Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 in list form

1. This technically happened at the end of 2007, but I got engaged in Florida!
2. Went to the Sundance Film Festival and became a film buff with my fiance
3. Taught and fell in love with several kiddos at Montessori Day School
4. Planned my dream wedding, stressful but perfect
5. Got married and experienced the best day of my life, I've never felt so loved
6. Honeymooned for a week at Sandals Ocho Rios, Jamaica.. a taste of paradise
7. Had a fun summer full of nannying, traveling, and adjusting to married life
8. Started a new school year as a lead teacher at MDS
9. My hubby lost his job, one of the saddest days of my life
10. We picked up and decided to start over in a new town
11. Moved to LA 3 days after family Thanksgiving in Toledo
12. Drove across the country with my hubby and experienced 5 days in a Penske truck
13. Moved into a tiny apartment in West Hollywood
14. Celebrated my first married Christmas in Hollywood
15. Celebrated the New Year in LA with new (and a few old) friends!

Happy New Year. Hopefully next year is a little more relaxing but equally as exciting as we adjust to life in La-La Land.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our First Christmas

Peter and I celebrated our first Christmas has a married couple this year. Christmas is special to us, for the obvious reasons of it being the best holiday of the year, but also because Christmas Day is when Peter popped the questions and I said YES! Since we only arrived in LA three weeks ago and Peter just started his new job, flying home for Christmas was not really an option for us this year. So we decided our first Christmas would be a memorable one and we would celebrate it, just the two of us in our tiny Hollywood apartment. Peter had to work Christmas Eve so I slaved (read: watched TV, shopped, and cooked a little) in the kitchen all day. Now if I do say so myself I created a delicious Christmas Eve meal of turkey, cheesy potatoes (my favorite!) green been casserole, and roles. We enjoyed a bottle of pinot and an apple pie for desert. We watched Love Actually and went to bed early in hopes that Santa would arrive while we were sleeping! Christmas morning we woke up and opened presents from each other and one's sent from relatives in Ohio and enjoyed eggs and bacon for breakfast. We relaxed all day, saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (amazing!) and went to LAX to pick up my mom where we spotted Flava-Flav and Peter had a very animated conversation with him which I will post about soon.

All in all I would say our first Christmas was a success. Despite feeling a little lonely on Christmas Eve we made the best of it, started new traditions as a family, and enjoyed some quality time as Mr. and Mrs. I hope your holiday was just as relaxing and joyful as ours.

P.S. It was cold and rainy in LA. So cold that we could see our breath. We don't like that Mr. Weather Man, we like SoCal to be disgustingly sunny and warm, so thank you for making that happen this week.