Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 in a Blog Review

In case you didn't know today is the last day of 2008.
*actually now that this post is finally ready to be published there are less than 4 hours until the new year.
Anyways. Another year. Gone.

I remember thinking how crazy my parents were when they always talked about how fast time went by when to me, as a child, it seemed to drag on forever. Now that I am (ahem) older I find myself complaining of the same thing. You blink and the day, week, year, is over.

For our family 2008 was a pretty good year. I decided to follow the blog back in time to remember the memories we created this past year. Here are a few of my blog highlights...

I Started the year with some
new goals
of course
losing weight was at the top of the list.
I worked my butt off
tackling my National Boards,
but with a
new style

I went on my
first teacher conference to sunny Florida without the kids,
came back to enjoy a family night out at
Disney on Ice, and
learned that
"E" does not stand for "enough".
Happy Valentines Day

Boards were mailed off and I had 8 months of waiting to see if I passed.
We went to
San Diego for our family vacation over spring break and visited Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland, and had fun just exploring new places.
Happy Easter

I decided to share
my two cents on the Mommy Wars
and also talked about
saying goodbye to homework.
Multitasking was how I juggled blogging and exercise.

I got
cultured and
welcomed my new little niece, Sophia, into the world
I had a wonderful
Mother's Day.

Tearfully I said goodbye to my grandma,
but celebrated with my lil brother when he
graduated high school.

I turned the
BIG 3-0, and
the kids and I visited the
Big Apple.
Zoe had her
first dance recital,
I met some
bloggy friends in real life for the first time, and
the family enjoyed the
lazy days of summer.

We spent more lazy days at the
beach, on the boat, and at the waterpark.
It was a happy 4th of July.
I decided that I wasn't going to be nice anymore even if
Hubby and I celebrated our 9th anniversary.
The month came to a sad end as we said goodbye to our beloved pet Mako.

We found ourselves on a
camping adventure to Hershey Park
that started with my first massage.
I took the leap,
plus went mobile with my
back to school present.
Finally, I bid the summer farewell and headed back to the classroom.

Happy Labor Day
kicked butt at soccer, and
we spent a day with a king and queen.

Love joined our family as we
Celebrated Zoe's 4th birthday,
princess style.
I found myself in in a funk, but survived.
I decided that I needed to learn a lesson on financial responsibility,
Then I
Carved some pumpkins and debated trick or treating.

I fell
in love with a vampire,
Visited New York and saw her up close,
I begged for my kids to be grateful, and
In case you missed it...I
Oh and it was a Happy Thanksgiving and I bid hello Christmas

Found the tree, made the list (hmmm still not all finished...maybe next year!), and baked cookies.
Dylan turned 8.
I Received my first free BIG blogging product and started vlogging
I also said hello to my best friends baby.
It was a very Merry Christmas our house.

Pshew. That took quite awhile, getting through an entire year. Although I did enjoy perusing through this past year and remembering the good times along with the few sad memories too.

All in all I think 2008 was a success and I look forward to seeing what 2009 has in store for our family!

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  1. Yes it was a year with highs and lows. Thank God for our blessings! ...and yes, Love will eventually grow up! Happy New Year! Love, Aunt Steph


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