Hubby turned 30! Last January, we had a grand ol' time celebrating this momentous birthday of Matt's. His parents and two sisters came into town and my parents joined in the festivities as well. This year, it's my turn! <grin>
Matt's first 10k race: Austin's Capitol 10k. I was supposed to run in it as well, but I was stuck with Darth Vader.
This was a photo shoot I had with Molly the night of May 4th. Not only is she my baby girl and I love taking photos of this beautiful Lab, but we were taking the picture to be used in an email announcing the creation of Spicy Magnolia. AND, it was taken just a few hours before we found out we were pregnant with Polka!
My brother, Mac, and I met up in Las Cruces, NM the end of May to visit our grandmother, Gaga. It was such a special trip! Here she and I are at Wienerschnitzel eating chili cheese dogs...to satisfy a craving I was having. As Mackie and I drove away from her house in tears, we weren't sure if it was going to be our last time to visit her. Just about six weeks later, she went to be with Jesus for eternity, but I had a priceless time with this most dear lady the few days before she saw Him face to face. Aside from the news of and carrying Polka, the time I spent with Gaga as well as with my Momma going through all of Gaga's house was one of the most impactful and meaningful of the year, as well as in my life.
Also in May, hubby and I got to go to St. Louis to visit our baby nephew, Jadon! It was an awesome weekend!
Of course, the news of baby Polka is at the top of the year! It was rather a shock at first, which you can read all the intimate details of here, here and here. <grin> But this ultrasound picture is my absolute favorite, and I am getting super excited to meet this precious baby!
Me and hubby on our babymoon in San Antonio! Wow, what a vacation!
Decorating the nursery with my parents was definitely a highlight of the year! They came one weekend in September to help paint and then another in November to put all of the fun finishing touches on it! Right now, it's pretty much one of the only rooms in our house not covered in saw dust.
Thanksgiving weekend!! Our girl time decorating our gingerbread homes and having glorious spa treatments was the best!
This picture encapsulates a whole lot! Our 6 year anniversary, dear friends, our house flooding, and a VERY memorable Christmas Eve and Christmas!
I hope ya'll have a fun and safe night, and as Beth Moore wonderfully put it, may 2009 be "a Jesus year" for each of us! HAPPY NEW YEAR!