Yes, it is the 6th day of 2009 and I haven't even finished my "Greatest Hits" of 2008 posts. Such seems to be my schedule these days. Therefore, today, you will be getting a mega post to finish out "Greatest Hits" volumes 3, 4, 5, and 6. Then I will comfortably be able to launch into the adventure that will be 2009.
Greatest Hits of 2008, Volume 3
Volume 3, is kind of a combo of two events from the year, and I have actually already written about them previously.
Click here to read about my son, the rock star, as he competed in his first triathlon.
Click here to read about the first 5K run for both my son and me. We have since run in two more. He continues to beat me in every race, but at least both of us have improved our time with each race and have managed to cross the finish line running. I am looking forward to seeing what we (especially my son) can accomplish this year.
Greatest Hits of 2008, Volume 4
Every year for Labor Day weekend we travel to my cousin's lake house in Monticello Indiana. It is a highlight of the summer to be sure.
Here is a picture of me wakeboarding last year. We didn't bother with pictures this year, as it would have looked exactly the same.
My son on the other hand, seems to have mastered surfing behind the boat.
As you may be able to guess from this picture of Mr. New Diva's spectacular bruise (the picture doesn't really to it justice...it was quite something), he shares my wakeboarding prowess. Although to be fair, he was actually doing really well, almost jumping from wake to wake, etc. (o.k. so he might be a tad better than me) until he got into a tussle with the rope and the rope won. Suffice it to say, the kids in the boat heard enough "F Bombs" to last them a lifetime.
Three little monkeys climbing up a pole. Luckily, no little monkeys fell off.
A truly wonderful time with family, laughter and memories. We are blessed!
Greatest Hits of 2008, Volume 5
First day of all day Kindergarten.
First day of 5th grade at a new school.
Both handled this big day with grace and confidence. I am a proud mommy.
Greatest Hits of 2008, Volume 6
In early November we celebrated the marriage of my husband's brother. We traveled to sunny Florida on a whirlwind weekend celebrating love and family. My daughter was the flower girl, my son was the ring bearer, and my husband was the best man. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish them many years of happiness, health, and joy toghether.
Whew! It was a year packed with many happy moments, and maybe a rollercoaster or two. It reminds me of how truly thankful I should be and am when I look back at how blessed my life really is. I am looking forward to another exciting and wonderful adventure in 2009, and I wish the same to all of you! Happy New Year!