Well. I failed to write a blog entry during the entire year of 2011. That is just sad. Here is a run down of my year:
January: We got adopted our beautiful Charlie. Our friend was moving and couldn't take her, so we welcomed her into our home (side note, on December 17, 2010 we moved in to our first home!!)
February: My Mary Kay business that I began in October 2010 has really taken off. In February, I was able to start working towards a FREE car! If you think that's exciting, just wait until May!!!
March: Daniel & I had the opportunity to go to NYC with the high school we taught at. It was my first trip to NYC and I loved every minute of it! We even ran in to Tracey Morgan!
May: May was a BIG month for me. I FINISHED earning my MARY KAY car (and the company shipped it to arrive in August), and began the first month of qualifications to become a Sales Director. You can have up to 4 months to complete all of those qualifications. It is a lot of work, but was a lot of fun! Here we are celebrating with my sales director and her husband
Also in June, I became an aunt again! My oldest sister gave birth to her 3rd child, beautiful Avery Katherine is the first in our family to be born outside of Texas! Sadly, because she lives so far away, it will be December when I finally get to meet her!!!
July: We finished all of the requirements to become a new unit in Mary Kay a month early and attended Mary Kay's biggest event of the year- Seminar! It was amazing! I'm so thankful Daniel joined me! Here I am with my amazing sister sales directors!
September: This was kind of a month to relax. I had been so busy with everything in my business it was nice having a slowish month. It was a busier month for Daniel as the school year was now in full swing. We did a little fishing and I caught the worlds largest fish! Well, not the WORLDS largest, but definitely the largest I've ever caught! 38 inches is a LOT for a Red Fish! Took me a while to reel it in, and I was definitely soar the next day!
October: We celebrated Daniel's 26th birthday. My present to him? How about this handsome fellow-
Note- no pictures for November December YET. They are still on my memory card. I'll come back with those later!
November: All of my married siblings and cousins are on the same holiday rotation, and this year was Thanksgiving with the in-laws. We do this so that at least once a year my moms side of the family is all gathered together. We spent one day of our Thanksgiving break camping at Brazos Bend State Park. It was very relaxing, and will hopefully become mine and Daniel's Thanksgiving week tradition! We spent Thanksgiving Day with Daniels extended family at his cousins house. It was a very nice day, and I enjoyed getting to spend time with the relatives that I don't know as well. Daniel comes from a wonderful family, and I am thankful to be a part of it!
December: Couldn't have been busier! We hopped in the car December 17th and headed to Dallas, drove to one of the most expensive weddings I've ever been to, stayed 2 nights in Downtown Fort Worth to celebrate our 2 year anniversery (can you believe it's been 2 years!!!???), hopped on a plane to Atlanta, spent 4 days with Daniel's Unlce, wife and kids, and his grandparents, toured the worlds largest aquarium (very impresive and worth the visit), flew BACK to Dallas, and spent 7 days with my family! It was the first time in a year all of us had been under one roof! I got to meet my precious neice, Avery, hug and play with my sisters other kids that I hadn't seen in a year, and most of all, we just enjoyed the blessing of the true meaning of Christmas. I love it when all my family is together. It can be crazy and crowded, but we sure do have fun.
And now, 2012, a few New Years Resolutions:
Blog... somewhat often
Run a 5k by March
Get my house ORGANIZED
Do more crafts!
Live healthier (eating, exercise, and maybe even attempting natural/organic remedies and foods!)
And finally, I am determined to read the Bible cover to cover.