December 31, 2009

little irish: 2009 review in posts


A toddler greeting 2009. I can't believe she was that little just one year ago.

We became a family with spectacled children with two out of three requiring glasses.

Our home of seven years went on the market for sale as we had outgrown it.


Shared my not-so-loving love affair with ladybugs.


And struggled.

Headed to Strawberry land and continues to get the most hits on this very post than anything else.

Wrapped the month up with a pinewood derby champ.


Petite Artiste turns three and visits the dentist the first time.

Sold the house.

Lost our beloved Angus with a heavy heart.


Found house number one.


House sale #1 falls through...back to square one.

Miss Divine gets hits by a baseball.

Bestie flies from Michigan to visit.

Our long time family pet, Frieda, teaches us lessons in love and heartbreak.


Miss Divine turns six in true fancy style and then graduates from pre-k.

Cooked up some cute honeybuns.

And, earned a yellow belt in tae kwon do.


Mr. Hawthorne ran a half marathon.

Celebrated the fourth of july with family.

Did some hiking.

Made lemonade and beat the heat wave.


Miss Divine enjoyed horse camp.

I run a 5k.

Our beautiful boy turned eight with a science party.

Mr. Hawthorne and I celebrate 11 years.

Rounding summer up with bowling, the beach and a dog show.


We successfully deliver one kindergartner and one second grader to the local elementary school.

I quietly turn 35. Shhhh, I still don't think people know. (wink, wink)

Our house was so nice, we sold it twice.

A week of firsts for our last.

Healed a big hole in our hearts with Franklin and Mavis. Yes, you are allowed to call us crazy.

And, we wait to exhale.


Took a trip the farm.

10 months later, we finally move.

Carved pumpkins and went trick or treating.


El Fuego tested out his acting chops.

The girls dance in the Nutcracker.

Played a game of pinball.

Thanksgiving and Christmas tree hunting was had.

Learned Mr. Hawthorne was a closet ice skater.


I took a trip to Michigan.

Celebrated Christmas to round out the year.

Wishing you a brave new year filled with fabulous, happy memories.

December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve

Hope your holiday was magical and exciting and perfectly lovely!

December 16, 2009

I have a friend and she lives in Roseville Michigan. Last weekend I flew out to see her. She took me to Greenfield Village and Canterbury Village which I loved. But mostly I just loved being with her and laughing about silly things and drinking Tim Horton's coffee.