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2008- A Year in Photos...

2008 was a great year... Thought I'd relive it by looking back at some of my photos....

January:

I turned 30.  My wonderful husband gave me a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera as a wonderful surprise... I'd mentioned (once, briefly, and months earlier) wanting to get a fancy digital SLR when we eventually had children and he remembered!

While playing around with my new toy I snapped two of my favorite dog photos ever:

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February:

In February we took a trip to Las Vegas to visit Paul's brothers and our niece.   We spent most of the time either eating or playing....

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March

In March I was pregnant (but didn't know it yet!) and we started remodeling our kitchen.  The before picture is below.

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April

April was a big month.  I started a new job in the history department at Harvard after more than 7 years in my previous position.  That same week I found out I was pregnant and we thought we were due in early January.  We also finished up work on our kitchen.

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I also kept practicing with my camera and took some other shots that I love:

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May

In May I started this blog!  I also spent a lot of time scanning old family photographs and wrote one of my very favorite blog entries


Nana by you.


June

June held several surprises for us!  First we found out that I was actually a month farther along than I'd thought and that the baby was due in early December.  Then while I was still stunned by that news we found out we were having a little boy!

I also got my very first new car ever, a Pontiac Torrent which I just love!  Needed more room for baby and all his stuff!

We spent a lot of time in the back yard playing with the sprinkler as well!


First Ultrasound by you.

First Ultrasound- Boy Part by you.

New car by you.


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July

In July I was 20 weeks pregnant.  We went to Pennsylvania to visit my family for a weekend and Paul turned 36.  Paul also gave up his bachelor car and purchased a "family car"...   I cried when we said goodbye to the GTO and I'm sure if Paul wasn't such a toughy he would have cried too- and I know we both still miss it but I can't imagine having to put a carseat in the back!

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August

In August my mother came to visit and helped me paint the nursery and set up the crib that I slept in as a baby...   Paul and I were also obsessed with the Olympics (I was particularly obsessed with Michael Phelps- those abs!!) and watched sports history being made...

Ready to Paint... by you.

Nursery by you.

Changing area by you.


September

In September I was 30 weeks pregnant.  I did a lot more work on the nursery and made curtains and bedding.  Paul found out that he'd passed his licensing exam and is now officially a "Professional Land Surveyor"- the test is pretty serious- it involves a HUGE application, an interview, and then a full day of testing and it'a a big deal to pass... I also did a surprise mini-makeover of our full bathroom while Paul was in Vegas visiting his brothers...

Almost 30 Weeks! by you.

Blanket for Baby by you.

Crib Bumper by you.

Crib by you.

Curtain by you.

Full Bath by you.

October

October had two big events.  First was my baby shower in Pennsylvania where baby and I were completely spoiled by our friends and family... The second big event was our second wedding anniversary which we celebrated by staying in and exchanging gifts- I made a wall quilt for Paul and he gave me a video camera...

Emily's Baby Shower by you.

Emily's Baby Shower by you.

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Anniversary Wall Hanging by you.

Anniversary Wall Hanging by you.

November

November's exciting event was supposed to be getting new carpet but turned out to be the birth of Little Paul three weeks early!  We had a lot to be thankful for at Thanksgiving!

Living Room Carpet- AFTER by you.

Mommy by you.

Baby Paul by you.

In Hospital by you.

Sleeping on Mommy Day 2 by you.

Mommy and Paul by you.

Attack of the Killer Dachshund by you.

Daddy, Little Paul and Socks by you.

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December

December was spent adjusting to life with a baby and was full of visitors and holidays!  Grandpa and Nana came up from PA to help out when Daddy had to go back to work.  Mommy and Little Paul did a mini "photo shoot" and ended up with some pretty cute pictures, Auntie Sherien came to meet Little Paul, we had a big snow storm, and Christmas went from one day to five so that we could celebrate with everyone!

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December 5 "Photo Shoot" by you.

December 5 "Photo Shoot" by you.

December 5 "Photo Shoot" by you.


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12-14-2008 12-57-32 PM by you.

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PHEW!  I'm sure 2009 is going to be just as busy and full of wonderful and exciting events too!!

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