A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
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Happy New Years Eve!

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!!

4 Comments to “Happy New Years Eve!”

  1. Joy says:

    Sorry, but had to let you know that Rick named the car Sally and your Dad thought it was cute and christened her with that name.

  2. Beth says:

    So ur list was wonderful, i laughed, i teared up, i remembered, i smiled, i learned new things about u & i thank u. i love u!

  3. Stoner says:

    I love you Rose!!!

  4. Amanda says:

    I love you too Rose! I totally remember that picture too…and I guess enough time has passed I won’t really kill you, must have been 20 at the time…a looooong long time ago lol :) Happy New Year.

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