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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 In Review

They always say that hind-sight is 20/20. After the year we've had, I can definately say this is a very true statement. Let me show you some examples.


In February, John surprised me with this:



From that VERY moment all the way through October 3, all I did was plan, plan, plan. I ate, drank, slept and dreampt our wedding. All the thoughts, ideas and dreams I have had since I was a little girl could now come true! I can be a princess!


::::::record ripping::::::::


Reality strikes again! Our wedding was beautiful. Lovely. Romantic. But behind the scenes it nearly killed me. Seriously. I've always struggled with high anxiety. Even this very moment as I type and remember this time in my life I am shaking my foot. Uncontrollably. While planning our wedding my Dr. had to not only UP my anxiety meds but had to put me on Valium. No kidding. My hair was falling out at a rapid pace, nausea, dysphasia, the shakes, and a very lovely rash down my legs that left me looking like I was being hit by large objects. It was horrible. Even as I sat down not too long ago to write Christmas cards it brought back memories of writing my thank-you notes from the wedding which triggered another anxiety attack. It happened again when I got our wedding pictures back and as I browsed through them I could feel the shakes coming along. I couldn't really look at them for several weeks. Luckily, I'm over that now. :)























After we became engaged. We decided to buy a house. We were living in an apartment in Raleigh for nearly 2 years and decided that we really wanted a place to call our own. A place for the dog to run, a pretty garden to grow herbs and a large kitchen for me to cook up lots of yummies. Since it is a buyers market, we really couldn't afford to let the opportunity go by, so we took the plunge into debt and bought this:


Along with this, came LOTS of updating. We did get a large yard for the dog to run (but won't use it unless we are out there with her). No garden. Another work in progress. Maybe next year. We did get that large kitchen that you can check out in this post, but we had to get it into the 21st Century first. I've learned that NOTHING comes without a price tag. We've been living there now for 4 months and we LOVE our house. It certainly isn't the way we want it.. yet. But we are continuously working on it. Otherwise what's the point of the blog?

Along with the HUGE things that happened in our life this year, LOTS of other fun things happened too:

  • John's Best friend, Jason, got married in June
  • My best friend, Amanda, got married in July
  • A very old friend of the family, Shirley, also got married in July
  • Ryan, another friend of John's got married in November
  • My baby sister, Annie and her husband, Bryan bought a house in December
  • John and I found out we are to be an Aunt and Uncle come May 2010

We had Tons to celebrate this year and we are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives! Here's to 2009 and all the craziness.

***We did learn a very important lesson: NEVER EVER EVER buy a new house and get married in the same year. And If... IF you ever do, NEVER do the two in less than 2 months from one another. EVER!***

We are hoping (keepingourfingerscrossedandpraying) for 2010 to be a much calmer year!
So From our champagne glass to yours, Happy New Year!




2 comments:

  1. First things first...
    Gorgeous ring, beautiful bride, fantastic cake!! Love the house (and hubs is nice looking), too!

    I have always said that as a society, we place too high an expectation on new brides and new moms by expecting thank-you notes after such a life changing event. I'm sure Miss Manners would disagree, but it's never made sense to me! (I know it was the wedding, not the notes, that caused the anxiety, but still.)

    I think 2010 will be much calmer...unless you have a baby or something! lol! An engagement, wedding, new house, and baby in such a short timeframe could REALLY cause an anxiety attack. (Please don't have an anxiety attack...I am JUST KIDDING!)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Janna,
    Thank you for our New Year's wishes! And for the record, there will NOT be a baby Early anytime in 2010. We will begin by seeing how we do as aunt/uncle first! And since we have 2 fuzzy critters to love on and spoil we can wait for the human kind. :) I wish your family a safe, happy, healthy 2010!

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