Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ode to megs and benits : 2009 style

For those of you who don't know, Megan Smith and Benita Marie Bates are two of my bestest. But I am very blessed to have many. 2009 has been a very crazy year, and has brought about a lot of ups, a lot of downs, a lot of in-betweens, and an awful lot of kiboshings. I am so so grateful to have them in my life, and the wonderful examples they are to me! They have no idea how much I've needed them this year.

Many times, Megs and I have joked 2009 just sort of happened at us. Out of our control. And left us more than one time with no words, and an awful lot of laughs.

I took a total of 51 credits, starting in January, ending in December. Megan ran her first full marathon in Salt Lake City, which is where Benita ran off to after becoming a college graduate in August. Cami got married, Megan, Benita, and I, didn't. We took a road trip to Reno/Tahoe in May, and my sister Holly and I took another one to Pasadena in July, followed by a beach house vacation in August. Thanks to Facebook, Megan's picture taking, and texts, we have a lot of this documented. Here is our Year In Review.

Dax flame...Sunday Denny’s with Les and Elaine...

19 feet of snow at Highland Park, and not being able to leave the complex.

Ants on your face. And in your room. (Thank you for trading me!)

Test. Test. Project. Bachelor. Test.

Ox. Hoops. Dr. Quinn. Rox in the mire.

Pistachio salmonella...Monday date nights....Highland Park Air Force Base.

Swindled by John Can’t Stand Ya into 4 hours of Reaganomics.

Sunday afternoon naps in the sprinklers...Mule kicks at kickboxing...

Enrique Iglesias and Monday night grocery shopping...Get over here You sassy little minx.

All those chassis at Tahoe...I’ve been waiting for nonfat yogurt my whole life, and it’s finally here!

Are you drinking today?...I hate this part right here....FML.

Fisher price dishes and Finding Nemo fruit snacks. Do I live with a child?

"Is it on the wagon, or off the wagon? You've been off the wagon for two years. "Off the wagon"? I think it's off the wagon. I think it's "on the wagon". One small slip and you could fall right off the wagon. See? Told you."

Smart cars...Kiboshed.

"You’re going to be a gymnast. A journalist? That’s what I said."

FiberOne bars and Diet Cokes...Walkie Talkies...Seven peaks.

TLHAPFM. (The Lord has a Plan For Me)

Honeymoon pillows...Dungeon dwelling...Shoe carnival? Freak show of shoes.


This workout brought to youby Diet Coke...Fraggle and Scraggle.

Charla Nash. Charla Nash. Charla Nash...Google "chimp ate my face".

Boyz II Men.

And finallyNOT getting blindsided.

2010 is going to be an amazing year...because we said so.


  1. I am not going to lie. That just made my day. %100 made my day. I freaking love you my little roxypants. You are the milk in my cereal. The granola on my Yozone, the DDP in my crest cup. You know how much all of those things mean to me...I love you. love love love you! xoxoxo

  2. im just waiting for my dedication post. WHAT THE HELL ROX?