December 31, 2009
2009 has been a wonderful year for me. Family relationships were good and everyone has been healthy. Friends were great.
In January, I went snowboarding for the first time...
.. and also got my FIRST bone injury-- a cracked rib, lol
Went FISHING (and caught nothing..) for the first time, at the crack of dawn over a beautiful, FREEZING body of water.
And this is just one of my all-time favorite photos of Brian (the bf), and Achilles (bf's roomate's kitty)... cuddling. Yes, Achilles crawled onto Brian by himself. I'm jealous :X
May: Sold my jewelry at UCD's annual Whole Earth Festival. What a blast!
* DARN no photos! I should have taken photos :(
From June-July, the boyfriend and I went to China together for a month. Hopped around Shanghai (where most of my family is), Beijing, XiAn.
Here's a shot from BeiJing:
When I got back in August, I made the decision to really expand my jewelry business, and FINALLY started a blog after YEARS of jewelry making! It was an amazing decision, and a very hard once, since I'm still in school. I've met so many other talented creators on here, as well as some amazing girls! Thanks so much for making this such a wonderful experience =).
The business changed name, from HeHe Productions, to He Qi Crystal Designs. Thanks for all the love and support that helped made this happen!
October... did a craft fair =), with the help of my wonderful housemates:
In December, I went to UTAH... to go snowboarding with Brian's family!
Here's a shot of me (TODAY!) wearing a pair of 14K gold filled earrings I bought at Salt Lake City airport. They're beautiful-- the FIRST pair of earrings I've bought myself in over 2 years!
* I'm wearing tinted Burt's Bee's. Isn't the color stunning?
And my skin is covered in Bare Minerals-- so that's why it looks so smooth, lol.
2010 is going to be another interesting year-- since I'm taking 5 years to graduate, my roomates are going to be gone! Brian's graduating, and I'll have to figure out living arrangements for my 5th year. It's going to be wonderful hearing about friends who take a step out onto the work field, and get their first jobs out of college. I'm so excited for them! Of course, I also hope that HQCD continues to grow with everyone's love and support. Brian and I are building the official HQCD website together (well... mostly Brian. He's better at this).
I wish everyone a prosperous, loving 2010. May we all continue to better ourselves and the world around us.
If anyone gets SUPER BORED, feel free to browse my crafting history! It's an almost complete album of the work I've done over the years. Details are on the sidebar to the left.
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