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):

Dear Nicole,

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. 

Much love,
Betsy Jett

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!!


  1. I loved the letter!!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful 2010!!!

    Walking with HIM,

  2. Um, that letter is hysterical. Looking forward to reading the rest of your best posts!

  3. You know June was really special to me too!

    Love ya!