Friday, December 31, 2010

2010; A year in Review

6th annual year in Review

What did you do in 2010 that you've never done before?
Became self employed!

Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?
My only resolution was not to have any, and I kept that. I am going to stick with that one. Same as last year... and the year before... and the year before that.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, a few friends.

Did anyone close to you die?
No, another good year.

What countries did you visit?

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A baby. Pretty much never goes away for me.

What date from 2010 will remain etched in your memory and why?
August 23rd. Turned 30 years old.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Again becoming self employed. Completing the Insanity program all the way through.

What was your biggest failure?
hmm, I don't know of anything that was failed that i didn't choose to end. Same as last year. And the year before. And the year before that.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
pretty healthy year. Thank you God, family has been healthy as well.

What was the best thing you bought?
a new car. Just recently.

Where did most of your money go?
Bills. As usual. Didn't really shop much, not too fond of it actually.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My new job.

What scripture is a theme of 2010?
James 1: 2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." Same every year.

Compared to this time last year are you:
a. Happier or sadder? Probably happier because of the new job.
b. Thinner or fatter? Thinner after completing Insanity.
c. Richer or poorer? I suppose slightly richer. Also rich with blessings and family.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Always spend more time with my family. And say no more.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Committees, but I recently reduced those.

How did you spend Christmas?
With my family!!! 3 days in a row and mine and Steven's parents and then home for Christmas with the kiddos. Just the way we like it.

Did you fall in love in 2010?
Stayed in love with the same man for going on 14 years.

What was your favorite TV show?
No longer have cable. But watched two season of Dexter on Netflix.

What was the best book you read?
Read a few autobiography's. Guess it's my new thing.

What was your greatest musical discovery of 2010?
Still realizing the Old Rock is what I like. Not liking the new music very much. Will Smith's daughter Willow is apparently very talented though. She is only 9 years old.

What did you want and get?
New job, less stress.

What did you want and not get?
Always want a Baby.

What was your favorite film this year?

What did you do on your birthday?
Steven made lasagna and we had a small party with some church family.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I would say a baby but I realize that is in God's hands.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Comfy but trendy. Still the same.

What kept you sane?
Alone time, family time, sleep, massages, church, and working out.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
none I suppose.

What political issue stirred you the most?

Who did you miss?
Still the same, my friends from home, and family.

Who was the best new person you met?
New clients and their families. Some great derby mates.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
It's ok to say no. Other people can step up too. I will keep that one from last year but also add... Good things come to those who wait.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out, for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there" Tom Petty, Learning to Fly

Monday, December 27, 2010


Overall, this Christmas has been one of the best. We celebrated with three days of family time. Thursday we went to Oklahoma to my parents house and then Friday at Steven's parents. On the way out of Arkansas we picked up a car we test drove the day before. Technically it wasn't a "present" because we were going to get one next month anyways because I drive everywhere for my job and needed something with better gas mileage. Steven had been looking online at a lot and found this one and a couple of others to go look at. This one I fell in love with pretty quick but didn't want to jump in impulsively so I told him we would go look at another and then make the decision. We did and I decided on the one we got. The inside was awesome. So we called the dealer back and said we would come get it the next day.

The kids got all kinds of stuff, enough for them to not to complain of boredom for a long time. Not that they really do that. Steven got to see his best friend Jason who is in the military and his wife and friend of mine, Ashley. It was a short visit but it was nice to get to see them both. Saturday we spent the day at home with just us. Now it's already the 27th and I realize the feeling that I have for weeks before Christmas is not because I don't want it to come, it's dreading the part when it's over. :(

Ryker's new lego and train storage play thing.
I actually put it together myself.

My new Bible. First one in 13 years.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Devil uses Depression

Interesting watch and good insight.


Time for a change! Although, few have even noticed... except my husband. When I walked through the door his eyes were huge. I like it. I don't think I have ever been this color.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lazy Day!

Love these. One of the perks to my new job is that I get to set my own schedule. Since I started I made Fridays a no work day unless I am just doing stuff from home like notes and phone calls. For the most part I do my notes the day of my sessions so that leaves mostly phone calls and maybe emails. Today I have none... so far. This week has been on the more stressful end for this particular job. Had my first court hearing as a therapist. Different hat since I last testified which was as a caseworker for DHS. It's hard to believe I did that on a weekly basis and usually for at least 4 cases a week. Oy!

Tonight I promised the kiddos a Christmas Slumber Party. Their Daddy has been helping my Father in law on Saturdays in Oklahoma for work so he goes down on Friday night. Good news is each year he does this and we have no debt from Christmas whatsoever! So for the party we will be watching Christmas movies, eating popcorn, and making and decorating Christmas cookies. Yesterday was Gage and Kieran's Christmas party at school. Steven, Ryker, and I met them and took part as well. Today they get to wear PJ's to school. I am still in mine as I type this. :)

Yay to lazy days!

Thursday, December 09, 2010


I love Celtic Women.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A year of Facebook status updates

Pretty cool, although I swore I posted more than this. I know I had a lot in my head, just not sure if they ever made it out.

Monday, December 06, 2010

A little behind...

Kieran's birthday party pics. She also got her ears pierced by my sister Kelsey and didn't cry and flinch.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Kieran! Dec 3

Doing this the night before in case I don't get a chance tomorrow. We had her's and Zoe's birthday party last weekend while in Oklahoma. I will post pics of those later as well. Tomorrow I will be picking the kids up early from school to go eat lunch. Normally I would just go eat with her but since Bentonville is getting out early for the State football championship, I figured it best to just go get them. We will make a short day of shopping I am sure. I don't do long days of shopping. It's just not me.

Anyways, Happy Birthday Kieran! Love you! Hard to believe you are 7 already.