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…



we screened in one half of the breeze way so the dogs wouldn’t run away while we were on vacation.

We flew to Arizona and were able to see the WHOLE family for Sasha’s wedding


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.

I got to see the other half to my M&M, Michelle.
BFF <3

And Layla turned 4 with a brand new pair of frog boots.

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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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.

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 🙂


April 1st was my best friend’s wedding 🙂 How cute are we with out straight hair 😛

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
My Little Dancer

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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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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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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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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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

And we attended our first southern high school football game. It’s a lot more serious here than in Tucson!
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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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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
Guess What??

Took Princess Belle Trick or Treating with the Wilkins fam
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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
Wednesday Night Fun

Made crepes with friends
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And we jumped in leaf piles
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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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