Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A New Year- 2010

Whoa! I can't believe it's been another decade of my life! I remember bringing in 2000 and what a big deal that felt like. I believe I was at a middle school party drinking ginger ale out of fake champagn
e glasses and singing Kiss Me at Midnight by *NSync at the top of my lungs and wishing someone would kiss me under the mistletoe. Something pretty similar to that at least...

So here we go, another decade, another year begins.

Before we move on to the future.. let's talk about the past year!

I can't believe how quickly it went! Some of the top thin
gs that happened this past year:::

1.)I got ENGAGED to my best friend in the whole world!
The night we got engaged...
One of our Engagement Pictures

2.) I went to AFRICA!

Africa was a life changing experience. I want to go back. I left a small chunk of my heart there. It was the children, the language, the lifestyle, the way they smile and rejoice in the small things even when they have NOTHING, the way they would thank me when they saw me, for merely the fact that an "mzungu"(white person) would travel from America to come see them and their lifestyle. To give them small presents that to us mean absolutely NOTHING, but to them meant the whole world!

I can see myself going back to Africa and possibly living there for an extended period. We'll see where God takes Matt and I in our future.

3.) I became domestic. This year I became really interested in cooking and baking. I love it! I can't wait for Matt and I to have our own apartment and kitchen! I'm so excited to cook dinner for him and for his friends (sometimes....)!

4.) I became an aunt again (for the 3rd time!)
Ava Noelle was born September 23, 2009! She's so adorable!

2009 was a very exciting year and a lot of very big and life changing events took place!

2010 is going to be AMAZING!!!

I honestly can't wait for it to start! I have so many things happening this year!

**I'm starting my last semester of college EVER!,
**2 of my closest friends are having babies (1 in Feb. and 1 in May)
**I am in a very close friends wedding in May
**I have 5 weddings in May and June and 1 in July (but it's in Brazil... won't be making it to that one)

Let's not leave out the best parts....


Going to Jamaica on our honeymoon the first week of August....

and moving to CHICAGO the week we get back from our honeymoon!!

It's going to be a VERY big year and so much is going to happen! I honestly CANNOT wait for it to begin!

I think this is possibly the most excited I've ever been for a New Year!

We'll see how it goes...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Home for the Holidays

I'm HOME!!!!! :-) yay!!! I finished my last final at 9:45 monday morning and I was home by 11:00. haha!!! It is so good to be home. It's even better to NOT STUDY!!!!! It took awhile for it to actually hit me, but it finally has and it feels great to just relax. I have been helping take care of my grandmother. I've been staying at her house, so technically, I'm not at HOME. My grandma's is like my home though. I've grown up here. I came here everyday after school from the time I was like 4 years old. I love their house. I love all the smells of the rooms and closets and beds, I love the homey feel. Anyways, it feels great!

I've been doing a LOT of knitting. I absolutely love it. I finished my first scarf. It only took me like a month or more... haha! i worked on it a lot for like 2 weeks though really. It's mustard yellow. I made it a little wide though. Oh well, it's like a small blanket for my neck when I move to the windy city next year. haha! My next project is a charcoal grey scarf for the fiance. To go with his new coat he's hopefully getting for Christmas. haha! :-)

I can't beleive that I only have more semester left of nursing school. I am BEYOND ready to be done. 148(ish) days until graduation!!!

Matt and I have a lot of wedding planning to do over break. We have all the big things done, but we have a lot of little things to do. I have a dress fitting, we're going to go taste the food for the reception, some stationary stuff to do, etc. so many little things! SO EXCITED!!! I went and tried on my dress for my aunt and 2 cousins (they are my guestbook attendants). They loved it. This whole wedding thing still doesn't seem like a reality. I wonder when it will finally really hit me?! After graduation?! Shower?! Rehearsal? the actual day!??! haha!

Anyways, I thought I would update since I haven't been around for awhile (the last month of school was intense!)

So because I've missed like 3 Music Fridays. Here are my three favorite songs I can't get out of my head right now:::