Don’t ask me how another year has flown by. It’s downright spooky how time seems to be speeding up with each year that I get older. One minute, my children are pudgy little babes, and in the next, I can barely carry them they are such big kids.
I’ve decided to look back through my blog posts as a reminder of all the things that we’ve shared this year. (It makes the time not seem so fast to do this, somehow.) And I picked one highlight from each month. Here’s how it shakes out:
January 2010: I made my first trip to an Emergency Room. I was deeply disappointed not to find a McSteamy there. Or even a McDreamy, for that matter.
February 2010: I did some thinking out loud about hyper-parenting. While I don’t want to overdo it on the parenting front, I also don’t want to “underdo” it either. It’s a tough balance that I don’t think I’ve worked out yet. (Stella’s only extracurricular activity right now is Brownies, while many of her friends are involved in countless other activities.)
March 2010: While our kids may not be involved in many organized activities, they do achieve their own special moments nonetheless. In March, I was so proud that my little girl made it all the way to the top of the same mountain I had climbed.
April 2010: As spring arrived, my last shred of “coolness” (if I ever had any to begin with) melted away with the snow. No, it wasn’t a mini-van. You can see for yourself here.
May 2010: During this month, I wrote a post about skin cancer and its occurence in Canada. It’s something that we Canucks don’t tend to worry about. Sadly, just this week, I learned that an acquaintance (yes, Canadian) with two young children is facing the worst with stage 4 melanoma.
June 2010: I celebrated my one-year anniversary of blogging and agreed to speak at BOLO (blog out loud Ottawa). I also seemed to be in a ranting mood since I had one on not being able to find shorts for my daughter, I resented the toll commercials were having on my mental health, lamented that my children had to learn about oil spills and even complained about chain letters!
July 2010: I took a long-overdue family vacation to Maine and Cape Cod, which seemed to put a halt to all my ranting!
August 2010: This was a fun month! I spent some remaining time in Cape Cod, then jumped on a plane to New York City to attend my first Blog Her conference.
September 2010: In September, I took an amazing trip to Northern Quebec where I did some glamping and met some fantastic fellow travel writers.
October 2010: Although this is my birthday month, what I actually remember most is how cold I was at Brownie Camp!
November 2010: I took my booty to boot camp.
December 2010: We’ve had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas break with our family (even though I didn’t get what I asked for my Christmas).
You know what? 2010 has been a damn good year! We are a lucky bunch of folks.
Thanks so much for sharing it with me and I’m looking forward to more fun in 2011. My best wishes to you and your family for a year ahead that is full of joy and laughter. xoxoxo