What a year

Where did 2011 go? I feel like I take a nap and 4 months go by. Well, maybe not take a nap. I wish I could take a nap. More like I'm running around and around and run through each month until the year is over. 2011 has had its ups and downs. I would like to think more ups then downs. We stared out the year in our old burnt orange countertop apartment. We would work and school all day, cuddle and watch Jimmy Fallon all night and ski every weekend. Nothing huge happened, just life. This summer I finally got my first legit job with insurance and retirement and a salary. This was a big deal for us. We moved away from Rexburg. We miss it so much but also realize that it wouldn't be the same if we moved back.

We started our life in Ogden. We now have granite countertops and our house is warmer than 65 degrees [it's 74 right now...yea!] We have 2 friends instead of 20. We are each others best friends. Moving to Ogden has really been a climactic and also an anticlimactic event in our lives. It's hard to explain. When I think on our move it feels like nothing had changed in our lives. We live in a place that is 5 degrees warmer than where we used to live. We don't have our friends and family to party with anymore. We do the same things. We eat the same food. But then at the same time I feel like moving had completely shaped our lives. We aren't college kids anymore. [my sweet man is a graduate after a big sacrifice of moving for his last semester and taking a million insanely crazy online classes <3 ] We rely on each other more. We have each other and that's it. We aren't living our lives from semester to semester anymore. But it goes deeper than that. Maybe it's the mood of our lives, or relationship. I am really at a lose of words to explain, but just know it's a good thing. I have never been more happy. Even though I have a crazy schedule and I'm stressed and tired. Even though Ry isn't in love with his job. Even though we miss having friends and I miss the sunshine. Those things don't really matter. Ryley makes all those problems ok. We have been married for 2.5 years. I already love him so much more that I did on our wedding day. It makes me so excited for the years to come. I'm sure the years will just keep getting better and better.

2011 was a great year. I have high hopes for you 2012. Maybe a new home, new jobs, new adventures. I have already make a big list of resolutions both personal and with R. I feel ready and excited to get started and check a few things off. I say bring it on 2012. I'll be ready. Ready to party. Ready to laugh. Ready for whatever crazy adventures come our way. I have a feeling it's going to be a big year!


Rae said...

I know you already know this but I can totally relate to the sadness you feel when you leave Rexburg. Despite all the things that suck about Rexburg, there are some amazing memories that are had there and even though you can go back to the place, you can't go back to the time. I always say I love Rexburg, I just don't want to live there. :)
It's definitely different moving into a phase of life that isn't revolved around semesters. I had a hard time adjusting to that. Seems like you guys are adjusting very well. I like how you mentioned that being without all the friends (which will eventually come) has made you rely on each other more. It was the same for my family when we first moved to California. We didn't know anyone and only had one tv and it was in teh family room so we all hung out more together as a family. It was really nice.
Can't wait to see what 2012 has it store for you!

LindsayNicole said...

This is a beautiful post Chels. I love reading your blog and seeing how much you both have grown and how your experiences have molded you. You are such an example and I cant wait to see the new challenges and obstacles you overcome and tough out. I miss you both, miss our chats, miss Coyote Gulch. Love you guys and think about you both often!


Rachael said...

you two are just so great. miss you both terribly.

kris said...

If you ever want to get together, we aren't too far away- we are in Logan ;)