New Apartment: The glorious days of the crappy first apartment ended this year! I'm kind of funny in that I wanted the crappy "first apartment" experience and I got it. Our old place was 400 sq. ft. with two small windows (total) and the sickly off-white wall color that we didn't paint because we didn't expect to stay longer than our lease. In June, we moved to our current abode: a luxurious 814 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath palace (comparatively). It. is. wonderful. And to top it off, we saved up to buy our own washer and dryer (no more quarter scrounging!!!) and some new "grown-up" furniture. Our purple couch and new bedroom set still make me smile.
New Car: This was a blessing in disguise (I think). Our wedding-car fiasco ended with us buying our new car and the financially hardest 5 months we have had to deal with as a couple. It was a monthly challenge to make sure we had enough in the bank to cover our living expenses (which as detailed in the "new apartment" section, were quite a bit more expensive). It's been hard, it's still hard, and we're learning how to deal with these things and maintain our great relationship. It will be a while before we are fully financially repaired from buying this car, but it was necessary at the time and the experience of doing something completely on our own, days after getting married, was priceless.
Our Wedding: You knew this would be the top moment, right? It was, by far, one of the greatest days of my life and I couldn't be more thankful for my awesome husband. He is supportive, loving, and handsome-as-hell and getting married, even as young as we did, was the right decision for us.
The year 2010 was a huge year for us, making the transition between a couple of college kids to full-fledged adults ain't easy but it's been awesome. I can only hope that 2011 brings more wonderful things into our new lives together!