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Friday, January 1, 2010


And just like that, it's 2010.

Here's a quick glimpse of 2009, I love going back and looking at the year like this. It's crazy the things we forget about in such a short time or even the things we think seem ages ago when they were just three months earlier.

2009 wasn't such a bad year, as a matter of fact, it was pretty good.

January: We adjusted to being a family of six. E was dedicated. T turned double digits just about the time we had to sign H up for preschool. And Boppa returned from a very long sabbatical.

T's 10th birthday.

February: H was officially potty trained. I reminisced about my wedding planning while helping a friend with hers. I wrote to Caribou Coffee, and they didn't really care.

My littles. February 2009.

March: How could it be that E was 3 months old already? I wrote about being a mom and missing mine. My sister got married. M turned 8 and I turned 27. I admitted that being a blended family isn't always easy.

Playing in the snow. March 2009.
Smiley girl. March 2009.

April: E started rice cereal. J and I celebrated five years of wedded bliss. H turned 3.

H is 3. April 2009.

May: We took the littles to their first Twins game. T and M planned a party without parental consent. E's hair went flat and I wrote a letter to Jon and Kate Gosselin.

Craguns. May 2009.

July: H went to the dentist and E wore ponytails. I reflected on my middles and the relationship they share. J turned 36.

The Middles. July 2009.
August: I wrote about how I felt about our blended family and my email inbox went haywire. I unplugged. My friend Hayley got married.

Trying to get a picture of all four on the first day of school. September 2009.
Henry and I at the Apple Orchard. September 2009.

October: I felt out of my groove and didn't post nearly as much as I typically would. E started crawling and H turned 3 and a half.

November: I blogged every single day. Celebrated the month with Thankful Thursday. Was featured in the St. Paul paper. Had a whirlwind trip to Chicago.

T and E while out shopping. November 2009.

December: E got tubes and turned one. All in the same week. Remembered my mom after two years.
Miss E. on Christmas. December 2009.

Happy New Year! Here's to 2010....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a busy year you have had ! I have loved every moment of it, watching it all happen here on your blog.
Can't wait to start watching 2010 another exciting year with the P. family.

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

January 1, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

Samara -
What a terrific post and what a great way to reflect on your year! What a terrific year it was for you! Here's to an even better 2010!!
Debbie :)

January 1, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

Great pics! Looks like it was a busy, fun year!
Love you guys!

January 1, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

It was a busy year! So glad you shared it all, and that we can look back with you.

January 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the blog! In a one liner! Hahaha! Love it!


January 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Rodman Life said...

What a fun, busy, but great year it looks that you've had! Happy 2010 to you and your village!

January 2, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the look back in pics...Happy 2010!

January 4, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

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