Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: A Year in Pictures

I can't believe it's already time for my 2009 Year in Review. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was doing my 2008 review! 2009 was a year in which we went through a lot of changes: a loss, a move, a new career, a baby... Here are the pictures that sum up my year:

January 2009

Surprise! I found out on January 5th that we were expecting a new addition to our family!

Our baby at 6 weeks

February 2009
February was a difficult month for my family. My grandfather passed away following complications from surgery. Aiden and I were both really close to him and it was a really hard time.

But I had to try to keep things normal for Aiden even when I was feeling sad. We did a lot of art that month!

March 2009

In March, I started getting really anxious to find out the gender of our baby. Since I wasn't yet 20 weeks, I tried every old wives tale and even bought an Intelligender test. (It was right!)

Aiden also had his first school performance. He was so shy and laid down on the stage for most of the program...
The kids in his class were presents.
April 2009
This picture sums up the month of April! We were busy busy and I was exhausted!

Aiden participated in his first real Easter egg hunt with his preschool class.

I spent a lot of time at home with Aiden for the first time and did lots of themed art projects.

We also went to a lot of local kid's festivals.

May 2009

Aiden graduated from preschool! Matt thought it was hilarious that they had a graduation ceremony for the 2 year old class.

Aiden celebrated his third birthday.

I finally had my 20 week ultrasound and found out for sure that we were having another boy!

June 2009

The beach is one of my favorite parts of summer! I wasn't sure how I would feel about it this year being so huge, but we had a great time, Aiden especially.

We also spent almost every other day at the park. Even though I was still in school at the time, I had a lot of free time and got to spend a good portion of every day playing with Aiden. So much fun!

July 2009

Good-bye long hair! I was so sad when we first got Aiden's hair cut. He looked like a completely different child and so much older! Matt left for officer school at the beginning of July and we thought that with him going back into the military, Aiden needed a hair cut...

With Matt gone, it was up to me to get everything ready for the movers. Talk about exhausting 7 months into my pregnancy!

August 2009
When I was 37 weeks pregnant, we made our move to DC. At least Matt had everything set up in our apartment when Aiden and I got there!

We love going down town!

And Aiden had a blast in our new pool! (I can't wait to be able to enjoy it more this coming summer!)
September 2009

Finally! Time for Holden. I was so nervous while getting ready for my c-section.

September 8th, we welcomed Holden into our family!

Aiden loved his little brother from the start!

October 2009

We were finally able to get out some and I had so much fun taking Aiden to fall festivals.

Halloween pictures:

November 2009

November was a crazy month! Holden was so needy. This is the way we spent every day. He was either in my wrap or in my arms. I was even having to sleep in the recliner and hold him at night. We did go to TN for Thanksgiving, but this month was a blur for me!

December 2009

December was a really fun month! Lots of snow..

Lots of baking

Lots of Christmas crafts

And a very merry Christmas with my two boys!


Shell said...

Weren't you just the cutest pregnant lady ever?

Happy New Year!

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow, what a year!!! A new person is in your life who wasn't there a year ago. That's amazing.

Heatherlyn said...

I like the way you did your whole year in one post. So much happened and changed in 2009. I bet 2010 will be a really good year for your family!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great post! Love the pictures!
Happy New Year!Stopping by from SITS!

Stephanie said...

LOVED this post. What a year you have had!

Happy New Year!

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

what a great year you had!

found your blog and love it!

Kara said...

Such a great post!

Carrie77 said...

Awww! Such a busy and wonderful year!

Shell said...

Back to tell you that you have an award over on my blog.

Molly said...

I love your year in pictures! You can pull off pregnant-lady-in-a-swimsuit like nobodies business!

ElroyTLanphear said...

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Judy said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing and may 2010 bring you all health and happiness!

parentingBYdummies said...

Very busy year you had! Glad I came over from SITS today, I LOVE finding out about other bloggers who live in my neck of the woods. Welcome to DC (I actually live in MD, but you know, close enough!).

Eclipsed said...

Stopping by from SITS

What an amazing year for you. Congratulations on your new little one. I love the name Holden. Hope 2010 is just as great.

KatherineAnne said...

Your boys are such handsome little men! Happy New Year! I hope that this year is a wonderful year for your wonderful family :) xo, KA

KatherineAnne said...

Ps- I know you probably have already recieved this award but I gave you an award :)

Crystal said...

What a great year in review!! :) Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2010!

kanishk said...

, what a year!!! A new person is in your life who wasn't there a year ago. That's amazing.

lise charmel

bluecottonmemory said...

What an exciting, wonderful year - though I'm sorry about your loss! Boys are sooo great! You will have a blast! I loved the Halloween pictures, too! How cute was that lion!

I wish you a blessed 2o10!