JanuaryLet's start with an end to an awesome OU Football season, celebrated in Miami, and quickly saddened by the end of it all in Miami. All in all it was the fastest trip I have ever taken, and I'm not complaining I was ready to bolt as soon as we lost. I am thankful for William's dad for always getting us tickets to the bowl games :).
Life Lesson: Maybe if we stop going to bowl games, then maybe OU will win one? I hope that's not true.
Beautiful South Beach on Game Day!
National Championship 2009
Best Friends in Miami!
On the Balcony of Laura & Kyle's Condo
It's Raining.... Snow?
My SMO SMO SMO
On the top of the mountain by Laura's restaurant
AND this is how I felt about my knee brace!
Highland's Closing Party!
I had a fun filled Vegas Vacation in May with my lovely friends, that don't live anywhere near me. Coming together for weddings, vacations, get togethers, really makes me cherish the memories we do have together. It is always so fun to see each other, but always bittersweet when I have to go back home. Mallory made a special appearance in Vegas, which was the sugar on top of the weekend! Love You ALL!
Life Lesson: Nothing will replace my dear friends who have been there through thick and thin...I love them dearly!
Bach Round 2 in Vegas...who will be round 3????
Love my sweet friends!
Mesa Grill (Bobby Flay's restaurant)
JuneWilliam and I went to San Diego for my mom's conference (National Conference on Race & Ethnicity). I love my mom to death and am so proud of what she has been doing for the past 20+ years. She really has made a difference!
While we were in California, William and I also took a short train ride to see my family that lives in Orange County! I miss them all so much and I am so happy William got to meet most of them! We had such a FUN time!
Life Lesson: Family means everything to me and for that I am grateful for the families I do have.
San Diego Zoo
The Bird Cage at the San Diego Zoo
Laguna Beach with my aunt!
Mahsa and me out and about
JulyOh Happy Day! July 11, 2009: The day I became a Pace!
And through my shock and tears I exclaimed, "I get to be a PACE!!"-Right after William proposed to me.
I was truely blessed to be able to have a day where everything I have ever dreamed up came together and most importantly with the husband/companion/partner I have always dreamed of!
Words can't express how fantastic not only our wedding day was, but the start of our lives together! When we came back from our honeymoon everything just came together!
July also brought 2 new families together! Pace + Nabavi! I love them all so very much! I don't know what I would do without my family, and now I don't know what I would do without William's Family!
Life Lesson: Once again, patience is a virtue; everything will fall in place, you just have to wait for it!
AugustMOVING DAY! William and I finally moved into a house! It is perfect for us right now, and right by his school! It is also a perk for me because it now takes me 10 minutes to get to work! William also began law school this month!
Life Lesson: This will be the LAST time we move in the summer and without movers. We are blessed to have friends like David and Zach, and family that worked hard through that hot summer day!
SeptemberITS A GIRL FINALLY! My Brother & Liz had a girl finally after 4 boys! Her name is Katherine (we call her Kate) Elizabeth Nabavi and I love her dearly! She is BEAUTIFUL!
October & NovemberWilliam and I made our way down to Dallas (again) for the OU/tx game. We cringed in our seats the entire time, and I scowled at the longhorn fans in our section. OU didn't put up the football season we wanted, but hey there's always next year!
I made my first real thanksgiving dish (Green Bean Casserole) and 2 pumpkin pies. We also celebrated 3 glorious thanksgiving dinners. YUM!
DecemberWilliam survived Law School, we was are surviving being newlyweds, and we are excited as ever to celebrate our first Christmas!
As you can see 2009 was a great year that brought William and I as husband and wife, families together, great memories with my closest friends, traveling, and a reunion with my family in California. I have also learned many lessons in life, and have grown because of that. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for William and I. It's a funny thing, people always talk about these chapters in life, but I literally see the chapters now, I see one page closing and another story beginning, and I just can't wait to keep reading!