Tuesday, December 30, 2008

a peek at 2008

This blog refers to a good idea on this blog -- taking a peek at 2008 through 10 favorite photos.

This was hard to do because sometimes an event has no favorite pictures, and sometimes the favorite pictures don't go to a specific event. Ok, if you're actually going to count, there are 11 photos. I had a hard time scaling down from 17. Roxanne says the before and after picture of the kitchen count as one. So there you go.

Out with the old.

In with the new.

We acquired a new member of the family.

A trip to Nashville for just Dave and I.

Our kids are now done with elementary school. They are all now in high school and college.

Lots of reasons for family to gather.

Hiking in the hills nearby.

A few crazy days on Catalina Island.

Going to cool events with friends.

Three generations of Hale men.

For the most part, we all just plain like each other.



Jules from "The Roost" said...

Thanks for joining the Party! Your pictures are great! Beautiful family. Happy New Year! :0)

amelia said...

Ha, I looked through mine to do a picture post of 2008, but I can't do just 10! I'm impressed you could condense it all. Love the family picture - you guys look great!

sulli said...

Your family picture is great! You look like such a fun family!

Happy New Year!

Tammy said...

WOW at the kitchen makeover...very nice! Enjoyed looking at your pictures. Happy New Year.

Lauri said...

Unfortunately, I don't take enough pictures to play along. I love yours though.

Cathy said...

I LOVE YOUR PICTURES! The kitchen is so FABULOUS, can you come work on mine, for free (heehee)?! I love your family portrait, it just looks so serene and I love your commment of "liking each other"! It was good to see you all, wish we had "chatted" more!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your new kitchen! How stinkin' cool! I also love the new member of your family and your John Deere mower : ). Mowers make me think of my super cool Daddy! Hope your New Year is happy and bright!

Debbie said...

What a great year! Your family picture is so nice, I love it. I loved spending time with you guys during the holidays, thanks for your friendship.

Lydia said...

Thanks for commenting over at my other blog (jacobjameswright.blogspot.com)!
You have some great pics...love the family photo at the end!!
Happy New Year!

Jen said...

What a great 2008! HS and college, eh? That seems like so far away for me but I know how quickly time flies. My baby girl turns 6 tomorrow! Have fun making memories in 2009!

CaliZona said...

Fabulously satisfying even though I am not in your extremely beautiful, photogenic family!

I want your kitchen.
I want the tractor even though I don't know why.
I already have a dog.

Happy New Year.

Megan said...

Will you guys come do my kitchen?
Loved your year in review. And I loved reading your comments from Christmas. How funny is that? I should have done that with my girls.
You guys look like you all really do have a great time together.