Tuesday, December 28, 2010

what 2010 looked like for me.

I went to the Panthers vs. Saints game with my Teesh.

I got to spend a weekend at DiscipleNow in Tampa with my Cait Cait and the best group of girls.

I went to NewSpring's 10th anniversary service at the BiLo Center.

I made my very first snow angel of the year.

an eight-year old dream came true: I met James Lafferty!

I took a trip to Tree Hill with some of my favorites.

I danced to the beat of my own drum.

 I skied at Whistler Blackcomb in BC.

I volunteered for the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.

I went to a Vancouver Canucks game.

I turned 21 and got to be the birthday princess for a whole day.

I saw my first Penguins game with two fellow hockey lovers.

Teesh and I got to reunite with some of our best friends from Western.

I said goodbye to my small group for three months.

I soaked in the last moments of living with the best roomies I could have ever asked for in a million years.

I saw the Hollywood sign for the very first time.

I had my  first trip as an intern with Outdoor Adventures: houseboating on Lake Mead in Nevada for a week.

I went to the Jay Leno show with my sweet Irish friend, Ally.

yes, that's right. I met [and became besties with] Glozell at The Grove in LA.

I sailed on the Pacific Ocean.

I went to my first Dodgers game with my Emilie Carol.
[p.s. this is still so bizarre to me]

 I reunited with an old friend from high school while making two new friends in the process.

I went to the Tim McGraw/Lady Antebellum concert in San Bernadino with more new friends.

I went clubbing for the first time in my life, also with my EmilieCarol.

I slalomed for the very first time at Lake Havasu, also in Nevada.

I celebrated E-rock's 23rd birthday on Hollywood Boulevard.

I went to DISNEYLAND with my best friends of the summer.

I went to the Highway series [Dodgers vs. Angels] with Candice, another summer best friend.

I got to spend five days with Michal in LA, baby.

I went to the San Diego Zoo with Dave and Michal.

I took Michal on a tour all of the beaches in southern California.

I watched Skyline perform a FANTASTIC show at the House of Blues.

I played for a day at Six Flags with Ry, E-rock, and V.

I spent the day adventuring around Catalina Island with my Outdoor Adventures family.

I went white water rafting on the lower Kern River.

I went deep sea fishing our of Dana Point in southern California.

I helped Tomahawk celebrate his 28th birthday.

I took Teesh to his first Dodgers game.

 I hiked at Bear Lake with Teesh in the blistering heat.

I introduced Teesh to the people I spent all my time with while I was in Cali.

I got to see Wakey!Wakey! perform in Los Angeles.

I had a surprise run-in with India de Beaufort at the concert, too.

I saw Faith Hill in concert.

I went to the Orange County fair.

I hiked up Sandstone Peak, the highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, with Davey Jones.

I spent the weekend in Old Town San Diego with Candice and her family.

I experienced the Gaslamp District in San Diego [and, trust me, once is enough].

I went to La Jolla with Candice, one of the most beautiful areas in southern Cal.

I was treated to japanese for lunch in honor of my last office day as an intern.

I became a Clemson University alum.

I paddle boarded in Long Beach, CA.

I rode my first and piloted my first hot air balloon all in the same day.

I said goodbye to two of the most incredible women I've ever met in my whole life. I was SO blessed to be mentored by them all summer.

I went out with a bang and ran through a sprinkler outside of the mall on my last night in Cali.

I got up close and personal with my loverboy, James Lafferty.

 I met Sophia Bush, also another dream come true.

I was sandwiched between Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols, yet another dream come true.

I met some WONDERFUL friends in Wilmington.

I met Luke James Thornton for the very first time.

I became the future Mrs. TJ Bargeron.

I celebrated seven years with my sweet Troy Jerome.

I watched the season eight premier with my soulmate.

I got to take engagement pictures with my handsome FIANCÉ.

I got to help my B. Davis celebrate her engagement.

I walked with David and his family in the Buddly Walk.

I went to the Renaissance Festival with my brudder.

I cheered on our Panthers with the wonderful Phillips family and my fancy.

I celebrated Cait Cait's 22nd birthday with her closest friends.

I dressed up as DeAngelo Williams for Halloween and took constructive criticism from Coach Fox.

I got to hang out with some of my favorite people to celebrate the birth of my P. Sawyer.

I met Tyler Hilton.

I celebrated my fancy turning 22 with his [and my future] wonderful family.

I orchestrated a spontaneous trip to Frankie's with seester, Wilber, and fancy.

I spent my eigth Thanksgiving with Teesh.

I was an all-weather fan at the Clemson vs. South Carolina game.

I celebrated the 24th anniversary of mommy's 21st birthday with family.

I anticipated my favorite time of year being just around the corner.

 I road-tripped to Summerton to be Michal's date at her sister's wedding.

I went to Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes [and stared in amazement like a four year-old child].

I jumped for joy at the purchase of the table where Teesh and I will soon eat family dinners.

I continued my favorite Christmastime tradition: the lights at Hollywild.

I had my very first wedding shower and got LOTS of beautiful Christmas goodies for next year.

I celebrated my last Christmas as a Henderson.

I showed off my bling and my handsome soon-to-be husband on Christmas Eve.

I documented our first [semi] Christmas in our future first home.

I got to spend Christmas evening with mommy and her babies.

I came home from a long Christmas day to this. breath-taking, right?

I made my last snow angel of the year, in hopes my next one will come very soon.

I helped build our Christmas day snowman in the front yard.

I stared at all of our Christmas decorations for next year and a surge of uncontrollable excitement came over me.

If 2011 is anything like 2010 was, I better just go ahead and prepare myself to be blessed until I'm blue in the face. This year was filled with SO many adventures and new opportunities and an extraordinary amount of favor from God. My life is going to change dramatically in the next 365 days, but I am certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that every bit of it will be for the better.

Here's to you, 2010. Thank you for being so wonderful, but the time has come for a new and even better year to come and continue what you helped begin. And to you, 2011, I can't wait to see what you have in store for me. Let the fun begin! :)

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
-Dave Weinbaum


  1. Wow- you did so much this year! And this is such a good idea of showing what all happened!

  2. all of this kind of made me want to cry--wait i did tear up--oops wasn't going to admit it!!

    i just love love LOVE you!! and i can not WAIT to be a big part of your 2011

    my anna banana is getting MARRIED!!!!!


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