Sunday, January 2, 2011

11 in 2011...

 I am a day behind... but love this!
11 topics in 11 days.
Day 1: New Year Resolutions:
*Finish writing my book.  Even if it never gets published, it's something I have always wanted to do.
*Find a career/job doing something I enjoy.
*Finish our wedding album (I know, over a year late, better late than never)
*Face my biggest fear, step out of my comfort zone
*Run 2 half marathons
*Try one new recipe a month and share it on my blog.
*Plan at least 3 weekends with the girls!  (hopefully more)
*Read a book a month (shouldn't be too hard with my book club)

Day 2:  Favorite Holiday Memory
I have too many to count from all my years growing up... so I will just say a moment from this year that I will never forget.
TL and I showed up really late to Christmas Eve with my dad's side of the family, but I was so glad we made it.  (although sad to leave his family)
My grandma and grandpa had 7 sons.  My dad is one of them.
I have 6 aunts and uncles, and 20 cousins - all healthy & beautiful.
Now, there are 7 babies from those 20 cousins and 8 of us are married.
Needless to say, our family is growing!
On Christmas Eve, every single one of us were there...
84 year old (Happy Birthday today) grandpa stood up to give a toast
"Merry Christmas to the luckiest family in the world"
{We managed to get a picture of ALL of us!}
We are so blessed.  I feel lucky to have not only my dad's side of the family, but my mom's side, my immediate family, and TL's family.  
We are surrounded by love, and it makes the holidays really special.


Lori said...

Oh Tracy ~ I really like this 11 in 11!! What a great resolution list and I love your fav memory from Christmas Eve ~ that's quite an accomplishment to get everyone together in one spot. Happy New Year to you both. xo

Megan said...

Ummm, I'm totally with you on the wedding album part. We are only 3 months late, but it's nowhere in site yet. Haha. I'm a slacker! I love the picture of the whole family! That's so neat! Love your cute blog!

Rebekah said...

Those are great goals! I've been married for almost a year and a half, and I'm still working on our wedding album!

What a wonderful family! I love that picture of everyone.

Thanks for following my blog! I'm a new follower of yours!

Kassie said...

Fun goals! And you're writing a book?? How exciting!!

I love that family pic too--must have been hard to get that many people into one room! I have 20ish cousins on my mom's side, and I know hard it is to get us all together. Fun for Christmas! :)

We'll have to catch up soon!!

B said...

I laughed when I read the wedding album one :) I, too, have not even finished mine (well, given the choices to our photographer for our book) and we got married in August 09. Whoopsie! Need to get that done this year!

Those are all great resolutions!

Emily said...

I am loving your blog! Such great resolutions! Im definitely a new fan and follower :) Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What a great memory...such a big family!! :)

Thanks for linking up, can't wait to read all of your topics/posts!

Sarah said...

Those are great goals... I am planning to run my first marathon this year too!!!!!!!!!!!

star said...

Great resolutions! How amazing that you are writing your own book! Happy New Year!

Frances said...

i'm with yah on a lot of those resolutions!! hears to 2011!! :)

Kit said...

Thanks for adding my button! You have some really great resolutions :) That is SO cool that you are writing your own book! That picture is have so many family members :)

Lindsay said...

Wow! That picture of your family looks JUST like mine on Christmas! haha (And ours was taken at the Morton Ranch!) How funny!

Love the resolutions... one of mine is DEF to figure out what I love and how I can turn it into a career :)

Jax said...

Awesome post! I should have gotten on this train! I love the recipe posting one! and I didn't even know you were writing a book! That's freaking outstanding!

Natasha said...

i am LOVING your resolutions friend... yay for 1/2 marathons!!! and new recipes, you better post for sure ;)

chelsea said...

what an amazing photo to have along with memories! Happy New Year :)

Sarah Mina said...

Happy New Year, Tracy! Your resolutions sound great, I might have to steal one of them.

Ralphie said...

Good luck with the resolutions and let us know when you have one checked off. This is such a perfect time of year to get a fresh start.

Nicole Marie said...

great resolutions tracy! can't wait to read your book!

Unknown said...

What a great photo, how fantastic to have such a huge - and lovely - family!!

LOVE your resolutions, good for you!

Thank you so much for your comments over at my blog, you made me day....seriously, such lovely things to say. I love that we have followed each other's blogs for so long - after two of my friends, you are my longest follower, yay!!!

Paris and London sound great for a trip - I will email you with some Paris tips and ideas for sure.

Happy New Year - again!! xx

PS Am reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain" at your recommendation - am loving it!

Unknown said...

I think I just smiled the biggest smile I have ever smiled when I saw that picture of your WHOLE family. I love it. LOVE IT!

And hey- Just run 1 marathon and that will count for your 2 halfs ;)