Happy 24th Birthday to my beautiful, smart, sophisticated, sister Leah!
I love you!
I love you!
The most interesting thing about having a blog is being able to look back and see what the year was like. 2010 was my first full year of blogging, and it was a good year. I started 2010 on a beach in the Dominican Republic. It was a great way to ring in the New Year. We learned a week or two later that my 101 year old Great Grandma had passed away. What an extraordinary life she led.
In April the hubby and I traveled to New York City for a trip of a lifetime. We loved it so much that we will be returning this Easter. We spent the hubby's 29th birthday at the Letterman Show seeing Steve Carell and wandering the streets of Manhattan, eating great food and taking in the sites.
On April 17th my Mom went into the hospital. She has been struggling with an aggressive, and progressive form of MS for about 8 years now, and it was very scary to receive a phone call that she had gone into the hospital. She stayed there for about 5 months and it was really hard. Eventually a long-term care home was ready for her. She is the most amazing woman that I know.
I thought a lot about life this year, and what I really care about... what truly matters, and what I want out of life, and how I can live a better life.
One of my favourite things to do is to entertain, whether it is a dinner party, a breakfast, or a backyard BBQ. We did plenty of entertaining this year, and even participated in FoodBuzz's 24, 24, 24 in which the entire dinner party was paid for by FoodBuzz. I did a Saskatchewan themed feast.
My sister Leah got engaged to Sal - they are getting married this summer!
I got accepted into grad school, and completed my first semester this year. The hubby became an Ironman.
I was interviewed for Canadian Grocer Magazine about Chocolate - I am an expert :-)
In November I had a lot of firsts. I traveled alone for the first time, and had my first blogger meet-up at my first blogger festival! I took off to San Fransisco for a long weekend, and ate some pretty amazing food with some even more amazing people.
And if that wasn't enough ... I ate some RIDICULOUSLY good food this year.
This is a food blog after all.
10 Recipe Highlights of 2010
What was the highlight of 2010 for you?
How are you spending New Years Eve (or how did you if you read this late)?