Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 In Review

When I started thinking about this post, my first thoughts were that 2008 was nothing special. Just an average year. Nothing hugely good and nothing hugely bad - just average.

But the more I thought, the more I realized that 2008 has been a fantastic year in my life.

We have lived in:
  1. Hampton, Virginia
  2. Banner Elk, North Carolina
  3. Knoxville, Tennessee
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Tullahoma, Tennessee

I have:

  1. Visited 10 national parks
  2. Zorbed
  3. Visited DisneyWorld, SeaWorld, and Typhoon Lagoon
  4. Gone deep sea fishing
  5. Watched jets take off from Langley
  6. Saw Air Force 1
  7. Wake surfed
  8. Went to Bonnaroo
  9. Got an awesome bicycle
  10. Fully recovered from shoulder surgery

But the best thing about 2008? I started blogging and have met some of the most wonderful people. I can rant and rave. I can be happy or sad. And everyone is still around - still supportive - still glad to hear from me.

That friendship has meant more to me than you could possibly imagine. The love and support that I feel from you have enabled me to face some of my inner demons. Thank you for that.

My wish for the New Year is that our friendship will continue to grow.

May each of you have a healthy and happy New Year!


big hair envy said...

What a sweet post! Yes, you have had a stellar year, and we love you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!!!

I SO wish I had "known" you when you were living in Hampton. It's only about 1 1/2 hrs. from my place.

Happy New Year my Friend!!! I can't wait to meet you in 2009;)

Anonymous said...

what a great post! Im working on an end of the year one myself...hopefully I can finish it before the end of the year.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...


The pleasure has been all mine!

Here's to all the peeps that know us and love us anyway!

Happy New Year Babe!

Grandma J said...

What a great post! I can relate to the special blogging friends that we come to know. I feel privileged to have "met" you and to be a small part of your blogging world.

Keep us posted on your bike ride. I hope to be there in Austin to cheer you on!

Blessing to you and your family in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Nicely stated! With a little over a year of this blogging thing under my belt, its amazing the people you can meet. You are definitely one of my favorites! :-)

Happy New Year!

Snooty Primadona said...

Whew! I think I'm finally caught up with your posts.

Ditto on the whole blogging thing. I definitely think it's made my life better. Even though my hubby doesn't know who the hell I'm talking about when talking about my bloggy friends, lol.

Jeff said...

Glad you had a good year, and glad you started blogging too. Hope to continue to see you around in '09!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have done well this past year...lots of good stuff behind you.
Happy new year.
maybe next year you will be in NYC with all the "other" crazy people.

Desert Survivor said...

You've had quite a year! I'm so glad we both found the blogging world this year because it allowed us to meet. here's to a super 2009!