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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

1.) Where did you ring in 2011?
At our friend Amy and Tim's house in their newly remodeled basement. Just a couple families and our kids hanging out. 
2.) What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Still happily married!
3.) Were you in school (anytime this year)?
Only for work! I finished my Masters in December of 2010 so I am done with school!
4.) How did you earn your keep?
I worked as an elementary art teacher in Raytown, MO.
5.) Did you have to go to the hospital?
I took both of my sons to the ER this year. Lincoln in February when I burned his's STILL hard to believe that happened. Caiden in September (I think) when he got clocked in the head with a block. 
6.) Did you have any encounters with the police?
Nope- thank goodness but we did witness a drunk driver plowing into the house across the street from us when he failed to notice the road ended. Scary! It was so loud it woke us from our sleep.
7.) Did you know anybody who got married?
Yes, two of my cousins and two good friends got married.
8.) Did you know anybody who passed away?
Sadly, yes. My beloved Grandfather and my cat Melvin died this summer. 
9.) Have you run into anybody you graduated high school with?
I always run into my high school peeps and I love it! It shows it is such a small world.
10.) Did you move anywhere?
Sore subject--NO! But I want to sooooo bad. The day will come, I just need to be patient. 
11.) What sporting events did you go to?
My son started Itty Bitty T Ball this summer and we had so much fun watching him play. We also hit a few Royals games this summer.
12.) What concerts/shows did you go to?
For my birthday we went to see Rev Theory. It was quite an adventure getting there but once we did we had fun. Can you say blizzard??
13.) Are you registered to vote?
14.) If so, did you do your patriotic duty on [last time you were supposed to vote]?
Yikes! I always vote for our President but I rarely make it during the local elections.
15.) Where do you live now?
Lee's Summit, MO
16.) Describe your birthday.
Very nice. Jay surprised me with tickets to see Rev Theory with some good friends of ours. We also had a group of people come to LS to hang out.
17.) What’s the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2011? Start running. This didn't happen until December but I am still chugging right along. I have always hated running. I think it is because when I played soccer in high school, running was a punishment.
18.) What is one thing you regret from this year?
No regrets, just lessons learned.
19.) What did you want for Christmas? A new computer. Ours is from 2002!! We didn't get one for Christmas but we are hoping in a month or two we will be ready to purchase a new one with our Points. (We never run our bank card as a debit, we always run it as credit. Since we only use one card for everything, it is amazing how fast you can earn points!)
20.) Any new additions to your family?
Not this year but we are anxiously awaiting a new addition in 2012 from my sister and brother in law. They are adopting so really, any day!!
21.) What was your best month?
Ooh, tough one. I would say July because we went on our first family vacation to the beach. The boys LOVED it. Caiden still talks about our trip to "Alabamya".
22.) What from pop culture will you remember that happened in 2011.
Hmm, the Royal wedding, not that I watched it but it was kind of a big deal. Most definitely Osama bin Laden dying though. That was a big surprise. 
23.) How did you ring in 2012?
At our friend's Dave and Rebecca's house. It was a blast!
24.) What has been your favorite moment?
Soo many but most of them have to do with my children. Their smiles, accomplishments, when they play nice together. I am constantly learning from them and they make me so happy, even when I am a total grouch to them. 
25.) What’s something you learned about yourself?
I get stressed out when my house is messy. I often feel like I can get more done when I have a clean house. I know that sounds silly but when my house is a total mess, I kind of get lazy and don't want to deal with anything!
26.) Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Weird question, Jay I guess. We like to sit back and sip on some wine while catching up on our shows. After the kids are in bed of course. 
27.) Made new friends?
Always, I tend to do that. I also feel like I got closer to some of the friends I have this year. That always feels nice. 
28.) New best friend?
Nope, just new ones.
29.) Favorite Night Out?
New Years Eve is still pretty fresh in my mind. I'm gonna go with that one even though I was blessed with many wonderful nights this year. 

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