I turned 24 in January. Not that big of a deal, but I did get the best birthday present ever!
Tada! Isn't she pretty? I've taken up sewing again. The last time I really spent any time sewing was in elementary school with Liz and Erin - we made some pretty hilarious things. My favorite was a vest I made in second grade out of fabric that looked like the cover of a National Geographic magazine - very realistic lions. I have no idea why I picked it, but I was so proud to wear it to school and show everyone.... How embarrassing! Anyway, I LOVE my new machine. Sewing has quickly become my new favorite hobby. So far I've made....
a baby quilt for my friend Kirsten's little girl
a purse/tote for my sister's birthday
and curtains for our bedroom (I still have some improvements I want to make to them). All in all, I'm loving the new hobby!
We celebrated our one year anniversary in March! Hard to believe that we've been married for over a year now. Time sure flies when you're having fun! We celebrated by spending the weekend on the plaza and eating at lots of fun, fancy places. It was so wonderful to get away and spend an entire weekend enjoying being married. I'd do it all over again if we could!
Let's see....what's next? Zach turned the big 25! I tried to make it special for him by asking 25 of his closest friends and family to write honoring letters. I compiled all the letters into a book and gave them to him. It was sure fun to read through them all together! I hope he enjoyed this year's present as much as last year's (a remote control helicopter). Zach sure has wonderful people in his life!
Life since March has been fairly routine. We've been playing a lot of cribbage and watching Wheel of Fortune. I know it sounds pretty lame, but we have a lot of fun doing it! Sometimes I even drink hot tea.... Does that make me old? Since the weather's gotten nice, we've been going on what we call "run/walks" together after work. They generally tend to include more walking than running, but it's great to spend time outside together.
I got new running shoes last week! This might not be exciting news to anyone else, but I'm pumped! They're pretty humongous. I went to one of those fancy stores where they analyze your foot shape and watch you walk. Apparently my toes need lots of room to wiggle, especially if I'm planning to run long distances, which I'm trying to do. Last week I ran a total of 15 miles! It's not that much, but it's a great start! I'm contemplating if I want to register for any races....Who knows! The road is my oyster, I guess.
That's about it for our life update. I know it included more about my life than Zach's, but if he refuses to blog, I can write more about myself, right? Maybe he'll get on here one of these days and grace us with some words!
Just for fun, I'll leave you all with a WONDERFUL picture sent to me last year by the beautiful Sally Jane....