where the heck did the last one go? It's all a blur to me.
So much has happened since my last post that it would be pointless to try and go through it all. But Christmas was great. Spent it in Victoria with my family and then went to Kelowna to spend New Year's with Ryan's family.
Here are some holiday highlights: (I'll post pics as soon as I get them developed)
-Boxing Day: the best ever "Stairgang" get-together at Buchart Gardens. This has to be one of my favorite holiday traditions. This year was even better than before... I'd chalk it up to cozy cocktails by a fire and skating on an outdoor ice rink. How cool is that?!!!!!
-Cross-country skiing: Ryan, his parents and I went up to the Nordic trails a little past Big White and I had my first cross-country lesson. I picked it up pretty quick but took a tumble in spectacular fashion when I hit a root in the tracks, wobbled, lost my balance and slid down a hill (which I didn't know how to deal with) on my back. The fun part? I was wearing jeans.. stupid, stupid, stupid. Suffice to say I was a little wet by the end of it having fallen a few times (twice on my left knee- earned a few bruises for those ones). But it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed myself. I also had a moment of peacefulness when we had stopped for a moment. It was amazing, so incredibly quiet excet for a slight whisper from the wind. Also took some photos... hope they turn out.
The biggest news of all: Actually, this was before Christmas (December 1st to be exact), and pretty much everyone knows already, but it is still exciting... I'm getting married. We've been talking about the things we would like for the wedding and we've figured out our budget for the most part. In a little while we'll actually start to plan. But it's Bridal season right now and we're going to our first Bridal show this coming weekend (Ryan actually wanted to go, cool eh?). Should be fun.
Tomorrow I go back to work since being off for 10 days. Today was nice. I ran some errands, did laundry and just relaxed at home. We also took down all our Christmas stuff. Our apartment seems so much bigger now.
Oh! and we got some exciting news... we have new neighbors!!! The jerk next door moved out!!! And in his place is a coupl who doesn't smoke! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! My lungs are very grateful right now because they haven't been great as of late.
Well, time to go. Ryan and are going to watch some TV ... yes, I realize I don't have cable (or a VCR to watch Claire's tapes) but we got the 1st season of Star Trek: DS9 on DVD and are quite enjoying oursleves.
Looking forward to going back to work except for one thing... waking up at 6:15am. *sigh*