So the Holidays are officially over! Time for reflection, resolutions, and renewal...
Not unlike most, 2008 has been pretty trying. There was the always challenging income stream, mild-health scares, family "fun", wanting a to have a baby, etc... - the list could go on and on. BUT 2008 was a wonderful year in many ways...
- I became Young Women's President - Love the Girls! They have such a vitality and fun spirit about them.
Some of us saying bye to Sister Sackett in the front row middle
Service Project wearing our t-shirts that we made - they say "1heart"
Me with Heather, probably one of the few pictures i will post of me, cause you can't see too much of me. There is just too much...
- Had a fantastic Garden and was able to can and preserve lots of stuff. Preserve more than canned...but 2009 is the year to conquer the Canner!
- Celebrated 11 wonderful Years with Herb. I LOVE this guy.
- Herb's youngest Graduated High School and started at University of South Florida! Go Lauren!!
- Took an amazing trip with Herb to Asheville.
- Completed a sprint triathlon...swim 1/4 mile, bike 13 miles, run 3 miles.
- Connected with some old friends and made some new.
- Another year with my mom, 3 years post-liver transplant and she is still doing pretty well. This is a miracle considering they gave her 6 months without a transplant - I tear up contemplating the odds there. She is amazing and my inspiration.
- Experienced what I consider a miracle with a breast cancer scare. GET YOUR TA TAs Checked regularly!!!
- Record my parents personal history.
- Re-do my personal progress - so much has changed since 19$%, that it wouldn't hurt to uhhh do a "re-do"
- Another sprint Triathlon, and prepare for a half marathon in fall.
- Conquer my fear of Home Canning and preserve more of my green beans and tomatoes. I have an irrational fear of the pressure canner.
- Finish my prerequisites for Nursing School. just 3 classes
- Attend the Temple at least once a month with my hubby.
- Make more homemade meals...Thanks to the Economy this is a necessity AND one of my friends is making all of her bread...well, I could at least make 25% of the bread we consume - perhaps?
Ok, so I have a room that I refer to as the "pit of despair" well I have started "gutting" it and will be putting up shelving for Storage and Organizing my crafty-esque stuff. I just might post before and after pictures if i am brave enough. Truly the Albino from Princess Bride; his pit of despair, has NOTHING on me.
Enough of this...Here's to 2009!!!