Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing in 2012

I probably had the best New Years Eve of my life this year. Rather than having a plan, I followed Justin's suggestion and just went with the flow. We had sushi for lunch at Rock N Roll sushi in the mall. We don't typically eat there because their sushi is on the higher end, but our favorite sushi place closed and we both wanted sushi. However, since we were celebrating New Years and still celebrating Justin's birthday(December 30th), we decided to go again. We got one of their signature rolls and tried some of their new, less expensive rolls. The atmosphere is great, the service is awesome and I can honestly say it was some of the best sushi I have ever had. And I love me some sushi!

We did a little bit of shopping after we ate. I found a fuzzy jacket in my favorite color at Forever21 and it was marked down to $10! And I bought my first pair of leggings. Ha, yeah, I am a little behind on that trend.
Justin finally found the perfect watch(my Christmas present to him). It was a little late but I am glad he finally found the exact one he wanted.

After we shopped, I came back to my house and took a nap. There was no way the old  lady in me would have been able to ring in the new year without a nap. I got a good little nap in before the neighbors started shooting fireworks.

Justin and his friend Kevin came and picked me up. We made our way downtown. I completely forgot they were having a parade until we literally ran into it. We had dinner at a new restaurant downtown, Cabo(a mexican cantina). Of course, it was crowded so rather than wait for a table of our own, we were able to split a large table with another group. The food was delicious! We will definitely be going back. The people that we initially shared our table with left and 2 ladies asked if they could have the other end of our table. After they sat down, we all started talking. It turned out to be one of those situations that only God could have orchestrated. They both work at Austal(where Justin just finished his training and will start working Tuesday) and are both very high up in different divisions. One lady, Elizabeth, is the executive assistant to "big whig" of Austal(not sure what his official title is). Her son is only 20, started Austal when he was 18, and has already worked his way up through the ranks as a welder. He is going to be working in the same area as Justin so they enjoyed talking for a good long while.

We had to make a trip back to the car before going to find a spot to watch the Moon Pie drop. Despite the crazy crowd, we were able to catch up with my "sistah friend" Jessica. Yes, here in Mobile we have a Moon Pie drop. Our 10% tax is being put to good use. ;-) It was a fun experience. They were supposed to do fireworks over the water on both sides of the bay but, unfortunately, it was too foggy so they didn't do the big fireworks.

All in all, it was a wonderful New Year's Eve. 2011 was a good year. Much better than 2010. It was filled with learning, growing, and challenges, lots of smiles, laughter and love. I am really excited about 2012 and what God has in store!


  1. Aw, you look so happy in those photos! Glad you had a great NYE and here's hoping you have a great 2012!

  2. Ash, you look so happy! I loved the update. Keep em coming girl.... Love ya