This has been such a fun year of blogging! I'm so thankful for my readers and each and every lovely comment from you all. Weather you comment on the actual blog post, on my face book post, or email me. I read every single comment and they bring a smile to my face to know someone is actually reading my little blog. I try to keep up with all that is going on around here, and post it within the week. I have slacked a bit a few times. That just means we are having a ton of fun. The only way I keep up when things get busy is by making a list on post it notes of posts I have to blog about or post pictures of. There has been many a nights when I am up until 12 or 1 in the morning blogging away. It is harder to blog during the day when you have a 2 year old by your side. I have never been a diary or journal person, so I am surprised I have kept up with blogging for the past few years. I enjoy it A LOT. It is my escape and is very relaxing to me (when I don't have to upload 50 pictures that is, lol. That takes FOREVER!!) I enjoy sharing our daily adventures with friends and family and I love being able to look back at it all if I ever wanted to. There is no way this mommy brain will remember all of those details! I also enjoy reading all my favorite blogs out there in blog land. It is truly become one of my favorite hobbies. I secretly enjoy when Madison is napping or down for the night and I get to catch up on my reading. So thank you for joining me and being a part of our little blog world. I looking forward to sharing 2011 with all of you!
I thought it would be fun to look back at our adventures from each month of 2010. Lets take a look at some of the highlights from this past year.
(Just click on the topics in BLUE and it will take you right to the blog post if you'd like to read more about it.) If you are a family member that gets my blog emails, you might have to click on my actual blog to be able to click and view it properly.
Discovering Jewel's Cherry Pie Recipe.
We took on our biggest project EVER! We ripped out and retiled the entry way and kitchen. We actually did this over Christmas last year, but I just got around to posting it in January.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I won a beautiful necklace from Lisa Leonard.
This is the one I picked.
Madison's first snowman.
PART 1- Pictures
PART 2- Videos
I discovered chalk board paint.
JR got braces
Madison turned 1 1/2
Happy Birthday to ME!!
Beautiful roses from the hubs.
Valentines Day photo shoot
MacAlister Family Visits!
We saw Wicked
JR even got a makeover. You will have to click to see that one again.
Madison and I went to see the Easter Bunny.
JR had a Birthday!
JR made a bird feeder.
Grandpa Nolan Visits
I made a curtain for the first time.
Master Bath Reno
Madison's First Circus
Happy Mothers Day!
JR's golfing workday
Maine Vacation to see Family over Memorial Day Weekend.
Fun at Fort Drum
Summer Fun and JR made Madison a picnic table.
Together 10 years
Happy Daddy Day JR!
Bench and Front Door makeover
Zoo day with friends
JR made Madison a book shelf
We had family pictures done and Madison's 2 yr pictures
Favorite Target deal EVER!
Won another blog giveaway!
Jen from Jenny From the Blog made Madison's 2 year Bday announcements. LOVE them!! I highly recommend checking out here esty shop!
We could learn a lot from crayons.
Some are sharp,
some are pretty,
some are dull,
while others are bright,
...some have weird names,
but they all have learned to live together in the same box.
CSN Stores wanted me to do a review and gave us some freebies.
Made some homemade salsa with tomatoes from the garden
JR'S brother Matt, siter Nikkie, BIL Dan, neice Maria, and nephew Conner visits.
Kings Island Adventure
JR and Dan install our new backdoor.
JR and family visit their old Kentucky home.
Madison, Will, and Connor's 2nd Bithday. Nemo Party!
Waterpad and Playground Fun
JR and Matthew go to The Football Hall of Fame.
Carriage Hill Farm
Madison got a Big Girl Bed.
Dragons Game with Friends.
Steve Baptized JR
Dan visits on his way back home from training.
Labor Day weekend roadtrip to visit family in New York.
Fun with Grammie
My mom came for a visit and we had a ton of fun.
We went to the farm.
Did our First 5K together.
My mom watched Madison while JR and I went to a friends wedding. Congrats Ashley and Micheal!
We went to a local Metro Park.
Had fun at the playground.
Did some reading.
and went to the Country Living Fair.
We met Nikkie, Dan, Maria, and Conner at Niagra Falls.
Part 3- videos
Part 4- Fort Niagra
Halloween Photo Shoot
Madison used the Potty for the First Time
Play Group Halloween Party
Myrna's Pumpkin Dip.
Saw President Bush
Went to Chicago
I made an advent calendar.
Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Cookies.
Madison's first time bowling.
Popovers- Click for Recipe.
Started Our Elf Tradition
Madison LOVES Gymnastics class
Ginger Had Her Nails Done
Christmas Photo Shoot
Madison Visits Santa
This was such a wonderful year. I hope 2011 will be even better!
Happy New Year!