I have been picking my brain for what picture to take and add to my final post of 2010. I can’t come up with anything so I decided to take it in a different direction. 2010 was a big year for me. I went through a lot of changes and I learned a lot this year. I also met some new people and developed relationships that I am sure will last for a long time.
Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and relax because I made a list of things I either learned or re-learned this year. In addition to my list I have posted some of my all time favorite pictures that I have stored in my archives at the bottom of the list.
Things I have learned or re-learned in 2010:
A 450º curling iron can work wonders on my hair
Halloween is still the best holiday ever
This website makes $0 per year
I need to take Lily to Michigan more often
I love Philosophy bath products
You never know where your inspiration for your next blog posting will come from
I can still hold a grudge
It’s better to talk about it then to leave it unsaid
My boyfriend is very tolerant
There are huge spiders living in our backyard
I can crank a softball into the outfield
Having a pool in my backyard is awesome
500 heart shaped mylar balloons look really cool if you put them all in the same room
I am not very good at table shuffleboard
You can’t trust everyone (I learn this one over and over)
I can’t remember the last time I had the flu
I need to take Lily to Seattle next year so that she stops forgetting
I really can post something pretty much every day on my website
JP is my favorite person to do a shot of tequila with
The things you least expect can happen
The sign should say “Customer with Small Child Parking”
I love to spoil all children
I am going to launch another website soon
Sometimes people tell me 8 when they mean 9 so that I am not late
Montana is the place to go if you want to see snow
I am pretty damn good at making lists
You can see the San Antonio skyline from the upper deck of our house
Boardwalk Empire is an awesome show
I am meaner that I thought I could be
One of the best days of 2010 was February 28th
Unpacking is a lot more work when you do it alone
WordPress is better than Blogger
I tend to be shallow at times
I can cook good meals when I try
Patron on Sunday morning isn’t a bad thing
Be sure to check your automatic sprinkler settings
Packing is a lot harder than unpacking
Scentsy wax does get spilled
Rollercoasters are even more fun when Lily and JP are with you
I still love Luckenbach, TX and will go back again
They don’t grow pumpkins in South Texas
It’s ok to wear a costume when it’s not Halloween
Chopstick Helpers don’t work for me
People do forward the emails you send, be careful
Listen to what young children have to say, they are the most honest
I don’t really want an iPad
I am not good at speaking in front of a crowd
When it isn’t 100 degrees outside everyone is much happier
I am the center of my universe, deal with it
Stephanie broke her foot while visiting me in San Antonio this year, fair warning for when you visit
Couples massages still rock
I got my first two Tiffany & Co gifts this year
I kind of want a pet cat
Next year I want people to do guest posts on my website
It’s ok to shamelessly self promote
Bedhead shampoos are better than Redken
Learning is everywhere
Some people think I am too nice
Even snowmobiles get stuck in the snow sometimes
Nothing should be taboo
It is ok to play outside in the pouring down rain
I know who Mark Zuckerberg is
He believes in me
Underwater pictures are harder to take then you would think
I don’t want a Nook or a Kindle
As I get older certain things hurt my feelings more than they use to
Palm trees that look dead may come back to life
I can get 100% if I sing “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” while playing Rock Band
Good nachos are hard to find around here
Black Vultures are nasty birds
If I don’t write it down, I will probably forget
I love floating down the river on an inner tube
I like playing Words with Friends
I still wouldn’t trade my bff for anyone in the world
BofC is still funny to me
I love driving a convertible
Lily is one of my favorite people to go to the mall with
I hate jogging. While playing sports running is ok but not jogging on its own
We are not very good at keeping goldfish alive
The more connected children feel to you, the more cooperation you will get
I know where home is
Brazilian Steak houses are ridiculously delicious
Most of the time it IS all about me
I still hate Mondays
You can order mimosas in coffee shops in Austin, TX
It’s easy to get a custom neon sign made
I want the iPhone 4
If I add advertisements to my website I can make a little bit of money per year
I do not want to add advertisements to my website
JP is surprisingly good at darts
I am still trying to find the interior decorator inside of myself
I still like watching Survivor
I would rather go to Mustang Island than to South Padre Island
Cupcakes are still my favorite desert
In Chicago last call is at 4am
Airlines don’t care if you are stuck in a strange city over night
I can make pancakes all the way from scratch
And now for the pictures that I promised!
I took this picture of Lily a very long time ago.
Here is Lily and my Dad (Papa Z) hanging out with his car that he named Sally.
Here is my little angel running around in our old yard in West Seattle.
Me and Lily say cheese on the beach in Ocean Shores, WA.
This picture brings a tear to my eye. Lily is constantly reminding me of her Papa Z. She brings him up a lot and always talks about how much she misses him. We have a little urn of some of his ashes above our fireplace and sometimes she puts things next to it and says “I bet Papa Z would like this”. I always give her the same response “I miss him too”.
This picture was taken in Eastern Washington on one of our random weekend road trips back when when we were young and dumb. I even remember who took the picture.
Nothing tastes better than fresh Dungeness Crab! If you have never gone crabbing be sure to put that on your to do list.
Here is me, Vanessa and Beth on a table at Clementine’s in South Haven, MI. Good times for sure!
Sexy, huh? This one was taken at Olympic National Park in Washington.
This is one of my favorite Halloweens of all time. What a fun year.
This one is from way back. Taken during a camping trip with our youth group. I can tell you where everyone in this picture is today.
A studio picture of Lily that I have always loved!
Me and Amanda M hanging out in North Bend, WA. I remember we took this picture while we were waiting for my Mom and Dad to show up for dinner.
Me and Shauna on a camping trip near the foot of the Cascade Mountains. Seriously good times!
I will never forget this one. I was in Hawaii for Halloween that year. I told them to take a picture of me pinching the babies fake butt.. I reached to pinch it and it was his real butt! OMG!
Amanda is gonna kill me for this one but I don’t have a lot of our old pictures together scanned yet. This one was taken in the kitchen of our first apartment together.
These are the two best friends I have ever had. I love you Amanda and Stephanie you guys are amazing!
I could go on and on and on but this posting has to end sometime!
Thank you so much for reading my blog in 2010. I am looking forward to a million more fun pictures in 2011 and beyond!!