Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year in Review: 2009

Well here we are once again....the end of another fantastic year. And I'm back to do another recap of the year, picture style of course. How else would we do it?!

January started pretty much the same as it did last year, up playing in the snow at the cabin! It's a trip we hope to take every year for years to come. This year's trip is sort of on hold until Eric is released from his doctor. But we will get there sooner or later.

We inaugurated the nation's first black president.

And the picture that prompted my desire to dive into photography was taken and edited. And it's been nothing but successful since.

February brought a concert event I was extremely excited for: Jessica Simpson. I know a lot of people aren't big fans, but she's one of my favorites and I was very impressed by the show.

March brought one particular adventure I never thought I would tasting. And that was also a success because I actually found wine I like! March also brought a big event....we moved to our new house. And we'll be here for a long time (here's hoping).
We spent lots of time at the pool again this year....both the indoor and outdoor pools. I'm so glad Carter is such a little fish! He's fearless and so fun to watch. Our outdoor adventures this year were so much fun. I'm so glad we get to do so many fun and inexpensive things. The world is at our fingertips and I choose to take advantage of the beautiful weather Idaho has to offer.

I also successfully attempted the first annual girls-only weekend at the cabin. This is something I hope to continue for many years to come and the 2010 trip is already in the works!

We also made several other trips to the cabin, which are always peaceful and filled with side-splitting laughter (is that the right phrase?!). I enjoy each and every trip, and they always leave me dreading the drive back to the city.

We spent many nights at the ball field, watching the boys play.

And the serious photo-editing began.

Carter got to attend his first carnival, and later, the fair.

I got another tattoo.

We got to see Kenny Chesney in concert this year and let me tell you, what a show! We all had such a great time, and even though the tickets were pricey, I think it was worth it to see three great country acts perform.

And another big first was our first camping trip WITH Carter. This was definitely a test because any parent will tell you, camping with a 2 year old is NOT an easy thing to do. Hopefully we can cram in more camping trips this year!

Later in the summer, my photography business really took off. I have been slammed since September and I'm loving it!

Speaking of September, we took a wonderful vacation to the Oregon Coast to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We decided to road-trip it and we had such a good time together. The weather was gorgeous, the company was was a trip I will never forget.

Halloween came and went and Carter was really into it this year - he's so fun to watch!!

In November, my friend, Wendie, came to visit and we went on our outdoor photography adventure. It took an entire day, but we had a great time. (I still need to edit those damn pictures too!)

I took a solo trip in late November to see my best friend, Meag, who now lives in Washington. It was such a relaxing trip!

And then December rolled around and we all know what happened this month!

This year, despite a few events, has been one hell of a year. I'm so grateful to have such wonderful people around me and to have the adventures that we get to have. We are so lucky and I hope 2010 is just a fun as this year has been!!

1 comment:

dorothymae said...

Jenn, you are so talented. This recap is just awesome. What a wonderful "journal" to have for your kids to see when they are adults.