This year has been filled with many adventures and a great deal of personal happiness! Here are my top five moments of 2011:
#5 Southern Utah Camping Trip
Over the long Memorial Day weekend my family went camping in the motor home in St. George. It was so much fun! I got to hang out with my awesome cousin John and I got to visit two of my favorite national parks: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. The scenery was spectacular!
#4 San Diego
In July I went to a conference for school held in San Diego! When our sessions were finished my colleagues and I played! We went to Sea World, the beach, the Old Town for some awesome Mexican food, and a Padres game. I don't really like watching baseball on television but actually being at an MLB game is very exciting and Petco Field is absolutely incredible.
#3 Sean's First Jazz Game
In January I got to take Sean to his very first Jazz game (we even had matching Deron Williams jerseys). It was an absolute riot! He was so excited and he wanted to know everything that was going on! I think he brought the Jazz some good luck because they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves after a bit of a losing streak!
#2 U2 Concert
I absolutely love U2 and I had been anticipating this concert for more than a year! It was definitely worth the wait! The stage, known as "The Claw," was absolutely incredible! Bono and company played for more than two hours and included all of the hits and many of their more obscure songs from their back catalogue (such as "Faraway So Close" which is one of my favorites) as well as most of the songs from their latest album No Line On The Horizon. It is an evening I will never forget!
#1 Canadian Rockies
In July I took an incredible trip through the national parks in the Canadian Rockies! It was thrilling to be back in Canada (the customs officer even welcomed me home when I showed him my passport which produced one or two tears). I got to see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as well as walk on a glacier, eat in the fanciest restaurant I've ever been in, and go whitewater river rafting! Amazing!
Thanks to those of you who joined me on my adventures in 2011 and I'm looking forward to bigger and better things in 2012!