Anna Banana's 10 favorite moments of 2015

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000

Anna Banana's 10 favorite moments of 2015

When I read Karen Fiddler's post I was delighted to see that so many other activerain members were more than willing to share their very personal moments for 2015. Moments that really mean  a them.  I've had so many this year and wanted to share some of my most important moments as well. We've spent the last few days meeting with friends for brunch etc and I was hoping I could find the time to share. Yea... Now is the perfect I go!



#1 My younger brother is in remission and has plans to live a long and very happy life. He's one of the most joyful, happy guys I know and I am beyond the moon to know he'll be with us for many years to come.


#2  We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary with many close friends at a Christmas Pajama party.  It was a blast and so darn funny too!  There is nothing better than spending 'important' moments with dear....and crazy/fun loved ones! And by crazy/fun that goes for my husband as well. He and I were dressed as Elves....and he totally surprised everyone by playing the part so well. Who knew an aeronautical engineer could be so  crazy fun:)


#3 I was able to spend quality time with my baby sister Lurana earlier this year. We always laugh until our stomachs hurt (it's a good hurt).  When we get started everyone around says....on they go again! At the same time I was also able to spend time with other family members and I loved every moment.


#4  Gary and I took many trips this year and had so much fun. We haven't been able to do so for the past year due to a major remodel we had going on at our house in 2014 and #5 below.  It was so fun just to take off....and enjoy and relax.


#5 I got the good news that my foot was finally healed enough so that I was able to begin walking a bit.  I'm not back to what I used to be able to do but I'm holding the vision that will happen in 2016!!


#6 As a result of #5 we spent almost every summer 2015 night in the pool cooling off and enjoying the summer in Phoenix (which I wasn't able to do in 2014). It was so SOOOO good to just leave the phone in the house and float around in the pool. Ahhhhhhhh.


#7  My baby sister finally married the woman of her dreams after 11 years. I had fun saying to them - multiple times...are you sure you've given this enough time!! I love my baby sister more than life and she is the best friend/sister a girl could have! They make the perfect couple and we look forward to spending lots more time with them traveling and enjoying life together!


#8  We  spent the week of Christmas in New Orleans with dear friends and had a fantastic time with them. We had never been there before so to us it was a brand new experience.


#9 We waited for six months for a woman we knew would be a perfect fit for our marketing manager. She is doing an amazing job and we are so blessed to have her and are looking forward to great things in 2016.


#10  2015 was another fantastic year with my activerain family. I am forever grateful for your friendship, kick in the pants support, humor and amazing spirit. People tell me and think it's crazy that such good friendships could happen online...but I'm hear to say... once again it's for real! YES IT'S REAL.  There are so many, MANY good people here in the rain. Thank You! Let's toast to 2016 and being all we can be - together!



Anna Banana's 10 favorite moments of 2015



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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Congratulations on your brother and your 16th anniversary! And also, huge congratulations on being awesome!

Jan 03, 2016 12:27 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This post made me so happy, I just had to add another comment about that! Thank you for making me extra happy! Love and light!

Jan 03, 2016 12:28 PM #2
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Anna, I love that everyone is sharing their Top 10 moments, and I love the fact that most of your moments involved family, even your AR family! We have a great community and I'm thankful to be part of it. 

Jan 03, 2016 12:46 PM #3
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Your year seemed to have been filled with much joy and excitement Anna. You have been blessed.

Jan 03, 2016 02:08 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Lots of good news for the Banana Family in wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Jan 03, 2016 05:59 PM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like such a great 2015 and I hope that 2016 will be even better for you my friend!

Jan 03, 2016 09:27 PM #6
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Happy New Year Anna! Even though I read all your posts, so much here I didn't know about...that's what's so neat about these 2015 posts. 

Jan 03, 2016 11:27 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This post just drips with happiness!  Loved reading it!

Jan 03, 2016 11:42 PM #8
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sounds like 2015 was a great year.  Those are some great moments.  Love the idea of spending every evening in my own pool.

Jan 04, 2016 01:47 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

What a wonderful list Anna Banana Kruchten - Of course number 1 has to be highlighted but most of the rest are really note worthy as well!  Congrats on a great year!

Jan 04, 2016 02:39 AM #10
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Anna - That was a great year for you and Gary, with so much good news and fun. Best wishes for an even better 2016!

Jan 04, 2016 04:24 AM #11
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Anna Banana Kruchten ~ sounds like an amazing year! And I am positive that you will make 2016 amazing, too Happy and healthy New Year!!!!

Jan 04, 2016 04:44 AM #12
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Anna, 2015 certainly was a good year for you and your funny hubby. I am not sure I really understand the babysitter relationship ... is this someone that used to babysit you when you were younger ... ??

Jan 04, 2016 06:04 AM #13
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Anna Banana, what a wonderful, fun-filled year!  All the best for 2016!

Jan 04, 2016 11:09 AM #14
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