Thursday, December 31, 2009

the year in review ~ 2009

Can it really be soon? December 31st is a good time to pause...and look back on the road just travelled. The journey had it's highs and they all do...but as the year comes to an end...I am grateful for the many blessings of 2009.

January began with far as the eye could my corner of the world. We had major flooding in the Fraser Valley...the view above was that off my front porch.

In February we enjoyed a little family time at the hot pools of Harrison Resort...always a treat!

March saw a major fire just down the road...on a Saturday afternoon. When all was said and done...the barn was gone.

In April we enjoyed a family cruise in the Caribbean...seventeen of us in all. We may just do it again one was a good time!

May ~ the valley in bloom.

June ~ school ended for the summer with Emme & Spencer's class enjoying a hayride on the farm.

July ~ Baerg family reunion at Clayburn, BC.

We spent the first week of August touring Vancouver Island...from Victoria in the south to the most northerly point.

September 11, 2009 found us at the summit of Grouse Mountain in Vancouver...celebrating hubby's 60th birthday. It was a mountain-top experience!

In October we travelled to Palm Springs...where we were joined by some of our family for a week of fun in the sun.

But of course we were home by November 6th...when we welcomed our new grandson, Micah, into the family.

And then it was December...and Christmas...and with that the year was about to end once more.

But wait...there is one more event that needs to be recognized before we turn the page. Ryder Landon was born on December 31, 2005 and that calls for a celebration!

Poor Ryder picked an unfortunate date on which to be it seems most difficult to fit in one more big event over the holidays. But we know how to have a good time on New Year's Eve...and so we will join him for a bit of a family party this evening. He is such a caring and thoughtful is a delight to call him my grandson!

Wishing each of blogging friends...a very Happy New Year!


  1. Well here I am . .the first commenter as I am beginning my new years eves festivites early. ..very early. By midnight tonight I'll be hanging over the couch snoring.
    Your year in review is wonderful. The pictures are bright and cheerful and it reminded me again why I love your blog.
    Till tomorrow then .. have a happy new year.

  2. As I scrolled down through each one of your beautiful and informative pictures, I was reminded of my many moments spent here at your blog. Oh, how I enjoy each of them. Your family picture is so special! It reminds me again of what a gift our families are to us. Thank you for opening up your heart and home life to this blogging world. The blessings are ours because of it.

    I want to wish you and your family a joy filled New Year! And, Happy Birthday to dear Micah!

  3. Love your year in review! Wow that was quite the sight having your land covered in water like that. Yikes! A very Happy Birthday to Ryder and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  4. My husband took the day off so I just showed him your lovely family Judy! What a wonderful year you had! I hope that 2010 will bring you and your family more blessings, good health and happiness!

    Happy birthday to Ryder!

  5. What a joy to see your year in I know just how much I've missed, but I.will.catch.up. Such a wonderful family photo...truly beautiful and you and Elmer are so blessed and your family is so blessed to have you both.

    Love the collage of Ryder through the years and what a cool idea. It's a pretty amazing tribute to be called a "caring and thoughtful" child. What a delight he is! (And his expressions still crack me up!)

    May you enjoy 2010 in a big way! (You folks always know how to seize the moment.)

  6. Isn't that about as quick as it went? A review like that makes you want to peek into the next year, wondering what mysteries it holds... and it's always good to know that God knows and goes before us. Blessings on you for 2010.

  7. What a wonderful way to capture last years events. Many milestones and I hope that in the New Year you will have many more happy milestones and loads of health to your whole family.

  8. What memorable highlights of 2009. You had a wonderful year!!!
    May 2010 be as blessed!!
    Happy New Year, Judy!!!

  9. Happy New Year Judy. It has been a great year of blogging and getting to know you and yours through this interesting new way of community.

    I look forward to seeing what the New Year brings our way.


  10. Happy, happy new year!
    Looks like you've had a pretty good 2009 according to your year in review. Congrats on the new grand child!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful pictures and uplifting blogging in the coming year.


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