Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in review: Personal and Pop Culture

2009 was a good year overall and I got to experience many things and places that I never had before. Here are some quick highlights from each month:

January – Brought in the New Year with Geof and Kelly at Barnaby’s. A good time was had by all and it was the perfect way to start 2009.

Kelly and me on New Year's Eve

February – Went to Las Vegas with Geof for Valentine’s Day. It was a work trip for him and I got to tag along. We were able to spend a good amount of time together and he made Valentine’s Day an unforgettable evening. We went to Prime for dinner and saw “O” at The Bellagio.

Geof and me in Vegas at The Bellagio

March – Successfully had our first ice show in awhile at the rink that I teach at. Geof and I went to the Nickelback concert and it was such a good show.

Geof and Me at The Nickelback concert

April – Went to Orlando with my mom for a mother/daughter trip. She had always wanted to swim with the dolphins, so I took her to Discovery Cove to do just that. It was her belated Christmas present from Geof & me.

My Mom and me at Discovery Cove

May – Geof and I went to a Phillies game and Chase turned 2. It was a pretty uneventful month.

Mandy and Chase for his 2nd Birthday

June – Summer fun! Pool time, Phillies game, date nights with Geof and some fun girls’ nights.

Geof and me at our first Phillies game of the season

July – Geof and I celebrated our birthdays. His is technically June 30th, but we celebrated in July. Some more fun girls’ nights, beach time and I met Danny Bonaduce.

Danny Bonaduce and me

Geof and me on my birthday

August – Fun girls’ nights at The Deck and more beach time in Atlantic City. I also got to go to another Phillies game.

Bally's Bikini Beach Bar in Atlantic City

September – HAWAII! This was by far the highlight of my year and the best trip I have ever been on in my entire life. I also jumped off a cliff when I was there, which was pretty insane. It was a rush and I’m glad that I did it. I also got to go to the Britney Spears concert.

I miss those Hawaiian sunsets

Happy in Hawaii

Cliff I jumped off of at Waimea Bay

October – Geof and I celebrated our 1-year anniversary as husband and wife. The beginning of fall arrived and we got to see some postseason Phillies baseball at Citizen Bank Park.

Geof and me at NLCS Game 5

November – Finally went to see a World Series game live. I also got to meet some bloggers at a meet-up and spent Thanksgiving with the family.

Blogger meet-up in King of Prussia

December – Braved the biggest snowstorm on record in December with Geof and had a cozy weekend. It was also a wonderful family Christmas!

December snow
Top 10 2009 Pop Culture no particular order, according to me

10. Horrible parents – Jon & Kate, Octo-Mom and the Heene’s
9. The year of Gaga – she came out of nowhere and in my opinion dominated the music scene the entire year. I’m a huge fan.
8. Chris Brown & Rhianna fight
7. Twitter
6. Vampires rule
5. Susan Boyle
4. Kanye West/Taylor Swift VMA’s
3. Tiger Woods scandal
2. The Hangover…funniest movie all year
1. Michael Jackson’s death

What were some of your highlights of the year? Any major pop culture events I forget?


The Wife said...

Looks like you had a great year!!

MCW said...

What a fantastic year!
My year was amazing just because I met all of "you" bloggers!

Gwen said...

What a wonderful year especially the Hawaii trip!!! I hope you and Geof have a fabulous NYE!! XOXO

Brittany Ann said...

Thank you for being such a great bloggy friend this year!

Happy 2010!

Sarah said...

Love the pics!! Happy New Year!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

What a great year it looks like you had, here's to having more great times in 2010!

Jill said...

What a fun year! I still can't believe you jumped off the cliff. I was telling someone about it the other day. You're so brave!

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2010. Love ya, friend.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Happy new year!!!

Brittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is WAY cute. Love all your pictures, it looks like you had a wonderful year! I look forward to adding your blog to my daily reads!

Kristen said...

that is the cutest picture of the dogs!! Happy New Year!!

Lacey said...

It looks like you've had a wonderful year! I loved reading about your travels this year and all the fun you and Geof had in 2009. Hope 2010 brings you even more blessings and good times!

Spitzer Tales said...

What a great recap! I loved reading it. Thanks for posting...I'll be back for more in 2010!

Shoshanah said...

Looks like a great year. I was especially jealous of your trip to Hawaii back when you were posting it, and am just as jealous now. Hope 2010 treats you just as good.

Katie said...

So jealous of your hawaii trip still haha!

Beth Dunn said...

U R So on! I need to do a blog highlight of 2009. So glad I met you! xoxo

Trish said...

Looks like a fabulous year! Hope I get to meet you in 2010. Wishing you all the bestest!! :)

Kristin said...

Happy new year lady! I can't believe I saw Gaga with NKOTB and didn't realize how fabulous she was at the time. Ahhhhhhhh

Blair said...

I loved seeing all of your pictures from the year! You had an amazing year girlie!!
And I love love loved the pop culture highlights! Great idea and fun remembering everything from 2009.

Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Love your year recap!! You had quite a fun year!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Oh those pictures of Hawaii makes me want to pack my bags and fly away!! So beautiful!!

Luna said...

you had an amazing year.

Lis said...

What a great post Jules!! I am loving this! I have so enjoyed following your blog over this past year I felt like we were old friends reminiscing over the past year! :) Love it!

Happy New Year hun!!! xoxo

Nocona said...

I liked your pop culture top 10! You covered it well.

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.