Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye to 2009... Hello 2010!

Happy New Year!! 

I hope that all of you had a good time last night ringing in the New Year!  I had a quiet evening at home mostly alone, but did enjoy a yummy fish fry at our friends house.  I left my husband and son there to play poker and they returned home in time to watch the ball drop with me and to give my first kisses of the New Year!  I love the men in my life!!  :-)

I love it when a New Year starts because it is such a great time for reflection and projection all at the same time!  It is fun to reflect on all the things that have happened in the past year.  But it is even more exciting to think of all the things yet to come!  I am projecting a wonderful 2010 with goals to improve on myself personally in many ways, and also to continue to work on my time management so I can be sure to include all the fun things in my life.  My bucket really does overflow!  Mostly that is a good thing, but sometimes I need to keep the spillage from creating messes in my life!! And is and will probably always be my challenge in life!

I would like to take a moment to share some pictures from 2009 with you!  (Nothing crafty so you can stop here if you want to!!)


In January we had new kitchen cabinets put in!


In February we enjoyed camping with friends and family.  (My daughters Michelle and Leah are in the center)


We celebrated Tom's 44th birthday camping and kayaking on the Homossassa River in March


In April we enjoyed boating on the lake at my BFF Tiffani's home.


May was very busy as we celebrated Leah's Graduation from the University of Florida...


Mother's Day with my mom, sister and my kids in the back row and...


Ricky getting his blue belt in Karate!


In June we celebrated Father's Day...


Tiffany's High School Graduation and...



we adopted the newest member of our family, Tasha!!


For the fourth of July Tom roasted a pig....


and we enjoyed celebrating with our family and friends!


In August I had fun at CHA meeting the SCS crew...




the PaperTrey ink girls...


and the Unity Crew!!


And in August we welcomed my great niece Ava Rae into the world too!!

I have nothing to show for September!  :-(



But in October, Tasha celebrated her first Halloween!!


And my girls took me to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour for my birthday!


On Thanksgiving we celebrated my sister Michelle marrying her man Claude!


And December brought the joys of Christmas!! Here is my son Ricky...


My girls, Michelle, Leah and Tiffany...


and my step son Thomas and his GF Jessica with Tasha in the background!


So here is to a fabulous chance to start a new year fresh and rejuvenated!! I look forward to a year of personal growth, good health and happiness and hope that you will stick with me to share in that and all the crafty creations I come up with year!! 

Happy New Year! And may your bucket be overflowing with great memories from 2009 and wonderful plans for the New Year!

8 comments:

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Happy New Year's kelly! what a fun recap!! the pics are wonderful. That was fun!

Eva said...

Happy New Year Kelly, this was such a fun post and I so enjoyed looking at your pictures. May all your dreams come true! Hugs, Eva

Sherry Campbell said...

Looks like 2009 was awesome for you- I hope 2010 is just as good and EVEN BETTER!! Happy New Year!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Nicole said...

Happy 2010 to you, too! I am so glad that we get to keep designing together at WD! I will miss SheetLoad, but am glad we are dragging Alicia with us! HEEHEE!!

thanks for sharing your 2009 highlights! IF I find time I might do this same thing! HUGS, Nicole

the whimsical butterfly said...

What a wonderful collage of pics and memories! LOVE that we connected in 09 and hope to meet you in 10! Are you going to CHA?

mulberry station said...

Such a fun post. Thanks for sharing. I looks like you had a wonderful year..I hope this new year will be filled with joy for you and yours too.

Korin said...

Awesome pics, Kelly! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane with you and seeing a glimpse into your very blessed life :). May 2010 be full of even more blessings and wonderful memories!

Hugs,
Korin

Thanh said...

What a great year you had, Kelly! All the best for 2010!