2010 Year in Review: List of 10

  1. I really got into geocaching this year, and with my frequent partner, Nathan, I have logged nearly 100 caches spanning Arizona, California and Idaho. Megan (11) and Steven (6) enjoyed finding treasures with me when I visited them in June. I admit I plumb forgot to pick one up in New York City when I was there, but I’ll get one the next time.
  2. I made my annual trip to Boise to see beautiful Megan perform in her spring ballet recital. This next year she goes on pointe.
  3. I lost my longtime companion Hollie in April, and in November, Buddy died of chocolate overdose. I miss my sweet dogs. Hope continues to keep me company.
  4. In July, Glenda and I took a road trip to San Francisco, where we met Alice for a week of sightseeing, gastronomical delights, and precious friend time.
  5. I made two major purchases this year. I replaced my 2000 Accord with a 2010 Accord with all the bells and whistles. I’ve been very happy with it. My 20+ year old carpet still had some wear in it, but it also had lots of dirt and stains, so I got brand new soft brown shag in October.
  6. My brother Dale, retired this fall and made his way out to Arizona. We decided he should live with me when he is in the Phoenix area, and it’s very nice to have a man around the house. We are enjoying catching up on our lives for the past 40 years.
  7. I have done much more sewing this year and have really enjoyed it. I made some great Halloween costumes for the Reed kids. Nathan (8) was Robin Hood, Lauren (10) was Maid Marion and 16 month old Andrew was a cute little Friar Tuck.
  8. I went to New York City in November with Robin and six women from Spring of Life Christian Church. We spent five glorious days seeing the city and Broadway shows. It was one of my all time favorite vacations ever. Next year, I hope to go to Ireland.
  9. I had my first overnight backpacking experience on Thanksgiving weekend. Dale, Daryl and I went to the Superstition Mountains near Superior and hiked 15 miles of the Arizona Trail. We had a wonderful time, and I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit so we can get back out there and enjoy some more of time on the trail.
  10. Robin, Ken and the Holsinger kids are coming to town the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s been two years since the whole family has been here and I’m excitedly looking forward to their visit.

I wish you a very merry Christmas and all God’s blessings in 2011.

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