Sunday, January 3, 2010

Looking Back at 2009; A Memorable Year

It came and went at lightening speed.
It was a tough year for our economy - a year of change in the White House - a year of loss for hundreds in our military.
For my family and myself, it was a year of blessings and changes.
I was reflecting on 2009 today... and thought I would do a little recap of this significant year.
((click on the blue underlined words to read more about each of them))

Ry Guy Was Born
My sister and her husband gave me my first nephew.  An adorable, loving, bundle of joy that brings so much happiness to our family.  Ryan Michael was born April 29th, 2009 - a day I will never forget!

TL and I got Married.
September 5th, 2009.  The most memorable day of my life... our wedding.  I married my best friend, my other half, the sweetest guy I have ever known.  The best decision i've ever made.  With the wedding came a beautiful rehearsal dinner on September 4th.

The wedding.

The rehearsal dinner!

My Dad Retired
2009 brought the end of an era.  My dad retired from the fire department after nearly 40 years of service. It's been an adjustment for our family... and the community!

TL and my dad on one of his last shifts

I traveled 
California, US, Europe

New York City with TL in April

Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland & London on our honeymoon adventure for the month of September

We spent many weekends at his mom's house in Carmel, CA

Took our engagement pictures and several trips to our second home: San Francisco

Spent 10 days with my dad and sister, Juju, in Florida wakeboarding... and at Disney World!

Vegas with the girls for my Bachelorette party!

Los Angeles for a weekend with the girls.

I was showered with love
My incredible sisters threw me a special "shoe themed" shower and my sweet MIL threw me a tea party shower at the St. Regis is San Francisco.

My mom, sisters and I at the fabulous shoe shower.

My mom and MIL at the St. Regis Tea Party shower.

Got A New Job
I went from one television station in Sacramento to another... a big and exciting transition to full time.

2010 made me a wife, an auntie, a sister in law, daughter in law, and a better person.  I learned so much this year.  I am so thankful for the adventure 2009 was.  I feel so blessed.

Looking back through my blog, I wrote about it all.
2009 was also the year I got more involved in blogging and met so many wonderful people... thank you for hanging in there and enjoying the ride with me!


Unknown said...

Oh wow, what an amazing year for you!!!! Very exciting :)

I can't wait to see what happens this year!! xo

Shannon Dew said...

What a great year! Wishing you a FAB 2010!

Miss Jody said...

Your a wonderful person *

I'm so happy for you and your wonderful 2009!
You did- you had alot going on girl!
Here's to another great year for you.
Maybe a baby?????????????

Scrappy Girl said...

Looks like it was a great year! Hope your 2010 is a great adventure!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

What an amazing year you had!!! I love the engagement picture the best! Ok, all the pictures are awesome! Happy 2010!

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

Yay for weddings in 09!! It was a great year to get married.

You had a fab year!! Hope you have an even better 10.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful and exciting year! Hope 2010 brings lots of blessings to you as well!

Lindsay said...

2009 was a great year for you! i hope 2010 is just as awesome- i can't wait to read all about it!

d.a.r. said...

What an amazing year!! I hope 2010 is just as good!

Lori said...

What a wonderful post Tracy for a year of wonderful memories. I am so glad I found you through dear sweet Simone and look forward to sharing 2010 with you through our blogs! Cheers to another great year.

Nicole Marie said...

oh i had forgotten you guys went to nyc! wishing you guys another wonderful year with lots of traveling :)

m. said...

What a fantastic year! I hope 2010 brings just as many blessings and memorable events for you, TL, and your family. :)

Brittany said...

What a fabulous year you had! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Jen said...

What a beautiful post. Here's to 2010! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds like 2009 was a great year! Here's to hoping 2010 is just as grand!

Sierra said...

So glad that this was such an amazing year for you! Here's to many more years to come!

Kristen said...

2009 was no doubt an incredible year for you and your family... somehow, here's hoping 2010 is even more incredible for you!!
Can't wait to travel along with you on your journey this year!!

Jax said...

Great post, girlie! So many wonderful things and some great changes. :) The engagement photo in San Fran-WOW! I need to go back and look at some of those b/c I think that was before I was a loyal follower! :) Cheers to a great year ahead all the way from Tulsa! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

2009 really was your year!! So many exciting things! And I love that wedding picture of you guys! I love a long veil!

Jocelyn said...

oh goodness, I just about died when I saw your gorgeous wedding photo! This was a huge year for you, I am glad that it was a good one, I hope that 2010 is even better, although, it sounds like it will be pretty tough to beat :)



Natasha said...

such a fantastic year you had--by the way, i LOVE the shoe-themed shower... what a great idea!! and i'm in love with san fran and napa-we went last year and i can't wait to go back!!

Sarah Mina said...

Looks like you had a great year in 2009--love all your pics! Best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Anonymous said...

What a year!! I know 2009 will always hold a special place in your heart!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Wow, you really packed a lot of great things into last year!

Happy new year,

paddle to shore said...

Looks like 2009 was an incredible year for you. Love all the pictures:)

Annie said...

what a fabulous year you have had hun!!
best wishes for 2010! happy year to you!!