Sunday, January 4, 2009

What was GR8 About 2008

What Happened Gr8 in 2008...

January 2008
  1. Weyerhauser donates laptop to Crusaderz Car Club, who in then donates it to me for my trip to Reno and my days spent in bed after chemo. (All thanks to Tami Wilkerson Dunning)
  2. I crossed off 3 1/2 things from my Bucket List: #6 We renewed our wedding vows, #10 my bedroom was redecorated (thanks to help from my friends!), #18 one of my 2 kids, my son became a teenager and #20 I took Kaelin to see Cirque de Soliel.
  3. Thanks to my family, friends and community, I got the opportunity to spend 3 weeks at an alternative treatment clinic in Reno.
4. I lived to celebrate my 42nd Birthday in Reno.
5. I met the songbird, Laura Allen @ the Reno Clinic, whose voice touched my soul.

February 2008

6. Shanna from California visited me in Reno.

7. My family was able to come visit me in Reno.8.. I married the man of my dreams, for the 2nd time, on February 1st, 2008!
9. Paris visited me in Reno.10. My best friends from Jr. and Sr. High in Kent, WA held a Pass the Hat fundraiser for me that raised over $4,000 for my medical and alternative treatment expenses.

March 2008

11. Southridge High School Varsity Girls win their 4th straight 6A State Championship!

April 2008

12. My daughter, Kaelin, turned 9 years old!!

13. We got to celebrate our neighbor and friend, Berit's 40th Birthday with her in style!!!
13. My mom, Kaelin and I went and saw Cirque du Soleil!14. We become proud owners of a Wii!

May 2008

15. I got our Christmas cards out in May!!!16. I got some cool new glasses!!!

17. The Kamin Family, some friends from our days at UCLA, came for a visit!18. My writing, In the Valley of the Shadow of Death, was published in the Write Around Portland Anthology and I was chosen to be their featured writer on their website.

19. Spencer celebrated his 13th Birthday!

June 2008

20. I became a 2 year Cancer Survivor!

July 2008

21. Dave and I celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary!August 2008

22. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers was released and I reread the whole Twilight series again!!
23. We attended the 3rd annual Wilkinson Family Reunion!

24. The Murray Hill, Beaverton Little League Team represented Oregon in the Regional Finals in San Bernidino, CA!

25. The 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics.

September 2008

26. Stand Up to Cancer aired on all of the major networks.

27. Kaelin and I went and saw So You Think You Can Dance Live!
28.Sheila came for a visit.27. The TCC Gals came for a visit!

28. Loni and her family came for a visit!!October 2008

29. A baby elephant was born at the zoo.30. Catlin Gabel's 8th grade soccer team was runner up in the championship after a great season!
31. I was asked to be a patient teacher for the OHSU class "Living with Life Threatening Diseases" for the third year in a row.

November 2008

32. I got to escape to Seattle for the weekend and attend the Seattle Scrapbook Expo!
33. Kaelin and I went and saw Twilight at midnight on opening night! And then we saw it again!!
34. I got to see Spencer all dressed up in a suit and tie!!!
35. And Kaelin all dressed up in a skirt!
36. We got to spend Thanksgiving with our family.
37. I discovered Facebook and texting and Blackberry cell phones.

December 2008

38. SRHS Girl's Varsity Hoop team played my high school alma mater, Kentwood, here in Oregon!

39. We got a brand new Dryer!!!

40. We were snowed in for 2 weeks and Christmas Vacation was stretched to 3 weeks!!!

41. The "Not Saint George" 8th Grade Play was hilarious!!!

42. We had our first White Christmas at home.43. I got to spend New Year's Eve with my brother, his family and friends.44. Our house was painted, we got a new fence and a new red door!!
45. The Red Magic Soccer Team had a very successful year!!!

46. We reconnected with old friends and made new friends!!!

I wonder what 2009 has in store for us????



Paris said...

What a year!! So glad that I could be along for the ride. Love all the pics and memories. Here's to another amazing year in 2009!! Love you, p

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes, now I'm exhausted! Isn't it amazing how many great things can be done in a year, yeah!

Can't wait to hear your test results.


Nightscrapper said...

What a filled year you had. I'm so glad that I got to see a glimpse of it via your blog. I can't wait to hear all the wonderful things that are in store for you in 2009.

Laura Nicholas said...

Wow - what a year! Awesome job with the highlights. Here is to an amazing year in 2009 for you and your family. I look forward to your summary of this year next January!