Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008: A Year in Pictures

I don't have the best camera or photography skills, but here are some memories from this past year.


My 40th birthday with friends who spent six luxurious hours at the spa with me:

Valentine's Day with my family... not romantic, but filled with love nonetheless:

March... Baseball Time! Chad's 8th year playing; Joe's 3rd year coaching:

April... Erin is an escort for the Mr. BHS Contest at the local high school:
"I hope you dance..."

Also in April... Chad's "Touch of Class" dance (and his first corsage for a girl!):

May... A field trip (8 hours on the bus!) to the Aquarium of the Pacific with a bazillion 3rd graders:

Also in May... A very memorable mommy-and-me trip out of town for the day:

Most of June and July... Where Erin spent many, many sleepless nights on the verge of vomiting, with some unknown virus that we seriously thought would never end:

August... Our long awaited, (mostly) magical 8-day Disney Cruise:

October... Cheerleading begins again! Erin lives for this stuff:

October 6... My son turns into a teenager, despite my wanting to keep him a little boy forever:

December... Christmas, special as always:

Here's to a happy and healthy 2009!


Jason, as himself said...

I really like the month-by-month photos. It looks like it's been a good year. :)

Big Hair Envy said...

I love this post! Isn't it amazing how quickly our children grow up? It's also amazing how beautiful they look when they get dressed up for a fancy occasion....I can't get enough of that:) I only have one Homecoming and two proms left...Um, I mean, my daughter only has those left:(

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love is all good, well except for the unknown virus, that is scary.
You photo skills are just great...they capture all the good!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

These were SUCH beautiful memories : ). You have a wonderful life. Magical even! I am so glad to know you!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Loved looking at your photos! Thanks for joining in! :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

Stopping over from The Roost. Fun pix - except the sickly one...poor thing. Happy New Year!

Jen said...

My daughter got her 1st American Girl doll this Christmas and loves her. What a great birthday present and to spend it with friends. I'm going to start dropping hints to my husband. Wishing you a happy 2009 full of wonderful moments.

Life with Kaishon said...

Didn't I tell you about Quince? Ay yi yi! Well, he got to come home on Thursday! I am so happy for him. He was SO SO SO glad to leave the rehab place. Keep praying though. I know his wife is super stressed. It is so scary and there are SO many things to think about. I know you know! I am glad to know you! Good luck back at work tomorrow!

big hair envy said...

I just laughed out loud at your most recent comment!!!! All comments are welcome:)

Suz Broughton said...

April just killed me! Look at how precious! I also like the mom and me trip. She will cherish that picture someday.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It looks like a fab year--I hope 2009 is just as good.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome pics. But what ended up being wrong with your daughter for all that time she was sick?

Baby Favorite said...

Sorry I didn't mention what was wrong with my daughter!

Actually, we don't quite know.

She does have acid reflux, and we were able to control that to a great extent by taking red meat out of her diet. In fact, we weaned her off of her prescription meds completely, with that little trick. (Something a friend mentioned we should do -- not the pediatric gastroenterologist that we traveled 150 miles to see.)

Also, we think a LOT of her tummy issues also stemmed from stress (i.e., my husband being out of work for five months with his bad back).