Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Best of 2010

I don't even know how to wrap up 2010. It has included some of the highest and lowest points in my entire life. I have grown, oh lord, I have grown. I am stronger now than I thought possible, but happier too. This first full year with Henry has just been amazing. He has filled this void in my heart, and I am just so content as his mother and Nick's wife. Sometimes life is just so so good. Still, we had hard times this year. Sometimes trial by fire is a good thing, other times it just feels cruel. This year it was a little of both.

It's kind of funny to look back and think of things that would feel huge in other years, things like my new job are easily forgettable in a year full of family triumphs and heart aches. It feels like in a large part this year belongs to my sisters. That as thrilled as we were this past year with Henry and our little family of three, that the two most defining moments of the year come with Cici's birth and Missy's Cancer. The pure joy of Boo and Chris finally having one of their daughters home, and the pure heart ache of watching my little sister in the fight of her life.

I guess that's why I always do this year in review. There was a lot more to 2010 than those two events. Lots of great things with our family and friends. Lots of laughs, lots of tears, but lots and lots of laughs. And I want to remember the laughs. I want to remember Henry learning to walk and our first beach trip. I want to remember 2010 as an awesome year with a few rough patches, and this list helps me to remember that that is exactly what it was. So here it is, for the 4th year in a row (here are 2007, 2008 & 2009 if you really want do do a Bio Girl marathon), The Best of Bio Girl, 2010!

Wow. That's a long list this year. And I was so tempted to link to a million more because in all honesty, 2010 has been awesome. Reading over the posts has reminded me. We are so blessed to have our sweet Henry and our amazing friends and family. We are so very thankful for this amazing life we get to lead.

I posted about 13,245,361 pictures this year, and I was sorta depressed about it a few days ago and sorta thought, "Man, I need to get away from all these pictures and really get back to writing" but after looking at all my old posts, I have changed my mind. I love the pictures. And since I couldn't link to each picture post, her is a link for the Picture category, just in case you want to scroll over all the pictures I have posted here at Bio Girl. You can also see all the videos here, if you are curious :)

Happy New Year everyone! I will see you in 2011!


  1. love this post, Sarah. Happy New Year to you too.

    Hope this year brings another beautiful baby like Henry for you :)

  2. You do realise that posting this list and especially posting a link to all your pictures is lethal to us readers, right? Tim is going to come home from work and tell me off for making only half finishing my "to do list" because I'm too busy reading through all of these! (I joke, the only time Tim tells me off is when *I* obsess over my "to do list"... but saying this gets my point across about how naughty you are for tempting me with so many memories!)

    I truly wish you a wonderful 2011 and hope that it brings you much more joy and laughter and less of the tears and heartache xx

  3. Sounds like you had some good times this year! That is an insane amount of photos. I'm impressed.