Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009: A year in pictures~

Nostalgic over the years end I decided as seen a la CJane-I thought it was a great idea to document our 2009 in photos. Ones not necessarily shared on here before...

January.....started with my birthday (36th-cough*cough) and long awaited reconnections. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE facebook? Talking with old friends and posting old goofy pictures and sharing old memories -most not seen since the 4th grade has really made my year-no joke. 26 years.....sigh. Who can find me first? lol

Somebody who didn't have curls yet decided to start crawling......

And the foyer project is officially started. Who knew by December it wouldn't be complete? lol

February has a sleepy baby. A million pictures of him sleeping. Really-there aren't any others all month. Pretty sad.

March brings unseasonably warm weather (just look at the short sleeves!) and a new project underway-turning the garage around! The garage door was flip flopped around to face the alley so we can tear out the driveway and have more yard. I wonder why it took so long for the foyer remodel......anyone else? lol

April is the time little guy decided to start taking his first steps...And first boo-boos on the chin from falling.

And Easter block parties with lots of face painting with friends...

May brings more progress to the foyer remodel. The huge mirror has been swung around to the opposite wall and floors have just been laid.
And a little skirt twirling on wacky clothes day after school.

June brings a family vacation!

Here we are in Carmel, Indiana at an abandoned old church for sale. We fell in love with it right away. That AND the town. I should have photoshopped some fake tan on myself. yeek.
A little trip down to Boogertown....
All of us at the Smokie's sign. I just love Sawyer in this shot. lol.Litte guy turned 1 years old this month. Where?-you may ask are the photos of Sawyer's 1st birthday from June? Why-I haven't a clue. Feeling pretty irked about this too.....

July....Chloe's birthday. Why can't I find photos from her birthday either? What's going on here???

Here's a cute little tush in a it!
Foyer progress: sanding floors first to stain. And stain he did. 3 times! That meant sanding 3 times as well. It just wasn't coming out right. Hard work paid off-now they look great!

A much needed girls night out!

Sawyer's first boat ride :) This must've been on my Granny's 82nd birthday. We always take a pontoon ride on the lake over at my Aunt and Uncle's house.

August Chloe started 3rd grade back at her old school. A very wise choice and she's thrilled and doing great!
Gabe turned 3 years old!

I hooked up with an old friend, Shannon from way back in the day. She lives a couple hours away and we found each other through facebook. Have I mentioned how much I love facebook? We hadn't seen each other since sophmore year of high school. She came to the state fair with me and we went to see Heart and The Bangles. Had a blast and picked up where we left off-was so much fun!

While at the fair I played around with some photgraphy stuff. Thought this one turned out fun. :)

September was full of jewelry photos. Trying to come up with new lighting techniques,etc.
Gabe had his own soccer photo session.

Chloe had a great fall soccer session.

October had me scrambling to make inventory and gather displays for my first show.

Halloween of coarse. This year we had a butterfly, pirate and a dino.

Gorgeous yellow ginko leaves and blue skies.

Looks like Gabe's the next to get married? lol. He caught the garter at Trav's cousin's wedding. Amazing how fast men scatter away from that thing-hehe.

And Gabe starts preschool.....

November had crazy,warm shorts weather-just amazing for around here! We took full advantage and headed to Allerton Park an hour away and had a picnic and hiked all day-gorgeous!

My first show

Thanksgiving with the Festival of Trees right after dinner. Doesn't Sawyer look like he's deeply contemplating over what he should tell Santa to bring him? Too bad he can't talk to tell him lol.
December had me working on handmade gifts...This is an unfinished (!lol) project for Trav's handmade gift. More on that later...

I was lucky enough to have another night out with a group of us high school gals. We hit the comedy club spent lots of time beforehand eating Mexican and looking at old pictures. And no, we didn't call ahead to color coordinate-lol.

And Christmas was a lovely relaxed day. :)

Since we're fairly boring I will skip sharing pictures from tonite (New Years) since we'll just be asleep-lol.

I do have to say Happy Birthday to my baby brother whose bday is today!! Happy Birthday Clif!

Sorry for the longest post in history. I hope you'll all had a great 2009 and an even better 2010!


Mary said...

Aw, what a great idea! Love these photos.

Hey, have you been to The Pioneer Woman's blog? She just did a big contest on Bokeh and posted up a bunch of pictures...

Her recipes are really good too.

Happy New Year, Amanda!


Amanda said...

Thx Mary :)
Actuallyyyyy I was just there this morning looking around! I LOVE her blog and she's got some awesome recipes. I love her photo tips as well!
I took some free bokeh overlays I've been trying to play with but it's irritating since I can't figure out how to make them work w/ the photoshop I have.....anyone out there? Beuler? Angela? lol

Angela Wright said...

Ah! love the year in photos - my fav?? Gabe's preschool photo!! it's GREAT!