Jan 4, 2012

New Year!

I am having a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that a new year has started.  Is this the case with anyone else?  I mean- didn't i just get engaged and married????  I had so much to look forward to with 2011- birthdays, showers, photog sessions, wedding planning, and of course the WEDDING!  I remember thinking when January 2011 came our wedding seemed so far away.  I didn't know how we would survive passing the long days until August.  Well August came and went and now we are reflecting back on that time- unreal! 

I thought i would do just a short list of the highlights of 2011 as well as go through some of my hopes for 2012.  I prefer to call them hopes rather than goals :)

2011- Year in Review
- 2 year mark of when Chris and I met....what a wonderful 2 years it has been.
- Buying my wedding dress
- Wonderful trip to Pinehurst with the family
- Chris' 28th Birthday!
- Wedding planning!
- We attended 3 lovely weddings
- I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend
- My nephew turned 1!
- I watched my dear friends welcome their baby boy into this world
- Chris celebrated 1 year of work with his current company
- Showers, Showers, Showers
- Engagement Photos
- Bachelorette Party :)
- Bridal Portrait
- Wedding!
- Honeymoon
- Reception
- Lots of trips scattered throughout this list too- Richmond, Atlanta, Boone, Carolina Beach

2011 was really the year of the wedding- that was by far the main focus.  I am so grateful for all of the people that were a part of all of the events surrounding our wedding- it really meant so much to Chris and I.

I have many hopes for 2012- i think it is going to be a great year.  So in no particular order.....

2012 Hopes
- Be debt free (minus a mortgage/car pmts). 
Chris and I signed up for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Class.  It starts the end of this month and is held every Sunday evening for 13 weeks.  I have heard really good things about this program.  We don't have huge amounts of debt, we don't even have student loans.  However, anyone that has some debt knows how easy it is to feel like your making no progress in paying it off.  I want to start living debt free now, before kids, before a new house, before everything else.  We are excited to get started!

- Get Healthy and Stay healthy. 
This is a must- I want to lose weight and keep it off.  It is time.

- Get organized.
This is a general statement, but there are so many aspects in life i feel a little disorganized about.  Bill, Money, Home, Work.  Get things really organized and keep them that way.

- Get my condo on the market (and SOLD). 
I would love to move into a house this year (whether it is buying or renting)- but in order to do this i need to sell my place first.  Chris and I have made some updates recently to the condo- i really hope to have it on the market and sold by early spring.

-Grow in my relationship.
This is Chris and mines first year of marriage.  While we have been together for a couple of years- i think this first year of marriage is so exciting.  I want to really grow in our relationship this year- make tons of memories.  I want to be able to look back at this time and reflect on how fun it is.

All in all I am really looking forward to what 2012 has to bring!