Thursday, December 31, 2009


In the last decade:

  • I graduated from college (Go Cyclones!!!)
  • I got my first car (and 2nd and 3rd!)
  • I moved to Kansas City. Then to Indianapolis. Then back to Kansas City.
  • I got my first job and my first apartment alone!
  • I met and married my sweet Jeff!
  • I ran the Chicago Marathon.
  • I bought my first house (with Jeff!) (And our 2nd house too)
  • I watched my brother and Dad get married in the same year!
  • I got my first dog (while not with my family) - Isabel!
  • I said goodbye to our sweet dog, Gabe.
  • I discovered scrapbooking and became addicted!
  • I got my Master's Degree.
  • I taught Spanish for 8 years.
  • I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Kennedy.
  • I had a stroke, learned I had 2 major health issues, then had 4 surgeries.
  • I took trips to Estes Park, CO, Disney World, San Francisco, Mexico, Myrtle Beach, Branson, , Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, South Dakota (Mt Rushmore & The Badlands), CHA in Florida, New York City.
  • I watched my Dad battle Leukemia and recover from 3 strokes.
  • I watched my Mom and Grandmother deal with kidney failure.
  • I buried by second child, my son Sam.
  • I was born again and thank God daily for the blessings he has given me.

I know sooo much more has happened over the last 10yrs. But these really stand out to me. I can't wait to see what the next decade brings!!!!


  1. Happy New Year, and new decade Danielle. Praying God's blessings for you in 2010. :)

  2. Dearest Danielle ... on a day when I think of 'what have I done with my life' and 'where should I go' I'm humbled to read of your stregth, accomplishments & adversities. I'm always in continued awe of your creativity, words of genuineness and your sincerity. New Year Blessings -- Suzy

  3. what a fantastically colorful and meaningful blog. I'm looking forward to your 365 days of photos!


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