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Wednesday
Jan052011

in 2010

In 2010, I blinked my eyes and the year was over. I found my footing as a new mom and fell more in love with my darling son Henry. I made up silly songs and played ridiculous games just to make him smile. I warmed hundreds of bottles and changed thousands of diapers. I went on a lot of play dates. I chronicled my adventures and discoveries with almost monthly letters to Henry until he turned 1. I celebrated his 1st year on the planet and our first year as parents with two kinds of cake and some of our closest family & friends. I said goodbye to maganda.org and hello to Brunch. I did a lot of work that I'm proud of, especially 29 good things. I interviewed some friends and was interviewed by my husband. I was mentioned in a book. I taught my first online workshop, and it inspired me to teach more. I baked a dozens of cookies, perfected my Mexican chopped salad, and learned to improvise in the kitchen. I enjoyed some amazing live music and saw some brilliant and luminous art. I drove up the coast and flew across the country with a 1-year-old, then I took my first solo trip in nearly two years. I became part of a new demographic (that is, I turned 35). I dreamed bigger than I ever have before, and I started a mighty life list. I went on as many dates with my husband as  I could. I swooned often and cried happy tears a few times. (I cried sad ones, too.) I learned to be gentle with myself. I learned a lot, actually. And I'm still learning.

Read about what happened in 2009.
Photo by the wonderful Andrea Scher at the magical Pixar Studios.

Reader Comments (7)

What a good year. Here's to many more memorable ones!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaria

2010 sounds like it was a good year. wishing you an even better 2011!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershari

What a lovely re-cap! I LOVE Brunch!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwirly

Happy New Year, Christine! I have to say I've learned more about myself and the world in the last 16 months with Daniel than I could ever imagine. It sure is an amazing ride and I know you would agree! And every day it just gets more fun and interesting. 2011 is going to be fantastic.. I mean, how could it not? xo Lisa

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

@Maria: Thank you! It wouldn't have been as good without our playdates with Henry's bff and you. Cheers to another good year.

@Swirly: Thanks, hot stuff. If you ever want a break from the book, let me know and we'll meet you at Sweet Rose. Ahem.

January 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterDarling

You worked your ass off missy!!! Glad I could be apart of your 2010- hoping to see more of you in 2011!!! xoxoxoxo <3 you

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertracy

@Lisa: It's so true! Our little guys are such good teachers. And so cute, too. :)

@Tracy: <3 you too, missy. I hope to get my Shutterbean fix this year.

January 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterDarling

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