Thursday, January 5, 2012

My word for 2012 is

I am going to be focusing on ENRICH-ing my life by ENRICH-ing the lives of those around me.  Having a one word mantra for the year has been effective way for me to make improvements in my life.  This will be the third year in a row and I have found that "action" orientated words work the best for me.
On January 2nd, I began a new endeavor in my life as an instructor at Phatty Natties.  I currently teach Body PumpUp MWF at 6:00 AM.  The women I have met through this experience are definitely enriching my life. My goal is to be able to enrich the lives of all those I come in contact with in some small way.

en·rich  [en-rich] 

verb (used with object)
to supply with riches, wealth, abundant or valuable possessions, etc.: Commerce enriches a nation.
to supply with abundance of anything desirable: to enrich the mind with knowledge.
to add greater value or significance to: Art enriches life.
to adorn or decorate: a picture frame enriched with gold.
to make finer in quality, as by supplying desirable elements or ingredients: to enrich soil.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Recap of 2011

This pictorial collage shows some of my favorite highlights from 2011.
 Steve put together this list of our Top 11 Memories from 2011:

1.       Renae and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year.
2.       Renae and I took a vacation to the Garden Island of Kauai.
3.       Had a great time at the German-Braun Family Reunion. Camped, danced, and we rode motorcycle.
4.       Renae became a Certified Fitness Instructor and is teaching classes at Phatty Nattie’s fitness center.
5.       Abby participated in an international marching band competition in Seattle.
6.       Angelique joined the summer swim team and received an award for the best time in the breaststroke.
7.       Steve did a motorcycle ride with a group of guys to Duluth. The group is called the Feral Pigs. Not to be confused with the Wild Hogs.
8.       We all did a family fun run/race in Fergus Falls to benefit the new Cancer center.
9.       We kayaked down the Mighty Mississippi. Only 8 miles. Not to New Orleans.
10.    Had a lot of fun at the lakes with friends.
11.    We spent a lot of time cross-country skiing. It’s Minnesota, its cold. What else are you going to do?