Friday, January 01, 2010

A Decade

I'm stealing this from Leah as it seemed more fun than sorting through old posts for a year in review. Plus do you know what 2010 brings for me? My 10 year high school reunion. Yikes. I'm starting to get old!

In 2000 I had just graduated high school and spent my first semester going to community college while I saved up some additional money for St. Mary's. Holly and Sarah were my best friends although now I'm only really in touch with Sarah.

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In 2001 I started my first semester at St. Mary's. My first weekend there I got my first tattoo.

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Rosa on my left was my roomie for 4 years and the girls on the ends were my suite mates. All three would throw up on me at some point that semester.

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The fall semester our group would take over a corner of the dorm. It was one of the best years in the dorm.

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Just a month after 9/11 I flew (totally shocking so soon after the attacks) to Chicago to go visit Carlos, an old friend from high school.

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2002 brought my 20th birthday (the date thing is screwed up on the camera just FYI)

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I tried out green eyed contacts

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I drove to Indiana to see my friend John get married

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and I got my second tattoo.

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2003 was a busy year. I celebrated my 21st birthday.

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As it was my 21st I celebrated big and on this trip to Austin I celebrated with my older brother and my old friend Zac that flew out from Indiana and Sarah.

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I had been in my fraternity for a year now and had made some great friends.

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I visited Sarah at school and proved to her that I could kick her ass.

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That summer I did my study abroad trip in Innsbruck, Austria. I traveled all over Europe and made some amazing friends.

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I also became great friends with Jackie and Virginia.

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It's also the year John and I started dating.

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I saw Sarah graduate a semester early.

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In 2004 I graduated from college.

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and John and I spent the summer hanging out while I looked for a "grown up job."

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2005 rolled around and I finally found my first "big girl job." John and I went camping the weekend before I started.

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We adopted Reese.

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Went to Austin for my baby brother's 21st birthday

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I was also deemed "A Keeper" by John's brother when for his birthday I gathered his entire family together to surprise him since he had to work.

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In 2006 I turned 24 and won big money on a casino trip.

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I became closer with new friends.

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We adopted Riley.

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John elaborately proposed on his birthday.

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My first nephew was born.

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2007 brought my 2nd nephew.

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I turned 25.

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I went to Orlando for a fraternity conference and my final get away before the Big Day.

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John and I got hitched

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and went to Jamaica on our honeymoon.

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Just before Christmas we bought our first house.

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I had a white trash birthday for my 26th in 2008.

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We worked the beer booth at Oyster Bake for the first time and had a great time!

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I was a minister for the first time for Erin and Jason (and was on my way to attending 13 weddings this year)

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I went to Chicago two times and caught up with my high school friend Euan the first time

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and saw Oprah the second.

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John and I celebrated our first year of marriage with a weekend in Fredericksburg.

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We trashed my dress.

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My first niece was also born

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and I graduated from grad school.

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2009 - The end of the decade. I turned 27.

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We had our second year at the beer booth.

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Sarah and I met up in New Orleans.

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I went to DC with my fraternity.

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We adopted the hellion Rufus.

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Celebrated our 2nd anniversary

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and John turning 30.

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We were also a part of Julie and Karl's big day.

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Can't wait to see what'll happen in the next 10 years!

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6 comments:

  1. What an amazing, crazy 10 years it's been for you girl!

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  2. Hooray!!!! I don't think I have any pictures from 2000, you're so impressive with your photo-journal ;) And yay, I was a part of it! Let's hope the same for the next decade blog!

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  3. Love this post!!! You've been busy in 10 years.

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  4. Wow, I'm glad you stole! What an awesome decade for you! Love all of the pictures!

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  5. OMFG! that picuture taken on Halloween! Looks like my lips got stuck in a pool drain.

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