Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Decade

So I've seen this on a couple or blogs and I think it's cool. So I'm copying and writing about the last decade.

2000: I was in sixth grade and such a tom boy and such an ugly duckling. I loved writing. I remember I was the only girl who didn't want twins for the sugar baby assignment and I got them. Also playing shoe wars at recess was the highlight of my day. This entails taking your shoes half of and kicking them at whoever you can hit. My best friend April moved about a street away this year and for some reason we never saw each other again. Weird.

2001: Started middle school. Yikes! I joined choir and realized I loved to sing. Ms. Swain was our teacher and she was awesome. I can't remember if it was this year or the next year but in gym we were playing basketball and two of us tripped. The other girl was inccredibly large (and I'm pretty pettit) and she landed on me. I bruised a rib. I was terrified of that girl all through the rest of middle school and high school.

2002: Had a huge crush on Beau Haskell. Lame. Wow I was lame. I think I knew I was lame even then. I quit choir because we got a teacher who was terrible...and a landslide of sweat and fat...yuck.

2003: Took a tennis class loved it! Continued to play until my senior year. This was the first year I think I realized the church was true and I was glad to be a member of it. Got rid of some bad friends and made some really good friends. Went to EFY and seminary this year loved both. This was the first year I actually read the Book of Mormon through. I was on the middle school basketball team and the high school track team. In our last b-ball game I hurt a ligament in my knee (again by being landed on) and couldn't finish the track season. But it was kind of good being injured because I met Eric who I doted on all through high school. We're still friends...I think so anyway, you know the facebook type. First year on the tennis team. Ha! I sucked, but I had so much fun!

2004: I ran for student government this year and won. I realized I was a loser because I couldn't stand the people that were "popular." I tried out for choir half way through the year and made it in. Went on tour to California. Realized I love the beach more than anything. I had the worst teacher for seminary this year...I was glad when it was over. Went on my first real date. It was awful the guy was terribly inappropriate and I asked him to take me home. Played tennis did much better. Also, I met Candace Crown. I was pretty much her shadow for the rest of high school. Awesome girl. I got my first job at Subway.

2005: Realized I loved musical theater. It pretty much consumed my life for the next two years. This year a seminary teacher said something that really bothered me and I decided I wasn't really sure about the church. The lameness and doubt faded out by the end of the year. I broke my back by falling about 20 feet from a tree like a week before school started. I was on bed rest for 3 weeks and lost my varsity spot on the tennis team and almost a lead in the school play. It was this year I realized how amazing my mom is. I mean she's always been amazing but I didn't REALLY realize it until this year.

2006: I had the best seminary teacher this year. Also, I was in madrigals and it shaped my personality and life so much. Graduated. Met Zach, I hated him for about a week and then realized he was the love of my life. We got engaged in July on a beach (he's so sweet) and we were married in December. I took my first college classes and loved them (I miss school!).

2007: We moved to the swamp apartment. Continued going to school. I got a job at American Crafts and made some really great friends. We were sealed in the temple at the end of the year. Which was so fantastic. My testimony and my reliance on the Savior shot up like a rocket this year.

2008: Maybear was born and life REALLY began. She is such a blessing. I love being a mom. I don't think anything else that happened this year is of any consequence put up against that.

2009: What a whirlwind of growth and learning! Staying at home is really more work than it seems like. I really worked to develop my "domestic" talents. Unfortunately they don't come naturally as I know they do for most of you reading this!

2010: I'm looking forward to watching Maybear grow. Hopefully (cross your fingers) getting into a house. If not at least moving. Zach going to school (mostly I just want him to be done). I plan to be a little less self-centered (okay maybe I need to be a lot less self-centered). I'm excited to see where the road takes us this decade!


  1. Danny I love this post!! I'm going to steal it. :) I've always thought you are such a sweetheart and I love hanging out with you but I just realized how little I really know about you. We're going to have a get together at our place sometime in the next month (before Jack gets here). Hopefully I'll see you this weekend at the shower!

  2. I've seen this and loved this kind of post too! It was fun to hear about traumatic middle school years. worst 3 years of my existence (well...ugliest 3 years of my existence). you broke your back? I cringe just thinking about how that would sound/feel. I want to hear you sing!

  3. What fun to look back and relive those memories some bad, some good, some really bad and some really really good. You get more and more wonderful the older you get! You are such a good mother and by the way in case you hadn't figured it out yet you can thank your mother for those "domestic" issues. Love you Sweetie!!