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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I know it’s a bit late, but I just couldn’t miss putting up what is always my favourite post of the year… a recap of 2010 in photos, and then looking forward to what’s coming in 2011. :)

First of all, thank you to all my awesome blog visitors in 2010! We had just over 1.1 million unique visitors in 2010 and about 2.8 million unique visitors since the birth of this blog a couple years ago! :) Woohoo!

2010 was an amazing year… I’m so thankful for my friends, family, and of course Allan… my amazing boyfriend-turned-fiancé in 2010! Here is the recap in photos:


Our new bedroom makeover! (Fisheye)

Sports Room

We completed our apartment makeover by the beginning of 2010! It was great to start the year with a fresh design and a cozy home to come back to.


Our signs at the Canada-Norway Game

Our group with Five Alarm Funk

February was truly one of the best months of my life. The 2010 Winter Olympics came to Vancouver and we partied hard and cheered our hearts out for Canada. We went to the men’s Canada vs. Russia hockey game, women’s Canada vs. Sweden hockey, and Canada-USA curling semi finals. We attended the exclusive invite-only Club Bud parties, saw Canada win the Gold Medal in men’s hockey at the Molson Hockey House, and checked out all the venues around town. I will never forget those moments.


Amazon Kindle sleep mode view

Blackberry Bold 9700 Front

In March I bought the Amazon Kindle which is the gadget/technology that has made the MOST impact on my life since the invention of the cellphone. I read almost every day and I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to read using my Kindle. I use it at the gym, on trips, before bed at night… it’s made a big difference in my life. Speaking of cellphones, I also bought a new Blackbery Bold 9700 which I still have, and love immensely!


Mustang Powder Catskiing/Catboarding

Recipe: Tender Beef Short Ribs with Creamy Papardelle Pasta

In April we went on the best snowboard trip of our lives doing catskiing / catboarding at Mustang Powder… it was absolutely incredible! Fresh powder lines every day. We also started cooking a lot more and learning to make fresh pasta and more.


Surprise Proposal!

Heirloom Ring

In May, Allan got down on one knee and proposed to me. It was the happiest day of my life! A complete shock and surprise. I’m so happy to marry the most amazing man in the world in September. I love him with all my heart and couldn’t ask for a better person to spend every free moment with and never get tired of it!


Downhill Mtn Biking at Mount Fromme

Ceremony Site: Black Rock Resort

In June, I learned to downhill mountain bike at Mt. Fromme and we also booked our awesome wedding venue at Black Rock Resort in Tofino/Ucluelet area. Woohoo!



Jonetsu Vancouver Wedding Photography

In July we went on a few awesome surfing and camping trips with friends, and booked our freaking amazing wedding photographers, JONETSU. We now consider Chadwick and Camille our good friends and can’t wait to create magic with them.


A Day At the Races

Allan & Allie Engagement Party

In August, we attended the annual horse races event that our friends’ throw which is always a blast, and we threw our engagement party in my parent’s backyard for our close family and friends.


Time to RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hornby Island Trip 2010

In September we started playing dodgeball (which is SUPER fun), and went on an annual trip with friends to Hornby Island!


Awesome time at company hockey tonight!!!  Trout Lake Arena is SERIOUSLY sick.. Great new facility!

Me and @abeautifullife at @WhistlerBlckcmb :)

In October I started playing ice hockey more regularly and we started hanging out more with our now close friends Liv and Rob. I’m so happy that we met in 2010 and became good friends so quickly! So thankful to have them in our lives.


My Birthday Party

New York Trip Part 1/4

In November I had my birthday party and Allan and I went with my best friend and maid of honour Kim and her fiancé Greg to New York for a trip of a lifetime! Kleinfeld’s Bridal, Lion King, Mesa Grill, Mario Batali’s Del Posto, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Serendipity, Times Square, and lots more eating, shopping and sightseeing.


Holidays 2010

And December was filled with some more fun and sentimental memories with family and friends.


I’m so excited for 2011 to get rolling! Our wedding is in September this year and it’s hard to believe how fast time has gone past. There’s so much planning to do. We’ve also got a bunch of great ski trips planned to Big White and Apex, and maybe a few more places. A couple surf trips in the summer (cutting back due to wedding costs!) and maybe a couple mountain biking days too. I’m also hoping to finally start working out more and losing the weight I’ve been trying to lose over the past year and a half. And lastly… be better with my money! We really have to crack down now that the wedding costs are starting to add up.

And that’s it for me!

How was your 2010? What are you most looking forward to in 2011?

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