Monday, January 11, 2010

Our Wild New Years Eve!

I had to work New Years Day, unfortunately, so I wasn't able to stay out late. I did however, go home at 10PM, where I layed in bed until about 3am. That was a rough day at work. Anyway, Daniel and I went to my parents house for New Years Eve. My sister threw a get together there. We had appetizers, played games, and played band hero. Daniel and I never played before, and we really liked it. I only liked singing and the drums. I am definitely no good at the guitar. It was fun to be with my family and my husband on New Years Eve.

We really love to get pictures together.
My oldest niece Ashley really tears it up on the guitar. She does expert and nails almost every note. I can't even see the colors as quickly as they come, yet she gets them. It's amazing.

Daniel plays the drums in real life. He says this whole band hero is nothing like the real deal. Nonetheless, I feel kind of cool being able to play for fake.

My sisters Michele and Stephanie.

I was pretending to be the little drummer boy. It was so funny to watch me and my sisters play the drums. We were all holding the sticks with a vice grip and were so choppy in our movements. SO FUNNY!

And then there's Nana. Oh Nana. She's so funny. From the very beginning she's liked Daniel. It was so funny to watch her do the air drums. Later she kept taping Dan on the back to ever other beat. She really got into it and it was good to see her enjoying herself.
All and all it was a great New Years Eve. I love my family and my husband. I feel so blessed in my life. I'm so excited to see how 2010 will play out.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Top 10

I welcome this New Year! Good bye 2009, I'm sorry things didn't work out between us. Yes, you gave me my eternal companion, but I don't think I'll miss you too much. But Hello 2010, I'm eager to get to know you and all the surprises you'll bring our way. But let me tell you what is planned for us in 2010:

1. Discovering where Dan will be accepted to nursing school and deciding which state we'll live in and what job I'll be taking to reduce my income substantially. (Gotta love Oregon, and being well compensated!)

2. Possibly going on a "real honeymoon" for our first anniversary to somplace tropical. Maybe Mexico. Maybe Hawaii. Maybe Costa Rica. And if worse comes to worst, maybe San Diego.

3. Making our marriage official in Heaven! :)

4. Discovering the endless possibilities of the summer. Hopefully visiting here again with the Deweys. Maybe backpacking for our first time together. Definitely hitting up Vernonia again with the fam. Maybe trying this with Dan for my first time. But whatever the summer brings, I know it will bring plenty of this!

5. The Vrtiska Family Reunion 2010 in the wonderful Wyoming!

6. Possibly working on getting ourselves one of these! And praying that it won't turn into this.

7. Passing the CCRN exam, making me a certified critical care nurse. Increased wages. Notoriety. Professional growth. What else could you ask for?

8. Getting out of debt! Except those pesky student loans that feel like an unwelcome house guest!

9. Maybe going back to school. Then I'll be making big girl bucks!

10. Trying new things. Learning new things. Perfecting old talents. General self improvement.

As often goes, plans don't always work out. But 2010, you see what we desire, and please make our dreams come true!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Day

MeRrY ChRiStMaS!
what a wonderful Christmas we had?! Dan worked until 2:30, so we opened presents when he got home from work. Then we headed over to his sisters house for dinner and festivities. We left a little earlier than the rest to go to a movie, a favorite tradition of mine. We saw Avatar, which I have to admit was really quite good. It was a great Christmas indeed!

The blanket is a accessory of mine around the house. Our downstairs stays awfully cold for some crazy reason! Must be all the windows!
I've really needed some jackets for a while and my cute husband picked out this for me. He loves to surf so it's no wonder he would get me a surfing brand sweatshirt.
Finally! Now I don't have to wear Dan's hand-me-down goggles snowboarding anymore!

I'd been fussing about getting Elf all season long and little did I know, Dan had bought it before I started talking about it. "Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?"
Another jacket Dan picked out for me. I love it and have worn it a lot since Christmas. It's super comfy and warm. Good job Dan!

Dan needed some tools, a tape measurer for sure! We totally needed this one!

And now he can be tough with his 18v drill! I'm really happy about this one!

For all those who know my husband, know he's kind of obsessed with working out. I mean six days a week this kid is in the gym! Ugh! Anyway, he drinks this stuff like water...

Now this was my favorite gift to give him. I gave him Angel last year and he loved it. When he ran out he got this other stuff that seriously smelled so bad. I really didn't like it so when Christmas came around, it was a no brainer to get this for him! Mmmmm, he smells so good now!
And with all his exercising, he was in dire need of some new shorts. He looks very good in them! Cute husband!