farewell 2009

I think I’ve said this a billion times this year, but where did 2009 go?! Lots has happened this year — good and bad, of course.

At the beginning of this year, January 3rd to be exact, I ended up going to the emergency room. After that experience, I kept thinking to myself, “This is going to be one sh*tty year.” Boy, was I wrong! Thus far, it’s been the BEST year of my life. Does that mean that 2010 isn’t going to be as good?! No way! The way I see it, things can only get better from here on out. 🙂

I never want to forget this year, so I picked some of my favorites. All lists are in no particular order!

Favorite photos 0f 2009:

Favorite moments:

walking down SoHo (NYC) in the pouring rain. playing and getting soaked at Washington Square Park. conquering my fear of flying. taking control of my anxiety. finding out about design teams and publications. meeting scrappy friends. adopting hilo. my shiny pretty bling. snow trip to the cabin. remodeling then our housewarming. working on the patio. being honest and free. weeding out unnecessary crap. ice skating. therapy. snorkeling in maui. christmas in the “new room”. pure entertainment from ignorance. scrapbooking opportunities. new friends.

Favorite layout: Over at TAAFOMFT, we want to know what your favorite layout from this year is. Out of the hundreds that I have created this past year, I think my most loved layout is “Before 26”. It’s a really simple layout, but I LOVE this one because it’s sentimental to me. On this layout, I wrote out a goal list, and so far, I’ve pretty much kept to it.

…so if you want to play along with a super easy challenge, head on over to TAAFOMFT. Just share what your favorite layout from 2009 is, and your name will be entered in a random prize drawing for a prize.

Yesterday, my friend, Jennie, was so kind enough to take us all exploring Marin County.

"My pawrents take me everywhere. Here, I'm going across the Golden Gate Bridge!"

We decided to take a little hike around the area.

This is just a random picture during our walk.

My silly friend, Jennie! 🙂

"Yes, Mommy?! I'm looking for squirrels!"

Cheeeeeeeeeeeese! I love Gloria's face in this pic! LOL.

Last but not least, here are some layouts that I created this past week. These will probably be the last ones from 2009.

…and because I probably won’t post until 2010 — hope everyone has a HAPPY NEW YEAR!





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26 responses to “farewell 2009

  1. sam

    love the layouts and all the photo’s! wish you all the best for 2010!
    hugs sam

  2. gloria

    2009. flat line.
    nice photos. i look so pale. need to run and get a tan. haha. congrats on 2009 turning around.

  3. Princess Jones

    Love your blog Sarah. You have been so inspirational. The best is yet to come in 2010!

  4. Sarah, thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! I am glad our paths have crossed too! I love all of your faves and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2010! Love, Jess

  5. julie

    happy new year my love!!! And to quote my friend Sarah…I am in bed…getting better from bed…so there!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and the lo’s …. and I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy that we met this year and can’t wait to see u at CHA! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Happy New Year, Sarah!! Love your layouts and pics a lot.
    xxx, Isolde

  7. Wow Sarah what a year you’ve had!!
    Love your fav LO – just goregous!!
    Have an even more awesome 2010

  8. So happy we have met this year my sweet friend…Thanks for your friendship!Loving those last layouts and I sure do love your fave one of 2009!
    Wishing you and Gloria and the kiddo’s a happy new year,lots of love and everything wonderful!

  9. Chris

    Your post just makes me happy to read it – love all of the happy moments of your year and wow! love that photo of you and Gloria, and of course the puppers – and the Pizza layout is just so cool – I love the photos of you in that one. I am so very glad that I have gotten to know you this past year – I really enjoy your enthusiastic creative spirit and your fun scrapping style. Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year!

  10. What a wonderful post, Sarah!!!!
    LOVE to see all your favorites and your new layouts are stunning, specially the one with all the Bella papers!!!!
    I thank your for all your kind words on my blog and for all the inspiration you gave me with your GREAT scrapping style!!
    I hope 2010 will be a wonderful, healthy and very creative year for you and your loved ones!!

    Hugs, Jenneke

  11. Here’s a toast to a great 2010!! Great pictures and LOs, love them all!!

  12. Mustangkayla

    Happy New years! So glad you had a wonderful year! Love your layouts!

  13. love the photos! love the layouts! and you got some big ole’ dinners like me, don’tcha!?! bwahahahaha

  14. What a wonderful and fun collection of pictures and layouts from the year! I hope 2010 brings only the best for you 🙂

  15. beth — yeah, i do!!! 😉 but that’s a good thing! 😉

  16. Jing-Jing

    Have a Happy New Year Sarah, so glad I’ll be following you in 2010!

  17. Michelle

    Sarah, your LO’s are so pretty and so creative!!
    I wanted to wish you and your family a very Blessed New Year!!
    BTW loved all the collage of pictures!!

  18. Oh yeah! I was carrying Hilo as he went over the bridge. 😛

  19. Vel

    Happy New Year, my friend! Hope the next year eclipses all others! 🙂

  20. Love your pictures, I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you!

  21. happy new year sarah!!!! im so glad that you had a great year! I love all of your fav photos, los and memories, love your new layouts toooo!

  22. Totally ADORABLE LO’s, as ALWAYS! And I ♥ your fav LO of the year, as well as all your fav photos & memories!

    Hope you have a VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS 2010!

    Big hugs for you & Gloria…
    Deana & Bryn 🙂

  23. Mo

    love your work girl! i’m so happy you had a bangin 2009…but you’re just so freaking talented that it was going to happen anyway! i love how you live life…it’s inspiring…happy 2010!!!

  24. Indeed, 2009 came and went so quickly.. Your photos are always fantastic and love your layouts you just posted. All the best for you in 2010 !!

  25. Happy New Year to you, Gloria and Hilo & Maui of course! I’m sure 2010 will be fab for you~

  26. A totally fun photo collage and great LO’s! Hope you have a great new year!

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