Friday, December 31, 2010


I thought about doing a month-by-month recap of my year like I've seen other blogs do, but I decided that I didn't want to be so organized.

So in the words of Inigo Montoya, let me sum up.

This year I got married.  What a pretty big deal that was.  Almost everything else that happened this year stems from that one event.  This year I bought my first pieces of furniture.  I got a piano.  I set up a kitchen and organized bookshelves and tried different duvet covers on our bed.  This year I finally learned what it is to sleep with someone (and I don't just mean what you think I mean), to share all my living space with someone, to begin putting a home together with someone.  This year we built a fence.

We got a puppy...

...and then decided to find a better home for her while we got used to being married, and then 6 months later we got another puppy...

...and we're so very glad we did.

We also got kitties, lost one, found it, and then had to say goodbye to the other sooner than we wanted.

This year I learned about debt, and credit scores, and loans.  I learned about disappointment, heartache, hope, and the power of silence.

I learned about emotional loneliness, and I'm learning again what it takes to make and keep friends.

This year I've experienced the unrivaled joy of being happy with what I have and looking forward to what the future may bring.

So, my New Year's resolution is to soldier on.  To keep my feet moving forward and not backward and not standing still.  Soon we'll enter our second year of marriage and I just know there's going to be challenges I didn't expect, as well as triumphs and other things, and I hope that by this time next year I'll have achieved some goals and know more than I do now.  I hope everyone has a happy New Year.



  1. Everyone says the first year is the toughest, I don't know if I agree. This start's Dave and I's fourth year and I really can't say that any of them have been harder than the others. But I can say that each year has been better than the one before and I am amazingly blessed to have Dave and the kids in my life and I love them more every day. (if that's possible) :) This year for you and Tony will be awesome, and all I can say is take pictures

  2. Happy New Year, Kaylala!

    Your post made me super happy!

  3. Sounds like an extremely eventful year. Filled with lots of good (forget about the bad.). I hope 2011 treats you well!! I'm sure it is going to bring tons of wonderful things, I'm excited to read about it on your blog & (kind of) share it with you!

    So glad we stumbled upon each other's blogs and have gotten a chance to get to know each other. I think we'll learn even more this year.