2011 in review

My obligatory end-of-year post.

  • We went to Chicago to see Dolly Parton.
  • We got new windows installed (twice).
  • We went to Kings Island in Cincinnati.
  • I ditched Facebook for Google+.
  • My favorite album turned 20 years old.
  • We wrecked both of our vehicles.
  • Honey bought me a Kindle – which means I have read more books this year than I probably have in the last ten years combined.
  • We saw Beth Hart in Nashville.
  • We planted 12 trees.
  • I observed Lent for the first time.
  • We lost John.
  • I was included in professionally-taken photos with Honey’s family.
  • We saw Maya Angelou live.
  • We celebrated our 6th anniversary.
  • I stopped drinking sodas.
  • We went to the top of the Willis Tower.

Happy New Year, kiddos!

2010 in review

In 2010:

  • We sold our existing home and bought a new one
  • We bought a ZTR mower
  • Honey suffered a concussion and spent a few nights in the CCU
  • I spent Thanksgiving and Christmas at his parent’s home for the first time
  • We went to Holiday World again
  • We toured Springfield, IL – hometown of Pres. Abraham Lincoln
  • We began extensively remodeling our new home, which included a new roof, HVAC unit, and tankless water heater
  • I met Honey’s sister, brother-in-law, and niece for the first time
  • I talked to Jim on the telephone (!)
  • I bought my first truck
  • We finally got a storm shelter
  • I got my first smartie-pants phone – the Droid Incredible
  • We had a white Christmas!!
  • I saw David Gray and Ray Lamontagne in concert
  • This blog has its highest number of page views in a single day (11,539)

Plans for 2011:

  • Go somewhere fun for vacation (maybe Washington, DC)
  • Get a lot more done on the house
  • Pay off my car loan
  • Save more $$