Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rewind 2011

Kathy at Four of a Kind... posted this yesterday, and I loved it so thought I would share, too. Feel free to join in!

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Got pregnant without medical assistance!

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I'm not sure I made a New Year's resolution for 2011 (at least I didn't find a post with it on my blog :-)). I probably won't make one for this year either. 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Two of Jason's cousins, a neighbor/friend, and a high school friend

4. Did anyone close to you die? Not real close to me, but Jason's friend's dad (who is also my college friend's FIL) passed away unexpectedly this year.

5. What places did you visit? Bahamas, Grand Turk, Miami

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? a finished basement, new vehicle, a baby!

7. What date(s) from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? February 3, 2011 (and the two days before) - Drake's first birthday and the big snow storm that closed work for 2 days and left us snowed in!

8. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? Managing our family finances more wisely (still have room for improvement, of course), moving to a little more flexible schedule at work, becoming a Nursery Coordinator at our church

9. What was your biggest failure? Not being able to negotiate the option to work from home

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing major...just a cold.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Nothing comes to mind, but I'm guessing Jason would say his new 5-piece nailer kit (since it's been very helpful with our basement project)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Good question. We all have room for improvement, but I have loved watching Drake grow this year! We are doing our best to teach him good manners and it's been so cute to hear him say "Thank you" and how it has changed over the year. He's even said it unprompted once or twice. :-)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Lots of people surprise me all of the time, but I don't get depressed about it. I can't think of anyone close to me, thank goodness.

14. Where did most of your money go? towards the house (between the mortgage and basement)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Finding out we were pregnant, seeing the baby on the first ultrasound, hearing the heartbeat for the first time

16. What song will always remind you of 2011? I'm not sure. I pretty much only listen to Christian radio and there are a lot of songs I love but nothing that comes to mind right now.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? About the same but maybe happier since we're expecting #2!

b) thinner or fatter? Fatter (but I have an excuse)

c) richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Pinterest recipes/projects

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating out - even though I enjoy it and it's easy, it's such a waste of money!

20. How did you spend Christmas in 2011? With Jason's family and at church on Christmas Eve, with our family of 3 on Christmas morning and then with my family on Christmas night

21. Did you fall in love in 2011? Not fall in love but I would say my love has grow

22. What was your favorite TV program? Just one? :-) I love Survivor, Biggest Loser, Amazing Race, Big Brother

23. What did you do for your birthday in 2011? nothing that I can recall (must not have been too exciting as I didn't even have a post in the blog!)

24. What was the best book you read? Too Small to Ignore by Wess Stafford

25. What did you want and get? more flexible schedule at work

26. What did you want and not get? to go part-time at work/flexibility to work from home

27. What was your favorite film of this year? I don't think I watched a movie all year!

28. Did you make some new friends this year? I don't think so, but I did meet Jamie in person!

29.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? I think 2011 was pretty satisfying.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? lol! I wear a lot of what I would call staple items - things that will still be "in style" for years to come. I'm not big on spending a lot of money on clothes that I may only like for a season.

31. What kept you sane? my faith, Jason

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? none, really.

33. What political issue stirred you the most? I try not to get too crazy over any of them. Sure, I have my opinions, but honestly, I don't pay a lot of attention.

34. Who did you miss? Jason's mom and my grandparents...I wish Drake would have had the chance to meet them.

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011. I still have a lot to learn - especially when it comes to holding my tongue and taking a step back in situations before saying anything. I would like to say that it's getting better, but I'm not so sure. Guess I'll keep working on it.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year's Eve! As for our house, we've had a pajama day. I did a little cleaning, scrapbooking, and made dinner while Jason worked on the basement more, and we all played a little.

1 comment:

Tonya said...

This is cute but now that is the new year I think it would be weird as a post ;) maybe I will tweak it!