Anything that can go wrong, will.
There was the first part of the year. After a barrage of family deaths, another one hit the closest to home: my sister's miscarriage. It's not something that we just talk about, but it is something that weighs on us still, I think (though I can't speak for everyone.)
Not to mention the one-month long food poisoning/driving-induced stress stomach problems. I could barely make it to class, much less eat. Every night I wondered if I'd get better.
Then there were the vehicle problems later on in the year. On a trip to back to my college-town, I had a tire bust on the interstate.
Not too far after that, my car was acting funny, so we (well, Caleb and the campus minister) replaced my water pump. A few weeks later, my car starting steaming and overheating, and I had to get my radiator replaced. Then just a few weeks ago, my battery died. So, new battery. I had half a mind to just forget it all and buy a new vehicle.
Those are just a small portion of the large picture, but guess what! This year wasn't completely bad. Actually, there was a lot of good.
Surprise! My sister is pregnant and due in March, not too long before my birthday! I'm going to have a lovely niece to hold.
My friend Jesse saved me from that busted tire on the interstate, since it happened in his hometown. When I say saved, I mean he called his police-officer dad, who was kind and came to help us change tires as my parents drove up.
A load of my friends got engaged this year (at an average rate of 1 a week). But two of them asked me to be in the wedding, and I couldn't be more happy for them and for getting to share in their special days.
I got a cute puppy, surely you've seen her by now. She knows how to dance and sit and ask Dad for biscuits.
I got a job at the school paper, and now I get to write about the sports I go to see! It's possible that I've made the important men in my life sorta proud.
The summer camps I worked out were nice and just what I needed. (They also gave me the tan-ish that I wanted.)
Caleb and I celebrated two years of dating in October. That was pretty neat.
Aaaand now, here are my favorite images of the year!
|I got a surprise birthday party this year!|
|Here are my two roommates. They're pretty cool and pretty pretty.|
|Our 2-year date to the corn maze.|
|Oh look, our two most popular players.|
|They are cute.|
|Christmas Party game.|
|Me and my pop.|
|Dwight and Angela|
|Here is Amy, my first friend to get engaged (it's possible she started the trend last December!)|
|And here's Cori, who also proposed to me to be a bridesmaid.|
If you wondered how I did on my goals for the new year...well...I did about 5.5 of them. Which is terrible, but also good. That's why they are goals, not resolutions!