Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Recap!

I can't believe this year is coming to an end already!

In 2011, I....

*Had a baby! My gorgeous son was born in July of 2011 and he is perfect. I had no idea I could love someone that much.

*Moved across the country. With an infant.

*Got spanked (probably more than in 2010, come to think of it).

*Started this blog. :)

*Bought a house (and then walked through the Worlds Largest Furniture Store to furnish it). And yes, it literally was the worlds largest.

*Had to give away our dogs (because of the move). One of the hardest things i've had to do in a long time, but they went to an amazing family, and we keep in touch.

*Realized the true definition of family, and loyalty.

*Started watching X-Factor (go Josh!)

*Learned how to make Thai food!

*Got a new car (that I totally love).

*Went through boot camp (again).

*Celebrated our adorable niece's first birthday.

*Followed the Casey Anthony trial from beginning to end and was extremely pissed and disappointed with the final verdict.

*Helped my husband write a book!

*Introduced a random stranger at my hair salon to DD.

*Painted my toe nails with pink sharpie markers thinking it would be a good form of "everlasting nail polish". Awful, awful, awful idea. Don't try it.

*Realized the importance of crying during a spanking, and the importance of fearing one.

*Experienced silent spanking for the first time (and how much it sucked).

*Celebrated my husband and I's 4-year anniversary and was reaffirmed, yet again, how amazing he is.

*Went to Las Vegas!

*Realized how much I used to take sleep for granted!

*Started the DD Social Network and met some amazing people.

*Got to meet another amazing blogger, Rogue and her husband! Talk about amazingly sweet people.

*Went on a road trip that took 5 days, over 2,500 miles, a few amazing stops, and lots of awesome memories.

*Discovered that I'm highly addicted to eBay.

*Saw U2 in concert and it was probably the best concert I've ever been to. They were amazing.

*Realized how blessed I am.

From my family to yours, happy holidays! We hope you all had a happy 2011 and a wonderful, safe, and blessed 2012!

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  1. Love this post! I would enjoy seeing more like this one from other bloggers, too. It has been a very interesting year, full of many new things, especially meeting wonderful new friends! ;)

  2. I would enjoy that too....this was an awesome post!! Its always nice to acknowledge just now blessed we really are!! ((Hug))

  3. You have been very blessed. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us.

  4. It truly is amazing how you don't know how much you can love another being until you have a child. My first was born april this year, so I can totally relate.

    Happy Holidays


  5. Lots of changes in a year - some amazing and fantastic (son being born) and some are sad and heartbreaking (having to give up your dogs)!!

  6. I thought I was the only one that watched the trial all the way through lol. Glad to know I wasnt. Happy Holidays to yall to

  7. Cate: Did you think Casey Anthony was as guilty as I did?? Gosh I was so pissed that she walked free.

  8. First of all, I love your blog!! You and your husband are always so helpful and informative! Thanks for all the hard work you both put in to this community! :)

    Second, OMG X-FACTOR I am SOOOO obsessed!! I loved Rachel so much and I was devastated when she was gone! Josh is awesome too though! But I'm hoping Chris wins!

    Third - it sounds like you had a great productive year! :) Hope 2012 is just as great!

  9. Alot of good stuff :-)

    Would you please explain the importance of crying during a spanking? and share any insight you may have on barriers to tears??

    My husband and I are new to Dd, I think that the spankings hurt eyes get moist and my voice cracks but tears don't come...

    I would appreciate anything you have to share on the subject -

  10. Adding a child to your family is the best way to celebrate any year. :) Wow...I want to hear this story about the lady in the salon.....

  11. JJ: Thanks for the compliments! That's awesome that you watched XFactor as well. :) Bummer that Chris didn't win. He was really talented. I'm still sad Josh didn't win either.

    Anonymous: Welcome to DD! Great question. I'm planning on doing an entry on crying in the next week or two so stay tuned!

    Ashley: Maybe I'll do an entry on the salon lady too! :) And I agree..having baby Camden was definitely the highlight of our year.