Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Review - No Wonder I Am Tired

Like everyone else, it is time to reflect on 2010.  What did I really accomplish?  I have to say this was a pretty good year.  I achieved 3 major personal goals.  I also traveled a lot and had a ton of fun.  I pretty much covered most of Florida during 2010.  As best as I can remember, in 2010 I traveled to:

- Tampa, FL
- Baton Rouge, LA
- Orlando, FL
- Destin, FL (twice)
- Dallas, TX
- Washington, DC
- Miami/South Beach, FL
- Fairhope, AL
- Pensacola, FL
- New Orleans, LA (twice)
- Mobile, AL
- Cozumel, Mexico
- New York, New York

My Top 10 Adventures/Events/Ideas of 2010 (in no particular order):
1.  In addition to traveling, I greatly enjoyed Auburn's undefeated season and my unexpected trip to the SEC Championship game. 
2.  Another highlight of the year was the cruise I took with 4 of my college sorority sisters. 
3.  I celebrated my 20th high school reunion and saw some "old" friends. 
4.  I took one of my friends to the airport so he could fly to his new job in Afghanistan.  (I also think he might be the only reader I have on this blog)...  Haha - Hey Steve.
5.  I studied for and passed the CFRE exam (Certified Fundraising Executive)
6.  I started training to run in a half marathon in February 2011 AND to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
7.  I spent a lot of time at the Atlanta Braves games.  I probably went to more games in 2010 than in all the other years combined. 
8.  I pushed myself professionally.
9.  I am cooking new recipes, trying different wines, and writing more on my blog.
10.  I was selected to take on the role of president-elect for Junior League.

On to 2011....
I have 3 new goals to achieve.  Two of these will be more difficult to achieve than any of the ones from 2010.  But, if you don't try, you can't succeed, right? 

I hope that 2011 will start with a bang and a National Championship.  I cannot wait to go to the game on January 10.  I have the highest of expectations for my Auburn Tigers and for this trip. 

Stay tuned.....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Go Round

AJ and I went on our annual trip to the Merry Go Round in the Valley.  I think I have been every year since I was born (except for my senior year in high school when I had my tonsils out.).  I also think that only people from the Valley call it the Merry Go Round. 

I don't think it could have been any colder that night.  Of course, we didn't have on coats or gloves.  Oh, we love to be spontaneous.   

AJ shivering on the horse.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sips and Strokes!

Mom and I went to Sips and Strokes on Friday, December 17.  When I told mom that the class started at 8:00 p.m., I thought she was going to faint.  We got out of there at 11:30 and we were the first to leave.  It was so much fun.  This class was to benefit my half marathon team and the American Cancer Society. 

Our blank canvases before we got started. 

Mom getting ready to paint.

The finished products.  Can you tell it is late at night?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CADC Girls Night Out

On Wednesday, December 15, it was Girls Night Out for CADC.  We had a great time at Laredo's.  I love these girls. 

Carla and Juanita. 

Cassandra and Melissa.  Look at Cassandra's ring!

All of us together.

Our arms together.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carla's Christmas Party

The Bells invited us to their annual Christmas party.  We finally got everyone together for a picture.  We watched the Heisman ceremony.  Thank goodness Cam won.  I was nervous even though he won by a landslide.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SEC Game!

At 10:45 a.m., I had on my running clothes when I got a call from my friend, Hank Galbreath.  He said he was unable to go to the game.  He had two tickets waiting for him in Atlanta.  He asked if I could get to Atlanta an hour and half before kickoff to pick up the tickets.  I reminded him who he was talking to..... haha.  I pretended to be Superman and made a quick wardrobe change.  Oh, the tickets were from Lloyd Nix, the 1957 AU champion quarterback.

I called AJ in a panic and told him I was headed to the game.  I asked him to find me someone to sit with.  Amy Camp met me in the parking lot of the LaGrange Cracker Barrell.  Everything from there worked great - front row parking at Marta station, walked straight on to the Marta train, found AJ at the top of the Marta exit, found Lloyd Nix with the tickets, and walked right in.  Whew!  Couldn't believe it.  What a great day!

AJ met up with a bunch of his South Carolina friends. 

We saw sweet Libby Amos!   

I didn't feel comfortable about the win until the fourth quarter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

CADC Christmas Party

On Friday, December 3, we had the CADC Christmas Party at the AU Club.  Grace Anthony attended with me.  She is our new coordinator (but not officially with HR yet...)

Group Pic, Take 1

Group Pic, Take 2

The Bells - Love them!

Me, Carla, and Dan