Saturday, January 1, 2011

goodbye, 2010!

today is the first day of a new year... and i am so excited for 2011.
(although, 2011 is going to have its work cut out for it because 2010 was pretty darn amazing.)

in 2010, we rang in the new year in fort worth, newly engaged on nicholas's 25th birthday. in january, i got the worst hair cut of my life, set a date for our wedding and commenced 8 months of wedding planning.

in february, nick and i played in the snow and got lost in a tent. i wore scrubs to work and cheered on the good ol' USA in the olympics. nick got an iphone (and i'm still jealous!). i spent some time daydreaming about our honeymoon. we celebrated our engagement at a winery, we started our marriage preparation classes and went out on dates. oh, and i went cake tasting for the first time!

i tried to be vegan the first week in march. (that didn't last very long!) we started our registry. our moms came to visit and we picked out my wedding dress! we sat in coffee shops and took our engagement pictures. and, between all the fun times with friends, i studied for an important test.

nicholas planned a day full of surprises for my 24th birthday in april, including a visit to the Modern Art Museum in fort worth to see the andy warhol exhibit. we had too much fun at the main streets arts festival. and i studied some more and finally took that important test. we enjoyed our weekend with delicious dinners in dallas and some live music! i shared a little about me. and we changed our honeymoon from mexico to maui.

in may we entertained the idea of moving to california (although, we didn't tell anyone that's why we were really going...) and we fell in love with it. we drank margaritas for cinco de mayo. i found out that all the studying paid off. we spent a weekend in austin for my dear friend's bachelorette party, watched baseball and ate at my favorite mexican food restaurant.

in june, nicholas started traveling back and forth to california and i always missed him so much when he was gone. we made sure to take advantage of our weekends together. i thought i wanted to be lady gaga, but that never happened. the summer of 2010 was a hot one, but we remedied that with gelato and a dip in the pool. and we finally announced to the world our big news that we were moving across the country. we traveled to georgia to see our friends get married and to wrap up a great month, i satisfied my guilty pleasure.

we loved our low-key fourth of july. we knew that summer wouldn't be summer without some time at the pool. but, we spent most of the month getting ready for our wedding!

in august, we searched for apartments in california and did some sight-seeing, completed the finishing touches for the wedding and i enjoyed two wedding showers. one with my co-workers and one with my friends!

september was by far our busiest month! our family gathered in fort worth for our wedding, we got married, we honeymooned in maui, we packed up our life and relocated to california. and, we began our new life as husband and wife.

as we settled in to our new apartment in october, we took time to explore the city, sausalito, half moon bay, and meet up with our only family in california. for halloween, we dressed up as a flapper and waldo!

after at least a month of interviewing, i accepted a new job in november! we acted like tourists in san francisco (well, we kinda are tourists!) and i showcased our cozy home. we spent thanksgiving in texas with my family and nick was best man in a wedding in omaha.

december was full of christmas wishes and lots of rain! we went ice skating in union square and nick had a fancy holiday party for work. nicholas got a promotion at work! and i made chili and cinnamon rolls for dinner. i started my new job and got new glasses. we drove up to portland, then seattle for christmas. we stayed in for new year's eve to celebrate nick's 26th birthday!

nicholas and i couldn't be happier with all the blessings and new experiences we had in 2010.

wishing all my family, friends and fellow bloggers a 
wonderfully happy new year.

ps. here's a review of 2009.


Caroline said...

What a year for you!! Love all of the photos! xo

*D* said...

what an absolutely fantastic year you had! wishing you a 2011 that's just as great!

Amanda said...

what a fabulous year you guys had! 2010 was my favorite year so far too!

{lovely little things} said...

What a wonderful and eventful 2010 you had. Cheers to good times that lie ahead in 2011!

Jaclyn said...

happy new year, what a beautiful wrap up of an eventful year! x

Sweet Simplicity said...

You guys had a busy year! Happy New Year!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You guys had an amazing year!!!! I hope 2011 can compete with it!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Wow you had a BIG year!! Wishing you the best in 2011!

JMay said...

What an amazing year you've had :-) Happy 2011!

Oh & btw, I love love LOVE that picture of you two in the coffee shop, seriously adorable!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what an awesome year! It was packed with lots of adventures.I am new to your blog so this recap post was great.

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

awe it does look like such an incredible year :) i hope your 2011 is just as amazing

Kinsey Michaels said...

happy new year lacey!!! your year was so amazing. so many big happenings - wedding, a move to California!
i can't wait to see what awaits for you in 2011.

Cara-Mia said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous year! I just found your blog so this was a lovely intro to it. :)