Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What a year...

2008 has been over for almost 2 weeks now...sadly. It was a good year. Here was my 2008:

- Studied…a lot
- Was inspired by a video
- Revisited Epcot as an “adult”

- Had pneumonia, bronchitis, & the flu all at the same time...it was a bad couple weeks
- Watched friends move away

- Took shelter in my closet with Winston during a tornado warning

- Got some new, interesting neighbors downstairs
- Watched “Swiss Family Robinson” with Malissa in the grand outdoors of Leiper’s Fork
- Spent 70hrs/wk in the NICU between work & school for 3 months
- Primaried 3 precious babies at work

- Graduated!!!!!...and celebrated at an ice cream tasting

- Saw Gavin with Pam & Amy

- Attended the annual Grayville Days festivities

- Explored the Northwestern US with my family

- Saw an active volcano and a glacier

- Was a waitress/”beer wench” for a weekend…the things I do for Lora:)
- Threw a Bachlorette party

- Left a job I loved

- Was spray tanned…another thing for Lora…apparently I was pale
- Watched my younger (& only) sister get married as her maid-of-honor

- Road trip to Florida with Mary Helen
- Studied some more...this time on the beach
- Became a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner!!!
- Affiliated with NMSI and attended their missionary training & development program

- Lived in Florida for 2 months, & had a roommate for the first time in about 4yrs...it was wonderful

- Learned to be open, honest, & vulnerable
- Was introduced to ECHO...and loved it:)

- Started making plans to move to Kenya in about 1.5yrs…following God

- Saw Coldplay for $5!!!!

- Enjoyed long walks with friends

- Visited Sanibel Island

- Celebrated Lena’s birthday...in surprise fashion

- Saw manatees swimming in the Caloosahatchee

- Wished upon a shooting star
- Saw my first major football game live...the ACC Championship

- Went camping in the middle of winter…in Florida

- Ate 2 meals progressively with friends, & cooked for 20+ people!...Lora was proud

- Got my own video…thank you Ryan!
- Watched the sun rise and set on the beach

- Road trip back to Nashville via Kingsport
- Katie & Katie reunited

- Learned more about Lincoln...and joined his family

- Celebrated Christmas & New Year’s with friends and family

- Learned more about God & his amazing love

I'm looking foward to what 2009 has to offer...I think it will be good...


  1. what a great sum-up! looks like an amazing year with lots of big changes. glad i got to be a part of your year.

  2. Thanks! I'm so glad you were a part of my year, too:)

  3. I am so excited and proud of you! I cannot wait to experience how you will make this world a better place. Here's to a new year of possibilities :-)

  4. Thank you so much, Cori! I can't wait to work with you:)