2010 review.

It's been a good year. For the second year in a row, I kept a "Make My Day" list: three or more things I enjoyed or things that made my day. It's fun to look back and remember little things that happened that I probably would have forgotten had I not written them down.

Here are some month-by-month highlights from 2010.

I adopted Miles on January 2, 2010.

I adopted Miles. :)
I turned 22 on February 12, 2010.

My siblings and I turned 22 this year.
I watched Cornell make it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament on March 21, 2010. That's my brother in the center (#15).

Cornell beat Wisconsin to advance to the Sweet 16.
I visited Shoff in Philly on April 23-25, 2010. On April 26, my blog was the Blog of Note.

Shoff waiting for the El.
I survived the Nashville floods on May 1-3, 2010. On May 6, I got a copy of one of the books I worked very hard to complete.

Nashville flooded

Me and the Super Duper Fun & Exciting, Absolutely Thought-Igniting Bible Activities for Kids book.
I went back to Kansas for Evan and Jenn's wedding on June 5, 2010 and met Nate in the airport on June 6. :)
This is a re-enactment. Nate and I didn't get that close when we first met. :)
Also on June 5, Sam and Anne got married. Then they moved to Nashville and we love them.
We have fun with Sam and Anne (we call them Samne, pronounced like salmon) at least once a week.
Nate and I flew back to KC to visit Evan and Jenn. On July 24, 2010, Nate held my hand for the first time.
Me and Nate in Kansas City
I traveled with a team from LW to Newfoundland for a missions trip July 31–August 9.

Me on Water Street in St. John's, NL
Nate moved to Nashville on September 3, 2010 and I began learning to cook! On September 11, 2010, I was in a wreck and my car was totaled. (I wasn't at fault.) Nate kept me sane while I dealt with insurance and then he helped me pick out my 08 Nissan Versa.

Nate eats dinner.
My car :(
On October 25, 2010, I drank my first (and so far only) cup of coffee.
Starbucks' Caramel VIA
Nate and I flew home for an early Thanksgiving. On November 20, 2010, I met his family for the first time.
Nate's family
Nate and I made a 1,500+ miles, 26-hour round-trip to Kansas to spend Christmas with our families.

Road trip.
What a year. Nate has to work tonight from 8 p.m. – Midnight. (Really lame, Starbucks. You should close early on New Year's Eve.) But I'm going to go hang out at the store. :) God is good. I'm looking forward to 2011.


  1. Oh, sure, Nate's Starbucks is open late?! I wanted a coffee after dinner tonight & my 'bucks was closed at 8! LOL Happy 2011, Alyssa! : )

  2. Those are some lucky baristas! Thanks for being a loyal reader! :)

  3. I really enjoy your blog, although I can't remember how I got started on it.
    Happy New Year!
    Fellow Kansas Christian :)


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