That being said, I have a feeling 2011 is going to be my year. 11 has always been my lucky number, and the year is already starting out great with some good news starting on Monday (and no I am not talking about the launch of Oprah's own network, but that too!)And you want to know what? 2011 was a great year. More importantly, it was a year of stability, which we desperately needed. Everything seemed to settle down a bit and we were able to get our whits about us. It felt like we finally transitioned into our adult lives. Therefore, while I welcome 2012 with open arms and all the adventures it will bring, I will remember 2011 fondly.
-It was COLD. So cold Toby and and Kadira actually shared a bed:
-We watched the Mavs beat the Lakers, little did we know this was an indication of a Mavs championship to come.
February-I completed the no sweets in January challenge, kind of:
-I found hope in future generations.
March-I begrudgingly realized I was going to have to take the Texas Bar Exam.
-I ate a huge slice of humble pie.
-I turned 27!:
April was a fun month!-It was the best day of my life! I mean Kate's life:
Kenny Chesney at Cowboy's stadium:
-We attended our first Ranger's game of the season!
May-Osama Bin Ladin was captured and killed:
-Oprah's show ended, I have been lost ever since.
-My friend and I sneaked out of work to meet Bethenny Frankel:
June-We visited Austin for the first time!:
July-I blogged only twice, because I was too busy studying for the stupid bar exam.
August-I killed a bee all by myself.
-I bought an Erin Condren Life Changing Planner.
-I met...er...saw George and Laura Bush!
September-I got a new job!
October was a great month too!-I saw Taylor Swift in concert!
isit my family in Idaho before starting my new gig:
November:-I found out I passed the bar exam and proceeded to pass out in surprise.
-I actually enjoyed Halloween.
Christmas with our families for the first time in three years:
-2010 Year in Review
-2009 Year in Review
ResolutionsNow, lets check in and see how I did on last years New Years Resolutions....
Resolutions I failed on:
-Learn how to bake 6 kinds of cakes from scratch: For the sake of my waistline, this was a good thing...
-Create an emergency book for the house: This just seems like a lot of work...
-Develop and STOP DEPLETING our wine collection: Have you met us? On a positive note, we did try a lot of wine this year...
-Run a half marathon: I did run three 5ks!
-Tour a winery: fail.
Resolutions I kind of did:
-Reread the entire Harry Potter series before the last movie comes out: I read 1-5 before taking a break
-Work on decorating the house: We made improvements, but nothing substantial. -Volunteer somewhere: Coming in 2012...
Go the entire month of January without eating sweets: I did this, minus the cupcake incident
-Finish my manuscript: It not finished! But I did make a big dent in it!
-Read 25 new books (one more then last year!): 21.5....fail!
-Try 25 new recipes (and yes, the cakes count): I probably came close to this but I stopped keeping track.
-Get out of debt: We made progress, but are not quite there yet!
Resolutions I completed!:
-Get better about remembering and acknowledging birthdays: See this post
-Get better about recycling: We bought a special recycle bin and normally our recycling is bigger then our garbage every week!
-Get our files organized: Done! Although I still would like to find a good file cabinet.
-Learn how to quilt: See this post
2012 Resolutions coming tomorrow! Have a safe and joyous New Years Eve everybody!