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!