I’ve been putting off writing because over a week ago, my boyfriend brought home a beautiful bouquet of pink peonies. It is almost winter! Peonies have long been my favorite flower since I was young and my grandmother had a bush in her front flowerbed. Everyday after school, I would visit my grandparents and pick flowers and then go home to experiment with different bouquets (my mom once said our home looked like a funeral parlor). The peonies didn’t need any other flowers with them because they are gorgeous alone. Well, I cannot find the card reader that sends my digital pics to the internet, so I have no pictures yet.
This time of year, I am always thinking back over the previous year and about the fun times I had. My highlights this year are so many, that I often forget just how lucky I am. Every week I feel I have been busy doing something exciting. Last year, we spent New Year’s Eve in Savannah, GA, which was a day after arriving back from a Christmas trip in Rome with my boyfriend’s family. After the first, we packed and I drove a moving truck all by myself from Atlanta to Long Island. We finally got moved into our little apartment in the city and started exploring. At the end of January, we drove down to Atlantic City and stayed at the beautiful Borgata. We spent Valentine’s Day in Washington D.C. and then I rode the train for a visit to my family in Mississippi. I had the romantic envision of what traveling by train would be like, but it didn’t work out quiet as nicely. While still winter, we were able to go upstate a little and stay at a weekend home of my boyfriend’s family friends. That was one of my favorite trips. We spent the spring exploring the city and went on a tour of homes in Brooklyn. We made a small trip to Atlanta during the the Final Four for a magazine release party. In early May, we both traveled to Mississippi for the gorgeous wedding of one of my best friends. Once winter was FINALLY over and we decided to move, I had to visit the Hamptons. Then we visited Las Vegas later in the summer. While still on the east coast, we visited areas such as The Bronx, Harlem, and the countryside of Connecticut. Then our journey across the country began. Everyday was so different and more beautiful than the day before. After visiting London in September, we have tried to settle into our home more by going on day trips to the desert and visiting the strip occasionally. We actually stayed home for Thanksgiving! As this year goes by, I am so glad I have pictures to remember the small moments. Here a just a few of my favorites-me at Ceasear’s Palace, a covered bridge in Connecticut, and our block in the city at the beginning of spring. I never dreamed I could be this lucky.