my year in review – 2005

I started the first ever scarf swap spectacular. We merged our company with another one and moved out of our main street office. Honor got into my purse and ate a whole bunch of ibuprofen. We spent the day crammed into a tiny room at the emergency room. Eden proclaimed to me one day when I told her to put her laundry away, “I don’t have time for this.” I had a parental freak out. Things started to get a little easier.

Eden turned 3. Honor got into the cereal, the toothpaste, my valentines chocolate, and the butter. (And that’s just what I blogged about.) Jim and I got away to Ouray by ourselves for a weekend. The weather warmed up enough that we were able to take the kids to the park. I ate Spam.

The teenager that lived with us dropped out of school. Honor slammed his head into my laptop and broke the LCD. Honor had his is first and only asthma attack. I went to Las Vegas with my friend Brooke – we both really enjoyed our relaxing break. Jim and I bought an outdoor fireplace for our back patio. My friends Kevin and Sarah had a baby boy. I fell in love with the Nikon D70 that we borrowed from the office. I got a new laptop.

Jim found an old, brown, slimey banana in his shoe. Honor ate a worm. Jim started wearing a tie to work. Honor scratched my cornea. The teenager living with us moved out. Honor got his third haircut. Our company put on a big concert – I worked my butt off. We celebrated Passover. I painted the front steps blue. Jim turned 30 and I threw him a surprise party.

Our company put on another big concert – I worked my butt off, but not quite as hard. Jim came down with Carpal Tunnel. Our toilet broke(not Honor related.) Jim likened me to soda because he always burps when I kiss him. I fished HONOR out of the toilet. I had to bring the Nikon D70 back to the office. We took a camping trip. Eden discovered that boys have a penis and girls have a vagina. Jim “stored” my glasses in the trash can. Jim sold my broken laptop on eBay for $400.

Eden made her first joke. Our pet rat bit Honor really deep and he bled for a long time. The pet rat is no longer with us. I knit my first pair of socks. I got a new wedding band. Eden took Ballet. I started using and winning on Blingo. I watched the movie “The Notebook” – it really did make an impact on me. We went camping again. Honor drank maple syrup straight from the bottle. Jim stayed home for a week while I worked at the office.

I started my online collection of salad recipes. We spent some time up on the Mesa getting chewed by mosquitos. We went swimming at the lake where I got peed on by a frog. Eden told me that she wanted to have big, big BIG boobs like me so she can wear a bra. We tried to let Honor sleep in a big boy bed. It didn’t work out. My friend Jill found out that she was pregnant. I started churning out One Skein Wonders. Jims sister had a baby that we’ve still yet to see. The pastor of our church and most of the staff announced they were leaving to go start a new church in Reno.

Eden fell and busted her nose and had to have it glued together. Honor got into the ink stamp, my black eyeshadow, the ink stamp again, my fingernail polish and a sharpie. I started knitting for the yarn store. Jim started feeling partial numbness in his body. The little town my Aunt and Uncle live in in Wyoming got hit by a tornado. I learned that I knit(ted) wrong. I decided that it was time to stop worrying so much about how I was perceived and instead be committed to being myself.

I turned 24. Honor turned 2. My heart broke for the people in Louisiana and Mississippi. Eden thought that people go to the liquor store to get licked. Honor started saying, “I love you.” We went to New Mexico for our friend Josh’s wedding. I got my hair cut. I taught my very first knitting class.

Jim went to Reno to play the guitar. While he was gone, our car broke when I was driving the wrong way on a one way street (on purpose.) Eden started getting scared to sleep at night. She also thought the reason I changed our bedsheets was because daddy peed on them. Jim and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Elaine came to visit me. The fourth annual Fiesta Blevinza was a huge success – we had 53 people in our house. We found out that my friend, Brooke, is having a baby. I taught five knitting classes.

Honor flushed a wash cloth down the toilet and we paid a plumber $110 to get it out. We un-merged our company and moved back to our downtown location that I love. I discovered that Diet Dr. Pepper really does taste like regular Dr. Pepper. I taught five knitting classes. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad and Jim’s dad and his wife.

We decided to quit going to our church. I knit my first sweater. Honor went to an orthopedic surgeon who referred him to a physical therapist for his turned in foot. We baby sat our friends four kids for a total of 6 kids under the age of 4 all in our house. We celebrated Hanukkah. Honor took every opportunity to destroy our house. I taught two knitting classes. I got new glasses.

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17 Responses to “my year in review – 2005”

  1. Melissa

    You have had a lot happen! I can’t believe you are the same age as me. I feel so immature and lame in comparison. You have two beatiful children, a family, and you can knit all this beautiful stuff. I hope that 2006 is a wonderful year for you and your family. You deserve an award or something for dealing with everything so graciously and gracefully, and most importantly with a sense of humor.

  2. Angela

    I think “I ate Spam.” tops the list. ;)

    Sounds like a full year!

  3. Jill

    Busy busy busy. I hate to think of all we’ve done in the last year (even just with Tasia) maybe I’ll have to blog that too…

    Here’s to an awesome and peaceful newyear!

  4. kb

    wow I remember most all of those (see I really do read P.S. everyday) sounds like you had a great year. Hope 2006 is even better!

  5. Sarah E.

    I can’t believe that I’ve been reading your blog so long that I remember all of this happening! I feel like we should get a sitter for the kids and go out for dinner and a movie.

  6. Heidi

    I have to say Since September I have read everyday. It does seem like a lot has happened for you this past year!!! I had to laugh when you wrote that Honor ate a worm!! I am afraid that we are twins seperated at birth (if I was 24 and not 33) Bjorn tried to eat one, but I heard him smacking his lips together and grabbed it before he slurped it like spagetti!!! GROSS!!! You are such a neet person Allison – you are so mature for any age. I think that says so much about your character in gerneral and I so admire you being true to yourself and what you believe in. In the end that is what matters the most – what we beleive in. God bless your family and the coming year for you – you deserve it!!! Keep us laughing too please!

  7. cher

    Getting to know you via this blog has been a bright spot in my life; everything from the clean attractive lines of the layout, to the way you relate the daily mundaneness with an entertaining and wise perspective.

  8. Merededeux

    I think “I ate Spam” tops the list, too. Honor and Eden are such funny little kids and it’s great to have a blog to look back on after a year. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Elaine

    That was so fun to read. I kept thinking, “I remember that!” and having a smile over it. Thank you so much for being part of my blogging world. It was awesome to get to meet you and your family this year!

  10. sarahgrace

    Wow! and how long did it take you to write that one out? Here’s to a new year, filled with all kinds of fun adventures and maybe a few misadventures-but definitely a better year for us all!

  11. alex

    Wow I love what you did here! Your husband is almost the same age as mine and you are only one year older then me! Funny the turns life takes!

  12. Candice

    I think it’s absolutely hilarious that your trouble-making monkey is named Honor. But don’t let me sound smug, he sounds a bit like my youngest and that of my best friends youngest. It must be younger-sibling syndrome.

  13. tricia

    I’m so sorry you ate spam.
    How funny all those not so fun things sound when they are all strung together:) My favorite though, is the liquor store!!!

  14. alex

    You have been tagged list 5 weird things about yourself then tag 5 others and tell them in their comments so they know

  15. KarinaJean

    Love the list! and happy new year!

  16. Mama C-ta

    That is an eventful year! Also a great idea to do a whole review like that. I’m gonna have to steal that for next year ;)

  17. loo

    I can tell when my baby was born because I am really hazy about the events in your life in September & October but everything else was “Oh, I remember that!”

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