjoyed our fair share of Smores! In August we celebrated being together for one year! It was also the first major giveaway that I ever conducted on my blog, in which Josh help me orchestrate! Lots of fun. :)
September was a tough month for us and many others in our family. As we faced trials and tribulation we were once again reminded the beauty & grace of God.
October was another road trip month, where we headed to St. Louis for a few days. We enjoyed visiting with my cousins and friends! Lots of site seeing was crammed packed into the trip! I also did a photo shoot for a friend of ours senior year! November of course was filled to the brim with planning and preparations for Thanksgiving! We also road tripped to Branson, MO a favorite place shop & dine! Our friends also stayed with us and we enjoyed catching up on their life and shopping with them!
The best memory? Definitely walking back down aisle as his bride for life! Love you babe...thank you for all do you for us, for me, and our marriage. You are amazing and I love more and more as each day passes. Now here's to 2010...let the good times roll, eh?