2010 was a crazy year for the Wood Family. Here are a few highlights. I’ve left out tons of great times with friends, family, etc. because it seems like too much typing. To get an idea of a typical 2010 day in our house, view this post. I’m mainly writing this for my own reference so that 2010 won’t be forgotten. In related news, this post may be a bit boring…unless of course you are a stalker…then, this post will probably be amazing for you.

January I started a study called HaYesod that focused on the Jewish roots of the Bible. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. I read this book. Recommend.

February Our oldest daughter turned 6 years old. Unbelievable. I began work on a side venture that continues today. I’m getting closer to completion…I’ll annoy you with information on that project at a later time. I read this book. Recommend.

March Our youngest son turned 1. Unbelievable. My sister-in-law got married in Nashville. All 8 of us were in the wedding. Awesome wedding. We loved Nashville. What not to do in Nashville: take all six of your children to an authentic plantation home (full of antiques) from the 1800’s. What to do in Nashville: meet Dave Ramsey. 

April Our 3rd daughter turned 4. Unbelievable. We had a garage sale. Sold a lot of baby clothes. A LOT OF BABY CLOTHES. I read this book. Recommend.

May I started this here blog. I’m still posting. Unbelievable. I ate my first Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich. Changed my life. My wife took a girls’ trip to Austin with some friends. I stayed home with the kids. My daughter shoved a flower up her nose. Revelation: My wife works a lot harder than I do. A LOT HARDER THAN I DO.

June My oldest son turned 3. Unbelievable. My childhood baseball hero Ken Griffey, Jr. retired. I have his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card and an autographed baseball. Yeah, kind of a big deal. I compared prices: Walmart vs. United Supermarkets A great friend of ours got married in Stillwater, OK. 7 of us were in the wedding. Awesome wedding. There are lots of great things to do in Stillwater. I don’t know what they are though. We played at an elementary school park. Good times. I read this book. Recommend.

July Our middle son turned 3. Unbelievable. My wife and I celebrated 8 years of marriage. Amazing. Went with my Dad, brother, and brother-in-law to Albuquerque for a couple of days. Great time. I won a poker tournament. No more poker for me now. I’m retired. Go out while you’re on top. I compared prices: Walmart vs. Sam’s Club My wife went on a girls’ trip to San Antonio. My daughter shoved nothing up her nose. Revelation: My wife still works a lot harder than I do. A LOT HARDER THAN I DO.

August My wife and I had birthdays. We’re old. Unbelievable. Correction: I’m old. She’s not. I analyzed the cost of a sandwich. Took the kids to Wonderland. I read this book. Recommend. A close friend of ours lost her battle with cancer. Prayed more than usual this month. 

September I spent a couple days in Los Angeles for work. I like Los Angeles. I don’t like hour-long commutes or smog. I like Amarillo. I was surprised and honored to be selected as one of Amarillo’s Top 20 Under 40. I compared prices again: Walmart vs. Target vs. United (I need to find a better hobby).

October Our middle daughter turned 5. Believable. She’s acted 5 since she was 2. Our oldest daughter lost her first 3 teeth. 3 down, 117 to go for the Wood family. The kids loved Halloween. We got a lot of candy. A LOT OF CANDY. I gave a few tips for saving money. I blogged about parenting.

November Attended Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership simulcast. Highly recommend. Thanksgiving was glorious. I ate a lot of food. A LOT OF FOOD. I foolishly experimented with nap time.

December My brother got married. All 8 of us were in the wedding. Awesome wedding. Christmas was wondeful. I failed at explaining Santa to my oldest.. I wrote an article for a magazine I love. A friend of my wife’s passed away. I prayed more than usual this month. Crazy year. Many lessons learned. Excited about what’s ahead in 2011. Many blessings to all of you who brought joy, laughter, encouragement, comfort, peace, and prayer into our lives in 2010. Here’s to an amazing 2011 for us all.