Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top Ten Moments of 2009

As 2009 winds down - I thought I'd share my top ten moments of the year in no particular order.

1. I became an Aunt! Caroline was born - I adore Maggie's baby as my own. She's absolutely stunning!

2. Jade quit his job to open Hammond & Reid Land Surveying Ltd. - very exciting!

3. Jade & I celebrated 5 years of marriage! I believe every year should be celebrated as a commitment to each other & a bigger year of love!

4. Aubrie started preschool - I can't believe she's this big already!

5. Abbie got married - so I have another fabulous brother! He's 6'4" so I look tiny by him. I try to stand by him a lot! ha ha!

6. A big decision was made - my sisters & I jumped into the junking business with Ethel Edith. We can't wait for 2010 so you can see what we're made of!

7. Everett has started potty training - on his own free will! I wish this said Everett IS potty trained, but it's a start! He's a stubborn boy!

8. We got the Internet & a new laptop. This may seem stupid, but our computer was from 2001. We haven't had the Internet at home since Aubrie was a baby 4 years ago! So it's a big step for us!

9. I sold my old 1976 Ford Torino on EBay. When I was 16 in 1998 my Dad bought me the sweet ride above for $1,000. I cried first - then I made purple fur seat covers & stuck glow in the dark stars on the ceiling. This year we said goodbye & I sold it on eBay to a guy in the UK for $2000. He even paid to ship it across the ocean on a ship! It was truly mind blowing and exciting! It's going to be some pimping ride for the Brits to enjoy!
FYI - I just got an update from the buyers that they are Starsky & Hutch painting it this spring - woot woot!

10. I started this blog & I think people are liking it! I even heard around my small town of 5,000 that some of you are hiding behind your monitors reading this! So leave me a note & say hi - I'll be thrilled - really I will!


  1. I never understand why people read forever and never comment...other people's thoughts on what you're writing is one of the best parts!!!! That is so cool about the car! And have fun in Nashville!

  2. As my husband would say..."Now THATS a car!" My parents thought they were being tricky by giving me a HUGE van that could seat like 15 people. Thought I would be to embarrassed to drive it. Little did they know I LOVED being able to haul all my friends and the whole stinkin' football team around in that big 'ol thing! ;o) I think cars like this are so much more fun when you are 16 than a brand new little convertible...although I would have loved one of those, too! Can you believe 2009 is over? I am really hoping to go in a new direction 2010 so lets hope my plan works! Happy New Year to you! And its never too early to start planning email me! ;o) ~mary~

  3. That's a great list! I can't wait for my youngest to be potty trained. Then it will be the first time in 13 years that we haven't had to buy diapers!! Woo hoo!!
    I followed your link from Funky Junk Interiors to answer your question about Photo Bucket. I started using photo bucket so that I could have large photos on my blog. I hate the little tiny picures you get when you upload then through Blogger. You can also use Photo Bucket to edit and add fun things to your photos. I've been using Photo Bucket for over a year now, and I love it!
    Hope you have a great day, and Happy New Year!! Beth. :)

  4. i just love that picture of Caroline! so sweet:O)
    You've had an exciting year, lady!
    We had our 5 year anniversary too, makes me feel old.
    So excited for Jade's (and your) new adventure with surveying!
    i've been meaning to ask you what you do... for work i mean, other than Ethel Edith and blogging and being a great momma. i feel like you've said you work somewhere during the days...

  5. Thanks Beth for the advice - as a newbie to blogging I need it all!

  6. I can't wait to here about your junk business. That top pic is adorable!! (I guess it's bad that I put junk ahead of a baby...)

  7. Annie-
    Sounds like a great year!
    I am so glad I found your blog... and very excited to see how the junkin' biz goes for you!
    Good luck and best wishes for 2010.

    ...and about those townie lurkers...I have them too.... come out of hiding and tell Annie 'hi'. :)


  8. do you make your name all cute at the bottom of your blog. i've been to impatient to figure it out. ps..zac and I are considering sledding on the dam tonight and considering taking your babes if you think its ok.

  9. That sounds like a fabulous year to me! I would agree that Caroline was the highlight of my year as well :)

  10. i'm glad my baby is the highlight of the year. :) thanks everyone, we think she's beautiful too. 2009 was a great year, 2010 has a hard one to beat. but disney is going to be AWESOME!


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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