Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 in review

Ok, where did 2009 go?! This year seriously flew by! I spent the evening looking through old blog posts to recap my year. Getting engaged was obviously the highlight of my year (and decade), but there were pretty of other good memories that I will remember from 2009:


I became a member of my sorority's house corporation board. A fun volunteer activity and way to give back to ADPi.




Trip to San Francisco and Napa with Nick


Britney Spears concert



Pikes Place cheese and wine festival with ADPi girls


Joleen visits from NYC

family hiking


My 25th birthday!

Tyler and Christine's wedding

Coldplay concert at the Gorge

Boat Prom

Bunco in the park


Danielle and Kent's wedding

Random Dreamphone night

Hiking with wildflowers

Learning how to wakeboard

Seattle Seafair



Carrie's bachelorette party in Las Vegas

Merrilee and Mike's wedding


Husky football tailgates

Carrie and Nick's wedding


Trip to France with Nick


Finding my wedding dress!!

Nick's new job at Microsoft

Christmas parties

2009 did have sad parts though: my family cat, Slick, dying; my great-aunt Dorothy dying; friends losing jobs.

But I always try to think of the glass half full, count my blessings, say goodbye to sad memories, focus on the "everyday delights" that life brings me (sorry, I had to do it) and to that I say bring on 2010!


JMay said...

What a fun year!!!

I think engagement tops it, oh and Britney of course. Is it wrong that I think Britney is concert is more exciting than getting engaged?

I kid I kid ;-)

Such a cute blog!


Selma said...

Awww...2009 was your year, that's for sure! Love all the pictures. You really have an amazing life Carol and had had an amazing year. 2010, I can just feel it, will be even more beautiful!! :) Happy last day of 2009!!! :D

♥ sarahbeth. said...

what a fun year! you have so many good pics! happy new year! xoxo

Llama said...

You had an ammmmazzzzinng year. SEriously though...that ring has to be at the top of your list because itttttsss gorgeous! so cute!

Cee said...

Looks like an awesome year! Hope 2010 is wonderful for you as well!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Looks like you had an amazing, fun year!

Megara said...

1. i love this post! good for you for being a glass half full person :)

2. the pics of you and nick are my favorite part, you guys are so cute!

3. your ring is amazing!

4. next time i'm in seattle, i'm looking you up for a cup of coffee :)

Sweet Nothings said...

can we talk about the awesomeness that a dream phone party is....ugh! going on my list of things to do for 2010...which will be an exciting year for you!!!!!!

happy new year!!

The Socialite said...

I think you can wear the officially "2009 Rocked" badge! haha What a great year for you! Hopefully 2010, will be my year! :)

Happy New Year!

Caroline said...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL year!!! I love all the pictures. CONGRATS to being engaged.. and your trip to France.. from all your pics looked LOVELY!! Happy New Year and thanks for always brightening my day with your blog. xo

Robbie said...

YAY!! 2009 was definitely a whirlwind. Whew! I really love your glass-half-full outlook and am looking forward to office antics 2010. :)

Kristin said...

Looks like you had one fabulous year lady. May 2010 be even better. Happy new year!!

Joleen said...

Ah! I love this recap and obvi love that I am a highlight :) Love you Carol and happy new year! Can't wait for July 2010!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Such a memorable year for you and even more ahead with your wedding!!!!

New England Girl said...

Happy New Year, darlin!

2009 was a busy and gorgeous one for you. I am sorry for your losses, but so happy for everything that happened and came into your life.
You and your fiance are such a gorgeous couple! Hope 2010 gives you all the happiness you both deserve. :)

Lacey said...

It looks like you've had a great year, especially with all of your fabulous travels! Hope 2010 brings you many more blessings!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You saw Britney...therefore your 2009 was AMAZING!

Love all the pictures...2010 is going to be even better! Happy New Year!

Tiffany said...

What an amazing year! I just stumbled on your blog and it was really fun to learn a lot about you in one post! Congratulations on your engagement. Hope your wedding planning is so fun! And your pictures are gorgeous....especially that one you took while skiing! Happy new year!

Heather said...

Girl, do you know how pretty you are??? Love your new profile pic!! What a great year, so much fun and memories! Love it! Happy new year!

Emi and Kyle said...

Happy New Year Carol! So fun reading all about France--I'll have to use this blog as a reference when we go (eventually!). Let's get together soon in the new year!

Nicole Marie said...

happy new year!!

JennyMac said...

What a great year. And from one July Birthday girl to another, you are fabulous! And I love your pics.

Allison said...

Happy new year, Carol! I loved recapping on everything you've done this year - amidst some sadness, you seemed to have such a fabulous year! I can't wait til next year to read about everything else you've been up to =)
And as always, I love all your pictures and think you look absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous engagement ring. you and your fiance are so cute! and so many weddings in '09! that must have been great to see many of you friends get married!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh my gosh your ring is to die for!!!!!! And Im so jealous of you getting to see Britt!

Christy said...

You definitely had a very fun and busy year! Jealous of the Napa and France trips! Hope 2010 is just as fun!!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Oh....COLDPLAY in concert?? How amazing that must have been!

And your ring is just gorgeous!!!

Candice Weeks said...

What an amazing year girl :) First of all that picture from February...AMAZING!!! All that snow!! I love it! And how beautiful is your ring! Congrats. And I also went to Britney...she is amazing! I want to see Coldplay live so bad...maybe this year? ha! Well happy new year girl :)

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Your engagement ring is GORGEOUS! He did a great job picking that out! I'm sure this year will be equally as amazing (if not even better)

Have a great Monday lovely lady!

Iva said...

oh what a great year in pictures review!! so many lovely weddings and your engagement!! ;) FANTASTIC 2009...and your 2010 will rock even that much more!! ;)

Rachel said...

I love the picture of your engagement ring, gorgeous!!

Savvy Gal said...

what a great year. did you find your wedding dress yet? wishing you the best in 2010. xo

meredith said...

what a great post for me to start following YOU! i'm glad you found me, so i could read your blog!

you had an amazing year!! :)

Anonymous said...

sounds like an amazing year!

Tracy-Girl said...

It was an awesome year!! So much to look forward to in the coming year :) I love this post - it is so wonderful to reflect!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

What a fantastic year! I love your little photo album!!

You Are My Fave said...

Did I miss the random Dream Phone night? That game was the best.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

What a great post with lots of great pictures!!! You had one busy and fun year! :)

Kassie said...

What a huge year you had!! And congrats on the engagement, I'm sure the highlight. :) That ring is gorgeous!

Jenny DB said...

Oooh I love seeing your pics and recognizing pretty places. We're so lucky here in the PNW. Anywayy, happy 2010 and omg, what a gorgeous engagement ring!! wowzers, also.. lotsa wedding this year... i guess we're at 'that age' :)

Thao said...

Wow, your engagement ring is divine!! And it looks like you had a wonderful year. Happy 2010!

prettyface said...

WOO HOO!! Brit Brit!! 2009 was awesome if only for that reason- her concert! I went twice. LOVE IT....

Micaela said...

what a really fun year!!!!

i can relate to two things: Getting engaged (though that's technically january of this year for me but close!) and COLDPLAY.

awww 2010 can only get more magical. xo

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