Wednesday, December 30, 2009

'09 was quite awesome.

So I know that 2009 was not the best year for a lot of people, but for me it was the complete opposite, 2009 was probably one of the best years of my entire life and although I've never done it before, it just wouldn't be right if I didn't look back and highlight some of the awesome that was this past year.

January: Started off the new year with a to go to an awesome O.A.R. concert and even met the lead singer Mark, so awesome...then went to a release party for Afro Samurai where I got to meet some guys from Greek (ummmawesome) and Christina Milian among others, haha.

me and Kimmy with the guys of Greek.

February: Celebrated Valentine's Day with Matt by having some delicious fondue...and later in the month I got to attend a lovely Boca sponsored spa event and meet some of my favorite bloggers.

Matt with our Valentine's fondue.

March: Brand About Town contacted me and I got to host an incredibly awesome and super fun DS party with some of my favorite bloggers and non-bloggers...I made some tasty ham and cheese turnovers which was awesome...and I walked in a half marathon and lived to share it.

all of the ladies at my DS party, so fun.

April aka best month of my life: First I was the featured blogger over at 20 something bloggers which was all sorts of amazing... then went to Palm Desert with Matt's family for Easter which was quite lovely....then OHMYFREAKINGOSH I met Craig David and yes that still deserves caps lock because wo that really happened...and to top off the celebness I met Joshua Jackson a week later, le swoon...oh and then you know, I GOT ENGAGED and turned 25 all in one wonderous weekend making April all around fantabulous.

aw the engaged us!

May: Started off the month go karting for Matt's 25 birthday....a couple days later my blog was featured on Blogger which was all sorts of exciting...even more exciting is that my blog turned two! Two years I've been blogging already, crazy pants...well even more exciting than that was Matt and I celebrating our third anniversary which was quite adorable and fun...and ultimately I ended the month in North Carolina for a girls weekend with my college friends.

the go-kart crew, so fun.

June: I started my review blog that although I don't tend to as much I still love...then was one of the best Vegas trips of my life with 20ish fabulous bloggers...and enjoyed one of my favorite activities of bowling with some friends.

rawr, one of my fave Vegas pics.

July: Had a great 4th of July weekend with lots of friends and family...I shared a very au natural picture of myself which became one of my most honest posts...I also posted some of my wedding don'ts which gave me my first negative comments aka I've officially made it as a blogger, haha...later in the month I got to attend my second BlogHer which was just as fun as the first year and I met even more bloggers and had a great time all around...I also joined 2009 and got a smart phone, more specifically an Iphone, woo!

my BlogHer ladies.

August: Started off my wedding season with some friends' wedding in New Mexico which was fun...then headed to Northern California for my family's annual Swiss picnic which was full of food and fun and lots of good times...had another friends' wedding that Matt was in and I got some new shoes for the occassion...and then for some ridiculous reason I decided to omit cheese from my diet for a week and I don't think I'll ever do that again, haha.

the SoCal kids at the Swiss.

September: I threw my first bridal shower for my cousin...took a mini trip to San Diego with Matt to visit some of our friends and have one of the best omlettes ever...booked our first wedding venue...and ended out the month meeting 140 of Matt's closest family members, haha.

me with Matt's family at the reunion.

October: Went to Ohio for my friend Virginia's wedding and couldn't have pictured a better weekend...a week later I was the maid of honor in my cousin's wedding which was quite the all day experience but fun nonetheless...I also made baked mac and cheese which was almost as good as it looked in the pictures...then Matt surprised me and took me to Disneyland which was so so very fun...and rounded out the month carving pumpkins and watching Hocus Pocus with Matt and our neighbors then dressing up like pirates for Halloween, arrrrgh.

the eight great lookig fabulous.

November: Not only did I get to meet Ali but I also got to meet James Van Der Beek along with other Dawson's Creek alums and it was amazing and my inner highschooler was squeeeeing....however my DC encounter was outdone only days later when I got to INTERVIEW THE ENTIRE CAST OF NEW MOON, oh yes that still deserves caps because seriously how did that happen and ohmygod I love talking about it still, haha...after coming down from my New Moon high I went to a private Colbie Caillat concert...and rounding out the month was a lovely meshed Thanksgiving with mine and Matt's family.

oh Rob, your door is awesome, haha.

December: Well the best news to come out of this month was that Matt and I got a new wedding venue and we love it...I hosted a wine party with some lovely bloggers and I can't wait to do it again...I also got a new coat that I love...but not only did I get a new coat but I got my wedding dress as well right after a day of cupcakes...then Matt and I hosted our second annual tacky Christmas party which was quite the success...and then it was Christmas and it was all sorts of loverly.

Christmas by us.

So yeah looking back on it all 2009 was one kick ass year. And I know I'm leaving some stuff out but man this post is long enough as it is, haha. But really 2009 I loved you so much and I hope 2010 is just as fabulous if not better :)

happy wednesday!


Gemini said...

I can't say 2009 was the greatest year yet, but I have a feeling (an I wrote about it) that 2010 could be EPIC :D

The Modern Gal said...

That BlogHer photo makes me happy everytime I see it!

I'm with you -- 2009 was one of the best of my life. It seems like people either LOVED it or HATED it. There is no meh with 2009.

jamie said...

You had an awesome year! Also, I'm happy I got to see you TWICE.

Let's aim for more in 2010!

heidikins said...

You have pretty much done more in 2009 than I have done in a decade. Seriously.


Erin said...

I'm so glad you had such an amazing 2009! Personally, I'm ready to kick 2009 in the balls and welcome in 2010 with open arms and cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see your engagement photo, I smile! :)

Kay* said...

what a wonderful 2009 for you! your really had so many amazing experiences and made life time memories.

i, on the other hand, am ready for 2009 to be over and done with and to welcome 2010 :)

Bayjb said...

I really love that photo from Vegas. Especially how all of us are goofing around and the one guy isn't having it :)

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Well I'd say that was a pretty kick-ass year for you!

I'm a new reader, so I hadn't seen your New Moon interviews (OMG, I could not be more JEALOUS!)... I've just gone back in your archives and I have to say -- I am so glad I got to watch your KStew one, that was the best KStew interview I think I've seen of her! I love the way she was so descriptive and I felt it had some good insight into "behind the scenes" moments. Man, that was good. You did GREAT!

I am uber jealous of your life, and I'm just getting to know you, LOL. So awesome. I hope 2010 is even BETTER!

Playful Professional said...

Wow that does sound like a great year. I may have to do a year in review myself because this was probably one of my best years ever as well. Hope you don't mind if I copy your idea :) I just don't have any creative juices flowing in me right now.

Allison M. said...

crossing my fingers I go to Mom 2.0and I can hear all about the wedding and more in person!

Mandy said...

Happy New Year!

barbetti said...

You had an AMAZING 2009. Seriously. Your upbeat attitude gives me hope that 2010 will kick some serious ass (in a good way).

Andhari said...

You do have an amazing 2009, Katelin, and I'm happy for you even if I wasn't that lucky. I smile reading about all the weddings you attended, the fabulous meet ups, the wonderful weekends you had with your family and also when you're proposed. I wish you an even more amaxing 2010. Happy new year!

Kristan said...

GEEZ your year was cool. I have no idea how you racked all that celebrity time, but I'm definitely a wee bit jealous. Thankfully you write about it to share with us losers. :P Thanks, and happy 2010!

Jen said...

Wow! 2009 really was a fantastic year for you! I loved reading about all your celebrity adventures this year and I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for you. Happy New Year, Katelin!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

From reading your blog over the past year, I can definitely say that I think you were the blogger with the best year ever! Happy 2010

Ashalah said...

What a fantastic year you had! Mine was half horrible/gouge out my eyes/hell and the other half was the best EVER. I just love extremes ...

Hope you have an even better 2010!! Looking forward to reading all about it :)

nicoleantoinette said...

Rockstar year. Especially April. I want that April. Like, hijack.

Auburn Kat said...

You really did have a kick ass year!! Hope that 2010 is even better! =)

Andrea said...

I didn't think 2009 was a great year for me until I looked back and realized it wasn't that bad at all. Glad you had a good one too and here's to 2010!

*~Dani~* said...

I, too, thought I had a pretty good 2009. Yours, my friend, rocked! Loved the recap and the photos.

Julie Q said...

Wow you had a pretty fierce 2009, but i can just tell 2010 is going to be amazing!!!
Happy New Year :)

Maxie said...

Look at all that blogger-themed fun. Hope your '10 is just as awesome!

sarah marie p said...

Wow -- what an amazing year you had! Engaged AND interviewing Rob?!! Crazy! I think things are just going to get better though -- you're getting married this year! Yay! I can't wait to read all about it!