Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Look Back at 2008

What an amazing year it has been!

The 2008 winter season was especially fun because Nick and I took trips up to my cabin and I took Nick skiing for the first time! I grew up skiing and have always loved it, so it was fun to teach him how to do it (with the help of my dad!)

In the spring we took our first trip to New York City for a week and had a blast. We saw so much and I got to see Ellis Island, where my grandfather came through from Italy. Years ago my brother and I put his name on the Wall of Honor so I got to see that and it was a very special moment for me, getting to see the place where my dad's family's life in the USA began.
My grandfather sadly passed away at the end of August at the age of 92 so it meant a lot to me being able to see that aspect of his life.

Summer was quite the whirlwind with weddings of wonderful friends (including my fellow blogger Mrs. Bliss!) and we had so much fun celebrating this amazing milestone with them all. Lots of fun!!
Nick and I also took some relaxing weekend trips up to my cabin and did some fun hikes with my parents.

In the fall I took my first trip to Las Vegas for the weekend with Erin and her friend Andrea! We had a great time and I am so glad I finally made it there!

In November I spent an amazing, relaxing week with Meghan and Brynn in Maui! I am so lucky to have them in my life!

The fall and winter were filled with wonderful holidays and memories as well, moving to Greenlake, and even though we had a losing season, lots of fun tailgating Husky and Seahawk games on the weekends!

Looking back I am overwhelmed with how blessed I was this past year! I need to always remember that everything that has been given to me is a gift and to not take anything for granted.

I know that 2009 is going to be a wonderful year, and I can't wait to see what plans God has in store for me!

Happy New Year to all!!!

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Carrie said...

You did have a good year! I hope you have fun tonight, I'm excited for the good times ahead in 2009!

{michelle} said...

You went on a lot of trips in 08! What's in store for 09?


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