Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The year in review

With the new year right around the corner, I'm doing something that I've done on my blog the last few years. I would love to have you join me!
Post the first sentence of your first blog post of every month, and then add your favorite picture from each month. It's fun to look back!

"We have a New Years Eve tradition"We received record amounts of snow here in January. Andy was in South Korea and got very little, but he sent us this picture to show that he was having fun in the snow too.

"February is the month that we seem to hear a lot about love."
The trees always look beautiful with snow covering their branches.

"I have a count meter on this blog"Andy came home for a short visit after spending a year in South Korea. Here he is visiting a first grade class that had sent him cards while he was gone.

"The recipe I have for you today is..."
I was out for a walk in the evening and the setting sun made this old fence almost glow.

"I was in our local sub shop"My sister Cheri and I went to Tulip Time in Holland Michigan and stopped to see this authentic, working Windmill.

"Thanks to everyone who entered my anniversary giveaway."In June we got a new kitten named Oliver. Isn't he cute?


"Today is supposed to be Slow Cooking Thursday"

I spent the day with my sister, Terri, who was camping on Lake Michigan. What a beautiful spot!

"You may remember that we got a kitten a few months ago"
This has to be my picture for August - Andy and Bob greeting each other in a parking lot in Colorado.

"Saturday we had another great day." This was taken when we were in Colorado visiting Andy. What a wonderful trip!

"I recently saw this cute video"
This is a picture of our street, with the beautiful colors!

"We are pretty happy at our house"
Falling leaves was the story of November. These all fell in a 24 hour period!

"Every year my sisters-in-law have a wreath making party"

This picture was taken around the corner from my house, after our first big snowfall of the year.
That's it for this year. It was fun looking back and I'll see you next year!


Kayren said...

That was fun to look back at your year! I'll have to see about doing it.

Andrea said...

What fun...blessings, andrea

Sandra said...

I love this post and you know, I'm doing mine tomorrow LMAO

You'll have to pop by and take a look at my crazy year :)


Susan said...

Enjoyed the recap, Mari.

Just Mom said...

Beautiful photos, Mari!

See you around next year. :-D

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Loved this post Mari...your pictures are all so beautiful! Happy New Year my dear bloggy friend!

Darla said...

WONDERFUL pictures all year long Mari! thanks for sharing your life with us...i look forward to the coming year! it's a little more exciting now that i know what i'm doing. haha. Happy New Year to your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos Mari! Loved them all! We do live in the best state even if we need to bundle up in the winter! That last shot is magnificent!!! I love snow on the pines.

Kim said...

Great idea! Fun to see the photos again, too. Beautiful!

Pat said...

I always love your pictures, and today was no exception. What a great way to share the year past. If I can muster up the clear mind to do this I may take a shot at it!
Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

All the pictures are great Mari, but you should have the one of the fence and the life preserver framed! They are gorgeous!

Saija said...

that is a good idea ... i loved looking at your year that was ... :o)

Lord bless you in 2010!!!

Mindy said...

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to enjoying your blog for another year.

Hootin Anni said...

Good, happy morning to you this fine day in 2010!!!

What a great, great post. I giggled at the snow fall and Andy playing...making a snow angel for you. And ooooo'ed and ahhhhh-ed with that fence photo....on your walk....awesome! Then.... Oliver....what can I say----he's so darned PURRfect!!

Happy New Year Mari.

Kari said...

I love how you did this post.
Happy New Year Mari to you and your family.
Thanks for your friendship through blogging. God Bless.

LuAnn said...

Fun Post - Again, I look forward to 2010.

Raise Them Up said...

This was really fun! I loved seeing your pictures (some of them for the first time)! I'm not sure when I found your blog. I'm simply thankful I have. :)

Kathy said...

Loved your April and June photos. That Oliver is such a cutie! Blessings on your next year Mari. The Lord already knows EVERYTHING that's on the horizon, and He is truly Lord, and loves you and yours, each one of them, so dearly. Thank you for the cheer and blessings you've brought to us throughout this last year. KATHY

Aunt Angie said...

Great pictures!! and GREAT looking back at God's goodness!

Have a blessed New Year! I look forward to what He has in store for all of us!!!

Lara said...

It was great looking back at your year, Mari. It is a great idea and I will surely join you as soon as I get home because here at my in-laws, I cannot spend too much time in the Internet. Happy New Year!!!

septembermom said...

It's wonderful to see those pictures of a terrific year for you and your family. Really lovely.

Happy New Year Mari!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

LOVE those shots, mari! I have enjoyed spending th eyear with you friend! And I look forward to another and many more as I srop by your Little Corner of the World.

I LOVE that shot of Andy in teh snow.

You've inspired me to take a pic a day and join the fun (I actually do it anyway, but this year hope to publish)

Unknown said...

Amazing how time flies isn't it??

Growin' With It said...

what a COOL idea and awesome way to wrap up the year in this post.

Teresa Kline said...

fabulous photos, I luv looking back on wonderful memories...blessings to you in 2010!

enjoy *~*

Cherdecor said...

I loved seeing all your pictures again in the review. How fun! Blessings to you in the new year!

Jane said...

That's a great idea. A wonderful way to look back at each month of the year!
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Mary said...

Beautiful photos. Precious memories of the last year. I enjoyed this post and wish you a happy New Year filled with abundant blessings.


Crown of Beauty said...

This was such a delightful post! Loved reviewing the year with you. And the pictures were special.

I wish you a year full of God's promises being carried out in your life.


Joanne@ Blessed... said...

LOVED this post Mari. Did you take all of these pics? Wow!

Of course, my favorite one is of Andy coming home.

Lynn said...

This was a fun trip down memory lane with you. Looking forward to another year of life's adventures and lessons.