Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 - Year End Review

Started the year off on a very sad note. My beautiful cousin, died on New Year's Eve. Today I am remembering the beauty of her smile.

Mason Tinsley Smith was born. What a blessing he is! Such a joy to be his aunt.

We decided to build a house! We had no idea what a roller coaster that would be...
Started marketing The Paper Nest. More than a hobby now, also a source of income. Yay for more income!
Pretty boring month. Spent most of it saving money for our house and trying not to kill any builders along the way.

Took a trip to South Carolina to visit the Grizzles. Always good to spend time with them.

Closed on our house. Home Sweet Home.Headed to The Ohio State University to watch my Sister graduate. Such a proud moment.

Spent the week of Independence Day hosting my parents and sister in our new home. Boy did I make them earn their keep! Yay for handy parents!
Celebrated 2 extremely happy years of marriage to the perfect man for me. I honestly don't know how I got so lucky.

Turned 27. Ouch.
Happy to have Mr. & Mrs. Grizzle for a visit. They helped me celebrate my birthday in style.

Spent most of the month watching the Tide dominate on the football field, hoping that it would last the rest of the season.

Welcomed Madisyn James Faucett into the world. Such a joy to have a niece!

Ben got another year older in Kentucky. The Tide brought him a W at the game that day and we both decided Lexington is a great town.November
Spent Thanksgiving in Ohio with my family. A truly great visit. I couldn't ask for a better family. They mean the world to me.
First Christmas in our new home. Enjoyed hosting 2 parties (CORE Group and Supper Club).
Enjoyed my first Christmas with the Grizzles. Had a great time with Steve & Anna and the boys and Bob & Elaine. I am blessed to have married into such a wonderful family.

2009 was a special year for Ben & I. These are just some of the blessings and events from this year. We praise God for all of them and look forward to another year to serve and honor Him.

1 comment:

Sylvia Grace said...

Great post! =) I hope 2010 brings even more blessings your way!