2007

When I think about this past year, dentist I can’t imagine how I crammed everything into 365 short days. So, vitamin what did I do in 2007?

Well, page for starters, I packed up my life in NYC and moved to back to Miami (it was actually December 28th, 2006, but we’ll fudge it), something I swore I’d never do. Tom soon followed and he developed a nice tan and a deep affection for linen and flip flops.

On the second day of the year, I started my new job as Production Manager at AgencyNet. I’ve learned quite a few things this year, including that I absolutely love commuting to the sweet sound of an audiobook (to the absolute shock of the bookworm in me).

In February, Favaunt eloped in San Diego where Tom and Eliz witnessed the occassion, and we drove out to see La Jolla and its lounging sea lions.

In March, my mom threw me a bridal shower and we attended the Sony Ericcson Open. Serena Williams won and we downed a pitcher of Mojitos.

April was a whirlwind of favor wrapping, invitation lists and RSVPs.

On May 5, 2007 I married my best friend. It was the very first humid day of the summer and we had steak and sea bass and champagne. After the wedding it was off to Hawaii for 2 weeks of hiking and sunning and 17.2 miles of kayaking.


(I’m vain, I know – but I LOVE this picture)

June brought house hunting and mortgage approvals, offers and failed contracts. Toward the end of the month we found our perfect place and made an offer. We signed the contract on the 4th of July on the beach in our bathing suits and with beers in hand.

July, August and September were a mess of countertops, tiles, backsplashes, cabinets, flooring and more tiles.

Diana and Jon were married in Maryland in June; Lisa and Lang made it official in Boston in August.

We closed on our first home on Oct 3, 2007. We ripped out the plastic drop-ceiling in the kitchen that night while we drank champagne and ate pizza. By the end of the weekend, we had torn out the cabinets, removed walls and wallpaper. It was chaos.

In November we painted and cleaned and repeated the process 23 times over. Meli & Augi got married on November 17, 2007. Tom and I spent our first Thanksgiving together at my house where we stuffed ourselves with butternut squash lasagna, bacon-wrapped turkey and apple pie galore.

Our new home was finally complete on December 3, 2007 and we were able to move in exactly two months after we closed. I am fascinated by our first home.

We just got back from a cold and snowy Christmas in Michigan, where we ate twice baked potatoes and beef tenderloin and the best Christmas cookies of all time.

2007 was an amazing year for me and my family, but I can only hope that 2008 will be a little less hectic. Next year I plan to write my first cookbook, renew my tan and cycle at least once a week. These aren’t my resolutions. They’re merely things I’m looking forward to doing in the new year.

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