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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008... the year in review...

Cindy at "My Romantic Home" is hosting a "Year in Review" party, so I've decided to attend. This is my first year blogging from French Lique and I've enjoyed sharing Ricky's and my little escapades. I've decided to pick one photo from each month for my year in review... which is not quite a year yet... but hey... who's counting.... right? If you'd like to look back with me and read the accompanying post, just click on the name of the month, and you will be transported in time.

A year in review... right here in French Lique...
In May, I introduced French Lique to the world... well... the blogger world anyway...

In June, we adopted Roxy (left) and Pepper (black poodle) from a local no kill shelter. Pepper went to our youngest daughter in Dallas. Roxy is ours and we love her. They cost a little more than anticipated once we had everything done... but they were well worth the expense. Precious (right) loves them, especially Roxy, her new sister!


In July, some smuck broke in to our home to steal our new TV, but thanks to the heroics of my brother-in-law, Ernie... they only got away with my jewelry... All of my jewelry... I was sad, but God said, "it was just stuff"... and I felt better... still miss wearing some of those pieces though!


In August we celebrated my LOVE of Brussels Sprouts! I like blogging about eating food... not cooking it... just eating it!


In September, Ricky finally finished restoring the old lawn tractor he purchased on eBay. The same tractor that created the December road trip!


In October, the debates were at the top of my list... my confusion list... I didn't like either one of these guys! I was so glad when the elections were over!

In November, there was so much going on! I got very prolific in my postings and put up nearly one post per day. My favorite... when I finally began my home office declutter project. To start; the desk. I've begun to "reclutter" now... I think there's a New Year's Resolution here somewhere!

The first part of December, we had snow in south Texas!
But the very best part of December this year, was that I got to see my sister the week of Christmas... thanks once again to that darn lawn tractor!

A short walk down Memory Lane, my first year posting from French Lique...
PS... you're invited back for the first Wordless Wednesday celebration next week!

17 comments:

Hallie said...

Oh my--this my first visit to your blog and when I saw the pic of the AC lawn mower I stopped fast. We had a mower like that for years. It ran like a top all the time we were living on a small farm. I mowed our 2 acre pasture w/ it!! It was kind of sad when it finally quit and we passed it on to an uncle who loves to putter w/ things. Now he is working on it, maybe it will be running again.

The Muse said...

HEy...brussel sprouts! YEAh~! I love them
(and i am so with you on the cooking versus the eating) LOL

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Hallie - I hope you linked to the post about the restoration. There are before and after pics there. I have an amazing hubby... a perfectionist. Thanks for stopping by!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I really enjoyed reading about your year...Your little Roxy is soooo cute...I love what you said on my blog about your one pink room...thet really made me smile....I think we all need a place we can express ourself...My Hubby is great...he just goes with the flow..I am lucky....see you later...
Happy Holidays...
mo :-)

Penny said...

I found your year in review post via the links from My romantics homes.
Lovely blog~

The dogs are adorable. SO glad that you saved them.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Thanks for sharing your photos...cute puppies!! Have a wonderful New Year!
Debi

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That was great! Thanks for sharing! I love brussel sprouts too and now I'm really craving some! Have a wonderful New Year!!!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Cindy - if you were here, we'd go out to the winter garden and pick you a fresh bunch... uh... stalk!

Donna Marie said...

What a great year you had! You got a sweet new doggie! You discovered brussel sprouts (YUMMY) and you got to see your sister!!!! :)

Thank you for stopping by my first tablescape! The love and support in Blogland is awesome!!!!!!!!! :)

I will be adding you to my bloglist!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Dixie's Whimsey said...

oh.. I didn't discover Brussels Sprouts this year... in fact, 22 years ago when pregnant with my youngest I ... er... we ate them every day for 9 months...

This year, I just enjoyed talking about eating them and the bounty of our garden.

Thanks for stopping by Donna Marie!

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Dixie, it was fun to see how the last several months of blogging was for you! Sweet doggies! I too, love brussel sprouts! I am a weird eater, I like to put them on top of my speghetti! I know..it is strange. I am sorry to hear about your jewelry situation though..that makes me sad and mad. You had a great outlook though. It really is just "stuff". I am wishing you and your hubby a wonderful New Year ahead! ~Cheryl

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog...you are a dear.

Oh, ....love the little pic of you and your sis!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hope you got new jewelry for Christmas. Have a blessed 2009!

Miss Sandy said...

Fun review, have a wonderful New Year.

Joan said...

You're one of my favorite blogs and bloggers :) 'Nuff said.. Anyhooo, love the year in review! Happy happy New Year to you and Ricky -- I hope all your hopes and dreams for the New Year come true -- or you have fun trying :)

Joan

Bre said...

...love your blog name. I have a daugher named Angelique (where did youg et the lique from )

Great pics on A year in review - for My Romantic Home.

I enjoyed visiting your blog !

Bre

rosabeer said...

I love your photos. The brussel sprouts for me are so typical Dutch. We eat them here all over the winter.
Happy New Year.

Joy said...

It's such a great feeling to adopt a pet isn't it? Yours are adorable. Happy 2009!