I was so fortunate to have spent another wonderful year with my husband and my two kids. I am so proud of all of them! We had a lot of fun times this year, and I'm sort of wishing that time would slow down, you know? All too soon, the kids will be out on their own. But I'm savoring every memory that we're making together!
As for my own accomplishments this year, I'm especially proud of my participation in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day 60 Mile Walk for the Cure. I blogged about it all summer long, and I'd love for you to read all about it http://the-big-walk.blogspot.com. In fact, come to think of it, it's not too late to donate and receive a tax deduction for 2010. If you feel so inclined, I would love it if you'd consider making a contribution to the breast cancer cause here.
Also of importance to me this year was the progress and changes that were made to my quartet, Lustre. You can read our website at www.lustrequartet.com. After five years and lots of memories, we said goodbye to founding member and took on a new member. All is well with our quartet; we were very busy singing throughout the Christmas season, and now we have our sights set on competition in April.
My chorus, the Harbor City Music Company, had a banner year, winning the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition for mid-size choruses. You can find out more about HCMC at www.harborcitymusiccompany.org .
Finally, I want to mention how fun it has been to start this blog, and to participate in the blogging community with all of you. I'm humbled by the kind comments that folks have made here, and am looking forward to continuing this new and exciting hobby in the new year!
Happy New Year everyone!
Here's a photo tour of my year...
|January - Took a weekend getaway vacation to Cape May, NJ as a Christmas gift to my husband.|
|January - celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday|
|February - endured the largest snow storm ever in Maryland - "Snowmageddon"|
|March - Lustre quartet performed at the Baltimore Women's Fair|
|March - Signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-day 60-mile Walk for the Cure, and blogged about it all summer|
|April - Went to Cape Cod to visit family|
|April - began training for the 3-Day|
|April - Lustre prepared for then went to Sweet Adelines regional competition|
|May - Continued training for the 3-day|
|May - Our daughter won an award from her school for her switch from bass clarinet to trombone|
|May - enjoyed beauty in the garden|
|May - found baby sparrows in the garden birdhouse|
|June - took a family trip one Saturday to visit Winterthur Estates in Delaware|
|June - Kim received her Girl Scout Silver Award|
|July - after five years together, Lustre welcomed new member Kate singing tenor|
|July - enjoyed more beauty in the garden|
|June - more training for the 3-day|
|July - visited family in Oklahoma|
|July - visited more family in Oklahoma|
|July - visited family in San Diego|
|July - visited Disneyland|
|July - held a fundraiser yard sale for the 3-day|
|July - Lustre performed for the first time with new member, got kicked out of the restaurant for singing!|
|July - more training for the 3-day|
|August - first day of school for our daughter|
|September - took a trip to Hawaii for work|
|September - Singing for the Cure|
|September - U-MD versus Navy at Ravens Stadium in Baltimore|
|September - our son in the Mighty Sound of Maryland|
|September - Our daughter in her high school band|
|September - Grandparents visit and go to a U-MD game to see our son in the band|
|September - Kim got her driver's license!|
|October - our high school homecoming parade|
|October - I completed the Susan G. Komen 3 Day 60 Mile Walk for the Cure with my friends|
|October - Lustre competed as members of the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus, and won the Harmony Classic competition for Mid-size choruses|
|November - I started this blog!|
|November - my husband won an award for his work|
|December - enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season with good friends and family - and you!|