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...


Anonymous said...

It's been that for sure......when I read your blog I weep because what a year it was for you. I know GOD will bless you and Matt beyond words and I'm excited for you two to start your life. HOWEVER, the moving to CHICAGO part kind of gets to my heart. LOL. Look out OPRAH here come Lisa Estel and I to your show before you retire. You better give us a GREAT GIFT that day. Ha Ha.

Love MOM

JaNicE YaN said...

hye.. nice blog.. hv a nice day ^^nice to meet u..

Twin XL said...

Just think...this time next year, you will be married!!!! Time really does seem to go by quicker the older I get.

Dorm Linens said...

Loving the black & white engagement photo :)