Monthly Archives: January 2010

High Hopes for 2010

Twenty-ten.  Really?  Two thousand and ten.  It really doesn’t seem like it’s been ten years since the whole Y2K thing…

Anyway, what better way to start of my blog year than with a disgusting (but funny) kid story.

Lydia had gone to the bathroom, and I heard the usual battle cry: I need help wiiiiiiiiiiping.

As I bent over to help her wipe, I noticed 4 brown spots on the wall.

Disgusted, I asked: Did you get poop on the wall?

Pointing to the biggest spot:  Not that one.  Carter did dat one.

Annoyed, I called Carter into the bathroom, and after some hemming and hawing I found out that all those spots were indeed his.  And they were from several days ago.  Awesome.

Me to Carter: So did you at least wash your hands after you smeared poop all over the wall?

Carter, with his head cocked slightly to the side as if to say, “well, idiot, let me explain”:  Um…no.  Because then I didn’t have any poop left on my fingers.

So my New Years Resolution?  Make sure our walls stay poop-free and all hands get washed no matter how un-dirty they may appear.

A little behind, as usual.

Ok, so in the last few days I’ve seen list after list after list.  I promised a few weeks ago that I’d do a summary of 2009, which is really more for me than for you anyway.  Because I tend to forget what happened if I don’t go back and review it.

By now most people have sent out their annual “what we did this year” Christmas card or posted a review of 2009 on their blog and have now moved on to “let’s forget 2009; it’s 2010 now”.  But in true Bridget fashion, I’m running just a little bit behind so I’m going to take the cheater’s route.


January 2009:
We adjusted to being a family of 5.

Carter turned 4 years old.

February 2009:
Asa smiled for the very first time.

Lydia asked to do a photo shoot and I got the best pictures evah.

We went to the absolutely most amazing wedding ever
(and they let me take pictures)!

March 2009:
It snowed in Georgia!
(That’s a big deal for us rednecks!)
(And I got to wear my 2002 official USA Olympic beret,
which was ironically made in Canada.)
(Shuddup…you know you’re jealous!)

April 2009:
We all matched for Easter.
I know, I know.
The only excuse I have is that we’re from the South.
And that’s how we roll…

May 2009:
I photographed a beautiful wedding for friends.
(Hi, James & Alaina!  We miss you!)

We went to the beach with Marshall’s family and saw a rehabilitated turtle re-introduced into the sea(and I got lots of pictures of Carter with “lost boy hair“, which I simultaneously love and hate).

And I took my favorite picture ever of Asa.

June 2009:
We bought a new car for Marshall, and Marsh and my mom had a surprise birthday party for me & I got to wear a crown!

July 2009:
I went to BlogHer and fell in love with Chicago.

But I missed my silly peeps at home.

August 2009:
Lydia turned 3.

September 2009:
Carter started all day school and Lydia started 3 day a week preschool.

We went back to the beach with my family.

And I *thought* Asa was going to get some teeth.
(I was wrong.)

October 2009:
I started Project 365.

I went to see some of my besties from growing up.

November 2009:
We went to Disney World!!!

December 2009:
Santa, Caroling, Birthday, Christmas.