Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: July to December

The end of the year, the decade. I hope you all have had some time for feels good.

Here's a bit of the rest of 2009.

We visited Cannon Beach for the first time.

Our neighborhood is full of wild sweet peas in the summer. This was taken on one of many evening walks to our neighborhood ice cream parlor. We were accompanied this particular night by our French houseguest who stayed with us for a few weeks over the summer.

Making s'mores on our annual summer camping trip with another family. This year we went to Fort Ebey State Park.

Here we're heading out on a date night the day we returned from a vacation...a little time alone after a week of family time.



Every year the Blue Angels fly on Abbott's birthday - just for him, of course.

This year the boys had a combined birthday party at our neighborhood pool.

Kitchen windows, when my sister visited in August. The nights were so warm and long we sat outside every night until well after dark.



One last vacation before school started.

Our tomatoes produced famously.

First day of school. Cal started at Abbott's school this year in prekindergarten; Abbott entered second grade.

A special dinner at the Herbfarm celebrating a milestone birthday.



October was insanely busy with sports; both boys played overlapping soccer and hockey.

I noticed a neighbor's gingko tree for the first time, and then of course I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

This year we were able to spend the entire day of our anniversary together.



Alexi's mother and stepfather visited for a week. We enjoyed many meals with them out and at home - including Thanksgiving - and celebrated Alexi's birthday a few days before Thanksgiving.

Cal lost his first tooth - a total surprise - while eating soprasetta on Thanksgiving.



Abbott as narrator for the Christmas pageant at church.

vacation to the Methow Valley

Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve. Tonight there will be a blue moon (when there are two full moons in the same month the second one is called a blue moon). This occurs only every two and a half years; it occurs on New Years Eve approximately every twenty years. The next one will be in 2028.

Thank you for the time you spend here and for sharing your own inspiration. Wishing you a most happy and healthy 2010! I'm looking forward to our next year together.


Chai Ling said...

Alot of good times and things took place in 2009. My husband and I got married, all my siblings did well in school, and that includes discovered your blog by googled 'a dessert day' one evening.

Thank you for sharing all the moments and growing with us :)

I am hopeful twenty ten to be a bright and calm year!

Barbara said...

Words cannot describe your photos so I just sit and stare. Each one tells such a marvelous story.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, Lecia!

Jess said...

These photos are a joy to flip through.
Thanks for bringing us all into your family, Lecia.

Joyce said...

Happy New Year Lecia to you and your family! xo

Deidra said...

I remember the first time that I saw that photo of you and your husband...just you shoulders. It was a great image then, and it remains so. You are a fantastic photographer!

Happy New Year!

Erika said...

You had a very busy year! I enjoy your posts everyday. So simple and sweet - which is how life should be. Thank you and Happy New Year!

AM said...

Without being too specific, could you reveal in which part of Seattle you live? I lived in West Seattle previously, about a mile back from the water, overlooking Alki. So, I keep wondering where your vantage point is from your deck. Your photos are indeed beautiful.

Erin said...

Wonderful photos, as always. I love the one of you and your husband, shoulders touching...

Happy New Year!

Purple Flowers said...

As I've said many times, I love your photography of family and nature. It has a peacefulness and softness to it that makes me know the person behind the camera is a gentle soul.
Best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Ivy said...

Beautiful story telling photos. We use a Nikon D80 and a few lenses that I don't have near so can't tell you what they are.
I love taking photos and seeing if I was able to capture the scene I envisioned.
The s'mores, the tomatoes, the herbfarm barn, the gingko leaves.... all of it were great eye candy on this last day of the decade.
Thanks for sharing

nicola@which name? said...

beautiful beautiful year in photos, lecia. happy happy new year to you!

Jane Flanagan said...

Happy New Year, Lecia! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and all your wonderful, magical moments throughout 2009. I hope 2010 brings you much joy.


shari said...

such a good year! hope 2010 is equally as nice. cheers.

jenna @sweet fine day said...

happy new year lecia! Love the canon beach shot. I have my own special memories of that beach.

likeschocolate said...

Happy New Year!

Francesca said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your year in photos (are you not using flickr anymore?). I didn't know about the blue moon, it'll be a good year! Happy New Year Lecia to you all!

Fine Little Day said...

Reflection is good. Happy new year to you Lecia!

Elisabelle said...

Happy new year to you and those you care for!
War Wishes!

Vanessa said...

Looks like a great year. I hope the next is even better!

pve design said...

I love your reflections, they show so much gratitude and so much love.
Happy 2010!

V said...

I love the photos...simply beautiful:) Happy New Year

KPiep said...

A Very Happy New Year to you, too!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you all for reading, for your comments and your friendship. xo