A List Maker's Life: Who Could Have Predicted?

Friday, December 31, 2010

Who Could Have Predicted?

Every year we play a little game with our family and friends.  We put our heads together in anticipation of what the new year will bring.  Who could possibly have predicted all that 2010 would bring for our family.  We certainly had no idea, but 2 ER visits, a pregnancy, a diagnosis, a baby, a retirement, a graduation, a bigger vehicle, a bigger camper, a bigger perspective, and the same little house later it looks like – for the most part - we were way off.

Katie's Predictions
~Gibson will be walking confidently by the end of January – he did it!
~Someone will move into a new home – well, that was a tad vague.  However, two of our good friends were both blessed with beautiful new homes this year
~We'll welcome three new extended family members before the end of 2010 – Gabe, Tanner, JP, Eric, Jonathan, and Greg.  There is also quite a line up already for 2011 though (5 babes and 2 weddings that we already know of).
~Pete Hoekstra will win in the primary elections for state governor – no such luck for him
~Someone will plant a Chipotle in Holland   - no, so sad:(
~Gibson will be potty trained by next Christmas – "One thing at a time mom.  Geesh, I had to learn to be a big brother this year instead."
~We'll see a Grey's Anatomy series finale – I guess not
~The majority of Michigan schools will switch back to 1/2 day Kindergarten (just in time for Anne Hope) – that was wishful thinking too I guess.
~Kevin will have to get glasses, will NOT be persuaded to coach a youth sports team, but perhaps persuaded to take a ballroom dancing class – no glasses, no coaching, no dancing
~Someone will lose a bunny, someone will lose 10 pounds, someone will lose their patience.  Likely we will find them all again...   and that is just life!

Kevin's Predictions: (With his reactions)
~Governor Granholm will end her reign of terror after blowing 500,000 citizens out of our state in her tenure  - Don't know about 500,000 citizens, but try 2 million jobs

~Pete Hoekstra will be the next Governor of MI  - oops!
~Ellen will create a "shocking" controversy on American Idol - She was so boring they'll probably got rid of her
~Robert Byrd will finally die - Boy, I sounded like a jerk.
~Lions will win 5 games in '10 - 5 in 10 baby
~Tigers will be in last place - pretty dang close
~Redwings will not make the playoffs - yes, but their season was so forgetable I had to look it up.
~Jimmy Johnson will not win his 5th championship - the stinker wins again, but it was on ESPN so no one saw it anyway.
~Baby boy Anderson will be born March 10, 2010  - off by a week.

Predictions form Friends & Somewhat Sarcastic Family Members:
~Michelle Obama will be the center of a controversy

~Osama bin Laden will be captured and/or killed
~Tiger Woods will not be a major force in golf ever again
~Grand Valley Lakers won't go to the championship game
~Ted Williams will never come back to life
~The great polar ice caps will continue to melt, putting the dang polar bears in danger

Courtney Kay said...
I will assist at a few more births :) - yes.
Guatemala will be AMAZING! - sure sounds like it was life changing!
Listmaker and hubby will go on a date so I can play with the awesome list-kids! -
Not as often as we should have, but we did get in a few Courtney aided adventures.
I will still be broke -  lol :)

podi66 said...
He will go to K somewhere and I will be OK with it! He did and you are!
There will be tears when he goes to K. What about that Jodi?  Never did here.
We will have expeirenced the great open ocean on a cruise and LOVE it more than we thought and decide to plan a get away for our 10th Anniversary. It sounded amazing!
Paint and other projects are undoubtly coming...in fact paint project #1 for 2010 is on the wall tonight in our bdrm FINALLY! There is ALWAYS a project in the "podi" household.
Someone will be riding a 2 wheeler this year, maybe both?  And he encouraged our own rider to take the two-wheel plunge.

A republican gov for MI...not sure how I feel about that! right.

Amy said...
- Peyton will be potty-trained by his birthday in November (yikes!) – I think he’s with Gibson on this one.
- Pete WILL finish painting the house. - Amazing effort on a HUGE project.
- Amy will begin working part time in June.- Lots of exciting changes for Amy's job in 2010.
- The Detroit Lions will surprise everyone and win the SuperBowl while the Tigers will really struggle without Curtis Granderson.
- The state of Michigan will still struggle, but there will be very positive signs of a turnaround by the end of the year.

A new game will start tomorrow as we ring in a new year. Put on your thinking caps.
Farewell 2010!
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  1. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. Hope you guys have a Happy New Year!

  2. What a fun tradition! All my best to you in 2011 :)

  3. I love this idea! I hope I remember to steal it next year!!


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