September 2009---Matt and I moved into a new house!!! It is so cute and we absolutely love living here! It's a first floor apartment of a three family home. It was built in the 1930s and has so much character. The best part is that we can walk to lots of places including church!
October 2009---like the last post said, we went to San Diego to celebrate Johnny and Ali's wedding! Then at the end of the month we had a great time passing out candy to the neighborhood kids.
November 2009---For Matt's birthday, we went up to North Conway, NH. Our landlord owns a house there and has graciously offered it to us to use when he isn't up there. We had a great low key weekend in the mountains! Then for Thanksgiving our good friends Chris and Bonnie came to town! We had such a great time showing them around Boston and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at our pastor's house. It was so fun to be with friends!!!
December 2009---My sweet nieces Abby and Caroline turned 4 at the beginning of December, and I was very sad to miss their party for the second year in a row. I am so amazed how big they are getting and so smart too! This month I also quit my job!!! I was offered a new job at Boston Medical Center and so my last day at Joslin was the day before our long Christmas vacation! We were so lucky to have a week and a half off to be with family and friend's in both Atlanta and St. Louis. On Christmas Eve we drove up to Asheville, NC to spend the day and Christmas morning with my sister's family. We had so much fun! I have missed spending time with my sister, brother-in-law and nieces so much! Of course I had a great time with my parents, brother, and his girlfriend as well. We then spent the weekend with family in Atlanta, and then drove to St. Louis for the following week. We had an awesome time with Matt's family! Luckily everyone was still in town and so we got to spend time with the whole family. We even took a little side trip to Columbia to watch a Mizzou basketball game! We rang in the new year with some of Matt's best friends and his little brother Micheal. We love our family and miss them so much so it was a great ending to 2009!!
January 2010---Matt's brother Jonathan came to town for a work meeting, but hung out with us for the weekend. We went up to New Hampshire to go skiing one day and we had a great time! I also started my new job, which has been going great!!! I am actually only working 20 hours a week at the hospital and then 10 hours a week I am keeping my friend Amy's baby while she works in her studio (she makes jewelry www.olariastudio.com ). I am really enjoying my new schedule and have been able to cook more and get more done at the house during the week! We also spent another weekend up at our landlord's house and he actually joined us for a day of skiing. It was beautiful, but very very cold!! We were in northern New Hampshire at the base of Mount Washington. I turned 27 on the 21st and Matt surprised me with tickets to the broadway show, The Lion King! The tickets were for February so it gave something very fun to look forward to!!! Matt took me to a great dinner the friday night after my birthday.
February 2010---Over Valentine's weekend, we went to Colorado!! We went with Matt's best friend Josh and his wife Jenny. We stayed in a friend's condo and had a great time!! The condo was at Copper Mountain and so got to ski a lot! It was very snowy so I missed the awesome views that I hear you get on the top of the Rockies, but it was beautiful for sure! It was my first time in CO and I thought it was awesome! My good friends from college, Curt and Jerica, came out to ski one day, and I accidentally survived my first (and perhaps only!) black diamond run. We also got lunch in Vail, CO one day with Matt's good friend Justin. We really had a great time! Then at the end of the month we went to see The Lion King! It far surpassed my expectations and was truly amazing!!! The craziest thing was that we got front row seats and Matt didn't even know when he ordered them! The costumes and music were outstanding! It was such a fun date night for us!
And all of that brings us to March. Nothing has really happened yet, but my sister is having a new baby girl at the end of the month. I am so excited for little Molly Ryan to come into this world! Hopefully it won't take me very long to update this blog again.