Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 was Great!

I know we've all said it, but HOLY COW is it REALLY 2009? Time flies! 2008 was a busy & fun year for Chris & I. Here is our year in review...
Chris completed his 2nd year at SC, I learned to sew & used it as a creative outlet...
(Headbands you say?!)

We lived apart for 3 1/2months--yes, married but in two different residences...only seeing each other on weekends (doesn't sound too horrible but it was AWFUL!) But Chris did get a job offer so it was all worth it.


We spent SO much time at the beach this year more than ever before (yay!)
We ate at fabulous restaurants, went to fancy firm functions, and learned that we truly do LOVE O.C.


Britney & Keith tied the knot (hurray!)
I was able to visit UT for a week in June. Chris & I also visited UT together for 4 days in Aug. Chris golfed, fished, & saw a moose (close enough he could probably take 4 steps & touch it!). My dad got a HOLE IN ONE!

We rode bikes, ran races, and I did my FIRST PUSH UP!
We played in Newport with the Spiker clan.


I spent about $4500 on fixing my teeth, yuck!
My sister had her 3rd child, Lily. My brother & his wife got pregnant with #2!


We lounged at Lake Nacimiento. Chris wakeboarded & cliff jumped & applied more sunscreen then the entire family combined!


We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary.


I went to NY for a week with my sister & had THE TIME OF MY LIFE visiting my brother & Carlo.


Chris turned 26, I turned 23.


We rented every tv season possible: Ugly Betty, Weeds, Dexter, 24, etc. etc.
I fell in love with Edward all summer long:) (Twilight). Chris read 1984.
We worked, whether it be for school or for a lawyer, or for EM or headbands or even assisting at Organic Kitchen cooking classes.


I had a fabulous photographer offer to take pics of my headbands for Free! They also are being carried in the Plaza Hotel Warren Tricomi Salon in Manhattan!


We celebrated Thanksgiving in UT (so fun!) and Christmas in CA (so fun!) I shopped in Santa Barbara, Chris went to a UFC fight in Vegas. We rang in the New Year with a kiss & some serious laughs! (Court & Josh know what we mean!)


Oh and our Amazing friend Ashley gave us some GREAT news! ;)

We fought, we laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced, we played, we wished, we received, we gave, we loved. I cleaned ;)
It was a great year! We are looking forward to 2009! So much is ahead! Going to AZ to see my mom's side of the family & to see my Grandma Christensen (she is my hero). Law School graduation, moving to OC, finding a new job(for me), starting a new job(for him). Carver Family Reunion, Hawaii vacation, the BAR Exam, running my first half marathon, learning something new (last year was sewing this year I am still deciding), and going BACK to school(for me). Yikes! And hopefully a baby in 2010..but I'm still working on Chris ;)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

16 comments:

Jessica and Jason said...

What a great year you had! I loved reading all about your adventures. I feel like so much is happening to people our age. Craziness, I tell ya! Hope 2009 treats you well... you deserve it!

Chalonn said...

Wow...what a fun entry..even though I knew most of it :-))))))) So, what's up with forking out so much $ for your teeth..they're gorgeous! I love the pics of you guys..you're so cute! Bring it on 2009! I can't wait to see that 2010 baby too...

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Its called No Dental Insurance and HORRID teeth. HORRID!! I hate them. I wish for Veneers constantly! 2010 baby is a WISH. Chris is scared!!

Alison said...

Wow, what a year for you guys!! I bet you are relieved to bring an end to your time living apart. Wow--that would be awful! Eric and I just started watching all the 24 seasons too. We are so addicted!! Happy New Year!!

Jen said...

Hahahaha! I LOVED that doing your first push-up made the cut for your year-in-review highlights.

Ash said...

Hey!! The next time we come to LA (hopefully soon) lets get together please?! I would love to meet you kiddos. XOXO.

Bobbilynn said...

That was fun to read! I liked your 2008 review! and I was excited to see that you are planning on a 2010 baby. You guys should plan on a new years baby! They get a ton of prizes. You could do it.

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

The baby is a wish, lets hope it actually happens!
And Jen, the push up TOTALLY made the cut, I mean seriously, it was MONUMENTAL!!

Rachel said...

Happy New Year! Wow, you guys did have a busy year! Sounds so fun... Is'nt Dexter the best show ever! I am obsessed!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

wow, you are amazing! you have such a happy, warm, positive, zesty-for-life-ish vibe about you. you inspire me! and your headbands rock.~lisa

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Lisa, you are the nicest person in the world, that just made my day!! Thank You! (& if anyone wants unique kids tees, onsies, etc that ROCK LISA makes the coolest stuff!!)

the organic kitchen said...

I left a comment here but i see you didn't publish it. Now I don't remember what it was... but it was probably super witty and clever.

jaybay said...

Holy Moly! What a year you had! And you firs push up? REALLY? You are too CUTE!

Adam & Samantha said...

what a fun year! and i totally hear you about the teeth. Every time I go to the dentist I have the most random problem that they have never seen before and it costs a lot of money. I stay away from them until something is really hurting me. ha, happy new year! im sad we didnt get to talk! i talked to chris in the hallway for a second, he did a quick catch up for me. we talked about babies, he said baby this year when he graduates! keep me posted!

The Alvords said...

What a great year! We love you guys and are so glad we get to be a part of your lives. Here's to another amazing year.

PS a baby in 2010 sounds awesome. I wish 2009 but I'll take a niece or nephew whenever I can get one. Oh and I'm doing the April SLC half. You should join me. What a great excuse to come see your family.

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Oh Court trust me Id love to come to UT in April, but after Hawaii I can't take time off that close together! I am planning on coming out in May/June though...oh and Lauren & I have been planning on running a half in May in Newport! She is going to fly out! It will be my first half, i will start training in a month or so..I am SCARED! But it will be a new experience!