Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

It is 2009! I love the new year, it is such a great time of new beginnings and celebrations of a year of success. I have been a bit behind on the blog, but yesterday I got my NEW macbook, so I am happy to be back on the computer.
Well we had a great Christmas in Cowtown, it was different as I am used to Christmas on the farm, but it was nice to spend time with D's family and experience their Christmas traditions. Harley did really well with it all, including living in a hotel for a few days. He was a bit skittish of the elevator at first, but he learned as time went on. The Sheraton was really pricy but it was nice to be able to have him there, they even had a doggy bed and bowls for him. It was also great to have the trails just out the door, so we could go out running along the Bow in the mornings.
We went to the movie "Marley and me" on Christmas night, it was so good, but so sad. I bawled, as did every other person in the theatre. I had some popcorn with butter which I guess does not digest well for me and spent most of the night awake, with terrible stomach cramps. As a result, we did not get out for our trail run boxing day morning. I was bummed as I was really looking forward to seeing everyone and getting out in the mountains, but we ended up having a really nice quiet day, just the 3 of us.
Our trip home went smoothly, although it was a looong day. It was a great trip, but I was soooooooo happy to be home! After almost 2 weeks away it was the best feeling to be in our own home, our own bed...and while we were away Santa came! We now have a 42inch flat screen plasma tv! It is something we probably never would have bought for ourselves, but it is sure nice to have! Thanks to my parents :-)
Workouts while on holidays were all running and skiing. Now that we are home I have been right back on track with the program and yesterday hit the pool for my first swim in a long time. It was a tough workout, but I felt really good. I was late getting to the pool and only had 45mins so didn't get to finish, but I felt really happy with what I did do. I also had a 50min outdoor run on the books and I did go out with Harley, even though it was -34 with the windchill. We got through 30mins before my goggles iced up so bad I couldn't see, so we called it a day.
I am so excited for the year ahead. We have some awesome goals and plans ahead and we are both committed to a very productive and successful year. I know that this will be our last year 'kid-less' so we both need to remember that and live it up before life changes BIG time and we have to stop being all about us ;-)
2008 has most definitely been the best year of my life so far- full of changes, challenges and new beginnings. I know that with D as my husband and partner life will continue to get better and more fulfilling.
Cheers to everyone in blog land and here's to making 2009 the best year yet!
Tuesday TFTD: Bike 1hr
Wednesday: Run 30mins outside
Swim 45mins


Naomi Rae Nicholson said...

Happy New Year, Amber! :) As always, I enjoyed reading your blog today. Santa must have thought that newlyweds need big screen, plasma t.v's, as we got one as well. :) LOL!!

Sounds like Jasper, Calgary, and then returning home, were all incredible adventures and filled with special times.

As for your future plans, they sound great! Ours are shaping up similarly. ;)

Enjoy all life has to offer, and pass on our best wishes for 2009 to Darin and Harley, as well!

Smiles and Hugs,
Naomi :)

i am Susan said...

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this year and you achieve your goals. Yup you are right life will change when kids come enjoy your time together now. I honestly can't even remember my life before kids :)