Jan 3

2008: Year in Review

Hello and happy new year! Did everyone have a good Christmas? What did you end up doing for NYE? The week at my parents was truly refreshing, I had about 8-9 hours of sleep a night and was able to catch up on some reading that I had put aside for awhile. I finally finished off the 7th book in the Harry Potter series and now I understand the Harry Potter craze! lol

I’m not really one to do a year in review, but so much has happened in the past year! There were both good and bad things (as expected) and I’m not going to really dwell in the bad, but I figured all the fun events that I didn’t blog about should be highlighted here. Another year has passed and another year I’ve grown. I hope that this somewhat explains my crazy life and why I had so many breaks in between posts.

I remember posting that I went to Mexico in May for my gf’s wedding. Please excuse our squinty eyes, the sun was so bright that day! Our group of about 25 stayed for a week and we ate like kings/queens and participated in as many activities as possible.

One of the most memorable events for me (besides my gf’s wedding day) was swimming with the dolphins!

That same month, my friend and I attended Eat Vancouver. I was able to meet Bob Blumer and Anna Olson whom I’ve been watching on tv for years now.

This was the summer that I BBQ’d tons. When I think of my 2008 BBQ’s, my mouth waters for skewers, watermelon and mojitos!

Even though I grew up in Kelowna – this summer was the first time I visited a couple of the local wineries… One of my favourite summer photos!

This photo was taken on one of the nights I celebrated my birthday. I turned 25 this year and though it didn’t seem like a big deal to me, all my friends wanted to celebrate this “milestone” birthday. I think that two weeks of festivities and 8 differing cakes sure as heck made it special. Thank you to all my friends who were so thoughtful.

Halloween 2008 was a complete blast! I have been wanting to be Little Red Riding Hood for years and I was able to gather up all costume accessory and clothing pieces in time. I went around work that day and did “reverse trick or treating” which consisted of me handing out goods to colleagues. lol

Other major highlights of the year:

I’m almost positive that I’ve left out other things but I think that covers the big ones. Looking forward to all the new adventures that 2009 brings me! Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Those are beautiful pictures and even better memories. You certainly had a wonderful 2008 and I wish you an even better 2009. Happy New Year Thanh

  2. What a beautiful year! May 2009 be even more sparkling for you! Happy New Year!

  3. I loved reading all about your 2008. You sure had a great year didn’t you? I especially loved the dolphin photo and the Little Red Riding Hood photos. Made me giggle. Here’s to a wonderful 2009!! Sherri

  4. Your 2008 looks pretty amazing in photos! I hope that 2009 brings more of your wishes and dreams to you! xoxo

  5. What a fun year in review post!

    Thanks for letting us have a peek in your beautiful life.

  6. Really nice, Thanh! I love all of the positive energy from this post. πŸ™‚

  7. how fun to read your year in reveiw!! and I loved all your pics. great post.

  8. What a lot of fun times in 2008. Love that you put them all together. Happy New Year.

  9. Learned something new about you!! You are a Food Network junkie too!! I would love to go to that this year! We should plan to to attend together.

  10. Thanks for sharing your year with us. Love the dolphin pics and attending weddings is a wonderful thing. Hope there are more of them in 2009.

  11. Thanh, this was such a great post! What a year you had with so much to remember fondly in years to come. Meanwhile you continue to experience and participate in so many new adventures and creative endeavors. This was such fun to read and I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures to come in 2009!


  12. Hi, Thanh! Happy New Year!
    I love your sweet photos of you in 2008:)
    Your 2009 must be filled with more & MORE happiness! I promise, Thanh!

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful 2008!! I hope that your 2009 is just as great!! Happy New Year!

  14. Wow, what a wonderful year you’ve had…how exciting! I LOVED the “trash the dress” video, I hadn’t seen it, but it was just as good as the other one. And I’m so jealous you got to a Cirque Du Soleil event….I want to see that so bad. Hope 2009 is an even better year for you.


  15. I enjoyed reading your review post, it made me think of my year. Great pictures and great memories you have.

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