Monday, January 3, 2011

Wait, where did last year go?

I have decided 2010 was the fastest year of my life. Was I not just blogging about my insanely amazing thirtieth birthday party and Meg barfing in the nicest neighborhood in Atlanta? I swear I was.

Yet here I sit contemplating what I want for my thirty first birthday. My mom asked me the other day and I told her I wanted to go to Ikea and buy items for the playroom. My mom then informed me that what I want should be for me. Unfortunately, that category is occupied by things like a week in the Caribbean, an entire day at the spa, and all of our home improvements to be completed before baby comes. I'm not sure my mom would be prepared for those choices...nor should she be. But after those things, what I really want is a shopping trip to Ikea. It sounds so lame. It can't be any more lame than the fact that my sister got me a laundry sorter for Christmas. But hey, that's what I asked for!

Anyway, back to 2010. I am an avid blog reader. I love how one blog can take you to another and then another and another until you are overwhelmed, inspired, or exhausted...or all of the above. Maybe that's why I haven't finished the books on my nightstand. Regardless, a lot of blogs of late have inevitably been discussing the new year. And, while I expected to see a TON of resolutions I have actually seen quite a few reflections over how the past year went instead. I love this idea! Especially since I feel like this past year was a blur.

So I took the time to reflect and came up with a list of the best and brightest of 2010...for me that is...

I turned 30 (and had a raging good time doing so).

I saw my adorable husband turn thirty behind the wheel of a very fast car.

I went to Vegas for the first time and now desperately want to go back when I am not sick or pregnant.

I grew a vegetable garden with my sister that can only be better in 2011.

I watched my little girl go from a baby to a toddler in a zillion different ways.

I ended my first teaching job and truly haven't looked back.

I became greener one cloth diaper and vinegar cleaner at a time.

I discovered my long lost ability to sew.

I started the journey to becoming mother of two.

I lost my John T.

I realized that acknowledging how someone has improved your life/day/mood can really make their day...Holla!


  1. Have I told you lately how much I love you! And still even after you have called my out for the 2nd time on your blog about my post 30th antics!

  2. i totally want to start a vegetable garden this year. tips? help!

  3. 2010 Reflections - I wish I could even think. I'm sure there were lots of good things that happened in 2010, but it seems the one thing that last year will always bring to mind for me is losing Daddy. We love you and miss you, John T. Things will never be the same without you.


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