As I look back on 2010, I think, “Wow! Have we ever been busy around here on Cherry Lane.” I am happy to say that, despite our chaotic schedules, we have put things in their proper order. More often than not, family and friends came first.
We have a friend, whose children are all grown up. She once told us, “If I were to do it all over again, I would do less house work/gardening and play more with my kids.” We have taken that advice to heart. Many times, this past year, we have let the dishes lie, and the vacuuming go undone, and in its place, we have created memories.
So, although we have been very busy working, living, studying, cleaning, running errands and doing all those daily “chores,” we have not forgoten the advice of our good friend Janelle. I’m proud of that. Here is a “year in review” of what we have accomplished.
HAD A MUD FIGHT
HAD A WATER FIGHT
HAD A WHIPPED CREAM FIGHT
MADE PAPER AIRPLANES
ATE ICE CREAM
DRESSED UP IN COSTUMES
ATE COTTON CANDY
VISITED LONG-TIME FRIENDS
LONG-TIME FRIENDS VISITED US
HUNG OUT WITH FAMILY
BABYSAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Yes, we did babysit a fish. His name is Fred.
COOKED A LOT OF FOOD (IN CHAOS)
PLAYED IN THE SNOW
WE READ BOOKS
Oh my gosh! I feel tired just thinking about all that. There was much, much more that we accomplished, but I am going to stop there. I think you get the point.
GROSS THINGS THAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR
I had to crawl on this disgusting floor to open a stall door for Lily
We let McCann play with Emma in her dog crate
Inherited a new brother-in-law and two nephews.
Fauneil’s dad turned 75. We built a dance floor and threw him a big party.
I became a great-uncle and Fauneil a great-aunt.
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH US?
and marshmallows (in that order).
He had surgery this year.
He also had a cool cake for his birthday (made by Fauneil).
Abi (my brother’s girlfriend, although Lily claims she’s HER girlfriend),
She made frequent visits to Dr. Pond at Shriner’s Hospital for children.
She had a very cool birthday party with Play-Doh
There are three things Brandon likes:
and Football. How an interior design loving, cooking fanatic like me produced a kid like this, I will never know.
Brandon has achieved several awards at school (which we are very proud of), and did I say he loves football?
and, of course, me.
She is back in school to become a pharmacist (we are both back in school and switching to the medical field).
and, of course, Fauneil.
I still work at the hospital, and I am moving towards a nursing degree (then eventually a degree as a practitioner).
Well, that is it folks. Have a Merry Christmas and a grand New Year.