2009: A Year In Photos.

It’s just about that time again. I’m doing this a few days early this year. Last year’s Year In Photos was posted on New Year’s Eve. This year however we will be driving up to Tennessee to spend a couple nights with some really good old Hawaii friends that we haven’t seen in a long time. So here it goes…

2009.

January.

we screened in one half of the breeze way so the dogs wouldn’t run away while we were on vacation.
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We flew to Arizona and were able to see the WHOLE family for Sasha’s wedding
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February.

Layla and I rode back to San Diego and hung out with Chae and Easton for a few days. While we were there Chae went to a school dance.
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I got to see the other half to my M&M, Michelle.
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And Layla turned 4 with a brand new pair of frog boots.
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When we got home Layla and Elizabeth started preschool together
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The best part of February…Rik retired and was flown out to live with us! Thank you www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com!
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March.

On March 1st it snowed. Not a TON but enough to make for some really excited kids! Especially Layla!
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I got suckered into taking a starter bag of Amish friendship bread. As GOOD as it was I don’t ever want that much in my house ever again.
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Layla and I went fishing hella early in the morning with Thomo and some of the other K9 guys and their families.
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And she got a big girl bike!
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Finally, I flew to Tucson again (this time with NO kid) to be in Callie’s wedding. Of course we couldn’t pass up a chance to go to Savers together to shop and laugh 🙂
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April.

April 1st was my best friend’s wedding 🙂 How cute are we with out straight hair 😛
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After getting back home to Alabama we spent the day in Florida with our neighbors on their boat. We pulled in somewhere for lunch and T took a shot of something really gross involving an oyster so I could take home the shot glass 🙂
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Layla started taking ballet
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And then she hunted for Easter eggs
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Finally, I got to experience the joy of drag racing in Alabama
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May.

In May Layla and I finally stopped to try the “Hawaiin” Shaved Ice stand in Dothan.
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She joined a tee ball team
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We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch enjoying thunder storms and coffee. Well I enjoyed the coffee anyway…
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And spent time with friends. I wonder if this is when she started becoming obsessed with yellow…
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June.

Layla practiced her golf swing
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I saw our backyard turtle again for 1 day
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April had one heck of a ride to Dothan which resulted in Preston becoming a big brother!
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Revo found a love for water
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I realized Florida is NOT Hawaii.
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We found a love for the splash park/pool on post
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July.

Thomas went to Warrant Officer school and I did a Week In The Life photo project which resulted in a LOT of pictures.
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Tee ball season ended and we celebrated with ice cream
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Preston had a birthday party that we went to
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And Thomas had a car wash that we went to
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Thomas also had a pass on his birthday so we got to meet him at the bowling alley
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August.

Thomas graduated and became a warrant officer
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A Wordless Wednesday blog post let the world know that Layla was going to be a Big Sister
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Layla started her first day of the school year at a new preschool ready to go in her “Hannah Montana” shoes
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We got to see the new bambino
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And we attended our first southern high school football game. It’s a lot more serious here than in Tucson!
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September.

This was a slow photo month. We drove up to Montgomery in the rain to go to the zoo…in the rain. It stopped eventually and turned out to be a fun trip
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Went to the beach for the 2nd time and had a much better experience. No green slime water!
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Went up to Montgomery for a drag race that was canceled. They played cars for a bit and then we stopped at Publix for sammiches on the way home.
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Layla’s school went on a field trip to a petting zoo
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October.

Went to the New Brockton Homecoming Parade with April and the kids
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Had blue birds checking out the box in the yard
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Put a BumpIt in Layla’s hair
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Joined Layla’s school for a field trip to the pumpkin patch
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Carved our pumpkins
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Took Princess Belle Trick or Treating with the Wilkins fam
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November.

In November we went to the National Peanut Festival
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Took a tour of Krispy Kreme
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We went fishing again and Layla and I caught a fish 🙂
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Worked on college classes
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Made crepes with friends
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And we jumped in leaf piles
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December.

In December we drove around and and counted wreaths on houses
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Layla had her first ballet performance
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Drove home from Dothan and realized Enterprise was having ugly weather while Dothan was nice
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Went to see Layla as an angel at her school’s Christmas Program
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Did the 12 Days Of Christmas in photos
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And had a great Christmas with our little family and some great friends as well as a million new toys 🙂
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And that is it! 2009. A lot has happened this year and so much different from last year. Can’t wait to do it all again next December! Also, starting January 1, 2010 I am starting the Project 365 again. A photo a day to document 2010. I have started up a new blog just for that at GirlMeetsCam365. I will still be posting every day things here as well. That is just so I can keep those photos in their own special place. Thank you all for hangin in there with me this year!

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