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Friday, January 01, 2010

January 1, 2010

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You didn't really think that I would leave you hanging on the first day of 2010, right? How could I not post after so many of you came out and introduced yourself yesterday and today. Today I am thankful for getting to know who some of you are now!! I am so excited to hear that several people are doing a 365 project this year. I look forward to following along on your journeys. I still plan on posting a lot in 2010. And as I said, I hope to take pictures everyday - usually of the girls, but not always since that is part of what made last year so difficult.

On the first day of 2010, we got up at 8 and ate pancakes, I spent a lot of time gathering up our stuff which is all over my parents house, Annie and I took a nap, I had my first session of the year with a truly darling 6 month old baby, we ate dinner at Purple Cow with my parents, and Lucy exchanged a Leapster game that she got two copies of - and much to our surprise, it was buy one get one free day, so she ended up getting two new games. Lucky year for her so far!! :)

I don't know if you have ever seen the toy in the pictures today, but it has been a huge hit at Lee Lee's house this year. It is this plastic roller coaster and all four grandkids have loved it so much. Our dear friend Mandy (Happy, happy birthday to you!!) has one so I knew Lucy liked it, but Annie was all over it, too.

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She keeps her eyes closed the whole way down. So cute.
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My big pumpkin decided she didn't need to nap today and I am not kidding, she was out about 2 seconds after her head hit the pillow. And I took this picture because she has resisted covers until about 4 days ago. She never wanted anything on her other than her own blankees. Now she wants under the big comforter and she really snuggles in. I love it. I went in to check on her and she was all bundled in the down comforter.

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Last night I did go to a friend, Kathy's, house because they just moved in and I wanted to see their new home. Plus, I had canvases of her beautiful family to give her. I ended up hanging out with them and ringing in the new year with Kathy and her family. Justin had to leave on Wednesday and work yesterday, so I was on my own. When I got home, Lucy was awake in her bed. She was being so precious and just smiling at me when I walked in. I told her Happy New Year and said how wonderful of a year we were going to have. She hugged me tight and told me that she loved me. It really was the perfect start to the year. I hope you have all had a wonderful January 1st, 2010 and I hope that God blesses us all in this new year.

35 comments:

Mom said...

First???! LeeLee

Mom said...

PS Are these girls cute or what?? Happy New Year To one and all. Dada, believe it or not, the car is packed and I think everyone is ready to come see you! I shall miss everyone terribly. Love and kisses, LeeLee

foureverlove said...

oh so cute!! i love how much fun you have with your kiddos....such an important part of parenting, right? cheers to a fabulus 2010!

Ohtobebeautiful said...

That rollercoaster is great! May be an idea on what to get my daughter for her birthday ;)

Happy New Year!

Laurie Fab said...

I was SO happy to see a post tonight. Every night, for the past 365 days, I've crawled into bed and read about your beautiful family (its my favorite wind down time). I just love that you're so close with your sisters & Momma, what great examples for your girls.
You are such a wonderful person and its been so awesome to watch your babies grow this year.
Congrats on your project! Happy New Year, you are truly blessed.

Sherri said...

I cannot tell you how impressed I am that you posted every day of 2009! WOW. How sweet is Lucy and her covers. Gracie is a big snuggler and has to have a blanket for us when she sits in my lap.

jacqueline said...

i was so cheesy when i saw that you posted tonight. thank you kelly! the girls look wonderful! love the little roller coaster...and love the picture of your precious sleeping. have a great night.

Kelly and Brent said...

Thanks for posting today -- I just love reading about you and your family. Your girls always make me smile!

Love the rollercoaster toy...where can I find one of those? My oldest would be in heaven!

Hope you have a wonderful 2010!!!

Beth said...

Whew! One last check before I went to bed and you had posted. Now I can sleep. :)
Very cute pictures. Happy New Year!!

Ki said...

Whew...I feel like I can let out a huge sigh of relief!!!I was so worried that you weren't going to post....I'm so used to my bedtime routine, which always ends with reading your blog post of the day..Always, even if I don't always post.....so I was getting really sad but THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING!! THIS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR!!! :)
p.s. LeeLee I'm glad that you got to be the first for the first post of the new year!!

Mer (Lulu's Mommy) said...

Love photos

KrisJ said...

Super fun pics! Thanks for posting!!

Lynn said...

oh my gosh I just got SO excited to see you posted-Thank you! The pure joy you captured on the girls' faces tonight is awesome and that toy looks incredible, I wish I was a kid again!! Someone else pointed out how great it is to have a positive blog to read and I completely agree. your thankfulness and the way you show your deep love for your family in your daily posts really stand out in a world full of negativity.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the past year. I found your blog while researching adoption quite awhile ago and I while I wasn't able to adopt from Vietnam due to the closure I love to read about your beautiful family. You are an inspiration.

Melissa in California

Melissa said...

Aw yay! A new post :)

I was so glad to see a new one tonight! Those pictures of Annie are so precious!!

Well said Kelly, I do hope God blesses us this year!
That being said, I'm gonna try a 365 this year! Let's see if I can do it! I want to remember all this years blessings!

Candace said...

Yay! I have to say it put a smile on my face to see that you had posted today. : ) I had been thinking about doing a 365 project, but knowing how tough it would be was on the fence. But I just completed my first post so I guess now I am committed! Thanks for the inspiration!

My daughter would love that rollercoaster...those pictures are adorable! Looks like so much fun!!

mimi lam said...

Happy New Year, may the NY brings in more joy, love, lucks, peace,and good health to your loved ones, I did not want to comment yesterday,(#138, uh...)and be responsible for crashing your PC due to fan commenters overload. Love the Foursome pictures yesterday, Annie is almost big enough to be one of the gang, and the rollercoaster pictures indicates the NY will be full of excitement, exhilarating energy.

Shawna said...

Great pics today Kel. I must admit, I was a bit nervous coming to your page and not seeing a post tonight!!

Becca-Joy said...

Im SOOOO glad to see you posted again :)
I have too been a "silent" follower-- for YEARS now. I have enjoyed knowing that every night when i go through my blogs that Yours will always have one ;). i plan on getting started on a 365 day project... but we will see how it turns out haha!

Shelly said...

I had to check your blog tonight.... after all, it's habit, now, and I really didn't think you would post because you didn't HAVE to! Too funny! The rollercoaster looks like a blast.... it's breaking them in for the big rides... they will have no fear!

Dawn said...

Yay...what a pleasant surprise to wake up to this morning!!!! I knew you just couldn't make all of us readers go "cold turkey"!!! Great pics

Mom2J&I said...

hey Kelly. I had to share this post of our roller coaster @ my Mom's (GanGan's) house. Lee Lee will need to upgrade soon! :)
http://mommy2ji.blogspot.com/2009/11/roller-coaster-gangans-house.html

Norah said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year....love your blog,all the way from Ontario Canada! Your pictures are beautiful and your story of your family is truly heartwarming. I wish you all the best for 2010.

Nicki said...

Yay! So glad you posted yesterday :) We have that coaster too and love it! I wish we had room for it inside since it is a pain to keep clean outside.

Love today's cutie pictures! Here's to a really awesome and much less difficult 2010!

Erin said...

Yippee - so glad to see you posted for the new year!! What a cute picture of Annie - looks like she's having a blast!

Katia Andrea said...

I can't believe I found your website a year ago. I just kept coming back :) I love your positive outlook on life and the amazing pictures you take. We will miss your daily postings but congrats for accomplishing such a huge task.
-Katia

MOM 2 MY 4 GUYS said...

hello my name is kendra and i have been reading your blog for over a year when you went to get annie i have loved reading your blog and watching your girls grow thank you so much for shareing with us i was so happy to see that you had posted i was sad to think we would not get to read what was going on every day i hope that you post alot so we can keep reading i have come to love you and your family
if you ever make it out so so cal i would love to have you take pictures of my family i have 5 boys i hope you have a great year
hugs kendra

Heather said...

I opened your Blog so cautiously tonight...preparing to not see a new post and there was this great one! It made my day! Yay! I am so excited to see more photos--of your girls and other subjects...your eye is fantastic.

raisingpate said...

Happy clap! Thanks for the unexpected post. Happy New Year to you and your very sweet family. And, most of all, thank you for blessing our family with your photography talent and your Mommy insights!

MKH said...

thanks so much for the post!! I was definately going to check in to see! the girls look so happy-as usual!!!

The Hines Family said...

Those pictures are precious! I love Annie's face on the roller coaster toy! I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and am excited about continuing to follow in 2010! :-)

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed following your blog this past year. Your girls are just thriving and beautiful! You deserve a lot of credit for being a great mom. Good luck with your photography this year - I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

Liz from CT

Jeanne-ming said...

I am falling off my chair with amazment. Your photography is amazing, the girls adorable. That you love them so much to make a daily record like this is inspiring. What an inheritance!

lookingforgeorge said...

We have one of those roller coasters, too (only ours is the old, all gray track one), and they are GREAT toys! Now if I could only get the awsome pictures of my kids on our like you did of your kids on theirs . . .