Monday, December 29, 2008

Year in Review 2008


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Posted by PicasaCindy over at My Romantic Home is hosting a year in review party.

Here are a few of my pictures from the past year. Our family took a trip to Big Sur this summer, Chasen played 2 seasons of baseball and he also went to Ft. Tejon to participate in a living history. I also attended to teach the kids blacksmithing.

We hosted backyard movies that included s'more making and theme decorated tables.

I have a new niece this year, Josephine Grace, named after my grandmother. We call her Josie.

We enjoyed our perennial favorites of going to Dodger games and visiting Disneyland with our annual passports. We also found some new things to do such as cherry and apple picking and go-kart racing.

I continued to be my daughter's Brownie Girl Scout leader and Sheridan was in her first Nutcracker ballet as a solider and caught a Leopard Shark off of the Santa Monica pier. She also had 11" of her hair cut off and donated it to Locks of Love.

Being together with family and friends was the hightlight of our year! Looking forward to 2009!

27 comments:

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Donna, great family pics. Looks like you had a lot of fun this year! Have a great New Year!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Donna; What sweet looking photos. My goodness what a year it was and how fast it went by. But to capture such memories from the year that is such a treasure. I will have to look at all of mine now. lol Thanks for the sweet comment.

Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Terri and Bob said...

Love the people photos... I love that you chose family to highlight!

Carolyn said...

Lovely photos ,so many great memories.
Happy New Year,
Carolyn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Donna! What terrific photos. I'm especially fond of the ones featuring your adorable children. Lots of great memories, I can tell!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What lovely images. Have a blessed New Year!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are wonderful family photos! How great to see them all together! Thanks so much for joining in today!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I loved all your pictures.....You did have a great year....You have a beautiful family.....
Happy Holidays,
Mo :-)

Maison Douce said...

Seems like a wonderful year full of great memories! Have a very happy new year!
Isabel

Arleen said...

What a great mosaic! I'm going to plan to include more photos of family members in my mosaic for next year. Happy New Year! ~Arleen

Melissa Wertz said...

You had a very busy year! And how exciting. Happy New Year!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea! I loved the pics you choose. Lots of great memories there.

oxox
Jennifer

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Lovely photos, thank you for sharing them and thank you for stopping by!

~Judy

Suzy said...

Wow what a fun year you had, looks like a never ending party, love it!!!
I wish you a happy and joyful 2009 and may your new year be so fun like this one. And yes you are right to be with your family is a highlight, you made some precious memories for all of you.

Suzy

debi said...

Love your mosaic...so many fun photos! Have a wonderful New Year!
Debi

Joy said...

Donna, thanks so much for sharing such precious photos of those sweet, smiling faces in your mosaic. Wishing you a happy new year filled with many beautiful parties to host!

Kathleen Grace said...

What an adorable family, and such fun photos! I think the mosaic would be an incredible thing to print out and frame:>)

She'sSewPretty said...

It looks like you have had a fun year with lots of love and laughter. I'll wish you the same in 2009! Happy New Year!

Our Back Porch said...

What great memories in your mosaic!
Thanks for sharing.

New Year's Blessings,
Rebecca

char72 said...

I'm glad you sent me the link to your blog. I've enjoyed seeing it. You have a lot of very interesting posts. Thanks for sending the picture of your kids at Knott's Berry Farm. I was surprised those old statues were still there. Obviously they have been repainted. I don't remember them being that vivid of colors. Of course my old pictures were black and white and it has been a very long time.
You mentioned being a Dodger fan. Of course I'm a Diamondbacks fan and your Dodgers give us a hard time. I was a Dodgers fan when I lived in so cal. After the Angels started playing I decided I liked them better.
Have a great New Year.
Charlotte

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a happy New Year!
blessings,
kari and kijsa

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Donna! I loved your year end photos! Great pictures! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Marie Antoinette shoes. I listed where you can find them in the comments for that post. They really are beautiful in person! Thanks for your visits to my blog this year. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and the best of New Years! ~ xo Joy

Lisa said...

Your family looks so happy in the photos. May the happiness continue into the new year.

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful family memories! Love that tiny "Uncle Sam", so cute! Have a wonderful New Year.

Pink Slippers said...

HAPPY New Year!

desiree said...

Wonderful mosaic. Loved all your photos. Happy 2009 to you and your family.