date night

eric did some browsing of the internet and found out that this week was restaurant week in old town, alexandria. so he took me to a restaurant called bilbo baggins, which is a few blocks off of busy king street. upon entering the restaurant, we really didn't know what to expect, with a restaurant having a lord of the rings reference as a name. it had a very bar-like environment, the menu upon first glance seemed pretty typical, but when our dinner was brought to us we were pleasantly surprised. i had duck and eric had salmon and both were delicious. i had already taken too many bites out of my dinner when i thought about taking a photo of it for blogging purposes.


good bye 2009, hello 2010

2009 was without a doubt one of the best years of my life. i started off the year with my fiance home from iraq and meeting the most precious set of twins ever, aidan michael and brooke hong. i spent most of the year busily planning an october 3rd wedding, only to have all the plans thrown out the window for a major upgrade. winning the us weekly/weddingchannel.com contest is still unbelievable to me. it might be cliche, but our wedding day really was the best day of my life so far. i am so thankful for a wonderful year of life, that my family and friends remained healthy and happy, and that i am married to my absolute best friend.

here are a few things i hope 2010 brings us:
i hope to get my next promotion at work.
i hope aidan and brooke and in fact the whole family will continue to be strong and healthy.
i hope andrea and zack will be happily situated in the states.
i hope family and friends will visit us.
i hope the year will end with some baby news of our own ;)

thanks 2009, you were very good to us and i am extremely grateful!