Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Memories (Happy New Year, take two.)

1980-1(?): Got "fake drunk" with Josh.  We drank a bottle of sparkling cider and were convinced we were drunk.

1992-3: Went into debt for the first time... borrowed money from my mom to take my boyfriend out to eat for his birthday before a lock-in with his church youth group.

1999-2000: Was at Bub's with a holy host of others standin' around me.  Laho convinced some guy to spend his new year taking our picture.

2006-7: Rang in the new year with a 2 month old baby in the "Teen Room" at the RMH.  We'd already moved out of our apartment and were staying in the Weekend Manager's room until my tenure at the house was over.

2008-9: Watched some of my favorite ladies run their first ever 5K.  Was supposed to run with them.  Cried more than I care to admit.

2010-2011: Will be going to bed early to prepare for going to the Passion Conference in Atlanta with 15 people I like a lot.  Already overwhelmed at how God has gotten us this far... can't wait to see what's next.

And here's how the other New Years tie in to my next year:
-Dan and I will pay our only credit card in a few short weeks.  Bye, bye debt.
-I plan to be more intentional about some of those folks from Bub's in 2011.  It's really in my best interest.
-We're trying to figure out how to get reacquainted with the RMH in 2011.  Our whole family needs it.
-I've signed up to re-train to run my first 5K.  Training starts the week we get back from Disney.

And getting fake drunk?  Well, that's just a given that it will happen in 2011... E and I are opening a bottle of Fizzy Welch's in about one hour...

See you on the other side of ATL.


Josh said...

I'm pretty sure it was 1980, and I think it was my first of many experiences with sleep deprivation, who would be my constant companion on college.

Leigh Anne said...

I always thoroughly enjoy your blog... and when I get a shout-out?! uh, yeah!! :-) That was a super-fun night. I love all the pics from it! I will see you in 2 weeks at Jenny's shower, can't wait!!

RLR said...

OK - we need to catch up at the girls' dance class next week, but here's what I have so far:
Re: no more debt - that's an awesome feeling, isn't it? We paid off my husband's car (only debt besides the house) at the end of December. Ahhh!
Re: 5K training - Are you doing the No Boundaries training?!? If so, I'll see you there, too!
Hope your new year is off to a great start!