Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 In Review

Happy New Year!

I know everyone does these posts, but we want to remember this crazy year, so here are the most memorable moments of 2010:

  • Getting stranded overnight in Park City with friends at a huge cabin (oh shucks)
  • A cancer free trip to the dermatologist
  • Sticking out my very last semester (hopefully ever!) at BYU
  • Tanya taking the Praxis exam
  • Tanya going blonde (if only for just a weekend)
  • Saying goodbye to Grandma Rasmussen, Grandpa Tapp, and Great Grandma Freeman (within a two month period)
  • Upgrading to our waterproof camera (which has paid for itself by now)
  • Tanya getting into every school she applied to in Hawaii
  • A weekend at East Canyon with friends and junk food
  • Learning to appreciate - and then become infatuated with - Vampire Weekend
  • Easter in St. George with both families
  • Back-to-back college graduations
  • Endless amounts of planning and preparing to move to Hawaii
  • Selling Rodney's car
  • Two perfect weeks traveling around Costa Rica with our best friends
  • Rodney taking the GMAT
  • Tanya saying goodbye to the Breast Care Center at Intermountain Medical
  • Two weeks at Lake Powell with family (Bullfrog and Antelope Point)
  • Driving to San Francisco and spending a week with The Peronas
  • Putting Tanya's car on a barge and sending it overseas
  • Seeing Wicked on Broadway
  • Putting all of our nice things into storage
  • Packing our lives into 4 suitcases and boarding a plane to an island where we didn't know anyone and didn't know how we were going to pay for it
  • Turning a crap shack into a beach shack into a home
  • Rodney getting his first big boy job, complete with full benefits and real money
  • Tanya fulfilling a lifelong dream of going to school without working
  • Discovering new hikes, new beaches, new restaurants, and new parts of the island
  • Making new friends
  • Becoming proud owners of the essentials - surfboards, beach cruisers, boogie boards, and beach chairs
  • Hosting our visiting friends and family in our new home
  • Hosting Thanksgiving with friends
  • Flying home for Christmas to be with both of our families
2010 has been good to us and we have a really good feeling about 2011. We know where we want to be and what we want to be doing this time next year, and it's exciting!


{she + him} said...

Looking back is so necessary, life goes by too fast. How funny that you posted this today...Tommy & I are collecting pictures we have taken throughout the year so we can do our "Year in Review" post. We're glad we could be included in one of your highlights..."Making New Friends." We're friends, right?

ashleyb. said...

I love that your year in review includes us in so many ways. May 2011 offer the same result.

Pennie said...

So all-in-all, an uneventful year? HaHa! Really... so proud of you both! You have worked hard to follow your dreams, and I couldn't be happier for you!! But also, I can't wait til you come home for good!!! xoxo mom