December 31, 2008

Reflections on 2008

What a good year this has been. I mean, sure, it's had some not-s0-fun moments (being the most destitute we've ever been, losing a grandfather and recovering from losing a grandmother and an uncle, living with my parents as newlyweds, etc), but when I think of the blessings we've had in 2008, I'm just floored and completely humbled. Here are some of the highlights:

1. We got married (duh).
2. We were given a house.
3. We moved from Boston (partly VERY sad) back to Texas (nice to be back around family and, let's face it, financial help should things get really bleak again and/or the economy get worse).
4. I got a job.
5. Operaboy got a contract with an opera company.
6. We've both grown tremendously both individually and as a newly married couple. Life is good, and I truly cannot ask for more.

Things I'm looking forward to in 2009 (in no particular order):

1. Moving into the Operahaus
2. "Company"
3. Spending quality time with my family, especially those that may not be with us
4. Possibly a trip (we're considering West Coast, back up north to see Operaboy's family, or another Disney World trip)
5. More and more blessings and learning to recognize and be thankful for each one.

And now, before it's TOO late...finally, some pictures from Christmas:

Our Christmas tree that we found on the side of the road.

My niece and I in front of the tree.

My cousin and I giving my sister-in-law some lovin'!

My beautiful cousin and her handsome husband.

My cousin, my mom and I drinking wine on Christmas Eve.

My aunt (being zexy) and my beautiful grandma on Christmas Eve.

Me with the my puppy-niece, Phoenix (best. dog. ever.).

The baby being precious.

My mom and stepdad's dog, Deoge (pronounced: D-O-G. Yes, I know.).

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Handsome hubby and I on Christmas morning!
See you all in 2009 with MOAR HOUSE PICS!!


  1. I love all of the pictures! You look beautiful! The free tree is pretty awesome looking, too! :)

  2. You look so pretty in all the pics. Looks like y'all had a great time.