Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 year in review

2010 has been an incredibly blessed, full, amazing year.  I mean, we went from this:

To this:

So yeah.  It's been a literally life-changing year.

I can't even begin to sum up this year in single post -- this whole blog just barely begins to scratch the surface!  But we'll continue the tradition from last year, and pick just one photo from each month in an attempt to pull this year's blog book to a close.  :)


The birth of our beautiful baby boy!


Learning how to be parents, and loving every trepidatious, sleep-deprived, wonderful minute of it.


At six weeks old, Joshua went on his very first road trip!  Many sweet moments with his great-grandparents and grandparents, but this is one of my favorites.


Joshua got taken to his first Easter sunrise service and baptism.  I'm afraid he wasn't terribly impressed; but at least he looked good!


Mama got a new camera (that handles low-light photography much better).  And Joshua continued to charm all the ladies at both of our grad student small groups!


The annual staff fun night to celebrate the end of the school year!  (OK, so Joshua may not be IN this photo, but I was wearing him in our front carrier when I took it, so, um, he helped?)


A trip to North Carolina, where Joshua taught Uncle Eric his trademark skydiving move.


A road trip to Poughkeepsie, where we crossed the pedestrian Walkway Over the Hudson, which you can see parts of in this photo of Joshua's beautiful, beautiful eyes.  :)


Joshua's first experience of the beach, on the beginning-of-the-year beach retreat at Ocean City, NJ.


Cutest tiger ever!


Loving on my parents' silverware at Thanksgiving dinner down in NC.


Filled with Christmas glee at Grandma and Grandpa's -- walking and everything!


Like I said, this is necessarily only the tiniest of samplings of this incredibly full year... I just checked our SmugMug, and we have 5283 photos uploaded for 2010!  (Which is actually fewer than for 2009, but I think that's because we *only* went to six weddings this year...)

We have so much to be thankful for this year.  And we're so looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2011!  Wishing all of you a wonderful new year!


Amanda said...

Sounds like you guys had a great year! :)

Michele said...

You were a beautiful pregnant lady! Joshua is so adorable and has grown so much! Can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you!

kimthgr8 said...

Michelle already put exactly what I was going to say You were such a cute pregnant lady! Your kiddo is so stinking cute.

Heather said...

LOVE that close-up of Joshua's eyes. Wow! Happy New Year to you & your family! Can't wait to see all your beautiful pics with the newest addition to your lens arsenal!

Jen O. said...

What a busy year! Love that August pic - Joshua has beautiful eyes.

Thanks for your blog help!

Spruce Lee said...

the tiger outfit!!! hahahaha

Amy F.W. said...

ACK!!!! MAN I miss the pregnant photos in the nursery!!!! Awesome trip down "memory lane", thanks for sharing!!