Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year Reflections

Happy New Year!!! In looking back on 2009 I think I am ready for a new year and a clean slate. There were a few fabulously awesome things that happened in 2009, but there were also some things that I can't wait to move on from.

Reflecting back on 2009 here are a few things worth mentioning

1. My wedding!!

I had the most amazing wedding EVER (now I am partial but our parents threw us the best wedding). I could never thank our family and friends enough for such a wonderful day/night!! It was amazing to be surrounded by our best friends and beautiful family for such a special day.

2. Spending time with my grandfather before his stroke.

Exactly one month after my wedding, my grandfather (the only living grandfather I have) suffered a massive stroke. We are very thankful to have him with us but it is definitely hard to adjust to his post-stroke self. He can no longer walk or do things for himself and he requires around the clock care. I am so very thankful for the time I got to spend with him and the fact that he was able to WALK down the isle on {our} wedding day.

3. My perfectly {amazing} GRANDmother.

The most amazing person I have ever known passed away in November. I am so thankful for the 25 years I had to spend with her. *I started a post on this back in November and have yet to find the courage to finish it* It will happen soon! :)

I am so happy for a new year to start fresh and list {several} things I wish to accomplish personally and with my husband.

10 Things to look forward to in 2010.....

1. Getting in cliche I know, but really.....I have gained 6lbs since November!! I have been eating non-stop since Thanksgiving. It's bad. And it doesn't help that Bert has been in the gym religiously and is losing weight and looking better than ever!! Thanks babe for making me feel like the cow I have become!

2. Selling our house!!! I have threatened my lovely realtor that I might burn down the Villas if we don't sell it soon! Please {Lord} let someone buy our house! :)

3. MOVING!!! If everything works out as planned we will be buying my grandmother's house. I cannot wait to have a big backyard for our babies!

4. Paying off our debt!!! We are in way too much debt! Bert has ONE semester left to finish his BSN and then hopefully he will take a break from high tuition schools! We need to work on becoming debt free!! This is a major goal for 2010.

5. Joining a church. We have been going to Trinity UMC since November and we love it! Hopefully it will be on our hearts this year to join the church.

6. Growing in our relationship. We signed up for an 8-week class at church on making marriage last! I am excited because even though we are newlyweds I feel like there is so much we need to improve with our marriage.

7. Becoming more involved in animal rescue. This is a HUGE passion of mine and my husband loves deals with it! I want to be more involved with this in my community.

8. Working towards starting a family.....probably not going to happen til 2011 or 2012 or when I'm 40!!! But I can dream! :)

9. One of our favorite couples is expecting a little girl in June and I cannot wait for her arrival!! Like really can't make it to June!

10. And finally....I hope to be participating in a couple of my bestie's weddings this year....we will see what happens with that!

Happy 2010!!!




Brooke said...

#10 in 2010....Yay! I can not wait!

Brittany said...