Monday, December 29, 2008


What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? spent the entire year as a wife. bought a house. water-skied. tasted sushi. landscaping. baked a cake from scratch. smoked a cigar. ran a 5k. a year full of firsts - i like it!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions? I never make any.

Top 10 memories of 2008? (in no particular order)

10. Plaza Art Fair

9. Ozarks weekend with Brooke & Dave

8. the first night spent in our house - air mattress & tornado warnings included

7. San Francisco family vacation

6. Anniversary dinner at Capitol Grill

5. music & nights out at the Power & Light district

4. meeting my new nephew, Nathan

3. summer dog park days

2. weekend trip to Bloomington with Colby, Scott, and Amanda

1. a visit from my best friends, Claire and Erin

that's a wrap.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

o christmas tree.

better late than never, right? this year, colby[, macy] and i went to the christmas tree farm with colby's brother's family to get my first ever real christmas tree! we had our first significant snow of the season the night before, so it really made the day festive. macy loved hopping through the snow, and we finally found a tree that we liked. i LOVE it, actually. and the smell! mmm...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

our lucky day.

nevermind the fact that work is making me crazy. nevermind that my husband didn't love his early christmas gift. nevermind that my face has become home to a few monster zits. nevermind that my dog ate my dinner. nevermind that my period (sorry) was 4 or 5 days late and had me worrying that i was pregnant. nevermind that i haven't slept well in a week. nevermind that my 10 minute drive home from work turned into 40 because of the snow and never-ending inching traffic.

nevermind all of these things. because it's my lucky day. and colby's too.

when i got home from work, a package was on my doorstep. from omaha steaks. since it was addressed to the couple who we purchased the house from 6 months ago, i was disappointed. i called omaha steak company to explain the situation. since the items are perishable, they said the package was ours for the keeping, and that they would contact the shipper to get a new address to send the package to. we struck gold:

on the package, it read: "Merry Christmas. Love, Nana." maybe Nana needs to be informed that her grandchildren moved to chicago 6 months ago. but we'll gladly accept her gifts in the meantime - thanks Nana!