This is my big, official review of 2010, which was probably the most life-changing, exciting, and amazing year thus far in my existence.
Colby and I started 2010 off with a bang by taking a giant road trip across the Western part of the United States.
We rang in the New Year on the Vegas Strip… The crowds were intense and crazy and I smelled marijuana for the first time. I wasn’t impressed.
We then traveled to Lake Tahoe. I’m going to be completely honest. I was taken aback by the beauty of the lake and absolutely did not want to leave.
If you ever get the chance to visit Lake Tahoe, take it.
The trip became even better when Colby dropped down on his knee, asking me to be his wife.
According to him, I said, “Well, I guess so.” I’m do not remember uttering those words, but I do know I was deliriously happy.
(Please ignore my fuzzy hair.)
We returned home where I faced a winter of class and extreme weather. I think it snowed twelve times in February?
In late April, we brought home our puppy Justice. The sixteen pound pup would soon charm everyone he met.
He would also take three months to potty train, eat a large amount of grasshoppers, and eventually become very fond of chewing on the DirectTV Remote.
He now weighs 97 pounds.
Memorial Weekend eventually rolled around. Because the weather had finally warmed up, we headed to the lake.
Wheat harvest soon started.
I was very busy between taking summer class online, watching my baby sister, chasing the puppy around, and cooking food for the entire harvest crew.
In July, I got a new camera and took this picture:
It happened to be the last day of wheat harvest. I celebrated.
Harvest is hard on me, because I actually enjoy spending time with Colby. He works very long hours during harvest. Working long hours generally means little time for Marla.
I finished summer classes and started more classes for the fall.
I thought it would be a good idea to commute. It wasn’t. I spent four and a half hours on the road twice a week.
In October, I learned how to drive the grain cart. I was a real-life farm hand for a little bit. I was also taking seventeen hours of upper level college classes and taking on about three photo shoots a week.
I honestly don’t remember much from October and November. It’s all a blur.
Corn harvest ended and life slowed down for about twelve hours.
Then wedding planning and term papers took over.
Like I said, it was mostly a blur.
On December 17, I graduated.
And I celebrated some more.
Finally, our wedding rolled around.
And I really celebrated then.
2010 was an awesome year full of milestones and achievements. I can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store for me.