Finishing up the 2010 review…

We had our dishwashed installed right before we left for OIB for the 4th weekend.  As a result of left out Jacks & a puppy, I purchased a new pair of my favorite Jack Rogers sandals.  The Sophie & True Blood netflixs also arrived in July. 

I went up to VA for a family friend’s couples shower & met my future sister-in-law’s brother & his family & got the recipe for her pasta salad.  I proudly showed off Moe in the pet blog hop.  I received two blog awards (people liked me huh?!).  I joined in on Momma’s Munchies & we went to see the Bare Naked Ladies.


I went to visit my Ma & Papa & while I was there I enjoyed a wine night with Sara.  I went to see Eat, Pray Love for a girls night.  I cooked a lot in August: I made Sunny Morning muffins, participated in 2 Momma’s Munchies, discovered Kim’s banana pudding {if you like banana pudding you NEED this easy recipe!}, & I made a chilly POM pie when my parent’s came in town for a wedding.


I posted my cycle 6 chart.  I ended my Aug posts with a wish list Wednesday {lucky me now has all 3 items on my list!}.


I began my Thankful Thursdays.  The Wolfpack football season began! I received litter from World’s best {still love them!}& some blog giveaway prizes. I spend a fun Saturday in Charlotte celebrating Jenny & her triplets!  I got a lil crazy & started painting my nails {I actually used this polish tonight}.  I vented some TTC frustrations & Jason & I had our 3 year anniversary.


We started October in Ocean Isle & Wilmington for a wedding {which I never posted photos of, so here’s a few}.

I also participated in the Soft Bums launting of their new cloth diaper.  I went on a work trip to the NC mountains; while there I toured Lake Lure & got a bunch of apples.  I made apple cake & apple bread.  Football season continued including my parents coming down for the BC game & our awesome Thurs night win vs FSU.  We went up to Richmond for my 10 year HS reunion and I ended Oct in Charlotte visiting with Ma & helping Papa right after his surgery {also had lunch with B}.

My work did a CSA day, so I bought raspberries then made raspberry scones.  I had a cooking fail with pepper jack chicken but thanks to Alethea & her extra potatoes, I made awesome sweet potato fries.  I enjoyed girls nights & fell in love with these pumpkin cookies.

There was the last 1 home NCSU game. I went to Charlotte & had fun with Ma & Papa & uptown with B

Then we went to Ocean Isle for Thanksgiving & I did a lot of shopping {also received a few more giveways}.


We started {& snowy Christmas trees} & ended December with snow.  I had a bit of a TTC break down but good friends helped to lift my spirits. I got caught up a reading or at least tried.  We stepped out for Cinderella & dinner with friends for my 29th b-day.

We decorated for Christmas including my owl love.  I baked oatmeal craisin cookies & did a Christmas quiz

The rest of December was in Charlotte: I held Ma’s hands & said goodbye then went back with Jason & the rest of the family after she slipped into a coma then passed Christmas morning.

If you got to the end of this post, THANK YOU!  Here’s to the beginning of a new year & all it ups & downs {hopefully more ups than downs} it will entail!