Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Review Extravaganza--Part 3

I thought this quarter of life had been really uneventful, until I went back and reviewed. I'm getting forgetful.  Is that because I'm 41 now?
I'd forgotten about my near-death experience on the bike in Idaho. And I'd forgotten about my speeding ticket in Utah and all the memories we made up in Greer and our trip to Chicago.

August--and I'd forgotten all the lessons I'd learned from the summer listed in this post.
I never could regain my domination of the sugar monkey, as documented in this post.
Micah equated classical music and modern culture in this unforgettable statement.
And I won't forget this birthday gift--and neither will Sloan!

September--I loved this linky party--determining the one word we'd use to describe ourselves. I won't forget the things I learned about myself in these two posts (here and here).
I ventured into more linky posts, making myself think about things that really matter to me--thanking a favorite teacher (and getting some thank-you mail of my own--thanks, Julie), thanking a dear friend for her influence in my life, and venting about how exhausting mothering can be sometimes.
My kids kept growing and changing and making me truly happy.  These few months of the year were truly enjoyable for me.
And what did the end of the year bring?  We'll see next week.

To all my bloggy friends:
I hope you know that, even though I won't be seeing you this holiday season, part of you is with me, and I wish you all the happiest of holidays and the merriest of Christmases.  Enjoy your families, take time for the important things, and remember Christ is the reason we celebrate this time of year!

I'm off--Heidi and Sam (and baby girl!) are already here, and Tucker's due home around 9:15.  I promise I will be enjoying every minute of the commotion.

Linking up with the rest of the review gang.


  1. Have a wonderful time! I finally linked to your Christmas traditions post. Sorry to be so late... Busy busy here - everyone arriving tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing the Denver grandkids. Merry MERRY Christmas to you and yours - and thank you again for all you did for Katie this year!

  2. Have a wonderful holiday and Merry Christmas from snowy Ohio!!

  3. merry christmas enjoying your brood!:)

  4. Merry Christmas,Jen! The commotion, the pandemonium just add to the holiday!

  5. Marry Christmas Jen- I can't wait to read all about the commotion at your house.

  6. Merry Christmas Jen! Looking forward already to the pictures you will have to share of the next few days. Blessings surround you, that's for sure!

  7. I remember the post about the bike ride! EEEK! And I love the word to describe ourselves. That was a good one. I know I played I need to find it. I am thinking I missed the teacher one.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  8. Merry Christmas to you dear friend!
    Enjoy every minute of it!!

  9. Great post! I had to go read your Chicago post as I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago! Love that city. I have always thought it would be fun to live in the city but never did and now with kids would not want to :)

    Thanks for linking up

  10. so true, jen - it really was a birthday gift to behold!!