Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas From the Deans!

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 Year End Review

Once again it’s time for my yearly review. This is a tradition that I have been doing for quite some time. I will have to say it is something that I really enjoy doing because it gives me a chance to think about some of highlight that has happen this year. So below is a Moment in my Life (with now some add bonus, Moments in the Life of the Deans)


I move back home to Dallas and I spend Christmas with my husband’s family. (This marked my second Christmas ever away from my parents, who now live in Florida.) I also move in with John’s grandmother, Mini Mama to live with her till John and I get married. I am working on wedding plans. My fiancĂ© (now husband) celebrates his 25th birthday. John also gets a car off of Crag’s list. We name him Dno. I also get a job at bank of America in the telesales department. (Later on in the year I would learn that I would be doing many types of calling.)


I celebrate my 24th birthday and also learn that my family now has a lot of birthdays this month. (They go as followed, my mom (Beth), Felicity, Me, Aunt Jan, Harrison, Cole, and Justin.) I have a bridal shower and my mom comes into town.


I go to the temple for the first time, a very special day in my book. I also get married to my best friend John. We spent our honeymoon in San Antonio Texas.


Not sure what exciting thing happened this month but John works on a project a school about going green. So he tried to get his parents to go green by getting a recycling bin for their house.


Busy first two weekends of the month, one my sister Lindsey gets married and I participated in my graduation ceremony at UAM. I also get to see some of my friends whom I miss dearly. John also finishes up another semester at Brookharved.


Holly-John’s mom, John and I along with some help from Carlyon and Mike and my sister play Extreme Home Makeover. We paint and clean-up three rooms in the house. (His parents room, Harrison and hunters) While they were away at Boy Scout high adventure camp for two weeks. I also start watching my Nephew, Cole on the weekends.


As cheesy as this sounds I finish my quarter’s map that I start back in 1999 when they came out with a quarter designs for each state. John and I also go to Texas Ranger Baseball game. (By year’s end we would attend two more, one more home game and another at an away game in Florida against the Rays). This month I get my first and hopefully last crown on one of my teeth.


We go to the beach for a week with my parents, grandparents, and my sister’s family. John also starts school again. We get into our first wreck, John was driving. Getting our car fixed cost $1700. We also had gone through the summer with no AC as result of what happened in February with Dno.


I get a new calling a church Relief society blogger where I Spotlight someone every month. I watch Felicity for a couple days while her dad was at work and her mom was out of town. It’s a lot of fun being an aunt! I also taught her about painting.


We move out to a place on our own! Dno our car also passed away the same week, just to bring him back to the bear minimum of life it would cost $5000! We decided to go and see about getting a used car. We found one and named him Champoin”aka Brownine”.


We spend thanksgiving with John’s parents and Lindsey and Justin come over too. John stays busy with studying. My mom also comes for a visit and stays at our new pad!


John passes all of his classes! My friend Pam comes to visit. I put up a tree in our apt and start my Christmas shopping. I also go to the dentist to find out that I have three cavities and John had none! This is John and I first Christmas together as a married couple.

As I look back over the course of the year, it’s been a great year! One that has been filled with many different memories and some that may have been not so pleasant. But I am so grateful for my family and my friends who once again made this year one that is most memorable. It’s time to say good bye to 2010 and welcome 2011!

9 Months

A short post for the 9 month mark. Hard to believe that we have been married 9 months now. Before I know it we will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary. This time last year we were just engaged and preparing for our wedding.