Archive for January, 2010

Looking back at the last decade – Part II

January 10, 2010

Where did we leave off? Oh right… in 2005, I worked my butt off at work, got a promotion, and visited one of my favorite places on Earth – Colorado!

In January 2006, we closed on our first house!

The spring of 2006, I ran my first 5k. Later that summer, I got engaged! Here’s one of my favorite engagement pictures:

2007 was the year of the wedding. In March 2007, my sister got married.

And in December, I got married!

After the wedding, we jetted off to Australia for 2 weeks.


::Barrier Reef::

::Daintree Rainforest::

In 2008, I ran my first 10K, got promoted for the 4th time, and went to Colorado again!

And finally, in 2009, I completed a 20 week intensive pastry course and ran the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.

Visited Colorado twice (Summer and Christmas)

And traveled around Northern California.

::Lombard Street, San Fran::



Whew! What a decade. I sure hope I can top it in the next one!


Looking back at the last decade – Part I

January 9, 2010

Given that this is the first full week of the new year and decade, I’ve been thinking about what happened in the last.  So many big milestones and changes! I wonder if the next decade will bring as many or if that’s just the case when you’re young.

In 2000, I graduated from high school and then started college in the Fall.

In 2001 and 2002, I completed my first and second years of college. And in 2003, I studied in Madrid for a semester. I added many pins to my virtual map traveling during those 4 months- France, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Switzerland, and the Canary Islands.

::Northern Spain::

::Lugano, Switzerland::

::Nice, France::

::Madrid, Spain::

At the end of 2003, the husband (then boyfriend) and I moved in together and finished our senior years. In 2004, I graduated college, started my first job, and we adopted Elmo and Zoe. Weren’t they adorable as kittens?

Stay tuned for the second half of the decade…

It has to begin somewhere

January 7, 2010

So let’s begin with a fresh start in 2010. I hope to find my voice as I go along.

For now, let’s jump in with some of my personal goals for the year. I don’t do resolutions because those usually fall by the wayside by the end of January, but these I will review throughout the year. Here are some of mine:

– Start a blog. (whew, check that one off the list!)

– Work on cake decorating. Bake cake/cupcakes at least once a month.

– Do yoga once a week.

– Read a book once a month.

Those sound pretty fun, right?  What are your goals or resolutions for the year?