Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Favorite Things: The Twelve Months of 2010



I'm just getting into reflecting on the past year now, a couple days into our new one!
2010 was a year of getting caught up with tattoos.* {I got tattooed 9 out of the 12 months~ twice in January!}
2010 was also a year of much internal contemplation~ a characteristic I have a feeling 2011 will share.
There was the discovery of the loveliness that is wine and many a delicious meal as well~ including enjoying our favorite brunch spot!

A roundup of my favorite things about last year:

January:
I finally {after years of searching} found my perfect tattoo artist and got my bread and butterfly
and rocking horse fly done, and some stars touched up.
Then we started my 'woodland creatures' upper right arm {it'll be a half sleeve eventually},
which evolved out of my desire for a tree
and some favorite characters from a childhood tale.
February:
My boo and I celebrated our 7th anniversary as a couple.
March:
My sweet nephew Levi was born.
And I started this little blog! Thanks for reading it, friends!
April:
We did the March for Babies in Levi's honor.
May:
~Wins the prize for the Best Month of 2010, at least on this list.~
We went wine tasting for the first time on my plp's** birthday
and I became a certified wino from then on.
We went to Idaho, where my sisters and I took pics for Mom
{and a few for Dad!}
We also prepared a fancy High Tea for Mothers Day~
which turned into a surprise engagement party!
June:
Six sessions and something like 11 hours later,
Micah finished my beautiful woodland creatures tattoo.
July:
I got new life breathed into the angel pinup on my calf.
She had been bugging me for 9 years!
August:
We had our first romantic getaway ever, and it was amazing!
And I got to hang out with a few siblings
and my niece and nephew in California when they visited.
September:
Idaho Visit, and Hillbilly Races. 'Nuff said!
I bought Shawn his Airplane Plans for his birthday.
{Yes, he's building a plane. One we can fly in. A safe, fast plane.}
He started his coverup tattoo.
{Covering his ex's initials (barf) on his upper left arm with a violent storm (how appropriate!)}
October:
I started my side tattoo! {And I was right. It's huge.}
November:
My cousin Tina got married on the beach,
and I got to see half of my family in California.
{some of them were in Cali for the first time since the move to Idaho almost four years ago!}
December:
I had my first-ever get together in our home and it was such fun.
We also had our first Christmas day ever to ourselves.

*I'm still debating putting pictures of my tattoos online. Tattoos are a big part of my life, and I feel like they're missing from this blog. A lot of people I respect and admire share their tattoos with the world. But then I also know of people who have had their original ideas and/or designs ripped off. I'm still on the fence about sharing my own artwork. We shall see..
**plp =  platonic life partner

5 comments:

  1. Hooray for a fantastic 2010. Here's to a prosperous 2011.

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  2. Great year! I hope everything next year goes so well.

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  3. sounds like an amazing year! and never stop contemplating... it's one of those amazing things that makes us human :) and a great way to ensure that you're doing what you love with your life!
    also, i'd love to see your tattoos... as someone still working up the courage (slash deciding whether a tattoo is for me) i love seeing what other people have decided to make a permanent external expression of themselves.
    i hope 2011 is just as wonderful for you!
    xo meg

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  4. aw, you guys are the best! thank you all. xo

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  5. And Meg, that's an awesome way of describing tattoos! 'A permanent external expression of yourself.' Love!

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