He y'all (I'm a Southerner now since I'm posting this from the heart of the South)! I know I said I wouldn't be posting this week, but I couldn't stay away. Especially since my friend, Jo-Lynne, is hosting a 2010 Recap blog party.
The idea is that we're supposed to take the first line from the first post of every month and link to that post. That way you can go back and read through the year and some of the fun we've had around here. So here are my contributions. If you'd like to see more blog recaps, head over to Musings of a Housewife.
"I spent a lot of time this week looking back, but today I think I'll look forward."
My first post of the year looked at all the stuff I already KNEW I'd be doing in 2010--travelling quite a bit, watching one daughter graduate from high school and start college, watching the others grow up immensely. But I had no idea about some of the fun ways God would surprise me throughout the year.
Makes me excited for 2011.
"Shhhh. We snuck (is that a word?) away for the weekend."
This was a Travel Tuesday post (remember those? I used to do them fairly frequently.) about my grown-up trip to Park City, UT with my hubby and some friends. What a great weekend that was!
Truth-be-told, I’m tired as I write this post. I’ve had a long weekend.
Oh gee, what a terrible first line! If I were grading my own paper I'd probably say something like "How does this make me want to read any further?" Ugh.
Anyway, this post was Part 5 of my "Intentional Parenting" series--probably one of the areas of my blog from 2010 of which I am most proud. You all gave me such great feedback, for which I'm so grateful. I'm working on developing these ideas further in 2011.
“So how was your Valentine’s Day?” my sweet friend Meghan asked me this week.
O.K., I'm trying to figure out how I posted about Valentine's Day in April, but I think it was a re-post or something. I have no idea. Just goes to show you how unprofessional I am about this blogging thing.
Anyway, this is a very funny post showing you the real ins-and-outs and intricacies of our marriage. My favorite thing about this post is its title: "You'd think that after 25 years of marriage we'd be better at it."
"Every Saturday morning from mid-April through October, our town holds a French Market."
This was an I'm-getting-excited-about-summer post that highlighted one of my favorite Saturday traditions--going to the French Market in our town. Now that it's the dead of winter, it's kind of nice to look back on this and realize that winter won't last forever . . . even though it feels like it might.
"Twenty-five years of . . ."
Our anniversary is on June 1 (every year!), and this one was special. When we got married I couldn't even imagine how it would feel to be married to B for 25 years, but looking back, it's like the blink of an eye.
"Sometimes I follow a recipe. Sometimes."
Somewhere around mid-year I decided to incorporate regular recipes into my blog, hence "Fabulous Friday Food." I love sharing recipes and even though some people might think that's a little hokey, I have heard from more than a few of you that you kind of like my recipes too. But I'd love to know, should I keep going with this?
"My oldest, Kate, leaves for college today."
I'm so glad this post came up because it's one of my favorites of the entire year. Sending your first child off to college is a pretty big deal. You really do wonder if they're ready for the challenge. Here's how I knew Kate was ready.
"I'm in a funk this week."
This was a great post to read again--all about how life's curveballs can throw me into a funk and how on earth do I get out of it? Psalm 45 has a good answer.
"It's pumpkin time and I couldn't be happier."
Another recipe. This one's for pumpkin squares which are, if I may say it, yummy!
"Don't you just love that Allstate commercial that's on right now? That guy who plays Mayhem and drives all over town creating a ruckus?"
Needless to say, life in 2010 has been full. And wonderful. And tons and tons of fun. Here's just a glimpse into one weekend.
"So, I really haven’t told you anything about our Thanksgiving yet."
Just a little Thanksgiving recap, but this post really made me chuckle. And judging by some of your comments, it made you chuckle too.
Thanks for laughing along with me and my "wild" life in 2010. I'm so glad you have all come along for the ride (and if you'd like to invite your friends to this little party for 2011, I'd be more than honored!). Like I said earlier, I really am excited to see what God has in store for 2011. I hope you'll stick around to see what happens.