Because it was so much fun a last year…
January: Spending New Years in the Golan, hiking Masada, and staying in this most amazing of places in the Negev desert (home of the HBDP) — all during Jenelle’s visit.
February: New Zealand trip for B & G’s wedding, Hobbiton, and snorkeling for the first time. During the post-wedding Week of Awesome, we stayed in our own private bach that was only a few steps from our own private bay where we read, swam, and the Kiwis taught Jonathan how to play cricket. Hey, a horse!
March was also the month that Jon and I met Aaron & Nick in Germany.
April: Spending my birthday on the Harry Potter tour was amazing. As was seeing (read: getting splashed by) Singin’ in the Rain and drinking many a Bulmers.
It was also the last time I visited my beach.
May: My last day in Ramallah. I spent it at an outdoor BBQ place on the side of a mountain with good friends, good food, and good argeelah, making many good memories.
June: New home! Goodbye, Bearskin; Hello, Janeway! Our Amazonica welcome plant from K & D is still alive (knock on wood) — probably due to its little guardian friend.
July: Probably seeing Yasiel Puig dominate the Nationals on the hottest, most humid and disgusting string of days in DC memory.
August: Jonathan and I traveled to Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro for a friend’s wedding. We joined up with a bunch of DC friends while there and traveled around. It was beautiful – well worth the trip. (Again had me thinking of Slapper, et al.)
September: Labor Day road trip to Virginia Beach. Lots of traffic; still worth it.
October: The return of Halloween!! Tank and I dressed up as the Octagon and a UFC Fighter, respectively. I think our costumes were a success — about 1:3 people knowing what we were and agreeing that we totally nailed it. I think we ended up celebrating Halloween at least three times — this time at Night of the Living Zoo.
…and a visit from
these hooligans friends.
November: A return to our Thanksgiving-hosting tradition and the first time using our “wedding china,” — direct from the factory in Hebron. The food was delicious (vegetarian and gluten free, natch) and the serving ware worked out pretty perfectly.
December: My brother and his girlfriend got free tickets to the final Vikings game at the Metrodome and invited Tank and I to come along. It was easily the most packed I have ever seen any stadium — so much purple! — not an empty seat in the house. (We also won! SKOL!)