Monday, January 3, 2011

Top 10 Moments of 2010:

I have decided to reflect on the year 2010. I have come to realize that we had many blessings and opportunities during that year. We had our ups and downs, but most importantly we had a very successful, happy, and healthy year.

Here are our Top 10 Moments of 2010:
1. Even though this technically was not 2010, I decided that it was what actually started off our New Year. Knowing that Mr. Man would be deploying, we had anticipated a boring Christmas or no Christmas at all. However, that changed when we got our wonderful snow days! This was the first time that Mr. Man had actually saw this much snow, and it was our first snow as a family.

2. We survived our second deployment as a family. As most of you know, Mr. Man left at the end of December 2009 to Afghanistan. He arrived back here in England with me and our boy in May 2010. During those months, Mr. Man worked long hours, went to the gym, and took college classes. I doubled up on school, traveled to local places with our boy, and also continued to work out.

3. Once Mr. Man got home, we  began sightseeing and planning some trips. Our biggest trip was traveling Italy for 2 weeks for our anniversary. We went to Rome, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, and Siena.

 4. Italy was our gift for our 4 year anniversary. The traditional gift, which Mr. Man and I stick to, was fruit. We decided it would be awesome to have fruit in another country. Since we both really wanted to go to Italy, that is exactly what we did. Another great moment of 2010 was celebrating our 4th anniversary.

5. In August, we found out we were pregnant. August 11, 2010 to be exact. After trying for over a year and a half, you can about imagine how surprised and happy we were to hear the news. Not only were we finally pregnant, we conceived on our anniversary.

 6. In August/September, Mr. Man went on a TDY. He went to California for some training. But when he got back, we scheduled a trip to Wales. This was in October. I was 16-ish weeks pregnant and determined to climb Snow in the Snowdonia National Park. That is exactly what we did. While we were there, we saw one of the largest natural waterfalls, other waterfalls, plenty of wildlife, and hiked and hiked and hiked until our feet were about to fall off.

7. When we got back from Wales, it was time for Halloween. I have always wanted to be pregnant during Halloween so Mr. Man could paint my belly.

8. When November rolled around, we went to Ireland for Thanksgiving.

9. When we got back from Ireland, we decided we did want to know what the sex of the baby was so we scheduled a gender ultrasound with some of the most awesome people in the world. We found out that we are having a little girl!

10. By December, we thought we would be heading to Scotland for a long road trip. But the weather decided to go against our wishes. However, that did not stop us from having a good holiday season. I graduated from Axia College (University of Phoenix) with my Associate's, and we celebrated Christmas Louisiana Style.

Now, to find out what I would like to achieve in the year 2011. There is so much I would love to do, so much to see, and so much to wish for.

I hope everyone had a fabulous 2010, and can look back with no regrets. I wish everyone the best with this new year!


  1. You and you're family have had quite the 2010 - Happy New Year and a blessed 2011

  2. that's a wonderful year for sure! I'm sure next year will be equally as exciting!

  3. Beautiful trips!!! Love the photos! I also took a pic of my preggo stick! lol!!



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