I've Survived Another Year

Here's a trivia question: why do we eat pork on New Year's?

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? I am still having a hard time with the fact that the millenium was 8 years ago. Life just keeps moving on, doesn't it? And yet, if I could, I wouldn't ever go back. I have few regrets, I love the life I have lived, and I look forward to the future.

Here is a picture show of our year in review. Since I was silly enough to stay up (with the kids) until well after midnight, I'm running on low energy and even lower brain cells today. Enjoy!

Josh's pine derby car for the Boy Scout race.


Easter is always fun. But weirdly, it's also a hard time of year to get all the kids together at once to color eggs. We've learned to roll with whoever is here at the time. You snooze, you lose, Becky.


You'll never guess what we got to tour this spring.


Becky and Tommy in the big show world. (And me, along for the ride.)


There's nothing like a pool in the summertime. Especially at our house.


The boys discovered the joys of gardening. This was quickly followed by the horrors of weeding and snapping beans.


Becky and Josh have shown pigs at the fair for two years now.


The boys love playing outside in the dirt. Go figure.


You can't forget the great 80's party.


The Halloween Gang


The kids portrait session for the holiday cards.


Happy New Year, everyone!

18 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love all the pics but the holiday one is awesome!

Hallie

Maria said...

Happy New Year! I loved your pictures, especially that family photo at the end! We still have to make our car for the pine derby race, just another thing to add to my to do list! Hope to see a lot of you in the New Year!

Melissa said...

Wow, youguys have an unlucky streak with pools!
The last picture of your kids is beautiful.
Happy New Year!

Bia said...

Felice Anno Nuovo (Happy New Year) to you, Karen, and your family. I enjoyed the photos...you have a lovely family. God bless.

Deanne said...

What a neat way to recap your year! Great idea and fun too!

Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

Kellan said...

Your children are so beautiful, Karen! That was a great review of 2007. Happy New Year and I hope it is the best ever! Kellan

utmomof5 said...

Looks like a fun year!! Thanks for the tag on random things about me!! It is fun to try and come up with stuff about yourself. Happy New Year

Christina

Rising Rainbow said...

That's no rocking pony pulling that cart, that's a real live miniature horse! Pretty cool. Looks like you had an awesome year.

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting, Rising Rainbow! Actually, Tommy is a registered UK Shetland. He's the cutest little thing we've owned.

Zoe said...

looks like a great year!!! glad you clarified that pic was an 80's party!

KIDZMAMA said...

Thanks for sharing the year in pictures. It looks like you had some great adventures. I hope 2008 is just as exciting. Happy New Year!

Deb in OPKS said...

Did you change your template or is my compute just loading funny?

The holiday portrait is great.

Janell said...

An attempt to rationalize a reason for eatting pork on New Years Day that is based only on a few random facts. You have Pennsylvania Dutch (or perhaps German) heritage, and somewhere along the the way someone's parent didn't like sauerkraut. The exact reason for pork is probably because pigs are bigger than chickens and smaller than cows. . .

It looks like your family has had a very busy year!

Karen said...

Deb - I changed my template. Christmas is gone so it's time for a change. I do that often.

Janell - welcome to my blog! I guess I worded that oddly. Why is it a tradition to eat pork on New Year's? (And could you mean that not everyone does this?!) It's because a pig cannot look back (it's neck won't turn).

Deb in OPKS said...

I like it. Just wanted to make sure my lack of sleep wasn't playing tricks on me!

Michelle said...

the pictures were such a fun year in review! Happy New Year!

Shellie said...

Loved the pictures! I like the lighter background too!

Cecily R said...

Love your picture review!! What a great idea and what a smartie pants you are!!