Ok while this list is in no particular order I can easily say that getting married is definitely my favorite moment of the year. The rest of the list is in no particular order though it kind of ended up somewhat chronological.
#1 In November I married the love of my life. It was a wonderful and magical day and we get to do it all over again in a bigger ceremony in June. I have done a few posts about the days and events leading up to the big event but have yet to do a full recap of the day. I promise that post is coming and will be full of pictures!
#2 I rung in the New Year with my new fiancee. We actually had an 8 PM dinner reservation so we were home in our pajamas by the time the ball actually dropped at midnight. After a pretty eventful last week of the year this was the perfect start to the new year.
#3 This was the first Valentine's Day in 3 years that I did not move so that in itself made this Valentine's Day more enjoyable. My wonderful fiancee got up, snuck out to the store and had these beautiful flowers and a card waiting for me when I woke up on Valentine's Day. We didn't do much other than that to celebrate but it was just a nice day.
#4 My dishwasher! It took me almost a year from the time I moved in to our condo to convince my fiancee that we needed to replace the dishwasher. He has always had a crapy dishwasher (even growing up) so he was not aware of the greatness that is a good dishwasher. We got a good dishwasher and he wondered why it took him so long to find out the wonders of a good dishwasher.
#5 This spring I decided to get an annual pass to Disneyland. This decision has made for a fun year with multiple trips to Disneyland. My pass is good until April so I am hoping to get at least one more trip in before it expires. Maybe even 2 trips if I can swing it!
#6 In May we went with my parents and my sisters to Hawaii to celebrate a big birthday of my mom's. We had a great time relaxing at the beach and by the pool. We also got in a little wedding planning while we were there because we just so happened to be on the same island we are getting married at next summer. I love Hawaii and can't wait to go back next year.
#7 I bought a Country Mega Ticket for the summer so I had lots of fun attending concerts with my sisters. Both my sisters were able to come to a few of the concerts so it was nice to get to spend time with them before they headed (or are heading) off to school in far away locations.
#8 One of my cousins got married this summer so I had fun helping throw them a little wine tasting day, rehearsing with them and then attending the actual wedding. His new bride is great and I am so excited she is now part of the family. They planned their wedding in a short timeframe so when the need came up for me to plan a wedding on short notice I took queues from what worked at their wedding.
#10 In July we went to the winery that my cousin is the cellar master at for my sister's birthday. We have done this for the last couple of years and again it was a really fun day. While we were at the winery my cousin used a nice camera to take some pictures that I hoped to use for our Save The Date cards. She did a little editing on her computer and they turned out wonderfully.
#11 In the fall one my sisters, one of my bridesmaids and I made a trip to the Anthropologie bridal store in Beverly Hills on a dress mission. We were successful in not only finding a dress for my November wedding but a gorgeous dress for my Hawaii wedding. I can't show you a picture of the Hawaii dress so I am reminiscing about the delicious lunch we had at Lemonade.
#12 About a week before Christmas we did a special early Christmas celebration with my mother in law and the rest of my husband's family. We ate pizza, KFC and way too much candy. After we were too full to eat anymore we played games for a while.
#13 On Christmas Eve I celebrated with my husband's family and ate all kinds of new foods. I even helped make some of the food! We didn't have a real Christmas tree so we made do with a fabulous pink tree and all the trimmings.
#14 Christmas morning we headed to my parent's house to celebrate Christmas with my family. The last few years Santa has given my husband, my sisters and me bottles of silly string in our stockings which results in a big silly string fight. The street looked like an Easter egg exploded when we were done. After doing a bit of birthday things we all go dressed up for Christmas dinner. I have many more pictures from Christmas so expect a full recap next week.
#15 This one doesn't have a picture to accompany it but I have to say one of my favorite moments of the year has been starting and growing this blog. I ended last year and decided I needed to do something more creative in my life. I knew I would be having lots of adventures in the coming years and I like to write so a blog seemed like a perfect idea.
Let me know if there is anything you would like to see on this blog in the coming year!