Well, I’m a bandwagon jumper…after seeing a lot of amazing posts on how wonderful everyone’s 2010 went, I thought I’d try to look back on what I was up to…
In January, I started the life changing journey of blogging for Weddingbee as Miss Buttons (now Mrs. of course)! I cant imagine NOT being a part of this amazing community…it is awesome. As I sat inside our little apartment in Virginia with snow accumulating outside, my archives were posted, and I succumbed to comment addiction. It’s like crack, y’all.
Still in Virginia…Justin and I started building our wedding registries. Then, we encountered a little “registry surprise” when a Bumbo baby sitter and baby blankets mysteriously appeared on our registry.
We booked an amazing honeymoon at The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica…cue foreboding music…
Also – Justin and I packed up our apartment and moved back to the Sunshine State! Yay warm weather!
After what seemed like an endless search – I found shoes for my bridesmaids to wear. Whew! I contemplated Justin’s wedding band, and dreamed of decorating the mantles at our wedding venue.
I attempted to give you a French manicure/pedicure tutorial. I decided to take a different route for a boudoir session. We had a preliminary tasting at our wedding venue, which made us realize that we wanted to go in a different direction for our dinner! I then tested out the beautiful table linens my grandma created for the wedding reception.
Finally, I made an imprint of my finger for Justin’s wedding band!
I had a couple of wedding dress alteration meltdowns, created a hair flower to wear, and made a pomander for my flower girl to carry.
Bad news: we had to cancel our honeymoon, and I was a little depressed.
But: WE GOT MARRIED! YAY!
I cut my hair. I also turned 25. Apparently June wasn’t that exciting…
Steve Koo Photography
I premiered my shiny new blog! Yay!!! I also made a few martinis…
Lucia got sick. For about a week or two. Both ends. It was a massacre.
I fantasized about pixie haircuts and geeky glasses. I also cooked up a few huge batches of sriracha glazed chicken stir fry…because it is freakin awesome.
We went to the dog beach – the fated location where Justin and I met 2 years prior. One day, I was enraged by a nosy man at WalMart.
I finally cooked a spaghetti squash, and it was delicious. Also – oven fried okra. Holy yum.
We took a trip to DC for L’s wedding. Justin got caught up on his gossip columns…
L had a lovely outdoor ceremony, followed by a fun time at the reception!
Robert Holley Photograpy
Afterward, we flew up to Plymouth, MA to visit Aunt N and Uncle B! We saw some whales, and we ate a lot…
Also – there was something in my hairdryer. It was terrifying.
I discovered my love for spinach and feta cheese…
Drank a few margaritas…
We took a short trip to Orlando to cheer my dad on to his 6th place finish at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic ProAm golf tournament! Along the way we dined at Season’s 52.
My parents joined Justin and me for a meal at one of our favorite restaurants, Casa Ludovico…
On the 30th, Justin and I celebrated 6 months of marriage with a celebratory dinner at Ocean Prime. Drool. All over myself.
Justin and I decorated a small but adorable Christmas tree for our apartment.
I managed to get my butt in gear to clean the apartment so I could show you all!
I ended the year by rolling up a huge batch of truffles as Christmas treats.
Whew! I thought that 2010 hadn’t been all that exciting, but after looking back, there was a lot of fun, and a lot of food. Hmmmm. How was your 2010?