Best of 2010

As we join the rest of the world in wrapping up 2010 and launching into 2011, I thought it would be cool to take a moment to look back over this past year and see what all happened.  Clint and I desire to be very intentional with making cool memories with our families.  Our hope is that Emma will be able to look back and be much more grateful for the experiences she has rather than any stuff that she might accumulate.  This requires some planning, but I think we are off to a good start.  I am a firm believer that who I become is directly related to the people I spend time with, the books I read, and the places I go.  This year was full of great experiences, incredible friends and family, much laughter, great conversation, lots of reading, tons of writing, many meals shared with loved ones, and most of all…Christ in the center of it, drawing us ever closer to becoming all that He created us to be.  Here is an overview of 2010…and thanks for being a part of it.  Very excited to see what 2011 brings!

Experiences

  • Spring Term Mission Trip in Baltimore
  • Mother’s Day Weekend in Savannah
  • Emma’s first trip to Disney World
  • Big Shanty Festival
  • Weekend in Nashville
  • Several trips to Memphis (my family)
  • Emma’s First Haircut
  • Several trips to Summerville (Clint’s family)
  • NCCS Fall Retreats at Woodlands Camp/Camp Glisson
  • Bought a Pontoon Boat
  • Emma turned 2!
  • Cookout at our house with the NCCS Upper School staff
  • Ran in the Crime Stoppers 5K in Savannah with Clint, Emma, and Kevin
  • Emma’s first plane ride (She had 3 round trip flights this year)
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Emma’s First Snow
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Cedarcrest Church
  • Children’s Museum in Chattanooga
  • TobyMac and Chris Tomlin Concert in Memphis
  • Ran in the St. Jude Firecracker 5K in Memphis with Clint, Mom, and Emma
  • Ran in the Thanksgiving Day Gobble Jog in Marietta with Clint, Mom, JD, and Kevin
  • Pickwick Lake
  • Lake Allatoona
  • Lunch at Merry Mac’s Team Room
  • Girls Weekend in Nashville with Emma, Mom, and Katie
  • International Institute for Christian School Educators in Columbia, SC
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River
  • Emma’s first Braves game
  • Joined Cedarcrest Church
  • Emma Baby Dedication at Cedarcrest Church
  • Acworth Love the Lake Festival
  • Many, many awesome NCCS ballgames, concerts, meets, matches, performances, and meetings
  • Robotics Competition at Auburn University
  • Emma went to her first wedding
  • Lake Winnepesaukah
  • Georgia Tech Football game
  • Clint made his annual trip to Titusville, NJ for work
  • Megan began work on a Doctorate in Education
  • Clint is applying to Law School
  • Began the process of adoption to rescue our son from Ethiopia
  • Attended tons of weddings, wedding and baby showers, and met lots of new friends!

Books I read in 2010 // 41 books

  • Think Orange
  • Find Your Strongest Life
  • Ten Stupid Things that Keep Churches from Growing
  • Leading on Empty
  • Making Vision Stick
  • Do Hard Things
  • Down Deep
  • The 4-Hour Work Week
  • Lenten Journey
  • Mad Church Disease
  • Axiom
  • Crazy Love
  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Start Here
  • Linchpin
  • The Christian Atheist
  • Leadership and the One Minute Manager
  • Plan B
  • Forgotten God
  • Disrupting Class
  • Clearing the Mind for Creativity
  • The Heart Mender
  • Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family
  • Ordering Your Private World
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Flight Plan
  • Love and Respect
  • How Zappos Shoes in Success
  • Sam Walton’s Way
  • Ronald Reagan’s Leadership Lessons
  • Marketing in the Moment
  • Radical
  • Get Naked
  • Outlive Your Life
  • How McDonald’s Got Its Groove Back
  • How to Design a Great Customer Service Experience
  • Decision Points
  • 15 Successful Communication Lessons
  • Dwight Eisenhower’s Leadership Lessons
  • The Mentoring Mom
  • The Ethics of Educational Leadership

Bible Study // 19 complete books

  • Nehemiah
  • Colossians
  • Jude
  • Hebrews
  • Proverbs
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • Ruth
  • 1 Corinthians
  • Jonah
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Malachi
  • James

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