One of my favorite things to do around this time is to talk through the last year and list the major events that we can remember from each month. We've been doing that as a family over the last few days. This year, we thought we'd share our list with you. If you've been reading our blog all year, then you'll be able to remember right along with us. If not, then this will give you a little glimpse into what 2008 has been like for us. It's been a great one!
(Hint: You can click on the words in yellow to see the original blog post about each event, or click on the name of the month to see all the posts from that month.)
January started off with a bang, as we finished up a wonderful visit to the states for Christmas and New Year's. We had a blast catching up with lots of friends and family members, eating way too much of the foods we can't get here, and making countless trips to Wal-Mart.
March was a month full of activity. The first milestone was getting a car. After two-plus years of riding in taxis, a brand new car was an incredible blessing. It still is!
The second highlight was Easter. We had a great day
with lots of wonderful friends.
August was another quiet month. We stayed inside in the air conditioning as much as possible, and I celebrated my 29th birthday. We also looked forward to Mimi & Papaw's visit coming up at the beginning of September.
In September, we welcomed Mimi & Papaw back to Africa and took yet another beach vacation, this time to a different destination. The kids enjoyed their week of being spoiled, and Jason and I enjoyed the beautiful snorkeling!
October was Big News Month, as we learned that we would be welcoming a new ArabMusician into our family next summer. We had fun surprising our parents with the big news, not to mention watching Lee Anna's reaction.
And that brings us to December. It's been a fun-filled, joy-filled, memory-filled month of celebrating the most wonderful gift we've ever been given. Click on the word December above or just scroll down to see the many posts from this month.
Thanks for joining us on this walk down memory lane. We're so grateful to be able to share our journey with all of you, and we're looking forward to the adventures we'll be able to share in 2009.
Happy New Year!