January 21, 2010

#94. "Friends choice"- I've had some interesting suggestions from friends including shooting things or learning to shoot things, but the one I think I like the most is get another piercing!! I would really like to get my rook pierced- and for those who don't know what that is, click here!

January 19, 2010

Celebrating life and mourning death in one weekend

My dad's mother passed away during the night on January 15. She lived to be 81 years old. The death in the family was a very sad event for the entire family, but there was also a silver lining to it. And that was the family was reunited for the first time in almost 15 years when my dad's father passed away. We agreed as a family that we need to stop meeting on these conditions and have a get-together before we lose another member. And this event ended my 15 days being alcohol-free.
..makes me sound like an alcoholic, but it will be very easy for me to complete the 30 days, that is, after my anniversary with Will in one week where I'm sure we'll be trying a new wine. At least I'll be 1 new wine closer to my goal on my 99 list!!

My brother and sister-in-law drove in from IL with Gabby for MaMa's funeral, but we ended the day on a very high note. Gabby got to meet my best friend's daughter Chloe, who is only 2 months younger than Gabby. They became fast friends which I knew they would and they were so incredibly cute together!! I hope they become close friends as they grow up- it would be really special for Teresa and I, and even my parents, to witness that :-)

January 4, 2010

#95. "Family's Choice"- My parents had a great suggestion for this one, and that is to participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run. A Charleston native, and I've never participated! I've always either had to work or was out of town during that entire weekend (a weekend which the Flowertown Festival also falls). Last year, my family all participated...MY DAD BEAT THEM ALL!...and this year, I want to be a part of it too!

If you've never been to Charleston and participated in the Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk, you can simply click this link and it will take you to the registration page.

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

"Two thousand ten" or "Twenty ten" ?

Today is the kick-off to my "99 in 999" and I couldn't be more excited to start crossing things off the list. #94 is currently blank for a friend to fill in so stay posted to see who's suggestion I use!

23. Try 20 new wines and find a red and white wine I actually like (1/20)- Will's brother Lex bought us Fat Bastard Sauvignon Blanc. I'm not a huge fan of wine, but I actually liked this one! Not very sweet, but really flavorful.