Happy New Year! I hope 2008 was fun for you as it was for us. This past year was a very much welcomed year, a year without drama, upheaval and a feeling of being lost. Bob and I have done so much, even in our financial situation, but I guess that’s a testament to our commitment to living life and having fun, whether it’s just hanging out at home playing board games or going to Disney World. After looking through the posts, I’ve realized that 2008 was really focused on St. Louis and friends with a minor sprinkle of travel. So, here is a Sherron recap of 2008:
The Disney Half Marathon with the Marcantels.
Bob’s first visit (and my second) to Disney World. And also an inclusion of a whole hella lot outlet mall shopping.
A group road trip to Kansas City to watch the Cards beat the Royals and a side trip to Arthur Bryant’s for BBQ.
A weekend trip to Philadelphia to partake in Christine and Brad’s wedding celebration.
Bob’s most favorite purchase EVAR.
First Moonlight Ramble.
The Forest Park Balloon Glow.
Fast Eddie’s Bon Air in Alton, IL.
Float Trip on the Huzzah.
20 mile bike ride on the Riverfront Trail.
Small tour of the Augusta wineries.
Three separate trips down to our “lake house.”
Taste of St. Louis.
A weekend in Wichita to visit with the Doyles.
The first and last visit to the Bowling Hall of Fame on its last day in St. Louis.
Biking I-64 before the opening.
Bob’s Big 3-0 at the Blues game.
Not too shabby, eh? In addition to these special occasions, we also did a lot of exercising and bike riding, which allowed us to get healthier and spend more time with our friends. We saw some great concerts (notably, Radiohead, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, and Vampire Weekend), some great theater (Avenue Q, Wicked, The Producers), and some great performances at Trivia Nights (2 wins!).
We welcomed into the world Sierra Getz, Edison Schroeder, and Mason Lambay. We celebrated with Christine and Brad at their wedding. We congratulated Matt & Amanda, Doug & Stephanie, Craig & Louise, and Erin & Pete on their engagements. We welcomed Kate back to St. Louis. We also voted for change.
As you go through the days, you can get a little bit of tunnel vision. But when you take a moment to reflect, you really notice how much you have done and how much you have to be thankful for. Thanks to everyone for making this year a memorable one. And here’s to hoping the next year will be even better than the last.