1.01.2008

It’s a new year and a new post!

I hope each of you enjoyed a memorable end to 2007. For our New Year’s Eve, Max and I enjoyed dinner at a castle, which sits on the side of a small mountain. I kid you not! After dinner and just before midnight we grabbed a bottle of champagne and went outside to watch no fewer then eight different fireworks displays from all the little towns that are nestled in the valley below. It was a magical moment!

Although I’ll admit, aside from last night, I have felt more like Cinderella after her carriage turned into the pumpkin! Max and I have been busy settling into our new home, unpacking boxes, assembling furniture, and cleaning. Where’s a fairy godmother when you need her? Each night I have been too exhausted to even think about posting. However, now that we are settled, I have many things to share over the next days and weeks ahead.

In addition to the New Year and moving into a thousand year old house, I experienced another milestone—the arrival of the 11th anniversary of my 29 birthday. For the occasion I requested a low-key celebration. Max complied by treating me to a desperately needed spa day and dinner at a quaint Italian restaurant. Originally these events were going to include my friend Jules, but her trip had to be rescheduled. She claims that she couldn’t find her passport and was unable to get one in time for the trip, but I think she realized I’d have her unpacking boxes right along with me. She’s one smart lady, ya think?

13 comments:

Me said...

Sounds like a crazy busy time. Moving sucks, but it's still exciting. :)

Have a great new year and happy belated birthday!

kenju said...

Happy belated birthday, Diane, and I hope you post soon! Happy New Year too!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday and welcome to 2008! It's already promising to be one heckuva a year for you. I hope that when you look back this time next year, you'll have nothing but wonderfully momentous memories to recall.

Dan-E said...

cinderella after her ride turned into a pumpkin is still cinderella.

happy new year!

running42k said...

Not a bad way to ring in the new year.

Happy belated birthday.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Happy belaterd Birthday and Happy New Year! It sounds like your NYE was out of a movie! I am happy you are getting settled and look forward to hearing about your adventures in the weeks to come....

AmyD said...

Happy belated birthday and New Year! I can't wait to read all about what this year has to bring for you. :o)

Suvii said...

Happy Belated Birthday and Happy New Year, wonderful lady!! I know 2008 will bring so many adventures for you and I can't wait to hear all about them!

June said...

Happy Happy Happy Belated Birthday Diane!!

Sounds like a marvelous NYE indeed!

utenzi said...

Ouch. That's a rough birthday, Diane. I passed that point 6 years ago but I think for guys it's 50 that stands out-- so 40 was painless.

Happy New Year!

ms chica said...

Happy anniversary! Setting up a house is quite a job, says she who finally took items left unpacked from her last move four years ago to Good Will.

LZ Blogger said...

Happy (but belated) BIRTHDAY Diane! Don't feel so bad about it. I've celebrated my 29th anniversary of my 29th birthday already! Age is just a state of mind! ~ jb///

M said...

happy belated 11th anniversary of your 29th Birthday!! :D