One year ago at right this very minute, we were pulling into Albuquerque with
a moving van,
a car on a trailer,
and no idea of what lie ahead of us.
We pulled in, Javi having never been here, and jumped head first into the craziest year of our lives.
Craziest, and most wonderful.
|Just before driving away from our Utah life.|
|Saying goodbye to our first apartment|
To commemorate the highlights of this year, we each made a list while eating lunch at our favorite deli.
The List of the Mister:
The birth of Celine
Doing a news story from a hot air balloon
The "homeless" story that essentially made him famous in the ABQ
Receiving a new car AS A GIFT
Being made the Branch President in our church.
The List of the Lady:
The pregnancy and birth of Celine
The Balloon Fiesta
Starting my Master's degree
Countless trips to Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama to visit my favorites
exploring this place.
Our favorite places around the ABQ:
The year-round Farmer's Market
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flying Star Cafe
2-5 Sonic Happy Hour (only 2-4 in Utah)
The things we could have done without but can laugh at now:
The time we were robbed,
Moving 3 times in 7 months,
Leaving my phone on top of the car and driving down a 6 lane highway
Why we're happy to be staying a little longer:
The Alvarado Park Spanish Branch of the LDS church,
Living in a city where everything is so close,
The friends we've made,
Javi being the "Voice of the Lobos" as the ESPN radio commentator for UNM sports,
The Balloon Fiesta round 2,
More exploration while being less pregnant.
Thanks for a fantastic year, Albuquerque.
You are fabulous and we love being apart of you.