Friday, December 31, 2010

A look back at 2010

I just can't believe 2010 is over in just a few hours!  Where has the year gone??  Guess we've been so busy that it sped by faster than ever!

For as light & fun as I try keep our blog, let me take this opportunity to be serious for a change and thank the powers that be for all the blessings we've had this year in our family.  We are so fortunate to have our health and happiness, and take none of it for granted.

So what all did we manage to accomplish in 2010?  Let's take a quick look back at a few things that stand out as big moments in the year.

There the Flat Brutus World Tour, which has raised almost $750 for FBRN to date.  He traveled to over 10 countries and though most of the U.S.A.  Flat Brutus has been on sabbatical for a while, but maybe he'll reappear this winter.

Where have they all gone to since leaving the nest?

Mason turned 12 years old and is still as much of a big, goofy, happy, healthy guy as he's ever been.  Sure, he's got a couple of lumps, but he's a good ol' boy if there ever was one, and who else could possibly put up with these crazy Frenchies??

Honestly, I don't know how I do it...

We went on a few great trips this year.  First there was the Wild West Earlventure, logging over 5,000 miles in our coach, visiting several National Parks and seeing many amazing things in Big Sky Country and around the Rockies.

Dude!  Watch where we're going, Mason...

...there's a huge mountain right in front of us!!!

Then we headed South this fall to visit the "happiest place on earth," Disneyworld.  It was Carmen's first trip in Big Earl, and she just ate it up (um, literally...)
I simply couldn't help myself.  I thought Georgia would taste just peachy...
Speaking of which, we can't forget Carmen being born and joining our family during the past year.  She's such a wonderful little lady, and is the perfect companion for Brutus!  In addition to matching (and often besting) Brute's shenanigans, Carmen is blossoming into a lovely lady- just after turning 6 months old she was already in the show ring!

Mwuah!  Love ya' big brother!
They grow up so fast!
And last but certainly not least, all Brutus' success in the competition ring - can you believe we earned TWENTY titles in 2010 (10 AKC rally/obedience/agility titles, 8 CPE agility titles, 2 APDT titles)??  I never would have dreamed that my little black bulldog would accomplish so much, let alone in one year!

Hard to believe I did it all!  Just think of all the cookies I got along the way!

And that's only the tip of the iceberg.  There are so things to celebrate and be grateful for as we close out 2010, but what makes it even better is that we got to share all of it with you! It's been a great journey, and we can't wait to take you along again for the ride in '11!

From all of us here to all of you out there in blogland and beyond - 
Wishing you health, happiness, good fortune, and that may you realize your dreams in 2011!! 


Two French Bulldogs said...

Great post. You two sure have a lot to be proud of. You guys have the best header!!
Benny & Lily

George The Lad said...

I enjoyed reading your recap
Happy New Year to you all see you in 2011
George xxx

Oskar said...

It does look like an amazing year!

From our house to your, we wish you an amazing 2011!

Oskar & Pam

Wyatt said...

You have been very busy doggies. Congrats on all of your wonderful ribbons. Can't wait to see what you two will cook up for 2011!

Wyatt and Stanzie

houndstooth said...

Great post! We're so glad to hear all the wonderful things that have happened to you this year all summed up in one post! May 2011 be even more wonderful!

dw said...

Wow, you guys really DID have quite the year! Can't wait for all your 2011 adventures! Happy New Year!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

You forgot the most exciting part of the year (meeting us...)! Heehee! Just kidding (although it was really cool to meet you guys)! Congratulations and cheers to a fantastic year for the entire family! Best of wishes in 2011!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Family

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We just love that header photo - get ready to party!!!

You all had a very full year of fun and experiences. We think the best part was adding Carmen to the mix.

Here's to 2011 bringing even more happiness and fun to you as well as good health.

Happy New Year.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and the Momster

Barbara said...

So many wonderful things happened to you in 2010. I hope you have even more wonderful things happen in 2011. Happy New year!

Oreo said...

WOW!! You had a great and very busy 2010!! Great job on all the ribbons! We cant wait to see what the next year has for you and Carmen!!

Happy New Year

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

May your dreams all come true in 2011.

Molly the Airedale said...

You guys have had an awesome year! We hope 2011 is just as awesome!
Happy New Year!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Okay, FIRST of all, that new header picture is just too, too pawfect! I LUVS it!

That was a great look back at a super great year! I hope that this new year brings you even more happiness, fun and adventures. Oh, and cheese!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

2010 was a pawesome year to share with us! Thanks a lot!
I wish you all the best!
Kisses and hugs

violett said...

We read from an astonishingly successful year!
We wish You the best! A good, healthy and peaceful New Year.
We hope, Brutus to meet on his Flat tour this year
Lots of love
now has a small brother. Since him 6.11 here lives an Airedale puppy

Dexter said...

You know what is cool about your header? It isn't even photoshop! Wow! What a super year. I sure hope that momma's back is feeling better because those labrafurs need to be hoovered like totally every day.