Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Happy 2010!! I hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday and New Year. Mine was amazing, if a bit on the chilly side. We left the east coast at under freezing and stepped out of the airport into 70 degrees. I loved the east coast, but I was sure happy to be home in my warm California sunshine.

I have lots of stories to share from up and down the east coast. Fun adventures, long walks, nights with my cousin and her boyfriend, historical sites and all sorts of fun. I think the highlight of my trip was sitting around the living room with my Uncle Don, fiance and grandparents on New Years Eve, just chatting for a couple hours. It was quality time with my uncle that I absolutely loved. That's not to say that the rest of my trip wasn't amazing, it absolutely was. That moment was just one of the most meaningful.

I spent more time on the east coast in December than I did in California. Consequently, I had my first real encounter with jet lag. I went to bed at 5:45 last night and did not get up until 6 this morning. 12 hours was wonderful though and most definitely needed. Sadly, the fiance's grandmother passed away while we were gone, so we were at her funeral yesterday afternoon. It was a beautiful service though, I think she would have liked it. The fiance is doing pretty well, but I'm sure that prayers would still be very much appreciated.

I've cleaned most of my apartment but still have a few things to do. The spring cleaning bug always hits me after New Years. I guess I just like to start the year out clean and organized. It will also help as we delve into our wedding planning. I'm really excited. I should hear back from the chapel wedding coordinator hopefully Thursday to secure our date. I am SO excited!

I'm planning to keep up regular posting this year, let's call it a New Year's resolution. Maybe not everyday, but at least a few times a week (though daily would be great). I will also do my best to get more photos up as well since my blog did initially begin as a place to post my pictures. I have a few ideas for some series/themed type posts as well, but more on that later.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I'm glad the trip was good.

Happy new year!

Sarah Katie said...

I know what you mean by the New Year's cleaning bug. I get it every winter when I'm off of school for a couple weeks. Usually I can get things done before the new year, which I successfully did this year. Although there are still some things that I would like to do to finish organizing and cleaning.

Gramma Ann said...

I don't get in the cleaning mood until April or late March. Depending on the weather, I need sunny weather and longer days to clean.

Welcome home, so glad to hear you had a nice vacation.

Renie Burghardt said...

Talk about cold, we're in the deep freeze here until Monday. Ugh! I despise winter!

I'm glad you had a nice holiday, but sorry about your fiance's grandma.

You have an exciting year coming up, Jaina!

Have a wonderful 2010!

New Year's Hugs and blessings!


Jaina said...

Jen-Thanks! Happy New Year to you as well :)

Sarah Katie-There's just something about it that makes me want to get organized...the trick is making it last!

Gramma Ann-I can totally understand that. We get quite a bit of sunshine and a nice warm front usually around now (it's probably 70 outside at the moment), so that always puts me in the cleaning mood. :)

Renie-I honestly have the deepest respect for anyone who lives with under freezing and tons of snow for months on end. I couldn't do it. It should definitely be an exciting year, thank you! ::hugs::

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Happy New Year!

So sorry to hear about your fiance's grandma..... I hope he has many fond memories to hold dear.. And even though the occasion is sad, I usually enjoy the 'family get-together' part of the funeral.

On the bright side, I'm looking forward to hearing about your wedding

OHmommy said...

Happy 2010 Jania!

Jaina said...

Chic Chauffeur-Happy New Year to you too! And thank you, it was nice to see his family and it was a beautiful outdoor service. He does have some very fond memories, which is good. :) I will have more wedding news to share soon!

OHmommy-Thanks, Happy New Year to you too!

Cecily R said...

I get the New Year cleaning bug too, but the darn thing never sticks around long enough for me to do anything with it.

Happy 2010 Jaina!!! May it be a fabulous one!

Jaina said...

Cecily-Haha, oh dear. Thank you so much, I hope 2010 is wonderful for you! :)

Kelly Deneen said...

I am so glad you had a nice trip to the east coast. I will have to get to some sort of coast in the near future. lol.

You are so sweet to comment on my blog. I apologize that I have not been keeping up well these days. I promise I will visit more!

Jaina said...

Kelly-Thanks! And no problem, I know how busy life can get. Just enjoy that sweet little darling you have there ;)