Hey everyone! I feel like it's been forever since I've posted! Probably because it has. I hope you are all doing well! I am glad to be back. (And no baby news yet to report...though I am 1-2 cm. dilated, so that's something!)
Isn't it funny that we blog about our houses, our craft projects, and our thrift store finds, but when I sit down to reflect on the year that has passed, it's my family that comes to mind? The year 2008 has been full of fun discoveries for me, blogging being among the greatest. But here are a few of the snapshots and milestones from this year that really make my life meaningful.
Our daughter Nina started the year as an adorable half baby/half toddler...here is a photo from Valentine's Day to prove she used to sit still.
My sister and I started our small business, Mildred Lane, selling collectibles and hand painted gifts in a local Denver shop. Mildred Lane is the name of the street where we grew up. (And for my 100th post, coming up this Friday, look for a fun giveaway that involves some of our merchandise!)
In the spring, my sister and her husband moved out of the rental apartment below and into their first house, a mile from where we live in suburban Denver.
In May, with the start of baseball season and our trip to watch the Cincinnati Reds play, we found out we were pregnant! Seems so long ago now...
Nina turned two in August and had a rockin' birthday party in the garage. It was supposed to be a water party in our backyard but the 50 degree temperatures forced us inside!
As the fall "rolled" around, my belly started to get a little "roly-poly" too! Here we are at a petting zoo at our neighborhood fall festival.
And as 2008 closes, I look at Nina and realize that (sadly) she is an independent little girl these days. We even moved her into a big girl bed over the holidays (more on that later this week). I can barely glimpse the baby anymore...just in time to welcome her little brother or sister in 4 weeks or so. (Or hopefully less!)
I am so looking forward to sharing more of our lives with you in 2009. Thanks for making 2008 so much fun!