So, I've read several blogs where people list their 2008 highlights and thought it'd be perfect to copy them....with our own highlights of course.
It was a year of significant changes and lots of travel for me.
January - I began working from home more often and we mostly hibernated. Brian was recovering from his knee surgery and I oversaw the snow-shoveling duties.
February - New York and Miami for work travel. Outside of work travel - more hibernation.
March - New York for work travel and we slowly started to get outside on a few nice days, but still lots of hibernation.
April - We celebrated Brian's birthday and I went to Boston for work travel
May - We went to my friend Sarah's wedding in Virgina and had our first family vacation.
June - Brian and I went to New York for a celebration at my work - saw a Yankees game, ect... We celebrated Liz's birthday with a party in Crown Point and one in Brighton, Michigan. We also went to see Jack Johnson in Michigan.
July - Brian went to LA for a story covering an Olympic athlete and Liz put a rock in her nose. She also took swimming lessons (a favorite blog moment). The lessons were filled with sheer terror on her part and finally some success.
August - On Memorial Day weekend, we went to the cottage in Michigan and had a blast.
September - Brian started a new job which meant he now works in the days for the first time in his 11-year career. It also meant sending Liz to a new school - weeks after we had settled into the first one.
October - Brian and I went to Scottsdale, Ariz. and later in the month we went to Washington, D.C. for my friend Michele's wedding.
November - Celebrated Thanksgiving with my family and Liz started to become obsessed with all sorts of gross things - like farts. She began insisting that we make every book "funny."
December - I went to New York for my annual staff meeting. I got stuck over night because of a horrible snow-storm in Chicago. Then, we went to Goshen, Ind. to celebrate Christmas with my family and drove back in a virtual blizzard where my wind-shield wipers refused to work. It took us nearly double the time to get home, but luckily neighbors called to inform us our house was out of power. So, we went to our friends home and spent the night there.
At Christmas, we went to Michigan and spent time with the Brighton Hedgers. Liz is still mostly terrified by Santa. Not exactly sure why, but I think his long beard and general large appearance just scare her. She also doesn't like the idea of a strange person walking around our house. Though, she did make major concessions this year by letting him drop off gifts outside the house. Last year, she wanted him to leave the gifts in Africa.
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