Friday, December 31, 2010

Our journey through 2010

The year 2010 was full of happiness, first times, heartache and fabulous memories. I cherish this year growing as a Mother and within my self as well. Charli turned four years old this year and celebrated her birthday with an amazing Sweet Shoppe party. Without my creative Mom, and the giveaway that was hosted by Kate Landers Events, this party could not have taken place! It was so much fun to be able to host a candy buffet style party.

I became the soccer Mom, that I knew I would always be - CB played on her first soccer team with the local YMCA. She did a pretty great job for her first season playing. She would run after the ball, but then would run straight for her coach. We could never figure out if it was because she was intimidated by the sizes of the other children, or if she just thought that was the game. She ended her season by getting an adorable bendable trophy and not wanting to play in the fall. ha!

Not only did she participate in soccer at the Y, she took swimming lessons there as well. She has a lot of work to do and fears to over come, so we will be signing her back up for more lessons in 2011.

Charli experienced her first time on a big stage for her first ballet recital in Bowling Green at the Capital Arts center. She did such an amazing job, and I was crying like a huge baby as soon as she walked on stage. I surprised her with flowers after wards, and she thought knew she was the best little dancer in the world.

We were involved in a car accident in April, which ended up totaling my car but what mattered most was CB and I were just fine. We then bought a 09 Saturn vue after searching for what seemed like forever.

In January we got to experience 10 inches of snow in our county for the first time in gosh knows when. It made us all act like kids and we loved getting to play!

The flood of 2010 that effected Southern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee, made a huge impact on my life due to working at our local 911 center. We lost one person in the floods and made several rescues. But the damage in our county was nothing compared the tragedies and loss that Nashville suffered. Thankfully, the amazing thing about the south is that they all pull together and do what needs to be done to get back on their feet.

The summer was full of slip & slides, swimming, and heading to Florida on two different occasions. The first trip was to Clearwater Beach, with Mark and his family. I hope to visit Clearwater again, in the future. CB and I had never seen this part of Florida, so it was wonderful to see the beauty of that beach, and have fun with them as well. In August, we headed back south with my family to Panama City Beach. We had so much fun and cannot wait to head back there in 2011.

The week after we returned home from PCB, Charli Beth started preschool at the local school system. I could cry my eyes out thinking about her first day, and all of the emotions that I felt in the days leading up. But she did wonderful, and absolutely loves school and her teacher(s). She was the first in her class to be come Star Student, which I thought was amazing!

October is one of my favorite months out of the year, and this year was no exception. We had our yearly family trip to Gatlinburg, TN and took Charli to Dollywood for the first time. I have never been huge on amusement parks, but we had so much fun there! I won tickets to see Montgomery Gentry and had much needed girls night with my sister!

We took Charli trick-or-treating on several occasions so that she could strut her stuff while being Belle from Beauty & the Beast. My Mom and I took her to Nashville to the Ghouls at Grassmere for their Halloween bash, and I'm pretty sure that we will never participate in that again. It sadly was not worth the drive for us, but Charli enjoyed playing the games at the end of the night. The next week, I took Charli and her best friend Kaylen to town for the local library costume parade. The girls absolutely loved showing off and having fun with one another as well! Then finally Halloween day came along, and CB and I spent the day at Jackson's Orchard in Bowling Green feeding the pets, riding the pony, and sharing caramel apple bites. After wards we headed back to the Ville to get all prettied up for trick-or-treating and family time at Ma & Pop's. We also attended the church hay ride, and made smores with the youth group. See why fall is one of my favorites? There is always so many great things going on!

Thanksgiving was spent off work for the first time since I have been with the police department, so I shared the day with friends and family. It was an amazing day that we were so grateful to have. I participated in the madness of Black Friday as a tradition with my Mom, sister and best friend Krystina. We made out with some great bargains as always. Question is, will I shop again on Black Friday in 2011? Why yes.

Our local high school got state runner-up which was huge for our county. If you remember correctly I was pretty much like a giddy high school girl during football season. I was a little over excited for them, which is acceptable in my book! Hopefully we will see a state championship in the years to come.

I had my heart broken, a-freakin-gin in the fall, but quickly realized that I needed to pick up the pieces and learn from the situation. I grew a little bit stronger, and learned a few things about my self during that situation. For those reasons, I will take the plunge and say that I am thankful for what has happened but I'll never fully recover from a love that I felt that strongly about. 2011 will only bring more peace to this particular journey that ended in o' ten.

I went all country girl on y'all at the end of deer season and took down my first 8 pt buck. It was quite the experience and I loved it. I hope to continue hunting in the seasons to come.

December has been full of snow days, breakfast with Santa, lunch with Santa at O'charleys, school parties, and our very first white Christmas.

This year has had it's up and downs just like the years in the past but over all it has been an amazing year filled with wonderful memories, and amazing people. I must thank everyone of you that has been apart of our lives in 2010; you help us grow into better people just by being in our lives. I thank you my blogger friends for always encouraging me, and reminding me of the good in the future. I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for not only my family, but yours as well!
Happy New Year!

-Mommy & Charli


Becca said...

This was a great post! You and CB have really had such an amazing year! You guys have too much fun together :) I hope that y'all have an amazing time in 2011 and it only brings great things for the both of you.

Brittany said...

Happy New Year Paige!!!! You are a wonderful person and mommy and unknown great things await you in 2011!!!!

Brittany said...

I have no idea how the word unknown got in there? Ha!

Erin said...

love the slide show and all the pictures. Looks like even with some hard times you had an amazing 2010!! Can't wait to see what 2011 has for you and CB :) I will be here to watch you both grow and take on the new year.

Erin said...

side note.. love your air shorter!!!

Anonymous said...

What a good year! Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year!!

Sarah said...

This was a great post!! Happy new year to you and CB! Wishing you a 2011 full of love and happiness!!

nicole. said...

Heartbreak aside, some of my favorite memories are the years my daughter and I spent together, alone. Because of that time, we have the most amazing bond.... as I imagine you will have with your daughter as well. Happy New Year, may 2011 bring you more great memories.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I have a Saturn Vue too, 04' it's a great size for me & my little man...

Cute post! :)

Kristin said...

Love the slide show! wish i would have thought of that! I just have pic aft pic aft pic! HA! anyways. Happy New Year to my bestie!!!
Some major new news on my blog post!! I'll need some support!!! :(
Love and hugs to you my dear!!

JANICE said...

Yes we did have tons of fun in the photo shoot! I'm glad you enjoyed the pics! I love your blog, and I'm glad you found mine. I look forward to following you!

Kim said...

Such a sweet post. I'd have to say ya'll had a pretty amazing year. I hate that I wasn't apart of it the last few months. And a HUGE congrats to that country girl for killing her big 8. :) That's AWESOME! Can't wait to keep up w/ your blog again. Happy 2011!!!

Angel With Tattered Wings said...

Hey Paige...yes I follow and love your blog. I really have no idea how to fix my blog...kinda new to all of this but it has been a great outlet for me. You know my cousin Heather Qualls I think.

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

love this! Im so sad I missed reading so much but glad I got to get all caught up :)

Molly said...

man, you squeezed tons into 2010! i've always wanted to go to dollywood! my family goes to destin in august every year and we always go to panama city to shop. we could've run into each other and not even known it!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy New Year, Paige! I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you!

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