Friday, December 31, 2010

*2010 and The Studio DT!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....


First...I want to ANNOUNCE that I am now on "The Studio" DT!! Woooooooooo to the HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I am sooooooooooooo excited to be working with them!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! When I got the email from Amanda...I was OVER the MOON excited!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) You can see the announcement here here here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok...so now onto 2010...today is the very last day of the year...how did that happen?? I was just saying that it was March, then I was saying it was June...and then I blinked and here we are starting a new year tomorrow! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

My word for 2010 was "Strength"....have I done it???? I'm not sure, the jury is still out on that one...over all this has been an AMAZING year for my family....but in the beginning, middle and end of it all...there has been A LOT of trials for us....A LOT of trials..... we have struggled with what we are going to do with our home, sell it? keep it? downsize? stay put? Our work health insurance is literally draining us... we work for a huge corporation and our medical costs drain most of our money.... more of our paycheck goes to Brookie's health care, than any other expense we have...and we don't know how much longer we can deal with that.... it makes it hard on us financially...so selling the house and downsizing would be ideal as then the health care costs that we face, wouldn't drain our wallets as hard.... we will see what 2011 brings.... :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Do I have a word yet for 2011????? No, I don't. I have struggled with this over the past couple of weeks, trying to wrack my brain as hard as I can for a word that will help me (and the family) overcome the house/health care issues that we are facing...and a word hasn't come to me...I could say that I am going to use "Strength" again....but feeling that might be a crutch... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

So...not to have this post be a downer :) .... I am going to share my fave moments, fave photos and fave lo's I have had this year... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
But first...a few facts....... for a girl that swore and swore she would NEVER make a card, because she sucked at it.... (that's me I am talking about! lol!) .... I ACTUALLY MADE 301 CARDS this year!!! lol!! Who knew???? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I also made 402 lo's!!!!!! Holy smokes!!! No wonder you all think I NEVER sleep!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Here are my FAVE MOMENTS this year............ :)

I got to go to CHA in January! :)

Brookie and I rode at camel at the zoo! :)

I found the COOLEST street sign EVER! :)

At age 13....Adam is TALLER than me!!! (And I am 5 feet 9 inches tall! lol!)  :)

Adam created this clown out of a bowling pin for an auction for "Bowling for the Cure" :)

My first 'kinda' publication as one of my LO's in an ad for Nikki Sivils! :)

Seeing the "Sound of Music" in the movie theater! :)

Getting to visit Deana, Bob and Bryn when they came to AZ! :)

Amy and her family coming for a visit! :)

Aunt Pat coming for a visit! :)

I got this portrait painted by Chris for Brookie! :)

Meeting Laura Ingalls Gunn! :)

Me and Bern in one SPECIAL to my heart photo shoot! :)

Meeting Sherry and her granddaughter Destiny! :)


MY FAVE PHOTOS of 2010! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 



















































 








And last but not least...my FAVE LO's for the year! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 








 *Normally I wouldn't make this lo as one of my faves...its 'ok' at best.....but but but...after I saw that a 'Mark Grace FAN blogger' totally made fun of my style of writing  (well...actually he said I should be killed....lol!) when I posted this lo on here....yeah...that totally makes this one added to my FAVE list...lol!* :) {{if you decide to go and see his site....scroll down to his March 8th, 2010 post...and you will find the tidbit about me..lol!}}

























*On this one, I wrote the entire words to the book, "The Giving Tree" around the edges* :)














Ok....so if you made it this far....thank you!! Sooooo glad that I got to visit everyone in 2010...and I hope everyone has a very safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)