Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!

A look back at 2009:

We celebrated the beginning of 2009...

Eric and I moved into our first home!!!

We threw our first "housewarming" party...

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day twice...

We watched my cousin run the marathon...

I threw my best friend's bridal shower...

I ran my first 5k...

I got my Master's degree in Reading & Language!!!

Katie threw me a 25th birthday party/engagement party!

We celebrated Katie's Bachelorette in NYC!

We celebrated 4th of July in NH

I watched my first friend get married, Melanie...

I was the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding...

I celebrated yet another bachelorette...

And another bridal shower...

We had our engagement party!


I got professional status at work, aka tenure.

I went to Timna's wedding- my first of three high school friends to get married...

I celebrated Tiff's Bachelorette in Newport...


I was in one of my oldest friend's wedding...

I celebrated my sister's 21st birthday...

Eric's football team won the Superbowl.

See a theme? Wedding related events much? Haha. Oh boy, this year may not be much better with my own wedding and at least 3 other weddings on tap.

Anyway, if you are still reading- here are my New Year's Resolutions:

1. Embrace exercise without running.
I spent a lot of 2009 learning to run and then getting injured and trying to run again. I've tried a lot to fix my knee and although it's gotten a lot better, I still can't run. I'm done obsessing about it and instead I am going to embrace other stuff, including the elliptical machine, spinning class, and ice skating!

2. Stop feeling guilty.
Back in November I made a goal to say "no" more. I did a pretty good job with this but I found I still felt incredibly guilty. This year I am going to make a decision and then try not to feel guilty with my decision. I'd say this is the New Year's Resolution I am least likely to keep, but I'll try anyway.

3. Explore the USA.
I have traveled a lot, but this year I want to focus on exploring the US a little more. I already have plans for a trip to Arizona in February and a honeymoon in Hawaii. I'd love to see at least one other new state this year...

4. Just ask.
I have noticed that people get a lot of things just by simply asking for them. I rarely ask people for things because I am afraid I will be imposing on people. I am going to get over that and start asking for things, the worst they can say is no, right? (PS. I am not going to start asking for crazy things from my friends and family, don't worry)

Happy New Years everyone! Have a safe and happy night!


  1. Wow, you've had a busy year! Hope you have a fabulous New Year's Eve and here's to a wonderful 2010!

  2. You had so many weddings in 2009... This year you'll get to have your own! So exciting Kelly!

    I like your number 1 resolution. Sometimes I think I get a bit obsessed with running even though I can only run about 3 miles without walking. I am harder on myself with running more than anything else and that needs to change.

  3. I was going to say - whoa! Look at all of those weddings! What a fun year.

    Good luck with #1! I had such a hard time getting comitted to cross-training when I couldn't run, but now that I can run, I LOVE to cross and strength train. I think it was more of a mindset!

  4. Haha wow, lots of weddings! That was my year too, and loads more planned for this coming year.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year! Those are some great resolutions. I like the last one. Probably something I could work on too.

  5. I love your "just ask" resolution, you're totally right.

    Found your blog through Angela's and I just wanted to say "hi." I'm sure I'll be stopping by again. Happy New year!

  6. I swear you set a record for attending the most weddings in a year! wow!

    fabulous resolutions for the new year. I'm with you on number 2 thing -- life is too short to be consumed with feelings of guilt!

  7. I'm SO bad at asking for things too - especially at work. It's something we can work on together :)

  8. wow, looks like it's been a fun year full of weddings! happy new year!

  9. Have a Happy New Year! Hope you have a great 2010!

  10. That was a busy year! I have my M.Ed in Literacy and Language. Congrats on your Masters and tenure. I am on track to get mine at the end of this school year.

  11. Loved the recap--what a TON of weddings, haha. Your resolutions look great, too. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  12. What a great photo recap of 2009!!!! What a year huh??

    I love your 2010 goals! For the longest time I simply could NOT run and was totally beating myself up over it. It's really impressive to see someone (you) seeing past that and embracing fitness in general :) And I personally think spinning is a harder workout than running lol!!!! :)

    Can't wait to see what the year will bring you :)

  13. it looks like you had a great year, and i love your resolution to not feel guilty about saying "no." it's important that we take care of ourselves emotionally, as well as physically. have a great 2010! --liz

  14. What a year! Here's hoping that 2010 brings many more good things. Happy New Year!

  15. Great resolutions!!

    Happy New Years to you too!!!!!!

  16. HOLY CRAP you went to a lot of weddings! WOW! Here's to a super exciting 2010!

  17. What a great recap! I wonder if I will be blessed with that many bachelorette and wedding parties in my future....hmm.

    Great resolutions. I especially like number one, which is something I've had to do myself. Some people just weren't born to run, and that is US! IT's ok, there are better ways to stay fit :)

  18. Wow - you had a huge, but very fun year! And 2010 is going to be another busy one for you!

    Great resolutions! I'm not really doing reservations this year due to the upcoming 30 before 30 list!

  19. It will be great to watch Boston Red Sox, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.