Yes, I am starting this post with 2 little words. The End! All I can say is thank God it is The End.
There are many reasons that I blog . . . I blog for my own sanity, without it I would be bottling up some pretty serious emotions and would probably explode (oooooh gross!). I also blog for my children. It's new for me - I just started this year but I want them to have this someday to know what we have gone through and triumphed as a family. I think sometimes that Nate may need it someday to look back and see how it all began and hopefully how it ended with a cure. Or that my girls may need to read it at some point if they are struggling through the same challenges (God forbid) and I am no longer around to guide them through the difficult times. In a nutshell I do it for me and I do it for my family but if it reaches someone else and touches them in a positive way that would be awesome .
Before I blogged I photographed. I photograph EVERYTHING! I even have a picture of Emma's 1st poop in the potty. If you don't believe me - watch out I may just email it to you!! I love taking pictures of my family just as much as I love looking back at the photos and remembering all of the good and bad memories that we have created together.
So, in this final blog of 2009 it will be a combination of words and photos to review our lives over the past 12 months. The good the bad and the ugly . . .
The year started just like any other year -
Mommy and Nate doing breathing treatments for RSV
Not a happy camper!
On January 23rd - Nate's 7-month birthday he decided it would be fun to pull a lamp down on top of his head to celebrate the big day. He survived and didn't even require stitches but so began my crash course in the new, wild world of BOY!
February was a fun month.
We celebrated the girls' birthdays with a joint
princess party and since I didn't get my own
princess party in January they let me celebrate
For Valentine's Day I decided it would be fun to take the kids down to the lake and take some photos of them. The girls loved it . . .
Sophie is looking at her big sister, Emma whom she adores. Emma is laughing because she is such a sweet, happy girl and then there is Nate going for the bow because he is always into something!!
This was a great day of fun at Prestonwood. We had lunch with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and lots of fun crafts and activities. It was a great day with our friends, the Becka Family . . .
Ok - enough about me in June! My beautiful cousin, Paige Allen got married in June!! She was an amazingly beautiful bride and we were so honored that she chose Emma to be her flower girl.
Happy New Year!!!
Oh Laura - what a great post! I LOVE all the pics. You are such a beautiful family! It's been a year we'll never forget- that's for sure! I love your positive outlook and I feel the same way! I will ALWAYS listen to you - d related or not! I'm so glad we were brought together this year- wish it was under different circumstances but.... Wishing you and your fam a wonderful, less stressful, healthy new year! Lots of love!
Ps- I have to know.... WHERE do you get those darling outfits for the girls?!?
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