Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: A Year in Review

Even though it seems we just toasted in the New Year (and by toasted, I mean slept right through) another year has come and gone. Luckily the ol' computer saves all of our pictures in neatly organized, dated folders. What did people do before such wonderful technology? I am guessing they didn't blog about the goings-on of each month of the year. Who could remember what happened during the course of the past year? It doesn't seem like anything much went on...until you start looking through the pictures. Then you realize, "Hey! We were busy. We had stuff going on. 2009 was a great year."

January-We had way too many snow days and mommy went just a little crazy.



February-We enjoyed playing in the last big snowfall of the year with four-wheelers, sleds, and hot cocoa.

March-The kids and I had a great Spring Break. We had our first overnight stay away from home at Aunt Susie's house. We had a blast at Bouncertown. And the weather finally took a turn for the better.


April-Work in the fields began. Cole started soccer lessons. The Easter bunny came. And the geese? Well, you know what happens in the spring...



May-We spent most of our time outside enjoying the wonderful weather. The flowerbeds were planted. (And oh, how I long for those bright, vibrant colors again!) My baby graduated from preschool!




June-School FINALLY ended and summer officially began! (Can I tell you how many more pictures I took in the summer when that teaching thing wasn't consuming all of my time?!) I spent the night in the hospital with a ruptured ovarian cyst. The kids started swimming lessons. The wheat was harvested.






July-Manure was spread. The corn grew tall. Flowers were in full bloom. We enjoyed a trip to the zoo and our first family vacation to Fair Oaks Dairy Farm.



August-We savored every last minute of summer. We went to our first state fair. My baby went off to kindergarten. Claire went back to daycare. And mommy went back to work. Wah!




September-Little Miss turned 4. The kids spent their first night away from home without Mommy at Aunt Susie's. We got back into the swing of being back in school and daycare again. We enjoyed the last warm days of an Indian Summer.




October-Cole turned 6. Harvesting began. We had a great Fall Break. We even made it to a science museum. And of course, there was trick-or-treating.


November-We gave thanks. The crops were finally in. We played in the leaves when we weren't battling a cold or stomach bug.



December-The kids grew more excited for Christmas with each passing day. The opening of each door on the Advent calendar became the highlight of the day. Finally, Santa came. We spent time with wonderful family and friends. We listened to Christmas music and watched Christmas movies. We enjoyed a relaxing break from school.


Goodbye, 2009. You were a great year...but I have a feeling 2010 is going to be even better!

Happy New Year, everyone!

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23 comments:

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I really liked this...you take AWESOME pictures! Happy New Year!!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Loved your year-in-review photos! What a wonderful family. I thought of you when I posted a photo today of my grandson, Capt. Adorable, on his first John Deere gator ride. You know we are JD fans in our house, too, and are having so much fun collecting toys and books for the Captain.

Becky said...

Your pictures were beautiful! I love going back over the year with you!

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Working Mommy said...

I love those staked flower pots..very pretty! I can't wait to read what 2010 has in store for you and your fam!

~WM

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love the pictures. Here's to a new year! Have a good one!

HandyFamily said...

What a fun way to remember the year! Love the post! Happy New Year!

Lauren said...

Great pictures! I am so thankful I didn't have anything in my mouth when I got to the goose picture because I would have sprayed my laptop with it! Hilarious! Happy New Year!

missy said...

great pictures!!!!! looking forward to 2010!!!!
happy new year to you and your family!!!!

teachergirl said...

Girl, here's hoping 2010 is better than 2009! But I've got a graduation in May and I am a little misty-eyed already.

The Muse said...

ooo like watching an old cinema marathon...

loved the imagery!!!

May your blessings continue through this new year.

Mama H said...

What a fun post to read... it's amazing to look back and remember everything we've done in a year, isn't it? I'm thinking I might need to copy your idea for my blog... hmmmm...! Happy New Year!

Judi said...

I loved the year in review. I think I have to do that.

thestonerabbit said...

I so enjoyed your recap of 09! Yes, the digital photos have opened all sorts of ways to quickly share our pix....you just proved it!

I wish you a wonderful New Year and a great second half of school year 09-10!

I have so enjoyed finding you and your blog....you are such fun...and I still want to find a hair stylist like yours! :)

Dana

Martha said...

Wonderful photos, Thank you, JDM for taking us along in 2009 and I am looking forward to your adventures in 2010.

Rhonda said...

I enjoyed your recap! Happy New Year! I feel 2010 is going to be better too!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

We should all take the time to do this. I love how yours came together. Claire is such a sweetie...And Cole-a name we share as my grandson is named Cole- is pretty darned cute, too.

pam said...

Great year in review...Happy New Year!!

Blarney said...

I'm so glad I was with you via blog in 2009. Here's to a great 2010!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a great year. I love all the photos but my favorite has to be the little man and the huge fishing net. I hope you all have a blessed 2010.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the year in review! That one of the kids holding hands while wearing their "swimmies" is so cute!

Teri said...

I just love the face down snow angel. I mean, that is a diehard snow angel maker.

blessedmomto8 said...

Absolutely lovely pictures!

Kat said...

I love your year in review. I so need to do something like that. Or maybe a week in review - especially since I never blogged about our trip to Disney!