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Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflecting On 2010; A Year In My Life

Remember to have those silly moments, it's what keeps ya young!

My parents, Christmas 2010...just opened fizzies, a baby boomer favorite! See the smiles on their faces?

I always try and smile as big as I can, you use more muscles when you frown.

Me and My friend of 4 years, Colette....meeting the first time in person!

You haven't lived until you try a cupcake from Daddy Cakes In Topeka, KS!

Me and my daddy, father's day 2010

My 2 besties from high school! Jillian (middle) and Jessica (far right) we are 3 peas in a pod!

My minxden studio

Me and my hubby, Joe. I love him with all my might!

My baby girls, Ci-Ci (left) and Sabrina (right) yes, Ci-Ci was yawning.

Playing with the koi fishies!

My tulips smiling for the camera!

Me and my mom. She came up to visit me and scope out my turf!

I always take the time to smell the flowers...

Me and my Nonie and Papa, at their former house just before they moved.

My beloved "Green Room" at my grandparent's former house.

My ray of sunshine, my little sister, Ally. She is 10 years my junior.

My new little nephew, Dalton Ross born sept. 27th 2010.

This little human being gave me the title of an aunt! My niece, Brooke LeAnn. age 15 months. She is my lil Brooketini!

As I reflect on the last day of 2010, I think back on the events for the entire year, some good, some trying on my soul....

JANUARY 2010- I have seen some of the coldest temps/most snow I have ever seen! was still adjusting to moving into a new town, adjusting to a slight culture shock.

FEBRUARY 2010- Tried authentic Vietnamese soup (fu) for the first time ever and loved it!!

MARCH 2010- Watching my tulips and daffodils start to come up (previously planted a small garden on my own back in November 2009) seeing my first ever black squirrel!

APRIL 2010- Realizing that the pear tree in front of my house has the most beautiful white blossoms I have ever seen! Moving my studio from the small downstairs bedroom, to the extra room upstairs for more space, and when I finished, I felt like a major accomplishment happened! Got strep throat later on that month. Tried ostrich burgers for the first time!

MAY 2010- Strep ended by the first week, did more exploring in my new city, had a first picnic in the park 4 blocks from my house with the hubs, starting on our farmer's market excursions, sampling dried tomato chips for the first time...watching severe weather unfold!

JUNE 2010- Starting the knitting classes, making new friends, made a scarf! Started getting a relapse from the strep....the infection spread to my heart and made me very seriously ill for 2.5 months (10 weeks), celebrated 2 years of marriage, fell down the stairs on my wedding anniversary (ouch). My mom took an amtrak train up to Lincoln to see me for a weekend!

JULY 2010- Celebrated my first 4th of July alone, was still sick...witnessed for about 2 weeks every night, the weirdest severe weather ever! went to the zoo in Omaha all those animals were amazing!

AUGUST 2010- Went to 2 weddings, both in Kansas that month, dealing with my grandparent's big move to a smaller house. Had my first set of etsy negative feedbacks....

SEPTEMBER 2010- Started feeling better from my summer illness, became a 2nd time aunt to my little nephew! and celebrated my niece's 1st birthday!

OCTOBER 2010- Turned 28, had my first minxden craft show and sadly it was unsuccessful. My bff from college gave birth to a sweet baby girl! Passed out candy to trick o treaters for the first time ever since I now live in a house!

NOVEMBER 2010- My little sis became legal!!!! (18) decorated for xmas very early that month, captured a picture of a paranormal event in my own house, had my first thankgiving right here, my hubby made the plaza III steak soup my mom make every thanksgiving! Hurt my foot so in result having to wear a big boot on my foot, found a chinese restaurant that serves the best fried rice I ever had! Met one of my friends for the first time in person (we had a 4 yr. friendship over the phone, blogging and emailing)

DECEMBER 2010- Turned my downstairs empty room into my "chintz" room, started crafting more, went down to KS for xmas, enjoyed seeing my family, had millionaire pie for the first time in 15 years! looking forward to baking my first oysters tonight!!!

To my readers, followers, friends, and family.....I wish you all many blessings for a happy new year! I am not sure what 2011 will bring me, but I hope my health is better this time around! Happy 2011 to all of you!


Jennie said...

What a fantastic post, Lauren! You really summed up your year in photos and words beautifully- it would take me days to create a post like this. Wishing you all the best that 2011 has to offer...I'm looking forward to continuing to get to know you next year :)

kim said...

Happy New Year!
Are you going to post anymore of your rings soon?

Minx's Den said...

kim-no more rings for minxden....they didnt sell well, so I am sticking to pillows forever more and happy new year!
jennie- looking forward to seeing our friendship really take on a blossom!!! happy 2011 to you as well!

A bird in the hand said...

Happy New Year, my sweet girl, may you have a healthy one above all, and lots and lots of good things!

Kisses to you and hubby.

Minx's Den said...

happy new year to you colette! xoxo wren