Alright, I've been thinking about some way to blog about the coming year/past year, and since I am avoiding putting away all the Christmas crap, I thought this list of questions that I found on my friend Jeannie's blog was good. We had a nice New Year's Eve with some friends from our ward, and I'll be posting pictures soon, but for tonight here are some thoughts on 2007-2008.
What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
S - went to Mexico and France
T - Fished in New Mexico
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
S - I made good progress. I'll have the same ones this year, probably.
T - I didn't make any
Did anyone close to you give birth?
S - Lexi, Moana, Nancee, Leanne, Steph, Kourtney, Christina . . . I think I'm gonna feel like a jerk because I am SURE there's been more babies born this year.
T - my sister
Did anyone close to you die?
S - No
T - No
What countries did you visit?
S - Mexico and France
T - France
What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
S - More patience
T - Another kid
What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
S - I'm bad about dates, but I'll remember France [especially sleeping in the airport one night] and Mexico with the Smiths for Mackenzie's b-day, Kenzie's baptism, ScrapFest, and more!
T - WHAT? This is dumb! I don't remember dates.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
S - Not messing up or losing any of my kids :)
T - Finishing the 50 miler hike with our ward's young men [which was actually 54 miles since we got lost one day and had to back-track].
What was your biggest failure?
S - Not becoming a runner.
T - I don't focus on anything like that.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
S -sub-chorianic bleed (near miscarriage)
T - No.
What was the best thing you bought?
S -my wide-format printer (for those large 12x12 scrapbooking pages)
T - Sage 4-weight rod
Where did most of your money go?
S- To Target and Sam's Club
T - To my family
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
S - Trips out of town
T - Going to France
What song will always remind you of 2007?
S - "Get your head in the Game" from HSM and our dance for the stake dance festival
T - Can't think of one.
Compared to this time last year, are you: much happier, richer, nicer?
S - Yes, because of Tyler, and probably not
T - All three
What do you wish you'd done more of?
S - Been relaxed around my kids more.
T - Fish
What do you wish you'd done less of?
S - Eat; Drink Soda
T - Work
How did you spend Christmas?
S - Playing Santa, visiting with family, unwrapping and untwisting toys from their packages, eating shrimp dip (YUM!)
T - Doing whatever Sarah did.
Did you fall in love in 2007?
S - Yes, with Mexico and France
T - I was already in love
What was your favorite TV program?
S - JUST ONE? Pa-lease! Here's a list I've narrowed down: Grey's, The Office, Bravo Reality (Top Model, Top Chef, Top Design, Housewives), Friday Night Lights, Oprah, The Amazing Race, The Bachelor (JUST for the company of our Bachelor parties), Survivor, and The Biggest Loser.
T - Monster Quest
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
S - No; hate is really strong. I do get perturbed at rude parents at my kids' schools during pick-up and drop-off times.
T - That's kinda rude; No.
What was the best book you read this year?
S - The best of this year was probably Harry Potter, but I've enjoyed a lot of other ones.
T - I didn't
What was your greatest musical discovery?
T - Blue October
What did you want and get?
S - A lot; I'm pretty spoiled, but the trip to France takes the cake.
T - A 4-weight rod
What were your favorite films of this year?
S - I liked a lot of movies this year, but can't think of any of them that stuck with me to name as a favorite
T - Blades of Glory
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
S - I had a rad birthday party at my friend's house with a band to celebrate my big 3-0!
T - I was on the hike; I turned 33.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
S - If I had become converted to running. I'm gonna try again this year.
T - More camping trips
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
S - Boring and mommy-ish; hopefully clean, but that was no guarantee.
T - Dry-wicking-y
What kept you sane?
S - lunch dates with my sister and brothers, weekend dates with my hubby, trips out of town
T - chips and salsa or peanuts
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
S - Probably Oprah . . . I'm so into her cult!
T - The guy from Survivorman
What political issue stirred you the most?
S - Still the stupid war we're stuck in which makes this upcoming election REALLY interesting to me.
T - Alternative fuels and the conspiracy of large oil companies
Who did you miss?
S - My Grandma and Aunt Dode (still)
T - nobody
Who was the best new person (people) you met?
S - The fun people at ScrapFest 2007
T - I can't think of anyone
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
S - Life does not get easier the older you get.
T - We ALL have issues.
What are you most excited for in 2008?
S - To not be pregnant anymore (which is nicer to say, "The new baby!")
T - The new baby!
What are you least excited for in 2008?
S - Engorged and sore boobs.
T - Having to work.