2008 In Review: Part 1


Good evening everyone!

Eric and I just got back from seeing Marley & Me at the theatre. It was sooo sad. But I knew it would be going into it because I read the book.

Like most books made into movies, I thought the book was much better; however, the movie was still pretty good. I thought they could have done a bit beter job playing up the funny moments and also developing the plot and characters. The movie also left us quite sad and drained feeling! I hate when movies do that. I just feel kind of blah right now. Not sure if that is more from the movie or from the fact that I have to go into work tomorrow! lol.

Oh well, it’s only a 1 day workweek until my weekend. :D

In this afternoon’s post, I promised you all a 2008 photo recap! Seeing as it is late and I still have laundry to do, I am going to start it tonight and then finish it off tomorrow.

I got this awesome idea from the lovely Meghann!

Christmas 2007, Eric and I announced our engagement to our families at Christmas…


(Yes, Eric is a 6’2″ giant! LOL)

In February, we welcomed a new niece and a nephew only 1 week apart


In March, we frolicked outside in the snow to take a break from wedding planning and my Master’s thesis stress:





In April we expanded our photography skills with Eric’s Canon 30D Digital SLR



We also had a great Easter…I made my first pie ever


My love for running also ‘took off’


And I started my first official career as a researcher (while still a full time Master’s student!)




In May, I celebrated my 25th birthday with great friends…



And got a little tipsy…:D


I also got my first KitchenAid Mixer


And a romantic dinner with my fiance


In June, we spend a great weekend at Eric’s parents place on the water. We had good food…


And I was also thrown into the water by Eric’s brother, jewellry and all!


In July, we had a blast doing our engagement shoot with our photographer…


We twirlled and laughed and fell almost peeing ourselves laughing.

Sketchie’s obsession for big boxes grew and grew…


And I got another fabulous cookbook…



To be continued tomorrow….

What was your most memorable moment of 2008???

Sleep tight everyone! Hope your start to the new year was a hit!


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1 sweetandnatural January 1, 2009

Great 2008! It’s funny that you say Sketchie likes big boxes b/c my cat likes tiny boxes. He is a huge and fluffy 17-pound Persian and tries to fit into the smallest boxes possible. It’s quite funny when his fur is spilling out the edges.


2 Jen January 1, 2009

My most memorable moment of ’08? Touching Jon Bon Jovi as he walked past me at the ACC on March 13th. I even got a smile and a wink out of him…swoon! I have been a Bon Jovi fan since I was 6 years old (24 years and counting!) so that was a huge thrill for me (and it’s not like the man is hard to look at, lol). Here’s to a fabulous 2009!


3 Andrea January 2, 2009

love the recap. beautiful pics, as usual ;) i LOVE the 1,000mi running goal for 2009 so much that i think i will join you!!!! yay :)


4 fittingbackin January 2, 2009

Love the pics! Love the blog! So cute – thanks for sharing!! My most memorable 2008 moment was easy – getting married! Other than that – it was finding my love for cooking and exercising again (hence losing 18 pounds). Great year!


5 VeggieGirl January 2, 2009

Angela, you had one hell of an AMAZING year!! Love it!! :-D


6 Fit Bottomed Girls January 2, 2009

What fun pics and a great year! No home is complete without a Kitchen Aid Mixer. ;)


7 ttfn300 January 2, 2009

aah, it’s fun looking back on the great times :)


8 AGS January 2, 2009

Wonderful photos and memories! This year I made several photo collages for family as Christmas gifts of a few memorable moments of the last year (lots of work, but so much fun to remember!). My husband and I agreed that this year has been extremely difficult because of all the changes we’ve dealt with. . . but the photos and memories of our friends reminded us of how good this year really has been.


9 Rachel January 2, 2009

I saw Marley and Me last night too! I read the book so I kept getting teary eyed because I knew what was coming. lol I agree the book was better but everything is good with Jennifer Anniston.

It looks like you’ve had a great year…hopefully 2009 will be even better!


10 Kaneil January 2, 2009

Love the photo recap! Thanks for sharing! My best memory of 2008 was running my first 1/2 marathon. Never thought that would happen and now I’m training for my second! I would have to say that picking up and moving across the country ties for second. :) Happy 1 day work week!


11 Krista January 2, 2009

Great post, Angela! You had a very exciting 2008! :)


12 marafaye January 2, 2009

Best moment of 2008??? Getting engaged!!!


13 Dave January 2, 2009

I like the picture of your husband and you with you standing on the first step to add height. haha


14 bobbi January 2, 2009

being in HAWAII with the hubby!!!!


15 Mel January 3, 2009

Hi, I just dropped by your blog through another website. Anyway, is that a Bengal cat you have? I have been thinking about adopting a Bengal cat, are they easy to deal with compared to other cats?

P.S Your cat is extremely adorable!


16 inmytummy January 3, 2009

I just saw Marley and Me last night and both my boyfriend and I (although he doesn’t want me to tell anyone!) were bawling at the end.


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