Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 in Pictures

I've seen this on a bunch of blogs and thought it would be a good way to chronicle the high points of 2008 in pictures.

December 2007Ok, so this didn't happen in 2008, but it changed our family forever.
Read the shirt!

I was so sick the first part of the year that I didn't take many pictures. I literally found one handful of January pictures on flickr.

We had her birthday party in January since we had a big snowstorm come through the weekend we were supposed to have her party in December.
Birthday girl

We found out we were having twins in January. Suddenly, we went from comfortable with the thought of having another baby to complete shock and panic at having two.
What are we going to do now!?!?

This is the ONLY picture I found on flickr taken in February!

Again, the only March picture I found on flickr! I was so sick those couple months I spent the majority of my time on the couch or in the bathroom.

The day of my "big" ultrasound, Abby was supposed to go to a friend's, but she got sick at Target. She threw up in the seasonal section, in the ultrasound room, and again in her carseat a couple blocks from home. I was still pretty sick at the time, so there was no way I could clean it up. We ended up buying her a booster seat instead since she was ready for it anyway, and Damon was to clean the carseat for when we needed it for the babies. Yeah. That never happened.
New Booster Seat

That was the day we found out we'd have a house full of GIRLS!

I was finally able to pull myself out of the bathroom by May. Only to be too big and uncomfortable to enjoy being pregnant.
25 Weeks

One of my all-time favorite Abby pictures.
Stop and smell the flowers

Happy Father's Day!


The last belly shot I took. This was 2 weeks before they were born (35 weeks).

This was definitely the biggest month of the year for us. Our babies were born the 5th.
They're here!



Our girls

Abby's first school picture
Abby's first school picture

Daddy & Cora

Getting chubby already

Cora's first documented smile
Cora smiling

Emma's first documented smile
Emma and Cora

Both girls rolled over from front to back for the first time. Cora still hasn't rolled since!

One of my all-time most popular pictures.

Abby can now write her own name.
Abby can write her own name.

The babies tried solids for the first time the beginning of the month.


We had a great Christmas!
I love her face here

Her "smile pretty" face

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!


Heather said...

I'm still having trouble believing how much Abby has grown up in the past year! Yea! for writing her name! She's so very expressive with the faces she makes; I can only imagine how much she makes you laugh at home. I hope you guys had a great New Years!

Tereza said...

Such precious children and what an eventful year!

rachael said...

oh my gosh, i love the picture from august of your 3 little ones! happy new year!

Mandy said...

Looks like you had a busy year. I imagine this next one is only going to be busier. Have fun. :-)

Meghan Justice said...

Hi! You don't know me, but I am a friend of Niki Layman's ( I came across your blog by looking at her blog roll on the side of her blog. I just wanted to comment and tell you that you have such adorable girls! Is photography your hobby? You take some great pictures! If you don't mind, I would love to put your blog on my blog roll on my blog. I would love to see some more of your pictures. (I hope you don't think I am some crazy person! lol) My blog is Please, feel free to check it out. I don't post as often as I would like, but I do what you can! I hope you have a great weekend. :)

Meghan Justice

Jess said...

Just wanted to tell you that your girls are absolutely gorgeous! And I totally wish I had your picture-taking capabilities!! ;) I hope you have a happy and healthy 2009!