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I know alot of people will say that 2009 sucked. There are lots of folks out there who had an overall crappy year. With the downturn of the economy, I know there are many people out there who lost their jobs. Which led to them losing their homes. Losing their security. For many, 2009 was one of the lamest years of their lives.

But I do not feel that way. And to be honest it kinda makes me feel a little weird. :-/

2009 was by far one of the BEST years of my life. You see, I experienced the lame-ness of losing my job at the end of 2008, so 2009 was a year of hope for me.


I moved back to Nashville, where I really wanted to be, where E & I really wanted to begin our life together.

I started my own business– started doing what I WANTED to do. I experienced new freedoms of self-employment, which gave me the opportunity to better plan the happiest day of my life.

I married my BEST FRIEND in 2009.

We bought our first home.

We adopted a new member of our family!

Overall, 2009 was a wonderful year for me. I feel so very blessed to have had such a good year, especially when I know so many who struggled this year. I can only hope that 2010 is just as good!

Here's hoping for a wonderful 2010 for you and yours!


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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Echo

    I feel the same way – i had a GREAT 2009 (new husband, great honeymoon, held on to a job in the newspaper industry, etc.) and I feel guilty because so many people did not.

  • Jessica

    As someone who does not look back on 2009 with fondness, I can honestly say that it’s been nice to see so many things go right for you! When people who give so much of themselves are rewarded, it makes the future seem much brighter! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

  • Ashley Sue

    Cheers to amazing blessings of the year past, and to new ones in 2010! My year this year looks like it will shape up like your 2009 did!

    Hugs and best to you! Yay!

  • liz

    cheers to a wonderful 2009. and your dog is IMPOSSIBLY cute. i’m not a huge dog person, but that one’s already won me over.

  • Best wishes for 2010!

  • I have to completely agree with you! we went through a lot of the same things in 2009! here’s to 2010 🙂

  • Deanna Coultry

    Hello, again! Don’t feel weird that you had an awesome 2009! We, too have had an amazing year. So the first half wasn’t so great, but it truly turned into a very good year for us, too. I hope your 2010 is even better. And you better keep in touch old friend, it has been a while!

  • Deanna Coultry

    By the way, your little beagle is too cute!

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