In The Words of the Byrds…

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

Anyone who know me even just the littlest bit, or has read this blog even a few times, knows that 2010 has been a very big year for me. The biggest.

I am so grateful to so many people who helped me train, prepare and complete the Texas Water Safari. This race has changed my life forever. I won’t pontificate in detail the lasting effects but just know you will have plenty to read about when I finish the book in the new year.

On top of that…I have a gorgeous daughter whose star is shinning so bright these days. Plus I turned 40 in September. Not to mention….I got engaged and married! All before the close of 2010.

It’s going to be hard to top this year but before I turn turn turn the page on 2010, I thought I would do a photo flashback on what (so far) has been just about the best year of my life. And because to everything there is a season, I’ve selected a few top pics from spring, summer, fall and winter. Enjoy!


Little Chick’s first time in the Bahamas.

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Our second trip to Springfest, where I really stepped up my hooping skills.

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Needless to say, the Texas Water Safari was the highlight of my summer.

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But I was able to make it out to Montana for some fishing:


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Little Chick singing with Tim McGraw in Texas Stadium was pretty huge.


Getting engaged on my 40th birthday was over the top.


A break in wedding planning. We stole away to Montana for a fantastic fall fishing trip.

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Another highlight of the fall was our November success in the MS marsh with redfish.

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Needless to say our small family December wedding was sublime.

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We spent our first married Christmas as a family in Nashville with Little Chick, my parents, my grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins and dear friends. The snow started falling on Christmas Eve and Nashville enjoyed its first white Christmas in 17 years. Magical.

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Happy New Year one and all. I am so grateful for each one of you who dials into the blog, reads my tales, leaves a comment. I promise there will be more antics in 2011 and I will share it all with you. In the meantime I hope everyone has a fantastic New Years Eve and that 2011 brings you as much happiness as this past year afforded me.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…..MERRY NEW YEAR!


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11 Responses to “In The Words of the Byrds…”
  1. Banning says:

    Congrats on a great year!

  2. Brad says:

    What a year! Congratulations!

  3. Alabama flygirl says:

    What a great year! Hope 2011 is just as much fun for you and the Prof and Little Chick!

  4. Monty Montana says:

    Ok, Ok…enough, I agree your daughter is the cutest, the smile is still tops in my book (many others as well) and the damn professor pitched a perfect game, all this and pretty fantistic fishing (with photos), but where the hell are my cupcakes?

    Love, health and a small fortune to you and the family.
    hanks for the good times.

    Happy New Year Chick

    (little hint) if you want 2011 to the best…get a dog.

    Monty Montana

  5. Melissa says:

    And a time for love!

    Great pics to highlight a great year. Congrats! I’m sure there’s more to come in 2011. No doubt about it. I have a feeling you’re just getting started.

    Shine on, FFC. Shine on!
    Peace, love and girl power (and professor power)!

  6. Mari says:

    No denying your genuine happy smile in every picture…must mean you also made friends with Robert Loggia in 2010. (wink)

    Wishing your continued happiness in 2011 gives you more fish tales to blog.

  7. Thanks a million everyone!

    Melissa — I hope you know you are one of the KEY people who helped me finish the TWS. I am eternally grateful, your influence is perhaps the most lasting of all as I am about to fix a spinach chia smoothie

    Mari — sadly, I have yet to meet Robert Loggia. But that’s why I’m ok with closing down 2010. Because I have a good feeling some fun stuff like that will happen in 2011. Maybe I could get Robert Loggia to be a guest blogger

  8. Harry says:

    Chiming in a little late,but you certainly did have a good year. Hope 2011 turns out even better! Gotta agree with Monty-get a dog to start the year with. Make it a rescue pooch.

  9. thanks harry! happy 2011 to you as well!!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Talk about a sensational year! Here’s to an equally fantastic 2011! -stephanie

  11. Thanks Stephanie!! Happy 2011 to you as well. Hope it’s already off to a big start

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