Well, 2009 is upon us and its hard to believe that the Fisher's have been California residents for 6-1/2 & 7-1/2 years. Wow! Where does the time go?
In an effort to stay in touch with so many that we love that aren't here with us, we'll try the blogging thing. Here's a brief look at 2008. It was a fantastic year after all:)
Our first Christmas in California. We missed our family and friends dearly but we're thankful for the time we had with you throughout the year.
The aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences is amazing. They pipe in sea water from the pacific to support this ecosystem. I designed the soil mix for the living roof which is the largest green roof to date.
We went to Honolulu HI in early December and it was amazing! Here's Brutus the turtle and a Monk Seal (endangered) sleeping on the beach together. They were there together 2 years earlier, on that same day! Lovers? The surfers and waves were mighty and snorkeling was phenomenal. I swam with turtles which was a dream come true. Thanks to Whitney for the invite to use the free house.
Before Hawaii, we spent 10 days driving to Arizona to backpack outside the Hoover Dam to a hotspring by the Colorado River. We went to the Grand Canyon, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Biosphere and Joshua Tree. It was the adventure we crave. Thanks to JP and Elizabeth for their great hospitality and hot showers.
In October, we spent time between Georgia and NC riding on the coat tails of Apple as J recruited interns for iPod. We really enjoyed our time with the Wandersons, that Aggie is so incredibly cute. Our fall visit in NC was great. Good times with friends and family. Congratulations Steph & J on their marriage, Greg & Jana on Baby Saur :) and Jill & Parker on their engagement.
Our fall also consisted of a trip to Colorado for Yonder Mountain at Red Rocks, swimming at Lake Tahoe and SoCal for JP & Elizabeth's wedding. Thanks Bonnie for your generous hospitality. J misses O'Maley:) Not to mention a great harvest from our garden.
We had the honor of watching our nieces Rachel & Corinna for the 4th of July. There are absolutely adorable. We danced in our living room until we almost got sick, we played at the beach, harvested fruit trees from a nearby orchard, and played at the playground for hours on end. Jennifer and Dan were great company too!
We had THE best days at the beach. For those of you that know, its more often the case that you leave 90 degree San Jose and its 60 and foggy at the beach, just 25 minutes over the hill. We actually had warm days in the sun, reading on the beach and playing with our nieces. We also went to Frank's Hanna House since we are learning about home designs.
In the spring we ventured back to NC for Tim & Mary's wedding. It was so great to see the ole JoAnne Drive crowd. It always warms our hearts to be with the crew.
Monique visited us in March and we went wine tasting pinot's in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was a great visit and the perfect time of year for a wildflower hike.
We also celebrated our 6-year anniversary in September! We feel so lucky to have each other and the love, and the love that you all so graciously share with us! Life is good!