Well its been a while since I posted anything. We have been busy traveling to see family and then cleaning our apartment from top to bottom since we were having friends stay with us this weekend. Now that they have left we have a wonderfully clean apartment (aside from the copious amount of bottles that needs to be put into the recycling bin).
Its funny to think how much has changed in the past year. Last year for New Year's we were in Madison so Aaron could meet with his future boss to talk about job opportunities here. I remember being driven around on New Year's Eve to look at the campus and city. It was a really foggy day and I felt bad because Aaron could barely see any of Madison. The weather yesterday was extremely similar to that day. One of our friends even thought Lake Monona was Lake Michigan because you couldn't see across it.
Christmas and New Year's last year was a time of unsureness for Aaron and I. While we celebrated the holidays with our families, we didn't know where we would be working, living, or studying in the coming months. Pretty much all we knew for sure was we would be getting married in July, since the down payment was already made on our reception site. We enjoyed ourselves but we were both anxious.
We were so lucky to have everything work out for us in the weeks that followed. Aaron got a job offer and we found an apartment in Madison that was downtown, affordable, and available immediately.
After a few weeks of searching, I found a job too, and eventually was accepted into my graduate program. Things couldn't have gone better than they did and I hope our good luck continues into this year!