The past few days have found me taking a look back at last year's blog posts. I laughed a little, smiled a lot and even gave a silent amen to a photo or two that looked particularly good to me in hind sight. And then I thought it might be fun to share it all with you...one more time.
I really wanted to put a slick slide show together. Set it to music and really wow you with my talent. Sadly I'm not that talented. I waited too long to start (must put stop procrasinating on my list of resolutions for 2010) and since I didn't know how to do it I was forced to settle for the next best thing, a very long list of photos. I tried very hard to limit myself to two pictures from each month. Once again I failed and in some cases failed miserably. So, sit back, relax and pour yourself a cold one...it's not going to be a short trip.
We started 2009 with our first cruise of the year, a long awaited vacation to the Panama Canal in January.
Allie and Gabers paid us a visit in February and brought their parents along with them.
Our Moms also spend some time soaking up the Florida sunshine in February and my sister, not one to be left out, joined them in early March.
Also in March a visit to Shark Valley.....
and a visit from Robin & Jim.
and Doug confined to his recliner from those now infamous softball injuries.
We took to the high seas again in May and made our way to Bermuda.
had dinner with the Freys in their (soon to be) new house,
and I convinced Katie to pose for me. My first non family photo shoot.
In June we were Alabama bound,
Henna and I signed up for obedience classes. She passed, I did not.
and hit the beach with Mom & Dad, Uncle Chris & Aunt Jen Jen.
I spent a few days in SC with the grandkids where they freely dispensed some back yard wisdom. Whew July was certainly busy.
In August we hit the road. This is where it got extremely hard to pick only a couple of photos for the month. August and September where chock full of fun and family. It was hard to choose.
There were brief stops in Nashville and KY before a much longer stay in Pennsylvania. We spent time with both sides of the family and even ventured to Pittsburgh to take in a Pirate baseball game.
All too soon we left Pennsylvania behind and made our way north to Maine. I fell in love and hope one day to return.
While there we reconnected with old friends.
September rolled around far to quickly and that's when I saw my first real, live moose.
We moved from the inland lakes to the Maine coast and ate lobster rolls for lunch every day for a week.
Soon it was time to head south, but not before a stop in CT and a visit to NYC and Ground Zero.
We ended our road trip in SC and had the pleasure of witnessing Allie's first soccer game. She is our princess, but she was not the star of the game.
No sooner did we arrive home when October knocked and we set sail again. This time to the Caribbean to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of our good friends the Freys.
It seemed November was on the scene in no time at all but I did manage to schedule an early morning photo walk on the beach.
and then the big event of the year took place...The Turkey Bowl Cruise.
And that brings me to December. I experimented in the digital dark room and did some artistic soul searching.
Good-bye 2009 - Hello 2010