Friday, January 2, 2009

'08 Highlights

Highlights of 2008...

Here are my last year highlights from 2007!

  • What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Got pregnant, went on a blog vacation with some blogger buddies, painted 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, and a kitchen. I also went to the new Busch Stadium for a Cards game!

  • Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My New Years resolutions were to exercise more and I can say that I did not do that! :) My 2009 resolution is to hang out with family more and get caught up on my scrapbooks. I'm way behind!

  • Did anyone close to you give birth?
Of course! Martine and Pete had Alexa Rose. Mandi and Matt had Mia, 3 of my cousins; Tommy and his girlfriend had Brailyn, Michelle and Chris had Hayden, and Jennifer and her boyfriend had Julia. Nicole and Ryan had Porter, Katie and Don had Nolan, Rachel and Jeff had Ben, Kyle and Melanie had Marek, Mandy and Dustin had Thomas, Jesse and Sam had Henry, Jamie and Cat had Peyton, Andy and Leigh had Miles, Amie had Solomon and I'm sure I'm missing a few too! Whew...

  • Did anyone close to you die?

  • What countries did you visit?
None this year........

  • What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A healthy year! :) So far...not off to a great start!

  • What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Monday, September 15th; the day we found out we were pregnant! Wednesday, October 1st; the day we saw our little baby for the first time and heard the heartbeat! August 31st; Mike's Surprise Bday Party

  • What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Biggest achievement is finally getting pregnant!

  • Did you suffer illness or injury?
Of course! :) Blood Clot Check # 1 Strained Tendon in my finger Spondylolisthesis diagnosis for back Blood Clot Check # 2

  • What was the best thing you bought?

Mike actually surprised me, but we both had decided that we needed a new the best thing we bought would be our Ford Escape!
  • Who's behavior merited celebration?
Michael Phelps...8 gold medals! wow!

  • Whose behavior made you appalled or depressed?
I can't really think of anyone...but possible the government

  • Where did most of your money go?
Into our savings account! We paid off all of our credit cards! woohoo!

  • What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Having those 2 pink lines on our pregnancy test and seeing/hearing the heartbeat and baby!

  • What song will always remind you of 2008?
It's a Beautiful Day....the song we played for our video montage when we annouced we were expecting!

  • Compared to this time last year, are you:
  • a) happier or sadder? happier
  • b) thinner or fatter? a little fatter because there is a baby growing!
  • c) richer or poorer? definitely richer...maybe not money wise, but definitely rich with love, friends, and family.

  • What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I would have visited family more and organized the basement.

  • What do you wish you’d done less of?
I wish I had done less procrastinating...

  • How did you spend Christmas?
We spent Christmas Eve with my side of the family...we do this every year and it is such a great tradition. Chrismas morning this year was with my parents and siblings and we had the Laughlin Christmas on the 26th and 27th. It was a great Christmas! :)

  • Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yep...I fell more in love with my wonderful husband and our baby!

  • What was your favorite TV program?
Lost, American Idol, and Biggest Loser

  • Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't like the word hate....annoyed with others...probably.

  • What was the best book you read?
Yes...I was in on the Twilight craze!

  • What was your greatest musical discovery?
Heather letting me know about Pandora on our Blog World Trip to Chicago! Love it!

  • What did you want and get?
Pregnant...finally after 5 years!

  • What did you want and not get?
Nothing....I have a great home, family, friends, and a wonderful spouse and puppy!

  • What was your favorite film of this year?
Favorite film was Marley and Me by far....also like Sex and the City and Juno. :)

  • What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 29 on my birthday this year and Mike threw me 2 surprise parties! Birthday surprise # 1 Birthday surprise # 2

  • What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing....even through all the struggles with injuries and infertility, God had a plan for us all along!

  • How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Comfort, yet put together! :) Usually Target or Old Navy but definitely dressed up the outfits with jewelry!

  • What kept you sane?
Knowing that God had a plan for us and my hubby! :)

  • Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

  • What political issue stirred you the most?
The election coverage was powerful this year! Being able to see history in the making was a great feeling.

  • Who did you miss?
I miss my friends who don't live in Columbia...

  • Who was the best new person you met?
All the bloggers from our blog world real world trip! Nicole, LeeAnn, Kim, and Leslie.

  • Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Good things come to those who wait! :)

  • Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"It's a beautiful day Don't let it get away What you don't have you don't need it now What you don't know you can feel it somehow What you don't have you don't need it now Don't need it now Was a beautiful day"