it is a week into the new year, and i decided it might be appropriate to recap on some large things that happened this past year. just for nostalgia.
2010 was busy for me, including a lot of firsts. first dates, first trips, first bethea baby [not mine obviously] and first summer away from home.
there are highlights, really low-lights, and dry seasons. but overall, 2010 was another year. another year of memories. laughter. tears... and learning.
the first thing i did in the year 2010 was visit my lovely roomie's family in TAMPA!
kimbo [as i so affectionately call her] has a beautiful family. we went to Tampa to cheer on our Auburn tigers in the outback bowl. several of our friends made the long journey to t-town [not tuscaloosa] and enjoyed time together and an big Blue victory.
the other sweet roomie sara and i had the opportunity to lead worship for a girls retreat at the 4H center in clanton. it was amazing and humbling. i hope to get to lead with this girl again. it was a very special time for me and sara to spend together; leading, learning, and leaning on each other.
i LOVE my roomies.
i also went to O-town (orlando) with these good-looking boys. my date [furthest to the right] and i had a blast. FH formal never disappoints and i enjoyed being there with all my friends. although the bus ride was a little long... there was loads of laughter and hilarious memories.
we welcomed the first baby-bethea into the family in may. sweet eloise. we watch her like tv and to say the least, she is spoiled. but not in a bad way....
she is an angle, and i know have a small look into the world in which i came into when i was born. i was the first girl born into the bethea family in two generations. so they were pretty excited. same for little monkey up there. but we have LOVED having a new baby. her sweet mom can be found here and she is AMAZING.
Kim Box Photography
my positively amazing cousin mark married his jr.high school sweetheart (they dated since junior high to post-college) and i got to sing with Laura (eloise from above's mommy) during the ceremony. it was the most beautiful wedding of the two most beautiful people. both inwardly and outwardly.
i spent a week here at lake barton with the cantrell clan...
and turned the big 20...
went to fran and brooke and mary ev's deb ball...
in october we traveled to connecticut to the coast guard academy to visit kimbo's best friend from high school- eric. it was a trip for the books. beautiful place and sweet people. very different and pretty cold. but the bears were fun to watch play- eric even scored two touch downs!
i also saw these amazing people play twice. this is drew and ellie holcomb [drew holcomb and the neighbors]. i have talked about them and how much i ADORE their music and just who they are. i saw them play with ben rector in auburn and with dave barens [also love] in decemeber for a christmas concert. it was amazing. and i cannot wait to see them again.
i also shot my first engagement. not engagement pictures but actual engagement. these two are fellow students in auburn and i got to play paparazii!! it was so fun and i hope to get to do this again.... any guys out in blog world... you know where to find me!
i also ran in the Atlanta Half Marathon.... however those pics will not be posted haha....
i had my first month off of school in a year. it was amazing.
and now i am heading back to auburn today.
i hope you have enjoyed the recap of 2010! to many more memories...