Friday, January 1, 2010

Recap of the end of 2009

I think Adam and I are adjusting quite nicely in our new place and in our new state. The nice part about living back east is being closer to Adam's side of the family. We have been taking advantage of that the past few holidays. For Thanksgiving, Adam and I packed up the car with the dogs and headed to Diana's place in the state of New York. Diana just bought her first home this past spring and it was so nice to go and visit her and our nephew. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with them and took a quick day trip of to Niagara Falls. Unfortunately we didn't bring our passports so we were only able to stay on the US side of the falls. We did however catch a bite to eat at Hard Rock cafe. We are defiantly going back to the falls and visiting our family there.

Christmas has come and gone and with that was our family traditions. I ordered my supplies and had them delivered to our new place. I did attempt to make the Palmer traditional chocolates. One batch went to sugar and the rest turned into a creamy wonder. It was my first time making these at sea level and I have to say I did learn allot about doing it. The weather did affect the process of making them. But we did what we do, box them up and give them to friends. Being new to the area I was surprised how long our list was. As we had to give to all those people who welcomed us into the area. I could not afford to ship them this year as with all our friend back in CO, UT, CA so the only thing I can say about that. You need to come visit us during the holidays to get a box.

Before I knew it my house was full of people. It was great to have Diana, Alex and Adam's parents come for the week of Christmas. But before they arrived we had a huge snow storm that shut down the city a few days. We got 20 inches of snow. That may not sound like allot, but for where we are living, it is. There is just no where to put it and the city just can't keep up with that kind of snow. The week with family allowed us to go see some fun things in Downtown DC, and allowed us to learn the Metro system more.

As for New Years, I said goodbye to my sweetheart and got on a plane a few days before and flew to Germany. I rang in the new year with my sister's family. I am loving being here with her and her family. I miss my nephews and now have the joy of them for a little while. I have already enjoyed lots of yummy things here that I have been missing over the years. My german is very rusty and it will take some time to get used to hearing it when we are out on the economy.

Happy New Year

It's official 2010 has arrived. I would like to welcome the new year and all that it will bring.

I love thinking about the possibilities of a new year. It feels like a fresh start, full of hope and opportunity to make changes. But then a smart friend of mine posted this on Facebook and it got me thinking about her wise words.

"Every day is the start of a new year. There is no sense in waiting til midnight tonight to make positive changes when every day is an opportunity."

So why do I feel like January 1st is a fresh start. I guess it is because I look forward to the unknown. A full year of things that will happen unexpectedly in my life, the twist and turns that build who I am and make me stronger. I think 2010 will be a year of hope and miracles. I think no matter what comes our way, we will be where we need to be and doing what we are suppose to be doing.

2010 Bring it on!