an ode to the year of 2010

My Most Memorable Moments of 2010

Baking my first cake.

Helping Nicole move into her new home.

Overcoming my fears of public speaking by giving a discussion on Coconuts.¬† And then enjoying a bowl of coconut bliss. ūüėÄ

Training for a Half Marathon.  Getting Injured.  Crying and moping.  Moving on and discovering a new love for yoga, biking and a lighter running load.

Graduating with a Bachelors in Nutrition

Loving the sun and waves in Maine with Mom.

Spending an entire week of hiking in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

Spending an entire weekend in Boston with my bestie Nicole.

Spending a warm summer night looking at old cars, eating¬†fabulous icecream and dancing¬†to country music at Kimball’s Icecream.

Spending 2 Months as a Dietetic Intern at a Local High School

September-November 2010

Visiting Boston with Pepere

November 2010 

 

My Favorite Pictures of 2010

“Blanket of White”

February 2010

“Tranquility”

July 2010

“Cat Meets Bubble”

July 2010

“Summer Rose”

September 2010

“I’m Looking Out For You”

September 2010

“A Sunny Disposition”

October 2010

“A Walk Through Nature”

November 2010

“Boston Breeze”

 November 2010

“Thanksgiving”

November 2010

“Shopping for Christmas Trees”

December 2010

 

My Top 5 Favorite Recipes of 2010

Olive Oil Granola with cranberries, coconut and pistachios

Coconut Cupcakes

Butternut Squash Soup

Basil Hummus

Veggie Noodle Bowls

 Question: What did you love about 2010??

Don’t forget to do something FUN tomorrow, as a final goodbye to 2010! ūüėÄ

putting up the Christmas tree

For as long as I can remember—on some random day during those¬†last couple of weeks before Christmas—my dad would announce to the family that it was about¬†time¬†“we¬†take down¬†the¬†Christmas decorations from the attic.”¬†¬†

I don’t know if it was the smell of leftover pine from the Christmas before.¬† Or the warm, cozy mugs of Swiss Miss hot chocolates (with those¬†fluffy white marshmallows!) that my mom handed us.¬† Or the rolling¬†sounds of Bing Crosby looming over the radio.¬† Whatever it was, this day—this unpacking, sorting and decorating—was almost as exciting as Christmas morning itself.¬†

I’m not that¬†little girl anymore.¬† But I can still feel that same excitement and curiousity, just¬†as I did on those nights of¬†helping my dad take down all of¬†our Christmas memories and decorations¬†from the attic.¬† Peeling back an oversized Toys “r” Us bag to reveal an array of¬†collected ornaments.¬† Putting¬†garland around the stairways.¬† Laughing and giggling and¬†just having fun.¬†¬†

I love Christmas.  I love big bags of unique ornaments.  I love laughing and being silly and listening to Bing Crosby.  

(I love Charlie Brown and funny looking snowmen!)

Know what else I love?

Eating breakfast in front of the Christmas tree.¬† To be continued…

Question: What is one of your favorite holiday memories?