Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The month in review...

Confession time - I love those Year in Review shows at the end of each year.
Those "Top Countdowns" get me every time.

Fortunately, this is just a month in review. The month of December.

And I've paired it down from hundreds of photos to a handful.

Please tell me your house looks like this too, when you're putting up or taking down Christmas decorations. I just end up with stuff everywhere for a day!

We had a 2 year birthday party. I don't know what that dog was about. A relative insisted that it be put on the cake and it kept falling over and sinking in. Whatever.

He was pretty overwhelmed with it all.


The Girl had a Christmas program where she got to sing Silent Night in Japanese.

The Boy did everything he could to not pay attention.

Her teachers. Aren't they both beautiful?! And they're both perfectly sweet. I like them.

They got to sing their Japanese version of Silent Night in church as well.

We had another birthday. The Boy got a digital camera and he couldn't be more thrilled with it!

And he wanted to make sure I included this picture on my blog. Because he's 7.

Papa. He keeps my camera and computer running. He talks to me about shutter speeds, ISO's, gigs, kilobytes, and other things I don't understand.

We had our first real snow of the year and it was beautiful!! It needed tasted.

And then it needed blown at the camera.

And of course there needed to be a little Daddy snuggle time, with snowflakes on their shoulders.

It was a crazy month!
I was only able to answer about 1 out of every 4 emails so I'm sure there are people who don't care for me anymore. :(
In addition to the new computer, I have a new photo editing program and I'm still trying to figure it out.
I have no patience for learning new things!

I'm ready for a fresh new start to the new year.
I have happy upbeat new music playing, that should inspire me to start working out again.
And I'm in serious cleaning mode.
Destash! Declutter! YAY!!


Anonymous said...

Adorable pictures! Congrats on the new computer and new lens!


gina said...

Lovely pics!!

Funny captions.

And I am all about out with the old- in with the new and freshly organized right now!!!

Happy New Year!!

Rebekah said...

Yay for the new computer! I don't like how learning new things, like editing programs, slows me down, but once I learn them I always love them.

Glad to see you had a great Christmas.

memorybooksandmore said...

Love the pics (your kids are so cute) and the funny and sweet captions! Looks like you had a great (and busy) December!

Good luck with the decluttering and destashing...I've been working on that too! Something about the end of the year!

Oh and I too love the year in review stuff! Our newspaper once did one by the numbers (# of babies born etc etc) it was so cool, I totally saved and scrapbooked it:-)!

BTW thanks again for the help with getting my music up and running and for the comment:-)!

Hope you're having a great day!

The Stewart Stuff said...

What a great month in review! Cute snow pics, too! Happy New Year!

oriental banana said...

What darling pictures! The "Silent Night" sung in Japanese reminded me of 2nd grade, where we sang all of our C'mas program songs in different languages. I'm pretty sure our music teacher went over the meaning of each and every one of them with us, but I don't remember a thing :P It was fun, though!

Unknown said...

Yeah for a new year, and a fresh start!

The after-Christmas clutter at my house was intolerable! You are right... stuff just piles on stuff!

best wishes in 09!


Sylvia C.
PS- thanks again for your sweet comment!

CalvaryGirl said...

What sweet pictures! We used to write our own "Year in Review"'s on Christian Family Life, not sure if anyone is doing it now as I don't get by there much any more. I was thinking of doing one on my blog though. "2008 therapy" ;)
Wendy (morphius2 @ iV)
My Blog

Dana said...

I love your month in review. Such a beautiful family.

And, yes. My house looks like that after the holidays too. In fact, my house looks like that at this very moment.

Anonymous said...

What a super cute brood of bubbies you have!! The little one with the big brown eyes is going to be a real heart breaker!! :)

Happy New Year for tomorrow!

Sew Gracious said...

Welcome to the world of new computers & recycled pictures. I'm right there with ya, Sistah! I love my new machine, but have yet to get a tutorial on the new photo editing stuff with Sew Daddy {aka my computer guy}. Hopefully I can have pictures of my new items soon!

Love your month in review pics. Sounds like a wonderful December!

Happy New Year!

NONE said...

Great photos! You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year to you and the crew!!

nancygrayce said...

Great pictures! I want a photo editing program....scared I'm too dumb to use it though!

Anonymous said...

Aw! Such fun, festive, and cute pics!

And yes... my house looks like that for a day when setting up AND taking down :) doesn't everyones?

Unknown said...

great photo-review of December 2008! What a fun month!

MGF said...

It's been a long time coming for new pictures.

Love the review

nic said...

heheh...we eat snow 'round these here parts, too...or more like lick the flakes off our mittens and then cry about the mittens being wet. kids are so much fun.