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It's the last day of 2008, do you believe it?

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on December 31, 2008 at 6:08 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:11 AM

2009 starts tomorrow... wow, time flies. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were all panicking about the Y2K deal in 2000 - doesn't it? (Maybe I am dating myself) People were stocking up on water and food - just in case. Of course we didn't need it. That was the year I came to Boise and KTVB. The best decision I ever made!

Today, we have an inspiring story online about Kristy Robinson - the local 19 year old who was hit by a drunk driver in September. She is such a fighter. She's still struggling with a brain injury. Yesterday, the woman who hit her - Tiffany Childs - was sentenced to 15 years in prison and must pay close to 300k in restitution. The story is a good reminder for all of us to always have a designated driver, or please take a cab if you choose to drink. Tonight, many of you will be celebrating the New Year - please do it safely! Police will have extra patrols out tonight looking for drunk drivers - don't let one of them be you.

Tomorrow, Larry will make the Great Polar Bear Plunge! He'll jump (and water ski!) in the frosty waters of Lucky Peak to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It's an organization that fulfills wishes for sick kids. You can still donate by calling Larry at 321-5767 and leave a message with your name and phone number. He'll call you back. It's such a wonderful cause. It's not too late to give!

This year has flown by for me for some reason. As I get older, every year seems to go by faster than the last! I had a great 2008. My wedding at Tamarack in June was wonderful, and since so many of you have asked me to show you some wedding pictures, I'm being brave today and posting them! Here you go... My husband won't be thrilled because he likes to stay out of the spotlight - hopefully he won't read the blog today! :)

Here are the guests waiting for the wedding to start... I was so nervous to come down the aisle in front of all those people! If you have a good eye, you can spot Edgar Linares and the back of Larry Gebert's head. Doug was there too!
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Fortunately BOTH my parents walked me down the aisle, which was very special.
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Here is our wedding party, do you see KTVB's Ysabel Bilbao? She is one of my best friends and was my maid of honor:
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And in this picture we are finally married!
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Now, as promised - my resolutions for this year: To be healthier, to have a baby (this is not an announcement, I will let you know when I know!), to read more, spend more time with family and just enjoy LIFE! I wish you all the best in your lives too. I have a feeling 2009 is going to be a good year for all of us...

Happy New Year!

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