You may not really want to read any of this, and that's fine. I mainly did this post for myself. I want to be able to look back on 2010 and see what we did. This isn't exactly riveting blog material!
2010 was a great year, but I wouldn't exactly call eventful! In 2009 we got married, moved to CA, and adjusted to life as newlyweds in a new town. 2010 was a stark contrast because there were no BIG changes, we could just be and it was wonderful.
We are feeling so much more comfortable with our life in CA these days (which I'm not so should I would have bet you a year ago), and we love our everyday lives at home with the girls.
We had several visits with family members in 2010, and I'm not going to lie, it's kind of nice to live some place that people want to come visit. We were also able to celebrate several weddings with close friends and family in 2010, and were able to get in a few great weekend trips here and there.
-We rang in 2010 in Indiana with CAhusband's family by enjoying a relaxing night at home playing games.
-I was deathly ill for my 24th birthday, and didn't get off the couch for 3 straight days.
-My in-laws came to visit for 5 days, and just happened to be here during our annual rain storm (yup, we usually get 1, and they were here for all 4 days of it). It was awful luck to visit during this time, but it was nice for them to get to see where we live!
-I started a part-time job at the private school where I now teach. I stopped subbing for the public schools and started working there half-days doing lots of odd jobs around the school.
-On Feb. 12th we brought Piper home! We were so excited for Reilly and Piper to meet, and are thrilled we decided to add her to our little family. She was definitely our biggest change in 2010, and continues to test our patience daily.
-My Papaw and Merry came to visit! They stayed with my parents, and got to meet Piper and see our apartment.
Oh my gosh, she was so little then!
How I long for the days when we was too small to jump on everyone and everything!
-My S&BIL, Katie and Jake, met us in Las Vegas where we stayed at the brand new Aria hotel and saw O! We had a fantastic mini-vacay in Vegas with them, then they drove back with us to CA where they stayed with us for the rest of the week.
-My sister, Molly, came to town! We went to a Fashion Week fashion show, and had a great visit!
-Our dear friends Tracey and Dylan came to visit! They were able to come for a long weekend, so we squeezed in a trip to the Temecula wineries. It was a fantastic visit, we miss these 2 so much!
-Apparently May was a pretty low-key month for us! I looked back at my calendar and it was pretty empty. I can only guess that I spent weekends by the pool and CAhusband spent them on the golf course?
-I was officially offered the 2nd grade teaching job that I now have. It was such a relief to know I would have a full-time teaching job again.
-We traveled to Chicago for the Matel/Weller wedding in early June, and it was a fantastic little getaway! It was so great to see so many of our college friends, and celebrate their big day! Unfortunately we had our first major airport fiasco on the way home, but it was still a great mini-vacation!
-Over the 4th of July we traveled Big Bear, CA with 5 other couples from CAhusband's office. It was AMAZING to get out of the heat for the weekend, and we had so much fun getting to know everyone a little better.
Watching the fireworks by the lake. We've never been so excited to wear jackets in July!
-We traveled to IN for Katie and Jake's wedding on July 10th. It was a beautiful wedding, and a fantastic celebration with family and friends.
-We were lucky enough to have some HS friends getting married in La Jolla over our 1st anniversary weekend! We enjoyed their wedding on Friday evening, then spent the rest of the weekend enjoying the San Diego beach town. We had an amazing time, and both look forward to going back again soon!
August -We celebrated CAhusband's 25th birthday on August 11th with a low-key night at home.
-My sister Molly and her now fiance, Jonas, came to visit towards to end of August. We always have so much fun when they come to visit, and were lucky enough to enjoy some of their delicious meals while they were here (they're both chefs).
-I spent all of my free time working in my classroom at school!
-I started the school year with my second graders and logged a lot of time working on school stuff!
-We realized we had outgrown our apartment, and decided to start looking for a house to rent.
-We met VABelle and Charlie (my B&SIL) in Las Vegas in early October. They were there for a wedding, so we enjoyed a weekend at the Venetian and kind of did our own thing, then they came back to CA with us to see the area. They were only here for about 48 hours, but we loved the opportunity to show them around.
-My moved into our new place on October 8th... this was an amazing change for us in 2010! We now have so much more space and a yard for the dogs. This was one of the best decisions we've made this year by far.
-My MIL stumbled upon a medical conference that was at a resort just miles from our house, and it was a perfect coincidence. She came for the conference, got to meet Piper, see my classroom, see our new house, and visit with us! It was a short visit, but a great last minute chance to get together.
-CAhusband's grandfather came to visit us in early November! He stayed at a beautiful resort that we were more than happy to enjoy with him, and we had a fantastic weekend visiting with him and showing him around the desert.
-We traveled back to Indiana for Thanksgiving. It was great to see so many of our family members in one visit. We were also lucky enough to see some of our good friends while we were back too!
-We hosted our first party at our new house. Boy, was it stressful, but it was also a ton of fun! Let's just say I learned a lot.
-We enjoyed our first travel-free Christmas in several years, and it was heaven. We had an amazing Christmas at home and enjoyed some relaxing time with each other and my parents.
Overall 2010 was a fantastic year!
I know we're definitely excited to see all that 2011 will bring!