Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our 2010 In A Nutshell

2010 was our hardest year yet.
It was also one of those years that helped us grow and I don't wish any of it away.
January: We were comfy and safe living in my in-laws' basement in the Seattle area.

We were so beyond stressed and felt about an inch tall.
The unemployment and let down of higher education had fully set in.
I spent most of my days napping away in my in-laws' basement.
I like to think of that basement as my safe little cocoon.

In February, Daniel spent most of his time applying to jobs, teaching online, and working the job that we don't like to talk about.

We took many adventure trips and spent most of our time treasure hunting.

In March, my in-laws, gifted us a trip to La Pusch, Washington.
It felt like it was the most magical weekend ever.
It gave us optimism and made our hearts happy.

Bono Baby got sick in April and he had to have many many teeth removed.
We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.

We recreated some of our first dates in May.

We also took a ride on a camel.

In June, I bravely went to the top of the Space Needle.
I can't wait to do it again.

We made more wishes than normal in 2010.
Even with my depression where I gave up on wishing, we still averaged more than normal.

Bono Baby threw me a party for my 35th birthday in July.
Dan was offered a job teaching English in July, too.

We left our favorite place to live, Seattle, and moved back to the South in August.
We stopped at the Cadillac Ranch this time driving through Amarillo.

Daniel started teaching at Auburn University in August.
We also celebrated his 38th birthday.

We went exploring in Alabama in September.
We met Butch Anthony and The American Pickers.

We took Bono Baby on his first camping trip in October
to The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

In November we finally felt like our home was becoming a home...even in Alabama.

Daniel got his first pair of eye glasses in December.
We also got our very first Christmas tree.

We've had a magical year full of ups and downs and grand surprises.
I just know that 2011 is going to be our lucky year. 
We have so much to look forward to and I feel so very thankful for all that we have. 
Here's to our luckiest year yet!

love love,
Fritzi Marie


Stitchybritt said...

Despite a few challenges, that is a really nice recap of the year. We also moved cities, away from our beloved Melbourne to Sydney, for a job. 9 months later it's slowly starting to feel a bit like home. I'm considering writing a similar recap on my blog. 2011 is going to be brilliant - I'm sure of it.

Kristen said...

I swear that one picture of you looks like a brushed oil painting. Gorgeous. I am am digging on Dan's glasses.

Happy New Year beautiful friend. You know I love and adore you. I hope everything you wish for 2011 comes true.

Love, your sister in sass

Anonymous said...

what a year... and we are only just gettin started right! LOL love the blog and bono you and dan. you just know how~! :) (thats what i say when someone is so talented and i learn so much from them) happy new year and i hope to see you soooon in the new year. i'll make it up there one of these days just hang in there with me :) Love, April

Hug your self for me (:

Chrissy said...

Wow, what a year!! Love all of the pictures, but in the one where you are camping you look amazing!!

Wishing you the best of luck and lots and lots of magical moments in 2011!!

So glad we are friends!!

Chrissy xxx

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

You and Dan are an inspiration, Kat. I am so proud of both of you and you make me believe in true love even more than I already do. I hope 2011 is the best year ever for you guys!

Lauren said...

What a crazy year, but leaves us feeling so much room for hope for your family!

Wan Family said...

I am glad that the summary of your year is "magical". I love how you approach life as an adventure. I am happy that you are doing well. We miss you.

jakki said...

i love reading your blog kat. you really are such a beautiful girl, full of light and love as well as being too cool with amazing taste on top of it! i hope that 2011 goes smoother for you. although it seems 2010 turned out ok in the end!
happy new year! x

Anika said...

hi beautiful, I just found your blog and I am smitten :) you are simply wonderful. This year has been a very hard one for me, but like you say, I have grown massively. This year will be a year of change I think, if I dare to create it. wishing you all the best xxx Anika