Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wrapping up 2010

I am so excited to see what 2011 brings for us! Here is a wrap up of 2010...

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Zip lined through a rain forest in Costa Rica!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?

I don't think I made any resolutions for this year. If I did, it was to lose weight and that did NOT happen :/

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My co-worker did in October. She had a beautiful baby girl named Sydney.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Tragically, yes. My Grandpa passed away in June, just about a year after he was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma. It was much too soon for such a lively, healthy man. I still think about him every single day.

5. What countries did you visit?

We were in the Caribbean for both major vacations this year. St Maarten, St Thomas, The Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba and Jamaica.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

The will power to eat better and exercise.

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

-April 10, 2010: our wedding
-June 17, 2010:  my Grandpa passed away

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Getting married

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not exercising

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I rarely get sick, but I did get my usual hormonal migraines. I was in the ER for the pain at least three times this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My 2005 Infiniti FX35. I love this car!

12. Where did most of your money go?

Our house. We finished all of the exterior work and landscaping.

13. What did you get really excited about?

-Getting married
-Beginning our journey to get pregnant

14. What song will always remind you of 2010?

"Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and The Machine

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? Happier.
– thinner or fatter? Fatter, for sure.
– richer or poorer? Richer

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?


17. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Worry. I am such a worry wart.

18. How did you spend Christmas?

Christmas Eve we took Apollo with us to my parent's, had a crab dinner, spent the night, opened stockings & gifts, and had Eggs Benedict for breakfast. We spent the afternoon with my in-laws and had a ham & turkey dinner.

19. What was your favorite TV program?

We have tons of recorded shows we love, but our favorite had to be It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

20. What were your favorite books of the year?

-Harlan Coben's "Play Dead"
-Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who Played with Fire"

21. What was your favorite music from this year?

-Anything by Florence and The Machine
-500 Days of Summer soundtrack

22. What were your favorite films of the year?

-The Fighter

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 27 this year (booooo!) Mr. B really knows how to make my birthday special. Everything was a surprise. Dinner with friends Friday night. Saturday morning we drove down to San Diego, went to a horse show and then to the fair, went out to dinner together and then stayed at a gorgeous resort for the night. We stopped at the beach on our way home and ate a delicious breakfast at a place called Nick's.

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Getting pregnant.

25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Jean, t-shirt and flats.

26. What kept you sane?

My husband. He is honestly the best.

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Be patient. Everything will happen in time.

Goals for next year:

-Run a 10K
-Get pregnant
-Try yoga to reduce my anxiety/worry
-Learn something new for my job
-Take a class at school
-Travel to a country I have not been to
-Volunteer in our community

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." Bill Vaughan

Mrs. B

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