Saturday, January 8, 2011

Looking back on 2010

I'm a little late, but better late than never.

All I saw on facebook New Year's Day were statuses that said "Good riddance 2010" "Never been happier to say goodbye to a year" etc. I had a really great year in 2010 though. I credit it 100% to the Lord and his plan. I had to trust a lot and take several leaps of faith that I think he assured us was definitely his direction.

So, I'm not thrilled to see 2010 gone, but excited to look back on all that He gave us that year and what is to come. 2010 was not without hurt and trials, but looking back there were truly wonderful things that did happen.

It started off fun and scary in January with a new internship and a lot of unknown lying ahead, but the hope of graduation, a new job and maybe even a family.

In January we celebrated in Florida for my cousin Lane's wedding shower (these are my sweet cousins, I'm so thankful to call them family):

In February we got A LOT of snow for Alabama with several snow days out of school :)

In March, my college roommate married a wonderful man and we celebrated at the beach!

We did a lot of rock crawling since Ben's buggy was up and running (a celebration in itself!).
In April, Chris graduated from boot camp in the Army!
Also in April, I went to a women's retreat in Destin with my aunt and cousin, a lot of fun! I also wore this dress A LOT after looking back at my pictures. :)

Then I turned 27! TWENTY - SEVEN!
In May I went to my first hot-air balloon festival. Hot-air balloons are one of my favorite things, so this was FABULOUS!
Also in May, we were lucky to add a member to our wonderfully large family when my cousin Lane got married. (This is our other cousin, Jake)

In June, Ben and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary in Chattanooga, TN. SO Much Fun!

In July, and most of the summer, we spent a lot of time just sitting.... in the river.
I also visited a good friend at the gulf and spent the day at the beach in the middle of the oil spill. (I saw no oil, apparently I caught it on it's 3-day vacation back out into the sea.)In August, I graduated with my Master's degree in Counseling!!!!
(And got my FIRST counseling job!)
Still in August, Chris and Emily got married!
August was so busy....
Ava turned 1!I must have taken a break in September from life after all of August's activities, but in October, my grandmother turned 80 and we had a huge celebration for her.
In November, I spent most of the month on the couch, but I tried really hard to get Christmas card pictures, and all of them failed miserably. This was one of the better ones (in that dress again), but we had to cut out the dogs because they wouldn't behave.
In December, we celebrated a beautiful white Christmas with all of our family together.

And in December, we got a picture of our sweet baby:

Yep :)

There's more to it, but I'll leave you with pictures for now, so if you could try to not announce it on facebook, that'd be great!


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