So, I thought I'd do a quick re-cap of 2009 in photos. I've seen quite a few other bloggers do this and thought, "Hey, I can SO do that!" Here goes:
Made some crazy New Year's Resolutions. Kept none of them. Especially the "Don't talk poorly of others." Fifteen seconds later, I thought, "That missionary looks just like Alfred E Newman!" Even though it was to myself, I broke my resolution before I could even write it down. Plus, it was during the Sacrament.
Got in touch with my creative side. Made a "rag-wreath." Bought enough fabric to make a cute matching garland. The fabric is still in a bag on my bedroom floor. Maybe this year.
I discovered Picnik. This is both a blessing and a curse. I can spend hours editing the photos of my child hood. If I allowed myself to be photographed now, I would perhaps spend hours editing those also. I'm pretty vain that way.
New calling at church. The four and five year old teacher in Primary. On Easter Sunday, one of the little girls said, in all sincerity while praying, "We are thankful for Easter. Even though my Christmas dress was prettier than my Easter dress." (I told you I am addicted to Picnik!).
Visited Flagstaff for Memorial Day weekend. Froze to death, I'm sure! Came back with a car-load of stuff. Darrell's dad keeps giving us stuff. We told him we don't have room. He offered to build shelves floor-to-ceiling on all the walls in our house. We declined.
My birthday. I won't tell you which birthday it was. Only that the next will make me a whole decade older. Thirty is kinda scary sounding, right? (Surely there is a twelve-step program for Picnik-aholics!).
I visited my wonderfully hysterical niece in Colorado. We had so much fun. She is an only child and pretends her brother and sister live in the purple mountains. She rode her bike around the block. We followed a junior high aged girl. She called her her sister. We celebrated her birthday 3 of the 4 days I was there. She was quite confused. But loved every minute of it.
I went to the dentist. And had a cavity. It's a pretty traumatic experience for me. I didn't have one until I was 37. I'm sort of a wimp when it comes to the drill.
Drove to St. George with Lucinda and Christopher. Lucinda attended her Aunt's funeral. I hung out with my Grandmama. We slept in (thank goodness she is a night owl, too!), went out for dinner, shopped, watched TV, played, and just had fun together. I cried like a baby when I left.
Time out for Women with my mom and my girls. Darrell's birthday. He's younger than me. Does that make me a cougar? Our fifth wedding anniversary. Some days it seems like it's been a lot longer than 5 years (in a good way) and some days it seems like we just got married. General Conference. I DVR it so I can watch the parts I miss when I fall asleep. Busy month, that October!
Darrell's dad came down from Flagstaff for Thanksgiving. We worked for about seventeen hours to make dinner and ate it in about twenty-six minutes. I ate the entire pumpkin pie by myself. Over the course of a week.
Girls' Night Out Christmas party at Jonae's--the hostess with the mostest! Decorating for Christmas. Skipping out on the ward Christmas party. I don't see a time when that will be something I look forward to attending. Darrell's dad coming down for Christmas. Fortunately this time, he took half of the chocolate cake home with him. Visiting my parents and Julie in Tucson. Getting some really great gifts. Giving some (hopefully) equally great gifts.
Hope your 2009 was as great as mine seems to have been.
Here's to a wonderful 2010!