So it's my first post, and I'm starting off with a bang. I was tagged by my friend Smash over at http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/. But, I think I shall write a nice introductory post before getting to her survey/meme.
Who the heck am I and what am I doing here? Chances are, if you're reading this blog, it's because you already know the answer to that. But in case you don't, here are the basics. My name is Courtney, and I'm 28 years old. I was married 12/14/08 to the most wonderful man in the world. His name is Branden - with an "e". I'll post some pics when I finally get the CD from my photographer. We live in the heart of downtown Dallas, because it's the closest you can get to city life in this area. We honeymooned in NYC and absolutely fell in love with it. My husband is currently studying City & Regional Planning with an emphasis in Transportation in graduate school. He's only in his 2nd semester, but so far he has a 4.0! I'm very proud of him. I work for a nonprofit, in the area of creative learning/education. My degree is in music...clarinet performance, to be exact, although I stopped playing a year after I graduated (bad Courtney!). We have two dogs and a cat. No kids yet, but we're both excited about becoming parents.
I guess the most overriding characteristic of us as a couple is our love of the city. It's what brought us together (we met on a forum - the DFW Urban Forum - which focuses on urban development issues in Dallas). Branden is majorly into walkable neighborhoods and transit use and the environment...hence why he's in grad school for it. I just love the energy of the city, the convenience of being able to walk to things, the history and the architecture and just living amongst skyscrapers.
What are my goals for the upcoming year, and how do I hope to use this blog to help me towards those goals? My goals are to be a good wife, get more into "wifey" things like cooking and decorating our home, and prepare our home and our relationship for the next step...starting a family! Another major goal of mine is to get back into reading. My fellow bloggers/friends have been a great inspiration, and I hope to start with a trip to the library this weekend! I leave you with a picture of my husband and I, Mr. & Mrs. CityLove! (Note: I didn't say this was the best picture...but it's the only one of us together in some recognizable part of NYC. It's hard to get together pictures on your honeymoon.)