Thursday, December 31, 2009

The BEST and WORST of 2009!!

Wholly Guacamole!! WHERE did the time go??

I had a lot of fun compiling this year's BEST and WORST!! It was a very sweet and great reminder of all of our blessings! I am STUMPED that Barnum and Bailey have grown so much!! Especially compared to last year's BEST and WORST post!!

In keeping with tradition, I will begin with the WORST of what we endured this year! Mainly on the medical side but Praise the Lord it wasn't much!

Barnum's Doggy Door entry gone bad!

Barnum's Broken Collarbone!!

Bailey's Oral Surgery! (If you think your child has teeth problems...CONTACT ME!! My babies start going to the dentist the second I see their teeth under the surface! Upon discovering Barnum's difficulties, I lost LOTS and LOTS of sleep and shed MANY, MANY tears. I was confiding to my sister in law who replied, "If you are going to get this upset over some baby teeth, you have a LONG 18 years ahead of you." She was SOOOOO right!! Seriously, I've been me!!

Bailey's SECOND surgery!! PE Tube placement. Clearly, he enjoys the effects of anesthesia.

Barnum's Adenoid & Tonsillectomy which involved complications and a 3 night, 4 day hospital stay!! SOOOO NOT FUN! However, he is now doing VERY well! His moderate hearing loss and sleep apnea are MARKEDLY improved!! NO REGRETS!!

Poor little Boo was on constant O2!

Lastly, Bailey losing the fight with a cupcake in the back seat!

Now entering the BEST of 2009! We had an incredible year!

A Buzz and Woody for EVERYONE! (Currently, however, One Buzz has had a wing amputated, the other is missing all of his stickers and an arm, one Woody is a bilateral foot amputee and hand amputee and the other is missing his Sheriff's badge. The Strong Man constantly assures Barnum and Bailey that these toys can still live a full life.)

Our 1st garden! It was a GARDEN OF PLENTY too!! We are looking forward to next year's!!
Mommy and Barnum's last minute SUPER, SURPRISE TRIP to SIX FLAGS in DALLAS!! We got to have an A-W-E-S-O-M-E time with our cousins!

Summer fun in the fountains!

A FIRST, second, third and so on and so forth Trip to THE MOVIES!! Taking your munchkin to the movies is the MOSTESS FUN EVER!!! It is seriously one of my favorite things!!

Bailey being CAPTAIN of the SHIP!


Fun at the Museum!! Where are you Children's Museum?? We MISS YOU!!

Welcoming the UNBELIEVABLE blessing of Family to town!! We gained another Aunt and Uncle, three cousins and GRANDPARENTS!!

Reeling 'em in!! I kid you not, we went through FOUR fishing poles. Papa, we need new sturdy fishing poles!! And YOU and GRAMMY to come fish with us!!

The Summer of Gobbles. (Barnum's words, not mine!)

The Bearded Lady was the lucky recipient of a last minute ticket to U2!! It totally ROCKED!! And I mean ROCKED!!! From this point forth, I will never miss them when they come to town!!

A New Church for Mother's Day Out!! It is going great and we are SUPER Thankful for our LOVING teachers!!

Horseback riding lessons on Lilly!!

Free junk food at Fall Festivals!

Turning FOUR! Where did my baby go??


Turning TWO! Seriously!! Where did my BABY GO???

Loving Powdered Donuts when you turn TWO!!

Lastly, these two gentlemen, The Strong Man and I would like to wish you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

2010, We're Ready for you!!
BTW, how will we be abbreviating 2010? 10? 010? Get back to me on that!!


  1. Fun "tradition" post! What a year, huh?! Seeing your U2 picture made me realize I never sent you the U2 pics from my camera...I'm such a bad friend, so sorry. And on the year thing, I've wondered the same thing, I'm just going with "20" "10"

  2. Love the 2009 recap! What an eventful year it has been for all of you.

  3. Thanks for sharing your year--the good and the bad--with us! Seeing you and your boys was definitely one of the "bests" of my year. :) Here's to a great '10. :)