|Florida bird at the beach|
|rockin out in Boston|
|flowers in the commons|
|streetcar passing our bed and breakfast|
In June, I graduated from MSPP with my masters degree! It was bittersweet as I loved being in school and graduating meant saying goodbye to all of my best friends. But my family came up and it was a really good time.
|wish I had fixed my cape thingy for this photo|
In July we said goodbye to everyone we knew and moved to New Orleans! We also got to come back (to NH) at the end of that month to go to Ben's mom's wedding. We went to the beach and saw one of my bff's!
In August we sweated it out in nola. We found our way around and set up our home on our own. We ate a lot and we went to a few festivals. We also travelled to Michigan for my family's big reunion.
In September I continued to cook and bake a lot. Without a job and not starting school I started to get frustrated. But we had fun too.
|dancing in the chilly summer air|
|my cousins are trained to pose upon request|
|southern magnolia in my neighborhood|
|above ground graves may be the only kind here|
In November Ben was all settled in school and I started an office job on the first. Suddenly I had somewhere to be every day from 8-5 and things changed a lot. But we still had loads of fun. My grandma surprised us by flying down and staying with us!
|some lower ninth group in the french quarter|
And, finally, there was December. In December we were very stressed. My job wouldn't give me any time off. We had no money to fly home. It definitely felt like the negative aspects of living down here were piling up. But, we pulled through it and even got to see our family in CT and Ben's mom! The year ended with us having airline drama and both getting pretty sick with the flu. But the good definitely outweighed the bad.