Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 In Review, Welcome 2012!

I got the idea to do this from a blog I read often, Walk With Me By Faith. She does this every year, and I think I might start this as a yearly tradition too. So, here goes... 20 things about 2011

1. What did you do in 2011 that you had never done before?
Put my very first house up for sale, rode in a gondola at the Venetian in Vegas, taken on home renovation projects with the hubs, and last but not least... run out of gas in my own driveway (lol)

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I don't even remember what it was. Resolutions are too easily forgotten. This year I am looking to make LIFESTYLE CHANGES. :)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
OMGEE - Don't lose count, but this year was truly amazing for all my friends in this department. Here goes: E & M had sweet baby Landon Matthew in Feb., A & N had baby Garner in July, C & B had baby Henleigh in Sept., E & A had baby Wels Oct., A & B had baby Benjamin in Oct. and Sweet baby MJ in August (adoption finalized in Dec.), S & B had baby Aubree in Nov., Our sweet cousins S & C had baby Grady in Nov., J & J had babies Wilson & Addison in Nov., J & C had baby Morgan Mae in Nov., and baby Sloane made her debut on Dec. 27th to LA & J. (*sorry if I forgot someone, but I am sure you can see why I might have left someone off.)

Here are baby Addison & Wilson on their first trip to Aunt Morgan's house around Thanksgiving.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No one in our families passes away this year thank goodness. But some of our close work friends lost loved ones, and Robbie's coworker passed away.

5. What places have you visited?
We saved and scraped through out 2011 to have fun in Vegas for Amberly's wedding. And we did!
6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Our own baby to snuggle and spoil is really the only thing we lack to make life as close to perfect as we can get. But, we would both like to get healthy and lose some weight!

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched in your memory and why?
I wish I had some date here that was etched... maybe if I could remember things I would have something to put here haha

8. What was your biggest achievement this year?
Getting that much closer to being debt free... so close!!!

9. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Other than normal sinus/ allergy stuff... The infamous ear infection of 2011 might could have been used in #7 (lol). It was NOT GOOD!

10. What was the best thing you bought?
Probably a tie between our new stainless dishwasher and my new iPhone 4s. LOVE them both!!!

11. Where did most of your money go?
Bills and/or the little gnomes who spend most of our money haha. Who knows!

12. What song will always remind you of 2011?
God Gave You Me by Blake Shelton. I love him! But I love my hubby more and this song reminds me of him! I thank God everyday for my sweet hubs! I am not sure how he puts up with me most of the time, but he does and I love for that too!

13. What do you wish you would have done more of?
being healthier, walked, gone to church more often. I really hate to admit there were times when I should have just gotten up and gone, but didn't. (that is one of my "life changes" I spoke of earlier... Church every Sunday unless I am too sick)

14. What do you wish you would have done less of?
Eating. haha no really. I wish I would have made healthier choices when eating.

15. What was your favorite TV program?
Mike & Molly is my all time fav. But Dexter & Real House Wives of Anywhere ran a close 2nd.
16. What was the best book you read this year?
The Help. (actually the only book I made time for)Man it was the only book in a long time that I have not wanted to put down. In fact I finished it in 4 nights. I was really tired during those days, but it was so worth it!
17. What was your favorite film of the year?
Bridesmaids was the only movie I made it to see this year... It was pretty funny
18. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 32 in 2011. My "usuals," close friends, and our hubbies, and I all went to dinner at my "usual" place, Nagasaki Inn a hibachi place. Lets just say it was not the best service and 2012 we will be going somewhere else. :)I guess the older you get the less exciting your birthday becomes. Which makes me so sad.

19. What national/world event stirred you the most?
Some might say that The Royal Wedding was mist stirring, I have friends at work who actually took the day off to watch it. I guess I just wasn't into it as much as some.
But for me, it was the 9/11 Memorial. It really brought back memories and watching the memorial on tv, was moving. I would love to make a trip to NY to tour the memorial.

20. Who was the best new person you met?
Well, I have met so many wonderful ladies through blogging this year. I have written about many of them often. Love you ladies!!! I also was able to meet some of my friend from Vegas' friends while there in Oct. Of course I met 21 new students & families this year too when school started. But, I am not sure I could give any one of these wonderful people the "best" title. You are all awesome to me :)

2011 has been full of fun. I am so looking forward to 2012 being even BETTER!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love all your "faves" ... especially the movie "Bridesmaids", your new DW and your iPhone! :-)
    I have had so many people recommend "The Help" that I think its a must read for me.
    I'm so glad I met YOU in blog-land during 2011! Praying for you for an even better 2012!