Friday, February 23, 2007


I stole this one from my friend Melanie and thought it was a good one to do.

I know this is not January anymore but this is a great way to reflect on 2006 anyway and helps me to look forward to 2007…so…here goes!

1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?

Hmm... I don't know I didn't really do anything different other then I started reading these blogs and now I am totally obsessed.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't really make new years resolutions I know that I will break them, I am just like that I can't commit to those things,just people.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Well Hannah had Simon and of course Becci had Dorothy ! They are sister in laws and I have known Hannah and David for years so that was really exciting. I can't think of anyone else really though.
4. Did anyone close to you die?

My Uncle Monty died from liver cancer which was really a blow to alot of the family it was really sad.

5. What countries did you visit?

No Countries here just a couple states in the US

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?

I would like to get to Alaska which we had hoped to do last year but just did not happen we are pretty much set for it to happen now though

7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

I don't really have any dates that were etched in my memory from 2006.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

The biggest acheivment? Hmm I don't know I didn't kill anyone and I kept my job without telling my boss where to shove it.

9. What was your biggest failure?

I don't think I had any big failures only that we didn't manage to get to Alaska like we had planned this is a big thing because then I can quit my job :) !

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No new illnesses I did have the problem with my elbow but I didn't do anything specific to injure it but I had to have surgery to try to fix it, although I am finding now that it didn't really work so I am pretty disapointed in that.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bought my Durango! I was excited about that and it was good timing because we bought it 3 days before we had to make our rush trip to Nevada when my uncle was dying and it was great timing since none of the cars we had before would have gotten us there.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Thats another hard one. Izzak did turn around his behavior at school toward the end of the year which was great since even though he still struggles he has a much better attitude about it.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Usually mine…

14. Where did most of your money go?

Kids of course and bills, bills and more bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The fact that we knew by December we would be able to move this year.

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?

Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood. It is so true for us and I really have to remind myself that I can't always be in control, I need to give it up to someone else

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

a) Happier we turned things around last year and moved started being able to keep up a little bit better with our finances, finances stress me out so making more and not having to worry quite as much was nice
b) fatter I guess I wanted to lose weight last year but I seemed to actually put more on
c) I would have to say richer, not because of money though

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Time for myself, I don't do that much and I don't consider going to work having time to myself.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

We spent most of Christmas at home with the kids also we went to my inlaws house but really I don't like to think about that part

21. Did you fall in love in 2006?

Only with my hubby Kelly, he really is a good guy

22. What was your favorite TV program?

ER as usually that and CSI

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I don't really hate anyone, some people I really don't like but I just don't hate people

24. What was the best book you read?

Books? hmmm I don't think I have actually read a book since Izzak was born, seems to be no time, maybe if I got off the computer but I like my blogs

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Rascal Flats I just love so many of their songs

26. What did you want and get?

Hmm a little bit healthier of a year and no kids in the hospital

27. What did you want and not get?

Again to move to Alaska and quit my job

28. What was your favorite film this year?

I really can't think of one right now

29. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?

I didn't really do anything on my birthday but Kelly took me out to dinner and I turned 30 last year.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Again moving to Alaska and buying our own home

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?

T-shirts and jeans

32. What kept you sane?


33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I don't think anyone really I don't really pay that much attention

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

I don't really like to discuss politics to depressing

35. Who did you miss?

Some friends that I don't see so much anymore my kids when they were littler

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I would have to say Melanie she is a lot of fun to talk to.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.

I need to let go of things more and not feel like I need to be in so much control.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

No, life ain’t always beautiful.
Tears will fall sometimes.
Life aint always beautiful,
But it’s a beautiful ride.

I stole the last answer from Melanie but it really is true. I love that song.

5 people had something to say:

Beccy said...

Great post, as a new visitor to your blog I learnt lots about you.

Alaska hey, that sounds cold.

my4kids said...

Beccy, Alaska is cold but I am up for it especially if it means I can stay home. I am just tired of working and trying to deal with the kids issues. Its just to much for me.

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Debbie said...

I love this one. I started working on it, but it's a bit tougher than I thought. My memory isn't that good, I guess. So, it might take me a bit to finish.

my4kids said...

Debbie I hope you do this one. It is another one of those thought provoking ones I guess. But and interesting way to reflect for yourself if you can remember anything

Beccy I am glad you liked it!
Alaska is cold but we are looking forward to it.