I'm always a little thrown off by January. It comes creeping around the corner after Christmas and blindsides me every year. You'd think I'd be used to it after 23 years? I don't know what it is about the new year, but it always makes me feel all sappy and sentimental. Especially after this past year. No doubt, for Daniel and I, 2008 is a year that will be remembered forever. I mean, holy cow! It was a freaking whirlwind!! Wonderful, of course, but still... so much happened, I think my head is still spinning.
It all started with a swing proposal on Valentine's Day, just a month and a half into '08. That was quickly followed by the beginnings of wedding planning. We both graduated in May and then spent a week in the happiest place on earth - Disney World! The summer brought new jobs for both of us (and of course, ensuing employment drama for yours truly), and a multitude of weddings for friends and family. We began fixing up the house near the end of the summer and I moved my butt over in September. The next few months were chock full 'o planning, which was wrapped up on what I like to classify as the best day of my life... November 15th (our wedding day!). After that, naturally, was the honeymoon in Bear Creek, PA (and 4 new tires for Pearl). From there, it was straight on into the holidays and beginning to settle into married life. *Phew!* Like I said, what a year!
I don't think 2009 will be able to top it, but Dan and I are looking forward to seeing what it holds for us. It will be our 1st full year together, so I'm sure it will be full of new discoveries and lots of adjustments as we become more adapted to this whole marriage thing :)