Monday, December 01, 2008

A Look Back at '08

Road trip with Janelle and Ella


Carousel at Memorial City Mall


Melissa's wedding day


The day after - Jackson's second birthday


Jackson and Ella's party at Pump It Up


Janelle and Ella, me and Jacks, Sunni and Ava


Heath, Curtis, and Xavier at our last date night


Jackson enjoying the sprinkler in our new backyard.


Our family at Joe T. Garcia's on one of our visits back to North Texas


Jackson and Curtis at the Hill Country Hyatt in San Antonio


Some of my favorite women on earth, celebrating Christine's 30th birthday.
Me, Michelle, Fay, Christine, Courtney, Nat, and Kay (Corey, where are you?)


Michelle, Christine, Kay and me


Galveston


Potty training


A baby girl on the way


Hayride at the pumpkin patch


Batman


Welcoming Baby Judah Altic.


Jackson's first time to hold a newborn. Big brother Jayk says, "Been there, done that, got the t-shirt."


Pops, Aunt Mary, Cousin Ben, and my daddy on Thanksgiving


Me and Pops


Jackson riding a jaguar statue and shooting at mommy with a garden hose attachment. Thanks Cousin Ben!

25 comments:

Janelle and Ella said...

I am smiling from ear to ear looking at all those fun pictures!! '08 was one of the best years of my life, minus one of my favorite families moving away. I am SO thankful the Lord has blessed us with MANY amazing times together even living in two different cities!

R said...

good times! love me a good pictoral retrospective! :0)

Kelly said...

Love the year in pictures.

Know what I would love even more..... a really good belly shot! Because looking at your face and hair - you look non-pregnant!

SaraMelene said...

What a fun post!
Jackson looks A LOT like his Daddy in that last picture. Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

What great pictures! Ya'll are the most precious family ever!!!

Ashton said...

thank you for sharing. family...friends
Alli

Tonya said...

Looks like you've had a busy and super fun year! I love the one of Jackson sitting in your yard w/the sprinkler...hilarious!

bethany said...

How neat! What a year you've had...I like the idea of the year in review via pictures. I am a picture nut like you so think that I am going to steal your idea...you'll have to take a look at my blog and see what my year has been like!
PS. Jackson is getting soooo big!

Fran said...

What awesome pictures Amanda. its crazy to look back over pix and see just how much you've done and how far you've come. I can't wait to see new baby girl. She will be the icing on the already delicious cake.

Hugs,
Fran

Darlene R. said...

I am diggin' that potty training picture! That's great! Jackson might feel differently in about 10 years, but for now---too cute!
I looks like you had a great year. Thanks for sharing it!

Allison said...

You and Mel look so much alike in that wedding picture. I had to do a double take. Jackson is truly the most handsome little boy I've ever seen. I love those blue eyes and dark hair.

Cheri-Beri said...

Wow. I guess I've been following your blog longer than I thought I had. I remember all of the pictures that have previously been posted. And I guess I do remember your post last year about peace. I still carry bits of that blog with me this year. Christmas so far has truly been peaceful. Even if my back did hurt from all the decorating!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I LOVE the potty training picture!

Stephanie said...

What sweet pictures! You have such a beautiful family!

Jen said...

What a wonderful year ya'll had! You are all just beyond adorable.... that Jackson is cute enough to snuggle! :) Hope you're feeling well..

Terri_in_Alabama said...

Great pix Amanda!

Marla Taviano said...

Happy 2008 to you!!

Vicki Courtney said...

What a great idea for a post! I'm totally hijacking the idea.

Your family is precious, you are precious, and I can't wait to meet your pink and precious bundle!

Oh, and I'm loving the pics of Jackson w/ those darling little girls. All of my close friends had boys when I had Paige and we always imagined they would date someday. Alas, they are more like siblings now at 18 and very protective of one another. Fun times ahead, sweet Amanda!

Erica said...

So crazy.I just stumled onto some friends' blogs, and they linked me back to you. Melanie and Christie. Do you all go to church together? I know Melanie and Brian go to 1st...Brian was actually in our wedding. He and my husband have been friends since 5th grade. Anyway, it is a small world. Talk to you soon.

Lindsee said...

This was a great idea! I can't believe it's almost time for 2009. Crazy! I feel like I might need to steal this idea from you...2008 was a big year!

Sounds (and looks like) y'all had a great Thanksgiving!

AND, a wonderful year!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Little Momma, these pics are fabulous! You had a blessed year!:) They are funny! You're dad is just precious, and that little baby is CUTE!

Love,

katiegfromtennessee

Shelly said...

The batman one gets me! just love it

Audrey and Company said...

I love the all the pictures. So fun!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

It looks like your family has had a wonderful year! What a great idea.

kari said...

what a fun recap! love it.