Monday, January 5, 2009

Shine in 2009!

Happy 2009!!

Rob and I were engaged on New Year's Eve eight years ago. I had just moved into a teeny tiny apartment and we had spent the entire day moving and CLEANING. The previous renter stated the apartment was in mint condition...maybe a mint that had fallen on the ground, been trampled and stuck to the bottom of one's shoe, but certainly not the mint we had envisioned! At the end of the day, in my finest sweats, hair stuck to my face and dirt from head to toe, Rob asked me to be his wife. I am certain I was the picture of loveliness:) At least he thought so. We were married the following August.

It is a happy memory and so we have always stuck close to home for New Years. In the past few years, we have hosted my folks for dinner. The girls chose to wear their shiny dresses (Hannah says they are the New Year dresses!) and the movie of choice was Kit Kittredge. The girls put on a puppet show (entertainment:) and I made some pretty amazing lobster tails (if I do say so myself).

We do not make resolutions; but, we do count the blessings in our lives. Though not a bad year, 2008 was a weird year and we are prayerful for increased blessings in 2009. One of the best New Year's celebrations we have ever had, we feel it is a good start to the promise of the next 360 days.

The photos are painfully out of focus, I was cooking and cleaning up and shooting as I went about my business, so they are certainly not the finest specimens, but the subject matter is pretty great:)


Anonymous said...

Happy New year. congrats on all the year with your Rob! Love the princesses crowned!

Anonymous said...

oops I meant to say YEARS with Rob!

ADELE said...

I think the pictures are absolutely wonderful! I love all of them! How neat that yall were engaged on New Years Eve. The girls looks beautiful in their dresses and the lobster tails sound delicious!!
Happy New YEar!
Mal has her owl pj's on tonight that you sent her.

DiJo said...

Happy New Year! Jeff and I were engaged 10 years ago on New Year's Eve!!!!!

Many blessings to you in 2009!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy New Year....staying home does look like the perfect way to ring in the new year! The girls look so cute in the shiny dresses!!


Kate said...

The pictures say it all my friend. I am glad you had a wonderful New Years...and the shiny dresses rock!!

What a fun stroll down memory lane to remember such a wonderful day as your engagement. Thanks for sharing that!!

Happy New Year!!


Linette said...

I love these pictures Heather! Happy New Year to you my friend. :)

mommy24treasures said...

oh I know what you mean about 2008, I am believing and praying for 2009 to be a wonderful year as well.
The girls are beautiful whether perfect photos or not:)
I loved your post below about Santa too, I just have not had time to say so.

Kristy said...

Happy New Year and Happy Engagement Anniversary!!! Have a blessed week.

Love and blessings, Kristy

3 Peanuts said...

Happy New Year friend! Sounds like a PERFECT celebration!!!

I hope this year is slower for me so I have more time to catch up with friends who mean a lot to me , like you:)


Beverly said...

what sweet princesses.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Gasp! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lobster tails! YUMMMMMMM.....May you have a wonderful year with all of your family blessings.

Anonymous said...

Checking in! BTW I think the first photo is a TREASURE!!

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Love the pix! :)
And we were blessed to start out 2009 by spending a little time with you!

And congrats to Em on her "new jewel". It's the first thing Gabrielle told me this morning when she woke up! (before she even said "good morning"!)

Love you!

Shelly and Family said...

Happy New Year 2009! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time...ringing in the new year!

prechrswife said...

Happy New Year! (even if I am a little late--things are finally slowing down around here)


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