Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012!

Well, 2011 has come to a close. It was an overall okay year. I finished my first year of grad school and my first year as a high school teacher, which was the best move for me to make. I am much more content as a high school teacher. I finished my first year of grade school with a perfect GPA!

We had a pretty good summer filled with BBQ's; a canoe trip which continued with a very, very, very HOT camping trip; lots of volleyball; and a wonderful 4th of July celebration for Collin's birthday.

Collin started preschool this year, which was happy, yet sad because he loves it, but it just means he is growing up. :-( He is just growing up so quickly!

For our fifth anniversary, Josh and I went to Kanrocksas. It was so fun! Not only did I see Muse, who I absolutely love, but I was introduced to some new artists/bands that I love including Ellie Goulding and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

I celebrated my 30th birthday, and even though 30 is not a milestone one is usually proud to hit, it was one of the best nights of this year. I had so much fun, and I had the chance to hang out with people I hadn't seen in awhile. Luckily we had this a few weeks after my birthday because I was super sick on my actual birthday. It really sucked! Luckily my boys came through and we had our own little birthday party at home with steaks on the grill, party hats, and cake.

The night before my birthday party, we went and saw the Foo Fighters in concert. I have wanted to see them for such a long time. They were AMAZING!!!!! One of the best shows ever. To top it off, we got to see them perform in front of the Sprint Center.

That is Josh's big thumb in the way. LOL! We were so ticked because of the traffic, but instantly we were over it when we found out why.

Halloween was fun as always with our little party and taking Collin trick-or-treating with Aidyn. The boys had a blast. We did the whole Mario clan for our costumes. I wasn't too stoked about the idea, but I ended up liking it a lot!

We ended the year with great times with friends and family for Christmas and New Year's. 

Well, after looking back through the year, it was definitely better than okay. There were some great times and some not-so-great times, and there was definitely a lot of learning, especially when it comes to friendships and growing up. However, it was a year filled with family and fun!

Hello 2012!

I am so far very optimistic about this year. Usually I dwell on the past, missing it thinking that a new year couldn't be better, but this year I feel differently. I think this is going to be a great year, and I have so many goals. Hopefully I can keep up with them all.

1. Eat healthier and get into shape!
2. Have more social events.
3. Keep my house clean and fix it up!
4. Spend much more quality time with my family.
5. Be more optimistic and try not to stress over the little things.
6. Learn to enjoy life and everything it has to offer.

I know there are more, but these are my main ones for now. :-)

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