We come to the end of another year. There were so many things that happened during the year, it was hard to think of all of them.
The year started at the same place it ended the year before, and the same place it will end this year, at Matt Miller’s house. He has been a gracious host for a great New Year’s Eve party. I spent a great deal of time at Waukesha North working basketball games and swim meets. Black Beauty started the year with about 148k but needed a new battery…I think it was still on the original. My grandparents also celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
We traveled to Madison a great deal again this year. In February the Badgers played the Wolverines at Camp Randall in hockey. Outside Hockey is something else. I thought the Badgers did a great job and I hope it comes back some day. We got to go into the Heritage Club because we were with a Badger
Varsity Award Winner in of all sports, baseball. Chris was in one of the last couple of seasons Bucky had baseball. Luke and I went to a Badger basketball game (inside), saw Bucky beat Michigan State again. Luke had his birthday party in February because of all the other things going on we could not have it in January.
I tried this strange thing called Reading this year all. I read the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and Trust Agents by Chris Brogan. I actually received a signed copy of Trust Agents from my good friend Joe Sko.
February ended with a trip with the family and the Mollet’s to Point Hilton in Squaw Peak, Arizona, and March started with a trip to Amelia Island Plantation Resort with my brother and his golf buddies. I look forward to going on both trips again in 2011. I know the golf trip is moving to a new location, but I am not sure where the Bedalov/Mollet goup is headed this year.
The snow melted early and construction started. Michelle and I went with some MU alums (Ed, Cheryl, Steve, Michelle) to the first and second round tournament games at the Bradley Center. Sat behind a guy with a really fat head. Anna swam really well at the Waukesha Optimist Meet, and the month ended with Opening Day. Went for the 2nd year in a row with Demo!
April started with my boss asking me to leave work early to play golf. WHAT??? I had to say yes. So, we left early and played a round at the Legends of Brandybrook. We took in a few more baseball games with hopes that
the Brewers would do better now that Rickie Weeks would be better. Michelle’s cousin Mark had his 40th birthday party at yet another Brewers game. He had excellent weather for it. Went with my friend Dan to see AC/DC at the Bradley Center. It was one of the best Concerts Ever! Luke and I went to an Admirals playoff game. Nicole signed her National Letter of Intent to be a Maverick. Traveled to Alabama for work to see a reprographics shop down there. Learned to say Roll Tide while there.
Started playing golf at Western Lakes in May. The weather was too nice not to. Started grilling out more our new grill. Luke won the Open-minded Award at school. I traveled to Palm Springs for work (and got a round of golf in). Bethesda had its first ever Walk to raise money for school improvements. And it was a big success. Kids got their first ball at Brewers game when we sat in TGIFriday’s for batting practice. And we did a little canoe training indoors at Waukesha North.
The first half of the year ended with the World Cup in full swing. It also included a trip to Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark won a hard fought battle with the kids losing. We took my brother’s kids to Taco John’s for a treat on a Saturday for lunch. Black Beauty goes over 155K. The month ended with start of Girl Scout Camp. Michelle was a co-director again this year, and I was running the Canoe station with 5 new program assistants. Almost perfect conditions for the entire week.