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The year that was

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

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  1. I just want you to know that your tent trailer is retro hipster chic. I’m just sayin’.

  2. Congratulations on your TWO wins in the Canadian Weblog awards Julie. Well done!!! Great way to kick off the new year. :)

  3. Great overview of the past year! Looking forward to more wonderful posts!

  4. Excellent review of the previous year!

    I just dropped in to congratulate you on the two awards you won at the CWAs. Read about it in the Fulcrum (one of U of O’s newspapers!) :)

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