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!
Top 10 2009 Pop Culture Highlights...in 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
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?