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Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

It's hard to believe that another year has ticked away. I am sure that you will agree with me that as we get older, the years seem to go by faster and faster. I can't help but wonder why that is.

Here's a look back at my 2010. It is full of some great and some "not-so-great" memories.

January -
  • I started my new teaching assistant job at my church preschool.
  • I attended a beginners quilting class and "briefly" caught the quilting bug.
  • I went to Atlanta for a fun get-together with some friends from high school.
February -
  • I attended and helped lead a Women's Retreat for the ladies of my church. We met and stayed overnight in a historic hotel in Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • I watched the New Orleans Saints win the Superbowl.
  • David and I had a trip to Savannah, Georgia planned for Valentine's weekend, but had to cancel it because South Georgia got a big snow storm! (Well.... it was big for us, anyway!)
  • We drove, north, to Atlanta and enjoyed a fun evening there instead.
  • I watched the 2010 Daytona 500. (Can't remember who won!)
March -
  • We celebrated David's 47th birthday on the 10th of March.
  • Along with our church family, Ashley and I participated in and walked 6 miles for a fundraiser for our local homeless shelter. Our church won the prize for the most walkers.
  • I saw a ear, nose & throat doctor about my terrible sinus problems and thought I might have to have surgery. Luckily, a CTscan ruled that out.
April -
  • David and I went to the National Grits Festival in Warwick, Georgia with some friends. Saw the largest bowl of grits EVER! It was a really fun day!
  • David and I attended a friends HUGE 50th birthday bash. The setting was pool-side and they had live music by a local musician that was WONDERFUL! What a fun evening!
  • On April 19th, David and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary by spending the day together and biking at Callaway Gardens.
  • We followed that by spending a relaxing weekend at a Spa Resort at Stone Mountain Park. It was wonderful!!!
  • We celebrated Ashley's 23rd birthday on April 22nd.
May -
  • On May 1st, we picked out and brought home our new 6 week old puppy, Chester!
  • On May 21st, we celebrated Miranda's 19th birthday.
  • We went hiking at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
  • The girls and I went with our College Sunday School Class to the Wild Animal Park in Pine Mountian, Georgia. We rode thru the park in a rented open-window van and laughed hysterically as we fed the many HUGE animals with VERY large tongues!
  • The preschool year ended for the summer.
  • I watched the final episode of the TV series, LOST.
June -
  • David and I went to Panama City Beach to enjoy a weekend with friends at their condo that they have there. What a fun time we had!
  • The girls and I participated in Vacation Bible School Week at our church. We were "Crew Leaders". Each day, we were each in charge of about 8 kids as we guided them to the various parts of VBS. It was a fun, but EXHAUSTING week!
  • I took the girls and Rory (Miranda's b/f) to Orlando to visit Univeral Studios and especially Harry Potter World! It was only the 2nd week that this new section of the park was open. We had a BLAST!!
July -
  • We spent July 4th up at FDR State Park at the campground, visiting our friends who were camping.
  • We bought a new (well, it is "new" to us!) pop-up camper!! YAY!! We had sold our other camper last Fall and were missing camping very much!
  • We spent lots of time hanging out with our friends, swimming and grilling at each other's houses.
  • David and I hosted a pool party for the College Class that I lead at church. We all had a great time and the "kids" made up a really fun game of "Pool Baseball"!
  • July 31st marked the beginning of my gallbladder issuses that I would deal with for the next 2 months!
August -
  • The first three days of August I was sick with abdominal pain. At this time, I didn't know what the problem was.
  • On August 4th, I had an ultrasound and bloodwork done that didn't show anything wrong.
  • On August 13th, I had a HIDA scan done to test my gallbladder function. This came to prove that my gallbladder was NOT functioning properly.
  • I began my training to become a Stephen Minister.
  • David took me to a shooting range where I learned how to shoot a gun. That was crazy, but fun!
  • A new year of preschool began.
  • I helped and participated in "Get in the Game Day" at my church. This was a HUGE event that was to target people that are not involved in church. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!
  • Football season started again!! YAY!
September -
  • On September 3rd, I had my gallbladder removed by lyproscopic surgery. It went well, but the anaesthesia made me SO sick for 24 hours! This was NOT fun!
  • We went to St. Joseph's Pennisula (Beach) in Florida as a family. This was a GREAT place to recooperate and the most beautiful beach that I have ever seen!!
October -
  • We went camping with our new camper twice!! The weather was PERFECT both times!!
  • Ashley and I attended "Family Day" with my mom at her nusring home.
  • On October 31st, I finished my training and was presented to the church as one of only 8 Stephen Ministers!! This was a very special day!
November -
  • I drove to Newnan, Georgia and spent the day with my very good friend, Diana.
  • We went camping again at FDR State Park.
  • I joined a new gym! YAY!
  • On Thanksgiving Day, David and I celebrated 28 years of being together!
  • We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with some great friends, at their house.
  • The day after Thanksgiving... my mom went into the hospital with Congestive Heart Failure. She was in the hospital for almost a week. I was really worried that she would lose her room at the nursing home, but thankfully... it all worked out.
December -
  • I went to Atlanta and met up with my high school friends. We had lunch and then went to a play that another classmate was in. It was a lot of fun!
  • The girls took me to see the latest Harry Potter movie for my birthday!
  • David treated us to a dinner at the Olive Garden. YUM!
  • I celebrated my 46th birthday on December 9th.
  • David and I attended a Christmas party at the home of my preschool director.
  • Ashey and I attended the grand opening of the new Carmike Theatre here in town. We got free food, popcorn & drinks and then got to see a movie for free. We saw SALT with Angelina Jolie. It was very good!
  • David and I attended a fun Christmas party hosted by some friends of ours.
  • David's mom arrives from Philadelphia to spend Christmas with us.
  • We had a wonderful Christmas, celebrating the birth of Christ and enjoying time together as a family!!
I pray that you can look back at your 2010 and reflect on some great memories, as well. I also pray that your 2011 will be a year full of fun and celebrations and that God blesses you in ways that you can not even imagine!


    1. What a lovely, reflective post to end 2010 with Becky. Gosh, you're a mere youngster!!! That was rather special that you are now a Stephen Minister. I laughed at the bit about the quilting which you started for a while! That would be me exactly! Wonder how long I will keep going with the Wii Fit. (Haven't started yet by the way. Thought I would leave it until next week when all the celebrations are over). Hope you have a very special new year Becky and I look forward to our continued friendship in 2011. Big hugs to you.

    2. Happy New Year, Becca!

      Haaahaa, This! Glad that I could make you laugh! I really DO want to continue to quilt. I do enjoy it. I made the mistake of putting it aside for the summer, and just haven't picked it back up! I plan to get back into a routine of using my Wii Fit after the new year starts, too. We'll have to keep in touch and keep a check on each other! :) Sending New Years Blessings on to you and your family, as well!! ((HUGS))

    3. I had to laugh that an Olive Garden meal qualified as an event in December! Yeah you! I love that, a woman after my own heart!

    4. Hi Sandra ~ I guess I should have said that it was for my birthday. It would have made more sense! LOL! But, hey.... Yes! A trip to Olive Garden IS a treat! :)



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