Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Ten years ago I was living in New York, wondering if Y2K was going to destroy the world.  I spent the evening with some awesome friends, Heather and Anna and Emily, and I remember going to the roof and listening to everyone cheer when the end of the world didn't happen.  lol

I can't believe that was ten years ago.  The "oughts" were a pretty great decade for me.  I lived in NYC, San Diego, Albuquerque, DC, and spent three months in San Francisco.  I traveled to eleven countries, did a Broadway show, earned another bachelors and became an RN, went to both Disneyland AND Disneyworld, dived with an octopus in Indonesia and whale watched over lunch in Newfoundland.  I had the pleasure of getting one-quarter of "Il Divo" and one-third of The Jonas Brothers to sing "Happy Birthday" for my sister over the phone.  I saw the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls and Uluru and Angkor Wat.  But most of all, I've made a heck of a lot of good friends whom I treasure.

I have two more weeks to prepare for our Central American Adventure (what a way to start the decade!), and though we are getting a little antsy it helps that we have some really cute kids here in Vegas to play with in the meantime.  Got our travel insurance yesterday, and we're getting the Typhoid (it comes in pill form now, no shots!) on Monday.  We've even found a couchsurfing host for the first three nights in Cancun, which we are really excited about.  I wasn't sure I wanted to stay in Cancun at all as it would be so expensive, but now we have a place to stay and a local guide to give us info on where to go.  CA isn't the best region to take advantage of couchsurfing, so we are grateful for the opportunity.

Oh, and we've already seen three sets of friends who have come through Vegas traveling, so if you are coming in the next two weeks, be sure and let us know!


  1. you know that you could add Rick and Jeffrey to the Anna, Heather and Emily party by coming to LA. If you leave soon you'll be here in time... :) You started 2000 that way and look at how the decade turned out... :)

  2. It will be great to watch Il Divo, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.