1.05.2011

Dear 2011, you've got a lot to live up to.


2010 was quite possibly the best year so far.  
It brought me a husband and college graduation.  
It proved to be a year of growth and learning about so many new things.  I'm sad to see it go.  
A tear rolled down my face a few minutes after 2011 came as I said to John, "That was the last time we could say we got married this year."  
I am still looking forward to 2011 and it's surprises.

We spent New Years Eve all by our selves in our little apartment.  
We sipped on Sparkling Apple Cider, Italian Pomegranate Soda from the World Market, and Sparkling White Grape Juice.  
It got a little crazy.



We watched Netflix the whole night and snuggled on our day bed in the living room.  We had piles of pillows and blankets and wallowed in them and watched The Office til we couldn't take anymore of the awkwardness that it displays.
We ordered in chicken habenero sandwiches and chocolate lava cakes.


Dear 2010,

You were oh-so-good to us and our favorite year so far.  It was a pleasure to be married during your year and go on a glorious honeymoon and bask in our love. 
We loved the discoveries that we made about each other and learning to serve one another.
We loved making dinners together.
We loved doing the dishes toegther.
We loved late night talks and cuddling in the most comfortable bed in the world.
We loved laughing endlessly at things only the two of us could ever understand.
We loved having friends over in our little apartment and sharing a piece of our world with others.
We loved playing new music together.
We loved being students together (even for just one semester). 
We loved playing "1-2-3 come and jump on me" and breaking our bed.
We loved stopping at the rest stop in Arkansas coming home from Colorado for Thanksgiving and having a spitting contest. (Even though I ended up spitting on myself)
We loved staying up til 2am almost every night just because we couldn't ever get enough time with one another.
We loved sharing our first holidays together and building a home and a life together.
We loved becoming a family.
We sure hope that 2011 can live up to you.

Lovingly,
Rachel and John


Dear 2011,

Bring it.

The Murphys



32 comments:

e.day said...

and you forgot to say you started this fabulous blog and everyone loves and met your BBF! duh.

i'm sincerely considering having a daybed instead of a couch when i get married. it seems so much better for snugglefestivals.

i can totally see that spitting contest like rose and jack in titanic.

oh, happy 2011 friend! i can't wait to see what this year brings you.

ps. i'm emailing you a picture from my antiquing adventures that made me think of you! and sorry for blowing up your comment box with this long one...

*S said...

Sounds like an amazing year you had. I hope 2011 brings that much more for you! :)

xo.

Amy said...

Wow. Sounds like you two had an incredible 2010. It was by far my favorite year yet. Congratulations on a new year, new adventures, and a strong standing love. You two sound like you couldn't be more perfect for each other. Love love love!

Amanda Moury said...

Cheers to an AMAZING year! I love that your and the Mr had a relaxing/order in/drinking apple cider kind of evening to ring in the new year! I hope 2011 DOES bring it! It's got some big shoes to fill :) Happy Wednesday lovely friend!

Haley K said...

love it! 2011 does have a lot to live up to! :) And I hope this next year for you 2 is even BETTER than the last =)

PS - your polkadot shirt, necklace, and lovely bun on top of your head is pure perfection <3

Ashley said...

That sounds like quite a year! The first one is so, so good... and they are all good after the first one, but that first one is very special. Happy New Year to you both!

Pia said...

Such a sweet post! :)
I hope your 2011 will be just as good and happy as 2010 was, and even better and happier.

And I am so happy you're posting again. I missed you.

Miranda said...

Adorable post! we stayed in together & watched the office & netflix too!!! 2010 was a great year & i wish you the best in 2011 :)

Kell said...

So, I LOVE daybeds. Is that weird? Probably.. but when you mentioned it, tons of pictures of daybeds jumped into my mind and I fantasized hanging out on one and just reading.

Whatever, that was a weird tangent. 2011 will be amazing!

Eva Marie said...

now that looks like fun :)

2010, what a year what a year - you are so right on 2011 having a lot to live up to.. but I have faith in that it will come through and be the icing on the cake :)

kristine said...

You are adorable! Love your New Year's outfit. Sounds like you had a wonderful year! I got married in 2010 as well and it has been the best ever :) Enjoy 2011!


Kristine. Or Polly.

Connie said...

i love it! Sounds like the perfect evening-What a great 2010 and I'm SURE 2011 will be just as beautiful. You guys are such a cute couple!

Becca Jane said...

Oh we LOVE the Office! Nate likes Dwight the best!

Did you see on my blog, we're having another baby in August!! 2011 will be great!

Rachael said...

That sounds like a pretty good New Year's to me!! Love the The Office too!
I'm sure this new year will be even better than the last! A baby perhaps....? hehe.

Jenna said...

i am absolutely loving your blog! definitely following! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love.

by the way, i saw you graduated from georgia state! i'm a fellow georgian. do you live in atlanta?

kenzie said...

awe, thank you for the beautiful comment. i'm just having one of those days, i suppose. ha. i'm glad you had such a good year! and i hope 2011 is even better :)
ohh and ps. holy moly, cute pictures.

Jenna said...

that's awesome! yes, i am from paulding county. that's near hiram, dallas and marietta. [about 30 minutes west of the city]

i am currently home to visit family for my christmas break, but i will go back to school next week to begin my last semester before graduation. yipee! i go to school at georgia southern.

meghan said...

Sounds like the perfect new years eve indeed! WIshing you & your hubby an awesome 2011! xo.

Kelsey said...

Your NYE sounds like the best one ever! Happy New Years to you two lovelies. Hope 2011 is amazing!

xo, Kels

Shalyn said...

Love this post, sounds like 2010 held a lot of great things for you! Its sad that you cant say its the year you got married anymore...it could be the year you got pregnant though;-) You are going to have CUTE babies!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness. This post made me smile sooo big! Y'all have the most beautiful outlook on life, and the most lovely little love story in the making. I wish you all the best in 2011! xo

Jasmine said...

that sounds like an amazing new years eve ;)

& what a great year you had! sounds perfect!

Kjohnson said...

What a fun NYE. I awarded you the stylish blogger award, check it out on my blog:)

Jennifer said...

Hope 2011 is just as fabulous for you! Happy New Year!

amylou said...

wishing you another wonderful year!

{av} said...

your posts always bring me such smiles...the pictures especially. looks like a lovely {and pretty much perfect!} NYE! Happy 2011, my dear! xoxo {av}

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Steve and Jess said...

That sounds so enchanted! P.S. have I ever told you that I'm like obsessed with your home! It's beyond cute!

Rachel said...

cute - love this!

vintch said...

your new years, and 2010 sound FANTASTIC:) the love you have for each other is so evident and beautiful. thank you for sharing it with us. can't wait to see what sort of awesome adventures 2011 brings you guys!

Jamie Lane said...

That is one great year! We still stay up 'till 2 a.m. every night to be together :) I vote you guys do that forever. Yes, even at 80 years old. :)

andrea said...

Yes 2010 proved to be a great year for you :) can't wait to see yours & hubs adventures of 2011. :)

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