Friday, January 30, 2009

Week 4 - The Way To My Heart... Salsa!

Awww, Dean told me last week that he was sending me something from New Mexico and I come home today (Jan 30th) to find a box on our porch, the makings of the picture for Week 4!! He sent me my favorite Trader Joe Pineapple Salsa, some Tiffany blue candles (they smell sooooooooo good), and a beautiful bracelet! I'm very lucky to be his wife b/c although these things might not sound like much to others, these are all things very dear to me so that makes them even more special!

Dean was supposed to be home late this week but little by little things started going awry down in New Mexico, and one of the delays actually made news on CNN! On January 27th CNN broke news that a FedEx plane crashed in Lubbox, TX near where Dean is in NM. After reading this at work I teased with coworkers that "great, my gifts that he sent me are probably on that plane!" Although they weren't, ironically all the testing he had done that week was supposed to be on the plane (should it have landed, loaded, and taken off again). So that meant they had to re-sample a few days worth. So that'll teach me to joke about things like that! Anyway, here is a screenshot of part of the story on CNN. (click to make it bigger)

1.25.09 - 1.31.09

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week 3 - Gayway Run

Like I said last week, Dean has been in New Mexico on work since beginning of last week, luckily this weekend he was able to get away a bit to go snowboarding in Santa Fe. Here is a picture of him posing on the "Gayway" run on January 24th. ;-)

1.18.09 - 1.24.09

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Week 2 - Address to the Nation

Dean left Monday (January 12th) for New Mexico on a work trip, so nothing too terribly exciting happened this week. I did watch President Bush’s last televised address to the nation on January 15th though. LOL, I know this picture is sooo posed, but I really did watch the entire presidential address and thought it would be a good moment in time to capture--posed or not. ;-)


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Week 1 - Santa Baby

We're cheating a bit and using this picture from 1/3 (Saturday) as our picture for Week 1 since we don't have much else going on this week to take a picture of. So here is our favorite picture from Week 1 of 2009.

We always celebrate Kendra's family xmas after the New Year because of her brother's schedules. This year we had a special visit from Santa!

1.3.09 - 1.10.09

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009!!

We cannot believe that 2009 is here already! Life never seemed to rush by too quickly for us until 2008... that entire year is a blur! We obviously had a wonderful 2008 with our wedding and honeymoon, but also spending time with family and friends, and most importantly enjoying our newlywed life together. We're very grateful for everything 2008 brought us and hope that we'll be as blessed in 2009.

To wrap up 2008 we had a great time ringing in the New Year with our friends Ember & Kris, Kathleen & Dave, Stacy, and our new friend Andy. We enjoyed lasagna for dinner, chocolate fondue for dessert, and lots of games throughout the evening! Catch Phrase was probably our favorite, but watching everyone play American Idol and Dancing With The Stars on Wii provided some hilarious memories and great video! Favorite moments of the night include:
~ Question: "What Does Santa Say?" Answer: "Arggggggg"
~ Question: "Men have this but women don't".... (clue: He counted down to 2009)
~ Stacy & Ember's rendition of Livin' On a Prayer
~ Kris Raising the Roof
~ Dave's fishing skills

Our resolution for this year is to cherish every day together and make the most of 2009. Because of this we have a project we want to accomplish for 2009. A few years back I tried to take a picture every day of the year, but somedays there just wasn't anything exciting to take a picture of. I've been wanting to try this project again, so we're going to try it this year with a twist... We're going to take at least one photo a week and pick our favorite picture to represent that week of our life. We're also going to try and keep this blog updated weekly along with the photos.

So to start it off, here is our first picture of 2009. This was our New Year's kiss on January 1st, 2009.