Friday, December 31, 2010

Ten in Twenty Ten

  1. In February, I finally started this blog. I had been reading great blogs for a while. My son, Statueman had just ended his real paid job as a blogger. I didn't want to compete with him. You see we have the exact same interests on our blog. Football, mixed martial arts, baseball and a deep disdain for Nascar. Of course, I am only kidding, he always blogged about homeschool, faith, family and Nascar bashing. Just like me.
I originally wanted to be the Accidental Homeschool Mom,
but decided I like being

2. I was miraculously picked to be a part of the The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. I was put in the Chosen one, Lori's mini-crew. I'll be bloggy honest here. This was not as easy as I thought. I am not talking about Lori's crew, I mean writing reviews. Especially when my keyboard was so schizophrenic. Also, it wasn't easy at first, I have this deep paranoia about being boring. I think I have settled the debate, I would rather be stupid than boring. At least we can laugh about it.                                                                           
3. My three youngest boys had a chance to try downhill skiing for the first time. This is something the Gman, Statueman and I had fond memories of. When it was only the three of us, we skied. This day of skiing was special for us. God willing, we will get back up to the slopes again this year. The boys loved it. Well... Little Guy thinks he loved it, but I have different memories of this.
I am having flashbacks of the crying about the cold. I mean really how can you ski if it isn't cold? Perhaps I have pampered this little one too much.

4. We had a two week vacation camping with Daddy. Usually our camping involves Daddy bringing food and firewood after work day is through. I would spend my days at the pond with the kids. This year Daddy took the whole two weeks off. We left the camp site just one night due to major thunderstorms. This was fine with me, I could blog and the Gman could catch up on paperwork. It was a great week with friends and perfect weather.

5. Random became a teenager! Now I know this sounds insignificant. The reason it is listed in the ten important things is because it is uber important to him. He is one of the most social creatures in the world. Until that wonderful day in August, he had been excluded from the organized teen events that all of his friends were a part of. It was driving him crazy. The fact that he has been acting like a teen for the past few years may have exasperated the situation.

6. I found an adorable pair of comfortable red shoes. This ends my 15-year quest for shoes that feel nice and look great. Well, it doesn't really end, it just slows it down a little. I know I need to get a life but there are sisters who read this blog who totally understand this feat. Sorry for the pun.

7. This was the first year Random and Paperboy flew to Arizona without us. It was a time for trusting God and I'm happy to say, all went well. Little Guy and I flew out to meet Paperboy, while Random and Daddy had a special week home with just the two of them. We are so thankful to Pops and Grandma for bringing us out there. If the Gman wasn't waiting at home for me I could have stayed all winter.

8. Daddy was able to take more time off and join our homeschooling. We experienced a Barry Stebbing three day art class together as a family. We took this class with so many friends. It was a special time of learning together.

9. We had a long awaited visit to see Daddy's family in New Jersey. I love my in-laws. It was great to see everyone gathered to celebrate the wedding. Now I realize I don't get out that much, so I haven't been to many over the top weddings to compare it to. This wedding was so amazingly perfect. The bride thought of every detail. It could not have been any sweeter. It's just a shame the festivities lasted far past my bedtime.

10. My friends and my family showered me with love by voting for me. I stopped feeling silly sharing my blog with people. I have the button to prove it.

What this really means is: I became comfortable in my blog skin. I am over the fear of failure. I thank God for the work He is doing in my life through keeping a blog. I can't wait to see what new things are in store for next year.
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
believing, that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13
Happy New Year!

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