Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! (Year In Review!)

Happy New Year's Eve!! 

As we say goodbye to the year 2009 we say hello to a new decade!
Where has the year gone? Where has the decade gone?? Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we were ringing in the millenium and there was panic about the world ending!? (Though we are likely to see that again in 2012!)

Despite how quickly it flew by, 2009 has been an eventful year!

Here's my year in review!

I moved back home to California from Virginia and started school here.
I celebrated my best friend Jessi's one year angelversary.

I got my driver's permit. (I still havn't gotten in the car at all yet though other than one driving lesson. Unfortunately I think I'm going to have to retake the written test because the permit will expire before I get the chance to take the driving test-Hey, that's a good resolution for 2010!)

I started this blog!! 
I also celebrated what would have been my snowflake's first birthday!

My sister turned 21!

I finished my first semester at SRJC.
 I also had my first trip to the Emergency Room of the year.

I got to experience my first taste of summer in the wine country! Boy is is beautiful!

We moved out of or Tahoe house officially and my dad stopped his weekly commuting from Tahoe to The Wine Country.

I started my second semester at SRJC. 
I also celebrated my snowflake's one year angelversary.

I saw wine grapes on the vine for the first time! So cool!

I opened my etsy shop, "The Moonlit Dandelion"!
My godfather died after he suffered a stroke.

I celebrated my 18th birthday!

We celebrated a beautiful Christmas together!

How was your year? 
Are you doing anything special to ring in the new decade?

In just a little while, I'll be heading out to San Francisco to ring in the new year with a group of my friends!

So pop those noise makers, get out your party hats and crack open the sparkling cider (or the champagne if you rather!) and say hello to 2010!!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve already!

The tree's lit...
(and presents will be wrapped today!)

Decorations all over town have been admired...

Gingerbread houses created...

Everyone's dressed in holiday cheer...


Cookies have been baked for Santa's arrival!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Our Holiday Card! (Also to be known as things aren't always as easy as they look!)

Happy Holidays bloggy friends!!

(both old and new!)

May I present to you our first holiday picture since...well I don't think we've ever sent out a holiday picture..

Gorgeous right?

I've wanted to do a holiday photo card forever and this year I was determined to get a family photo and make a card.
Back at the end of November, we had to get the family, my camera and my tripod to the park so I could use my self-timer on my camera and then run into the picture.
Easy right? I mean really, look how great this photo came out!

(So I guess I won't tell you about EVERY single one of the other 42 shots that came out something like this...)

I think there may be a reason we havn't taken a family portrait in over nine years...

(To my real life family who's reading out there-you and who happen to appear in these pictures, you all did great. Thank you for letting me get the ONE good shot. It worked. Thank you for also giving me the much appreciated reminder that things aren't always as easy as they look, I wouldn't trade you guys for the world. Love you!)

I also love YOU bloggy friends!

Hope your week is filled with Holly Jolly Holiday spirit!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry SITSmas!!

I took these pictures this time last year in snowy Lake Tahoe (while I was still living there).
Now, we've gotten the freezing temperatures doesn't snow where we're living now, here in the wine country!
It's a bit crazy around here right now!
Finals week!!
The holiday season is upon us and
the tree is being decorated as I type and I put up even more lights outside today!

Wishing you and yours a very merry SITSmas!!