Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Simply The Best...
Not only is the year rapidly twisting to an end, but the entire decade is wrapping up! It seemed like such a big deal in 1989 and then again in 1999, but this year...I needed to be reminded that on Friday we will begin a new ten. Wow...2010...I remember when I was fifteen years old my bestie Nicole and I wrote letters to one another from the "future." I still have that letter...and I dated it September 9, 2010. It seemed like such a lifetime ahead...and now, here we are.
This is how my letter read (written on September 9, 1989):
Hello from New York City! (And to think that I went to NYC for the FIRST time this year) Jason Jett and I married five years ago (interesting that I waited until I was 30 to get married) and we just had our first baby, a girl (also interesting that I was 35 when I had my first child). Her name is Natalie. She has blond hair and blue eyes. We love her so much. Jason is a cartoonist (he is an awesome artist) for the New York Times and I stay at home with Natalie (ha! unless I had endless amounts of cash to shop with, that would NEVER happen). We just moved into our four story home and it has a white picket fence (yes, I can totally see that in NYC)! How are you and Travis (I cannot remember if Travis was really her boyfriend at the time or if it was just a crush of hers) doing? Jason and I would love to fly you two to New York (with our endless amounts of cash) for a visit.
Too funny! I can't get over my writing...I used the really wide lined paper and my writing was what one might call "bubble" letters. The writing of a young girl in love for the first time...
So, here we are...packing up the year 2009, and what a year it has been! A year full of real. life. change. I thought it might be fun to reminisce...let's take a look at a few of my best posts of the year!
February: The month in which I started this online diary. "I want to be a part of it: New York, New York" (My adventures in NYC...a destination I have dreamed about since I was little, but truly never thought I would get there!)
March: "A Change Would Do You Good" (My first online recording and omission of my faith walk).
April: "God Doesn't Keep A Record Of Wrongs" (My testimony...I LOVE to share with anyone that will listen)!
May: "Skin Cancer, Take 5" (Informational post to warn others of the extreme dangers of tanning beds).
June: "The Gift Of Friendship" (A fellow blogger friend and her AMAZING gift!!)
July: "The Stork Does Not Bring The Babies" (I rehash the birth of son number two)
August: "Professional Haggler" (Because let's face it, I'm an idiot!)
September: "Bite Me" (Um, hello? Robert Pattinson....enough said.)
October: "The Fear Of Not Mattering" and "The Great Giveaway" (Both are equally AWESOME)!
November: "Master Cleanse" (I'm STILL laughing)!
December: "Dear Christmas, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (I mailed this post out as my Christmas letter to all my family) and "TMI Thursday" (I was mailed a box of Gas X just this week...from the victim. I'll never live this down).
There you have it! A monthly spread of my best/favorite posts! I'm looking to another year of witty self disclosures (thanks Paul)!
Happy New Year to all of you!!