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Saturday, March 21, 2009

One Year!

Yesterday was my one year anniversary of my blog, so of course I have to blog about it. It is funny because for a long time I heard of the blogging world, but I was much to into facebook... why would I want a blog? Besides... everyone I knew that had blogs were married and had kids and that is what they blogged about. What would I write about and who would read it? Who would be interested in what was going on in my life? So last year when my good friend Cheryl and I went to Las Vegas for a weekend to visit our good friend Lolly (they both had blogs) they started telling me I should start one. I asked the same questions of who would read it and what would I write about because I'm single. Here is what they said to me, "Tracy, your blog would be even more interesting because you are single and have so many things that you do and adventures you go on, you should start one. We would read it!" I thought about that for a second and decided they were right and so when we got back from that trip, I started this blog. And they do both still read it a long with family and other friends... and turns out once I started a blog, I found many others (some of which are single) that also have a blog, so it has been a great way to see what my friends are all up to also. You find out a little more detail than on facebook, although I still love facebook.
I have also loved having my blog because I was very good about writing in a journal from 3rd grade until about 4 years ago... then I don't know what happened, but I stopped... and then I also stopped scrap booking.... so no record keeping was going on of my life. So this was the perfect solution! I love having a record of the things I do. When I record new things I learn and accomplishments that I have made and adventures I have gone on, it makes me feel great and that my life is not boring (which I feel sometimes sitting home a lone at night sometimes when Brent is busy with school and work). So... I thought that I would list the highlights of what has happened over the last year since I started my blog. I know people usually do this sort of thing at New Year's.... but I think I will start my own tradition of doing it on my blog anniversary. :o)
1. Started blog
3. Became a supervisor at Apx Alarm
4. Went to the Festival of Colors for the second year
5. Went on a cruise to Baja Mexico
6. Went home to my little brothers wedding
7. Going on a year with my Rock Band "Band Practice" (I know that is nerdy... get over it)
8. Went to Ben Folds Concert (Love him)
9. Planted a Garden with my cousin
10. I bought a Piano
11. Went to a lot of friends weddings
12. Went to a couple of Rodeo's
13. Started Sunday dinner group with Brent and Brian
14. Ran my first race (Freedom Run)
15. Was asked to be one of the singers in the band KACIA
16. Went to the American Idol Concert (I was in love with last season and the David's)
17. I auditioned for Sussical the Musical, I made call backs but didn't make the show, which ended up being great (I was way too busy)
18. Played on the Apx softball team in the city league (we made it pretty far)
19. Went camping a few times
20. Went fishing with Brent
21. My sister Kristy had her first baby boy! I helped out since her husband was still overseas. My other sister Lori had her first baby about a month later
22. I watched the Summer Olympics
23. Started spending all of my time with Brent
24. Started to like Brent
25. Became Ward Employment Specialist (along with still being on Activities)
26. Got to visit Lolly in Vegas again
27. Spend a week backpacking Guatemala
28. Met Brent's family
29. Brent came home with me and met my family and we went to Disneyland
30. Brent and I became official and have been happily dating ever since
31. Went to a Jason Mraz concert
32. Both our families came into town for Thanksgiving and we spent time with both
33. Went to the MoTab Christmas concert and saw the lights at temple square
34. Went home to Sing at Disneyland for the 12 year for Candlelight
35. My birthday (Dec. 18th) which Brent made so special
36. Went home for two weeks for Christmas
37. My sister Lori and her sweet family were sealed in the temple
38. Started going to a cooking class
39. Started going to a floral design class
40. Started going on LOTS of fun double dates (Brent and I are a fun couple to double with)
41. I learned how decorate cakes
42. Lost my job at Apx
43. Went to the Draper Open House
44. Brent and I went to San Francisco to visit Kirsten and Dallas over Valentines (I scrap booked a book of our story so far for his gift and he gave me a beautiful ring.... for my right hand)
45. I painted my first painting thanks to Brent for getting me all the painting stuff for Christmas
46. I was hired and started working at Novell which it was then I was happy Apx let me go, otherwise I wouldn't have this job making more money and closer to home, better benefits and my own office! YEA FOR NOVELL!!
47. My brother in law came home from Afghanistan after being there for a year with the National Guard. We are SO happy he is home.
48. Started crazy diet
49. After week 1 of diet I have lost 8 pounds
50. HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!!

So... I feel like a lot has happened over the last year. I think it has been a pretty good year. Yes, I was unemployed for a little bit, but I got a job fast, AND it was better than my last one. So what a blessing that is. Other than that, I have a great job, a great man, a great family, I have had lots of fun and been able to travel. I feel blessed. Can't wait for the next year to come. :o)

7 comments:

Holly said...

Hi Tracy! I think single peoples' blogs are way more interesting than people who only have blogs so they can post pictures of their kids. And I'm so glad you started yours so I can see what you're up to!

Nicole said...

Yay! Happy Blog Anniversary! I'm so glad that started a blog. It's a fun way to catch up with you. Also, I didn't realize that you found a new job. Congrats! One more thing you need to know...I am also a tap dancer! Let's do a number for Nate and Brent. Lol! We really need to hang out soon.

Lynette Mills said...

okay Tracy...you have inspired me! I started a blog!

jamie hixon said...

That is a lot of stuff! What a blessed and happy year.

Miss-tearious said...

Wow!! So busy!! You are always doing fun/interesting things... Like the Floral designing stuff! I like reading your blog! :)

I was so sad that APX let you go. :( But you seem pretty happy about it now!! What do you do at Novell?

Eric & Hayley said...

That was so fun for me to read...I don't know know why, it's kinda silly, but I felt like I got a good update on what you've been doing for the last year! I'm still so sad that we have not gotten together after all this time. We really need to! And to pull out the old Dinkey photos we have and tell stories and laugh at ourselves :) P.S. this boy you write about sounds fabulous.

Desiree said...

What an EVENTFUL year! I'm so glad you have your blog to record all your fun times. Blogs are great. I'm a believer. :) I was glad too that I was a part of your year. You're a great friend! Happy Blog Anniversary.