Friday, January 2, 2009

The Year in Review - Meme Style

I have been trying to figure out how to sum up the year in an interesting way, I found this little MEME, and it might not be interesting but it is comprehensive. So, I snagged it and am using it to guide my way through my memories of the great 2008!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? I went into labor with my fourth child - never happened before - I LOVED IT!!!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Honestly, I was sick and pregnant at the beginning of last year and didn't even make a single resolution! I will have a few for this year, however.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Ummm - Yeah - ME! And my sister-in-law Tiana (had our babies on the same day - how cute is that?) and then half my neighborhood had babies, too - it's been a fun year!

4. Did anyone close to you die? No, thank heavens. But some very important leaders in my church passed away, I am so grateful for the lives they lived and the lessons they taught.

5. What countries and/or states did you visit? We took a day trip to Wyoming - that's about it, we don't travel much with babies. And we did go digging for trilobites in the desert outside Delta, Utah.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A waist!

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? July 3rd - my little babycakes was born.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting my self back! (I took a year long vacation from me, and it is good to be back)

9. What was your biggest failure? Not getting the home organized, how I LONG for a peaceful, calm place for us to all rest our heads each night.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Does delivering a baby count?

11. What was the best thing you bought? A sit and stand stroller!

12. What was the best thing someone gave you? Every single day with my husband and family, a TON of help from my mom, a surprise birthday visit from my sister from Australia, 2 wonderful daughters that are so sweet and helpful, a very sweet baby and The Boy getting potty trained - YAY!

13. Were you lucky in love or lucky in cards? I'm going to have to go with LOVE!

14. Where did most of your money go? Diapers, formula and doctors bills.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Blogging, aprons, Dave Ramsey and politics - what a year!

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? David Cook's "Hello"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: Happier or sadder? Definitely MUCH Happier -

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Taking the kids to parks - that wonderful summer baby kept us locked up more than we could stand.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Wasting time on the internet - I'm opting for a timer in 2009.

20. How did you spend Christmas? Waking up opening presents, eating a yummy breakfast, going to my folks for a visit and heading up to Bert's dad's cabin.

21. How did you spend New Year's Eve? Freaking everyone out with the jalapeno poppers I made - they were HOT!!! But our good friends forgave me and we had a great night.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008? More and more every single day.

23. Did you fall out of love in 2008? Nope!

24. What was your favorite TV program? The Amazing Race -

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No - don't hate people, trying to love my neighbor!

26. What was the best book you read? These is My Words was a very fun read, also enjoyed Northanger Abbey.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Bert's rock band!

28. What did you want and get? My sweet baby!

29. What did you want and not get? Those cool baking pans from William Sonoma.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? Definitely Horton Hears a Who - I want to visit Katie's world.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 36 - WOW! I wanted to have all my kids by 35 and I just barely made it! My birthday was wonderful - my fantastic sister made it from Australia without me even knowing she would be there in time for my b-day. You can get the whole run down HERE!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Seeking more spiritual.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? First half - barefoot and pregnant, second half - frumpy.

34. What kept you sane? My husband (what would I do without you???), my mom (what would I do without you either???) and blogging helped some, too!

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Always have to go with Johnny - but you can get the comprehensive list HERE!

36. What political issue stirred you the most? The economy - it's getting ridiculous and I don't see any light at the end of this long dark tunnel yet.

37. Who did you miss? My sister and brother - wish they were closer.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Hard to say because we have had some great people move into my neighborhood recently and I have really enjoyed getting to know them better and building friendships with them this past year. And I have "met" some very fun, delightful people out there in bloggy land!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008: Simplify - SERIOUSLY! (Chera - thanks for the reminder - I really need it)

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
It's either this:

Even though we ain't got money
I'm so in love with ya honey
every day will bring a chain of love.

Or this: (playing for you as you read this post - yes, you're welcome)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the strain
Ch-ch-changes, Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the strain
Ch-ch-changes, Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me, But I can't trace time
And for fun - Here we are welcoming in the New Year! Too bad I didn't get a reaction of Bert and Darin eating the jalapenos- that was a sight! (Like usual, there are no pictures of me, just imagine me playing cards, holding a baby and snickering at everyone about the hot jalapenos).
Happy 2009 EVERYONE!

1 comment:

Kasey Hunt said...

It was nice getting to know you a little bit better. I thinking you are handling your life rather well and have a great outlook. You are wonderful!!