Long time, no post - we know. We have lots to catch up on, that's for sure. For one, it's been totally freezing around here. It was lovely this week when we were lucky enough to hit 32 degrees - it felt like a day in the tropics.
Speaking of the tropics, we just returned from a nice weekend in the sunny oasis that is Scottsdale. John played lots of golf with his dad, and I ran a half marathon with my mom and her friend, Luanne. Note to self: you should probably train for half marathons. I was sort of in denial about this race. And although the running itself wasn't bad, the pain I was in after (and still am experiencing, thank you very much) was unbearable. I have a wicked case of shin splints and officially have cankles because of all the swelling in my shins. Lovely. I have to say, it was fun, and I'm planning on doing another half in Seattle in June and here in Chicago in August.
We promise to do better about posting. But really, until relatively recently, we didn't have much to say.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Last night we got some really great news -- John's sister, Lisa, got engaged to her boyfriend, Niel!! Apparently he proposed while cruising down London's Thames River, with the London Eye in the background. Very romantic and cute! Lisa and Niel will be visiting the states for the fall and Christmas, and they are making a stop in Chicago, so we can't wait to celebrate this momentous occasion with them in person! Congrats you two - we are so happy for you!
2008 was pretty kind to us, but we're happy to ring in 2009. Some highlights from the past year:
Happy New Year!
- I got a great new job at Berger Schatz and am loving it! I'm a lot busier than before, but it's nice to be in such a professional environment.
- John's job is still going really well - his huge catalog brought in lots of sales, despite the economic situation.
- We continue to love living in Chicago. We love our work and our condo, and are fortunate to have lots of great friends here!
Happy New Year!