We bid 2011 goodbye at the Space Needle party.
In 2012 January I shot a gun for the first time.
In 2012 February Gabe and I got a new fridge, my sister came to visit (yay!) and we went on a road trip to Oregon. I also had my tragus pierced.
In 2012 March I became a Permanent Resident of the States and (more importantly!) moved in (kind of almost all the way!) with Gabe. I also opened my first US bank account.
In 2012 April I completed my transition to the States and bid my old job goodbye. Gabe and I went to San Francisco to visit family. I also donated my wedding dress to a good cause, which I'd been meaning to do for quite a few months!
Life started to kick into gear in 2012 May when I had an interview at the Elliott Bay Book Company and landed my dream job. Gabe and I also combined our finances officially. This was also the month Homer ended up in the puppy emergency room for ingesting chocolate, my good friend got married, and Gabe and I tried rowing for the first time. Wow. What a month.
Compared to the month before, 2012 June was quieter. Gabe and I continued to refine our finances. I went to my first Storm game, and much of our life was spent outside where the weather was improving!
In 2012 July I turned 29. I could think of no better way to spend my 29th birthday than to go to the Island. I started hiking every week at least once and kept it up until the weather turned.
In 2012 August I was lucky enough to have my brother and later my sister and her boyfriend visit us in Seattle!!
I think my favourite part of 2012 September was the trip we took to Orlando with Moki and Danger! Hard to beat a highlight like that!
In 2012 October Gabe and I celebrated our SECOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! :) I made an advent calendar for Halloween, went back to Canada for Thanksgiving, and then--highlight of highlights--had the privilege of being in the room when Hollie gave birth to wee baby Gavin.
In 2012 November, Gabe celebrated his 33rd birthday, my sister came to visit us, and I dyed my hair bright red! I also had a chance to go up to Canada for a few days for a much needed family fun trip. We also adopted our sweet Lemony and went to see Amaluna in Vancouver.
Finally, this month (being 2012 December), we celebrated Chanukah, and I went to the Island to set up my grandmothers' Christmas decorations and received Squeakers from Dad and Sue. I ended up getting very sick, then got better and walked on the Solstice with Hollie and her charming little man Gavin.
|Sleepy but Happy|
Phew. That's a ton of update right there! I suppose I'll hold off on peeking into 2013 for now and will instead savour all we've accomplished this year!