Friday, December 31, 2010

365/365 The learned, the loved, and the disliked

Well I made it and it feels good. I cant believe I have blogged for 365 days straight! I have to thank Rich for pinch hitting for me a few times.. but I always had a part in what was said.
Ive been reflecting this morning about the past year and decided to note the things I learned, the things I loved and the things I didnt in the year 2010.
*I love that I celebrated 12 years of marriage, it felt like a biggie!
*I realized that as a parent both you and the child are constantly changing and so your parenting style has to adjust.. this I didnt like.
*I learned that no matter the age, not matter the activity there will always be drama. Whether it is a coach, a team mate, prices or parents.
*I love who my kids are shaping out to be. I dont care what anyone says, I have really amazing kids. Are they the smartest straight A kids out there, NO but they are kind, sympathetic, loving and smart. And I have had to learn that when others disparage your kids that you have to be their advocate. Im going to try to be better at this next year!
*I didnt like the realization that just because you feel you have a good friend, and you try very hard to create a good relationship and go out of your way to be kind and help someone else, it is not always going to be reciprocated.
*I am really excited about what happened with my photography this year. I cant believe how many photo shoots I did this year and how many people returned and then spread the word. There is no bigger form of flattery than to have someone referred!
*I however also learned that not every photo shoot will go as planned or hoped, some families just arent cut out for photos.
*Having learned that I also realized that even a bad shoot isnt all that bad, it is memories no matter how great everyone smiled and cooperated!
*I learned that 30 isnt a big deal, I didnt think it would be and though I may have more wrinkles than I would like and I found some grey in my hair, I appreciate my age and the person I am becoming.
*I LOVE that I have been able to add some new things in my diet.. especially fruit.. what I dislike is that now that I can eat fruit it is winter and all of it tastes like crap!
*This year one of my biggest loves and accomplishments became exercise. I am so proud of myself for the hard work I have put in this year. Not only have I realized I really enjoy running but I really enjoy pushing my body hard and seeing how far I can push it.
*I love that Im not letting my Crohns stop me from things that I use to let it.
*I love New York, I realized this last year but this year I really realized it wasnt just a crush, its a full on love affair!
*I had a realization this year about Rich. He goes to work everyday and works his butt off.. I knew this but it hit me that he doesnt have a normal 8-5 job where he goes sits, knows what he has to do and in the end will get a check... no he has to go and fight for every penny he makes, its not easy, its full of stress, but he does it and does it well. I love him for it and what he has done for our family!
*This year I have realized Im a little stubborn. I have this thing where if I have a goal I make sure I put it out there for others to know because then I cant quit (just like this 365 project) and there were so many things and times I wanted to quit but I was to stubborn to do it... not sure thats a love learn or dislike, actually its all 3
I know I have forgotten some things so I might have to add later!
I think I have more loves than anything else so I think that must mean I had a pretty good year. There are things Im looking forward to for next year and some Im not. But above all else I will have my kids, my husband and I know it will be a good year if for nothing more than that. I have to thank you all for being great readers and commenter's. I know I have some blog stalkers out there and I hope that maybe next year I can get you to come out of hiding. Maybe this will help..
To thank my commenter's who really helped me reach my 365 goal, especially Tami, Norah and Mellissa and Angela.. my top commenter's!! I have put together a thank you basket with a few of my favorite things. I will mail it out to whoever is the last person to comment this year!
I hope you all had an amazing year, and I hope the next one is even better!!
The pictures from today were inspired by wishes. I told the girls that with fresh snow they could blow it and make a wish, so they did and I thought it was so sweet. Kaden wasnt so into it, I ended up adding some outtakes below. Malia kept peeking, Maddie couldnt stop grinning and Kaden was just being a turd!!


chanel said...

wow! i learned a lot about you from this post! and i think you should change the rule to the FIRST person to comment gets the goodie basket!!! ;)
Here is to a new friendship- maybe you can even inspire me to workout!

tamiz said...

What a great year! You are the most DEDICATED person I know. I would have most likely made it through two weeks at best. Thanks for all the great pics, memories, laughs, tears and fun this year. You're the bestest Kris ever!

Melissa said...

I love your list - what a great way to sum up the year!

(and you must email me about Crohns!)

Erica said...

I LOVE that you did it!!! I would have never been able to have completed it- but you, good job!! I think the idea of the pictures is super cute!! I love how you used the last post to sum of the year. Way to go girl!!

Brenda said...

OK- you lured me out of hiding. ;) I love to follow your photography too! HAPPY NEW YEAR and good luck with your new goals this year!

Elizabeth said...

365/365!! Way to go!! What an accomplishment! Very dedicated and talented! Love the pics and thoughts on 2010. I too am ready for 2011!! Happy New Year!

Norah said...

Happy New Year! Great post! I definitely have to hand it to ya for doing the 365 project. You rock!