2008 In Review: Part 1

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 1, 2009

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:

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

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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…

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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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sweetandnatural January 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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.


Jen January 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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!


Andrea January 2, 2009 at 1:19 am

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 :)


fittingbackin January 2, 2009 at 8:32 am

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!


VeggieGirl January 2, 2009 at 8:37 am

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


Fit Bottomed Girls January 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

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


ttfn300 January 2, 2009 at 8:55 am

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


AGS January 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

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.


Rachel January 2, 2009 at 9:06 am

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!


Kaneil January 2, 2009 at 9:22 am

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!


Krista January 2, 2009 at 9:39 am

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


marafaye January 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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


Dave January 2, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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


bobbi January 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

being in HAWAII with the hubby!!!!


Mel January 3, 2009 at 2:44 am

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!


inmytummy January 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

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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