Monday, January 11, 2016

A couple of pictures from 2016...and also 2015

Since it's mid-January, it's possibly too late to post pictures from Christmas/our time in New York, but I'm going to post a couple anyway. To make this post more timely, I'll also include a couple from my birthday this weekend. Yep, I'm 30 now, which feels remarkably like 29. Sam baked me an excellent cherry pie (actually two!) for the occasion, something he has only ever done twice since I've known him, so it did feel rather special. Otherwise, I just enjoyed having the day off, went for a nice hike, had a happy hour and then a dinner party with friends, and just generally kicked back.

At any rate, here are a few photos from both the beginning of the year and the end of last year:

Our attempts at getting tickets to Hamilton were foiled by all these people who were also trying to get tickets to Hamilton. Honestly, after talking to some of them, many of them definitely wanted it more than us.  
In Central Park. One of our engagement photos was taken in this tunnel. It looked a lot better than this does. 
We saw a few of our favorite New Jerseyans while we were in town!
Me at Pedernales Falls State Park. January 9 never felt nearly this good on the East Coast.  
More Pedernales Falls. It was actually crazy windy, but otherwise a beautiful day. 
Sam came with me naturally but none of our photos together came out. (He's still too embarrassed to take his selfie stick out of the house.)
I think 30 is going to be pretty great. I've learned a lot in the last decade. Except for Calculus and the soundtrack to Garden State which I've spent my 20s quietly forgetting. A friend made me a birthday card with a message in it she got from some birthday book she owns. She said that January 9 is the "day of ambition." I'm taking it as not exactly a mantra, but hopefully a sign of things to come. I've got a few things I'm excited about on the horizon, if not a fully fledged five-year plan, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the future's going go.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great start to 2016! Happy New Year and Birthday!!