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Sunday, March 20, 2016

8th Year Blogiversary

It's that time of year again! It's my 8th year blogiversary where I review my year and what I have accomplished. I really can't believe I have been consistent with this for 8 years. The years pass by WAY too quickly. Here is my summary of last year. Now let's see what I have done this year.

1 - Was released from being Activities Co-Chair
2 - Continued to take all of my nieces and nephews out for their birthdays (If they are around)
3 - Watched the Lunar Eclipse
4 - Went home to Santa Barbara to hang out with my sister Lori and family
5 - My niece Leila was born
6 - Drove Highway 1 for the first time (most beautiful road trip EVER)
7 - Met up with my friend James and explored Big Sur
8 -  Went skeet shooting for work
9 - Helped put on the most magical tea party with some of my girl friends
10 - Went to the Tulip Festival
11 - Hosted some couch surfers from Switzerland which became good friends.
12 - Played The Lost Boy in my friends "Shake it Off Disney Style" music video that went viral. Also made a lot of friends from it.
13 - Went to the Payson Temple open house
14 - Went to the Philippines
15 - Went scuba diving with Whale Sharks (coolest. thing. ever)
16 - Got a massage on the beach
17 - Took a tour of the Underground River (which is one of the new 7 wonders of the natural world)
18 - Went to Bali
19 - Did my first ship wreck dive (coolest dive I have done to date)
20 - Stayed in a bungalow overlooking a rice field (Maybe one of the coolest places I have ever stayed in)
21 - Got to go to my niece, Sierra's, dance recital
22 - Went on a lot of dates (good and bad)
23 - Went on a TON of new hikes
24 - Accomplished my goal of exploring the outdoors every weekend (whether I went a lone or not)
25 - Watched Reanne perform in the Payson Temple Cultural celebration
26 - Made some new crafts
27 - Went to the Strawberry Days Rodeo again (pretty much the only rodeo I go to)
28 - Fell in love with Paddle Boarding (now planning on getting one of my own)
29 - Road tripped to Wyoming with a few friends
30 - Went White Water Rafting down the Snake River twice
31 - Sang in church a couple of times
32 - Slept in a Tipi (Teepee) for the first time
33 - Camped and explored Bryce Canyon with my friends
34 - Went to Calf Creek Falls for the first time (Awesome waterfall)
35 - First family trip  in a LONG time to the Grand Canyon
36 - Went to Horseshoe Bend for the first time
37 - Played the Eveil Queen from Snow White and the Huntsman in my friends "Bad Blood" Parody music video
38 - Tried new recipes
39 - Threw more dinner parties
40 - Hung out and hiked with my Anderson cousins
41 - Went to Sand Hallow for the first time, did some paddle boarding
42 - Went to Zions, hiked the Narrows for the first time
43 - Attended my third salmon supper in Payson
44 - Helped my friend Sarah at her both at Craft Lake City (awesome event, totally want to go again)
45 - Hung out with my friend Rick in Chicago
46 - Hung out with my old pal Monica in Indiana
47 - Visited my cousin Trav in Indiana / Michigan (lots of lake time)
48 - Went fishing
49 - Camped at / explored Goblin Valley for the first time
50 - Hiked through my first slot canyons (Bell & Little Wild Horse)
51 - Attended the Rooftop Concert in Provo
52 - Bought my hammock (fell in love with it instantly)
53 - Played human bubble ball at work
54 - Lots of Jeeping with my friend Amber
55 - Attended Utah's first Lantern Festival (it was pretty magical)
56 - Broke down and sold my salt water fish tank
57 - Camped/ explored Moab with my friends
58 - Visited Canyonlands National Park for the first time
59 - Visited Deadhorse Point State Park for the first time
60 - Road tripped to Rexburg for the first time in 11 years (Stayed with my friend Holly)
61 - Hung out with my friend JaLayne from Massage Therapy school that I hadn't seen since her wedding 11 years earlier.
62 - Hiked/ Explored Grand Teton National Park
63 - Helped throw the cutest Fall/ Plaid party with some girl friends
64 - Played Maleficent in my friend's music video "I Can't Feel My Face" Parody featuring Disney Villains in the Thanksgiving Point Corn Maze
65 - For the first time in maybe my entire life I didn't dress up or do anything for Halloween (sad)
66 - Visited my sister Jamie in Arizona
67 - Surprised Stacey and saw him perform in Jesterz in AZ
68 - After 4 1/2 years, my Beta Fish (Purple Rain) died :(
69 - My awesome cousin Dave bought me a new Beta Fish from a local Breader (Luna)
70 - Novell became Micro Focus, I got a new boss & new team & a lot of my old team got let go and I got kicked out of my office and put in a cubicle :(
71 - The ENTIRE Mills/Anderson Family got together for Thanksgiving to all be with Grandma one last time. A day we will never forget.
72 - Started doing Photo shoots with my BFF Neighbor again
73 - Went to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights again
74 - Went to Brazil
75 - Spent my birthday hiking in Florianopolis, Brazil with my friend Stacey and partied with strangers at our hostel. It was epic!
76 - Went to Argentina (It counts, even if it was right over the border)
77 - Went to Iguazu Falls on the Brazil side & Argentina Side (It is also one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World)
78 - Spent Christmas Morning at the Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio, Brazil (one of the 7 Wonders of the World)
79 - Went to a couple of Humor U shows to see my friend Ian perform
80 - Spent a lot of time with my sweet Grandma, including New Years Eve. No party this year, just quality time with my Grandma.
81 - Grandma Mills passed away :(
82 - Went snowshoeing
83 - Third Annual yurt trip (this time in the Uinta's)
84 - Went to the Provo City Center open house and dedication
85 - Met up with my couch surfer friend from Switzerland in Northern California to Roadtrip together
86 - Went to Yosemite for the firs time
87 - Went to Burney Falls for the first time
88 - Went to the Redwoods State Park for the first time
89 - Went to San Clemente for my Grandma's Memorial Service
90 - Went to Santa Barbara to hang out with Lori and family
91 - Went to Knapps Castle with Veda
92 - Went to the Mystic Hot Springs
93 - Attended my first Paint Nite (Loved it, want to go again)
94 - Celebrated 7 Years working at Novell/Micro Focus
95 - Went to Florida to visit Kirsten
96 - Went to Everglades National Park for the first time
97 - Visited Monument Valley for the first time
98 - Back to explore Moab/Arches for the I don't know how many times it has been at least 5 or 6
99 - Started my weight loss journey all over again with my cousin Lisa, this time... Fast Metabolism Diet
100 - I have 71 Followers (went down a few... probably because people don't blog anymore) and my blog has been viewed 193,890 times and was mentioned in LDS living... which brought me some new viewers apparently)

So that is a wrap... it was a great year. Here's to another great year.

1 comment:

jamie hixon said...

I made the list! Yes. :)