Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I'm stealing Danifred's idea and doing an end of the year countdown as a "wrap up" for 2010. (You can check out her blog for "Friday Night Leftovers" and other end-of-the year reviews.)

2010 in Review:

1-# of bedrooms we moved (we moved Emma from the baby wallpapered old bedroom to a new "big girl room" at the beginning of the year.)

1-# of new schools Emma has attended this year. We made the decision to pull Emma from the
private school she attended for daycare/pre-K and enroll her in the elementary school beside the middle school where I teach. Thus far, we're (mostly) happy with the way things are going.

1-#of "BFPs" I had this year...though it sadly turned out to just be a chemical pregnancy.

2-# of trips DH, Emma and I made to visit family and friends in Ohio.

3-# of books DH has written. (2 novels and 1 children's book---wow! He continues to seek agent representation in hopes of being published someday.)

6-the grade I am mostly teaching this school year.

6-the age Emma turned in September. How the time flies!

5feet-the depth of the pool in the area Em likes to swim best. She really took off as a swimmer this year!

12-# of boxes and bags of Emma's old infant-4T clothing and items we donated this month.

1-# of garages on our house we can now walk through and store items in (without fearing for our lives due to an avalanche of old stuff) due to the donation of Emma's old Baby stuff.

109,000-# of miles driven on my H.onda C.ivic as of last week.

2-# of date nights DH and I had at the M.elting Pot this year. Soooo yummy!

1-# of national reading teacher awards my principal nominated me for. (Though I didn't win, I was truly honored to be nominated.)

3-# of days I took off work to have "date days" with DH when he was off work too. :)

10-#of days the in-laws allowed DH, Em and I to stay with them at THEIR house due to the air conditioner at OUR house breaking and waiting on a replacement part.

3-#of trips DH, Em and I took to D.isneyWorld....ah how I love it there!

742-# of "points" I had accumulated from classes and trainings I took. The points go toward renewing my teaching certificate.

300-#of points I actually needed...yup, I can be a bit of a nerd sometimes.

12-#of years DH and have been married as of Sept. 5th

15-#of years DH and I have been "together." Smiles.

4-#of TVs with U.verse in our house (thanks to DH's work discount!)

3-# of TV/U.verse remotes that were missing in action at the beginning of this week. (Locations when found: 1-under Em's bed; 1-in Emma's art tray/table; 1-on Emma's dresser. )

1,247-#of conversations we had with Em regarding NOT moving remotes from one room to another.

Ending the year with an Irish toast I posted on F.acebook earlier:

Here's to the bright New Year
and a fond farewell to the old,
Here's to the things that are yet to come...
and to the memories that we hold.

Happy 2011!


Kristin said...

Happy New Year Alana! I hope 2011 brings wonder, joy, and celebration for your family!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

This is a great post! You must be so proud of Emma's swimming abilities! I love the number of "talks about the remote" too funny! Happy new year good to see you posting more often :)

Danifred said...

Happy New Year!
I love this post. By far, I think the remotes is my favorite part :)
I hope this year brings you all you're wishing for and more!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

While this is a bit late, I have to say Happy New Year to you and yours!

And as a beneficiary of your recent round of purging, I am sending you a big huge THANKS! The clothes are beautiful, and I'm looking forward to seeing my little girl in them! The little white coat... gorgeous!