Thursday, January 1, 2009


I CANNOT believe it's 2009. The new millennium does not feel like it was almost a decade ago (shout out to Pablo..."back it up Pablo, back it up").

2008 was a good year, and I'm a bit sad to see it go. So, here's a "new year survey" that helps to sum it up...

What was the best part of last year?
Tim and I had the perfect wedding at Star Hill Ranch. It was exactly what we envisioned, relaxed, fun, comfortable and all about us (okay, so it could have been a week bit cooler). The best part was having all of our bestest family and friends fly to Austin to celebrate with us. And it was even in a magazine!

What was the biggest surprise of last year?
We ended up moving back to Austin. Although I knew maybe it could happen at some point, we completely weren’t expecting it. But an opportunity came and we had to take it!

What are you most looking forward to next year?
Selling our house in Dallas!
Being able to SHOP again (this is contingent on selling our house in Dallas).
Seeing where my new role in my new/old company goes.
And one secret “looking forward to” (No, I’m not pregnant).

Is there anything you are not looking forward to next year?
2008 was the last solid year of people asking me “How is married life?” This is soon to be replaced in 2009 with, “When are you having kids?”
The continuation of the boy skinny trend jean and the continuation of short skirts, bare legs and Uggs.

What will be your new years resolutions next year?

More balance in my life – taking more time to enjoy friends, relax, take hikes – getting myself more “holistically well.”

What was the best song of last year?
It’s not a 2008 song, but my favorite that was new to me was Stars Go Blue, Ryan Adams. It was Tim and I’s last dance song at our wedding – at the moment we were dancing to it I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy in my life.
Other than that…I really like Mraz’s I’m Yours. I keep expecting to get sick of it since it’s every third song on the radio, but I’m still diggin’ it. Duffy's "Syrup and Honey."

I'm bored with this survey, so call me a quitter. I think I covered the important stuff. Other highlights of the year were a fun bachelorette weekend in Seattle and Julie's gorgeous October wedding. Ok, so I looked like Wonder Woman…whatev, my dance moves distracted from it. And playing flip-cup for five hours in the basement of a comfort inn? Totally priceless.


Julie January 2, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

Happy New Year!

And you'll be happy to know that the videographer was kind with the dancing moves!

Anonymous January 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

Hi! Completely random, I know. I stumbled across this blog from the Austin Knot board, and saw your wedding pictures. I'm looking for buckets (pails) like you have on the end of the pews and were wondering where you got yours...

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