Sunday, January 16, 2011

2010: A Year in Review

The last few months of 2010 went by so quickly, I couldn’t believe that it was over. Suddenly it was New Year’s Eve, and I found myself thinking about all the great things, big and small, that happened throughout the year.


Jan 26 185

I started my blog in January with a post about Veronica playing in the backyard. And I was hooked. Clearly. I may not manage to post something every day, and sometimes even a week or two goes by in between, but I really do enjoy it.


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In February we made our annual visit to the Renaissance Festival. Huzzah! One of our many fun adventures this year.


Mar 22 2010 178

Our new pantry was a great addition to the house in March, and I can’t even remember what it was like without it. It’s especially nice since my cooking has really improved over the last year (thanks in part to the Pioneer Womanbut you already knew that). So now I have enough room to keep the growing list of “must have” ingredients on hand.


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And the very end of March brought our little Jacinta. I can’t remember what it was like without her, either.


Apr 3 2010 094

April we spent toting Jacinta to various doctor’s appointments, and now sometimes it’s hard to believe her arm was ever broken. You wouldn’t even know it.


Mom and girls

May brought my first Mother’s Day as a mom of two. What a blessing. Two of them! And May also marked our fifth anniversary, though we didn’t get to celebrate until June. Late is better than never!


Baptism 33

And June brought family to town for a visit, which coincided nicely with Jacinta’s baptism.


Birthday 2

Veronica’s second birthday came along in July. She is growing up so fast! More and more beautiful every day.


Aug 8 2010 245

August was packed full of fun, including a trip to Wisconsin.


Rain 1

Fun weather blew in with September. At least, it was fun for some of us. I think there were a few people who ended up with some home repairs as a result, which is unfortunate, but Veronica did have a lot of fun playing in the rain.


Costume 2

With October came things that were fun, and some that were not so fun. And, of course, little girls in costume which can never go wrong.


Thanksgiving 9

In November the pace picked up, but Veronica reminded me of the important things. At least, important from the perspective of a two-year-old.


Christmas 4

And then it was December, time to pass a holiday tradition or two along to our kids.

Of course, they really were the best part of the year.


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Watching Veronica grow from this…


Aug 1 2010 230

…to this…


Dec 26 2010 227

…to this!


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And Jacinta, so little and squishy at first…


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…growing into this smiley baby…


Dec 16 2010 014

…and now this!


5 Months Sisters 1

No matter what the next year brings, I know it will be special because of them.


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They’ll continue to grow older and closer.


List 3

And I’ll just continue to grow older.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and here’s to a new year filled with blessings, fun…and, of course, food.


  1. What a pair of beautiful, angelic little girls! It's great to hear you had a fun and busy year and to see your family growing. I really liked "from this ... to this ... to this!" But next year I'm expecting to see Veronica juggling those oranges.