31 December 2009

Beautiful 2009: the year in pictures...

... A photo for each month of the year as a retrospective.  I enjoyed doing this last year and thought I'd take the opportunity to reflect on 2009 and all the blessings and joys we have celebrated!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.
"
~T.S. Eliot


JANUARY . . .

. . . icy home outside but a cozy home inside as the Year of Reading and Writing begins...

FEBRUARY . . .

. . . celebrating my hubby's 30th birthday with an Italian feast . . .

MARCH . . .

. . . a return trip to beautiful California to visit Marshall, Jen, and baby Ava.  Here we are in Palos Verdes . . .

APRIL . . .

. . . Greta gets a new little sister - Heidi Lou!

MAY . . .

. . . Amy comes to visit Dallas, and we have our first pool day of the season accompanied by juicy watermelon with lime. . .

JUNE . . .

. . . my first visit to breathtaking Colorado, where I want to return and never leave again. . .

JULY . . .

. . . 4 years of marriage with my strong, caring, thoughtful, wonderful husband - oh, how I love him!

AUGUST . . .

. . . 'lil reunion with Suz and Amy in Nashville - snapping a quick photo before the torrential downpour/hurricane blew us away. . .

SEPTEMBER . . .

. . . Lake Grapevine hike with Terrica on Labor Day. . .

OCTOBER . . .

. . . experiencing Key Largo's famous sunsets on a mother/daughter trip. . .


NOVEMBER . . .

. . . bundling up in the chilly New Jersey air for a day trip to Alstede Farms. . .


DECEMBER . . .

. . . my precious 7-year-old niece Ashley is baptized, and I cry like a baby.

I look forward to soaking up another year of this beautiful life I've been given!

12 comments:

Lilies of the Field said...

Your photos made me smile ;) happy new year!

teamfish said...

what a wonderful year!! love you!

(i still can't believe that little sony takes those amazing pics!!)

Rachelle Mee-Chapman said...

Hi! Remember way back when when you joined Small is Beautiful? Well, you are one of our featured revolutionaries for January. I hope the link-love in our round up today brings you some new readers to love.

Warmly,

Rachelle Mee-Chapman
a.k.a Magpie Girl

shellbell said...

helloooo! i found your blog via Magpie Girl and i just wanted to tell you its lovely! i'll be watching! in a totally non-stalkery kind of way :)

amber said...

Visiting via Small is Beautiful. What a wonderful post. You've inspired me to post a year in pictures myself. And can I just say we could be kindred spirits? 75 degree weather, italy, beach, health. Me too :-)

maryh said...

I love this post and the quote at the beginning! Here's to a sweet year full of new things!

Mandy said...

so, i had to steal that quote for my blog too! thanks for sharing!

kristian and katy said...

oh wow, what an awesome year! i love your recap.
and i do hope that 2010 is even more wonderful!! :)

The Morginskys said...

wow! you've been a busy girl! hope 2010 is filled with kisses, love and new joys!

JMay said...

This looks like a great year :-)

How fun.

Love the blog, now following!

linda said...

Love this idea and the first pic is gorgeous!

Madi said...

Ha! Year of Reading and Writing and Making a Baby!