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Thursday, January 1, 2009

The link to 2008!

I don't buy calenders. I like the printed version offered on our computer, so each month I print out 2 months and place them side by side on the wall. When the month is complete, (and I'm done doing the "Grandma" thing and crossing off each day as it passes) I place it in a drawer where the months pile atop each other one by one and create a year of memories! Since I don't journal as much as I use to, (although this blog has been my journal of sorts), it's nice to know what the year has held. I really hope this life starts slowing down, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen anytime soon! It feels like I was just celebrating the dawn of 2008 and now, it's gone already!!

So, here's a glance of my favorite things held within each month of 2008:

JANUARY- hosting a tea for three wonderful ladies and one of my favorite posts ever that I still think about at least once a week.

FEBRUARY- visiting my dear, forever friend Chrisy that I met when I did my DTS, (Discipleship Training School) in Monroe, NC with YWAM, (Youth With A Mission). Which by the way, I'll be taking the train at the end of this month to go visit her again in New Haven, CT. Tyler will be coming along as well, he will just LOVE the train ride! I'm so looking forward to it.

MARCH- I wouldn't say this was a "favorite", but it was nonetheless a life changing moment for me. Meeting Emma Shalom Scholten and so quickly saying goodbye. Visiting with one of my best friends who has moved to India. and celebrating my Luke's 1st birthday!

APRIL- Meeting my neighbor Jess, (who has since become a dear friend) at the first garage sale of the season.

MAY- Spending the weekend at the beach with my "hoo-hoo" girls!! Playing "Marilla" in the theater production of "Anne of Green Gables".

JUNE- another favorite post, my "fuchsia" world, Celebrating my precious Tyler's 3rd birthday here's a slide show remembering Tyler's 3 years!

JULY- Brunch on Waterford Drive!! Celebrating my Hubby's birthday with an extravagant French Outdoor Dinner Party~"Une Soiree Blanche."

AUGUST- Spending the weekend with our friends at the best cabin ever, Our 6th Annual nieces and nephews Campout, finding out we're having our 3rd baby!

SEPTEMBER- Our 6th Anniversary on the Gulf Coast in Florida, my first experience "on screen", filming for "Broken." Our adventures with cow butts at the Lampeter Fair!!

OCTOBER- Our first ever road trip to Canada! Welcoming Bennett Cole into this world!!

NOVEMBER- Voting, hosting a tea party for my Australian friend Miranda, breakfast with all 7 of my brothers and sisters, Turning 30, (the new 20!!), visiting with my cousin Amy.

DECEMBER- Indian Food with the fam, seeing our sweet BABY for the first time.

Thanks for journeying with us down the paths of life!
Here's to 2009 filled with true contentment, renewed hope,
and BREATHING LIFE into the time we have today.
"If each of us can be helped by science to live a hundred years,
what will it profit us if our hates and fears,
our loneliness and our remorse will not permit us to enjoy them?
What use is an extra year or two to the man who "kills" what time he has?"
~David Neiswanger~
*"What a wonderful world" by Eva Cassidy

2 comments:

Jess said...

Wow, it's crazy to think that some of those things were months ago... they literally feel like they happened last week! :)

Gentry Austin said...

and so another year begins. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us via the blog! I hope 2009 is filled with peace, joy, and love!