it was a year of change, of challenges, of triumphs.
we took a deep breath, faced our fears, and made our dreams a reality.
we moved to a little apartment in a big city that suits us just fine.
we lost our dear friend mortimer,
but adopted two adorable new kittens who have enriched our lives.
i started a new job which i adore, in a cute office with a blue wall.
we spent our first holiday season on our own, and enjoyed it immensely.
i ran my first half-marathon, and began excitedly planning my next one.
(teacher training starts in february 2012!)
we visited hawaii with my siblings and both sets of our parents, and had a blast.
paul successfully passed the first big exam of his phd,
and gathered critical acclaim for his expertise in the field
of modern poetics of literature + music.
we celebrated the second anniversary of our marriage
and looked eagerly forward towards the many more to come.
we delved more into our commitment to eat responsibly and locally
and i began shopping almost exclusively at the beautiful st. lawrence farmer's market.
we visited new york city, and can't wait to go back.
i turned twenty seven, and began to feel really grown up.
we are really looking forward to 2012,
a year which will bring career changes for me,
more intellectual challenges for him,
and so much more excitement,
as we relish in living in the heart of the biggest city in canada!
i hope everyone has a wonderful new year's eve,
and that you're all looking as forward to 2012 as we are.
happy new year!!