Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2009--a review

So I totally stole this idea from Christie, who stole it from Darby, but I thought it would be fun to do a review of the wonderful year we just had. :)


January: We rang in the new year with our friends Gretchen and Ben and their kiddos, Henry and Ruby. Took a boat ride with Christie's family on a beautiful January day. Emma Claire started going to school three mornings a week. Found out we were having another boy!

February: The kiddos took turns being sick a lot this month so we didn't do much. Ben and I went on an amazing trip to NYC. Emma Claire started sleeping in a big girl bed.

March: I drove Grayson and Emma Claire, while I was 25 weeks pregnant, 10 hours to see my friend Gretchen and her kiddos while her husband was deployed. Emma Claire got sick. Drove home while she screamed for 8 of the 10 hours we were in the car. I turned 30.

April: Did three Easter egg hunts. Went to Gee Gee and Pop Pop's house for spring break and did all kinds of fun things together. Started getting ready for Whitt's arrival. Ben turned 31.

May: Our sweet baby niece, Taylor, was born! Spent some time at Nannie and Granddaddy's new beach house. Played outside constantly. Had a visit from my friend Andrea and her little girl, Savannah. Spent a relaxing weekend at the beach with my Clemson girlfriends.

June: Emma Claire turned 2! Had a water slide party in the backyard on the hottest day EVER. Spent as much time as possible at the beach or in the pool. Grayson really improved with his swimming.

July: Whitt was born!!! This was obviously the highlight of our year and he couldn't be a more perfect addition to our family! My mom and mother-in-law were here a good portion of the month helping out and I'm eternally grateful! Had lots of company stay with us and meet baby Whitt.

August: Had more visits from friends--Jeni and Jackson, Laura, Steve and girls, Anna, Jeff, and Dylan. Grayson and Emma Claire started back to school. Grayson turned 4! We had a water slide party for him and made the mistake of getting one of the biggest slides that was available---every child except for two were too afraid to go down it. :)

September: Emma Claire got her hair cut. We spent a fun long weekend at the beach with my family. Grayson started playing soccer. Went to Taylor Swift concert.

October: The new baby fog started to occasionally lift. Went to the pumpkin patch. We had the hottest Halloween we've ever had and Whitt the Lion had a wardrobe change to a less-stifling tiger costume.

November: Went to our first and only Clemson game of the year and got together with a group of my college girlfriends. Whitt got baptised. Spent Thanksgiving in the NC mountains.

December: Had a busy month full of celebrations with family and friends. Went on an awesome girls' weekend trip with Christie and Gretchen. We hosted Christmas at our house and I made a big Christmas dinner. Ate too much and had loads of fun this month! Celebrated the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 with several of our closest friends.

Hoping that 2010 is as happy and blessed as 2009 was! :)

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Emily said...

Happy New Year Margot! I am back in blogging action!

The Hairstons said...

Looks like a great year! Your kids are SO CUTE!

Andrea said...

I love this idea. I may be stealing it!

Angie said...

So cute!! What a great year you and your family had!!

Angela said...

How stinkin' cute is that? I LOOOOVE it! Can I steal it too?