Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

I LOVED Shay's post - documenting her family's year month-by-month, so I've decided to do the same. Except, try as I might I couldn't narrow my pictures down enough, so instead of 1 or 2 pictures per month... there's more like three or four. OOOPS!!!
January 2010
We started January off right with our first zoo visit of 2010. Luke has been at a FANTASTIC age for the zoo this year. We got to welcome Smith William!
Luke took a "little" spill at Gibi's house :)
February 2010
Luke was asked to be on the cover of McKinney Kids Magazine!
We took our best small group picture yet...
Luke made several new friends at a Super Bowl Party:
And we "enjoyed" record breaking snow in Dallas!
March 2010
We took Luke to see Sesame Street Live:
I traveled to Jamaica with a group of MCA students to do mission work for GAIN International:
Luke attended (and didn't want to leave) his very first MCA softball game:
Scooter joined the family :) April 2010
We celebrated Luke's 2nd Birthday with a dump truck/construction themed birthday party:
Then we celebrated Easter with an egg hunt and bubble gun:
Haha and I took Luke to paint the ballpark blue and we got to enjoy a STrawberry Ice :) Luke and Kensington bonded over banana pudding:
May 2010
I decided to try out my green thumb and had some success (although it was super depressing to see it all wither away come August)
Luke looked SUPER cute for Mother's Day:
We took another trip to the zoo:
And we celebrated the end of the school year by playing outside with the hose:
June 2010
We spend A LOT of time with these handsome guys (and several others) at various pools: I had some major crafty urges:
Luke took swimming lessons with his BFF Kensington:
July 2010
We hit potty training HARD using Matchbox cars as incentive:
We stayed cool in the sprinkler:
Mommy finished putting together Luke's big boy room!
We spent even MORE time with MORE great friends:
Daddy traveled to Germany to help coach a Baseball Camp:
August 2010
We worked on our sharing skills:
Luke played his very first round of golf:
I started my 5th year of teaching with a High School retreat:

AND we found out that Luke was going to be a big brother!!!
September 2010
Luke had his very first day of preschool:
We braved the heat to help Haha plant a tree:
Luke met Lady Gaga for the first time:
We enjoyed some cooler weather by heading to the zoo, yet again:
October 2010
We headed to the Arboretum to take some cute pumpkin pictures We joined LOTS of friends at our BFGs annual Harvest Party:
We trick-or-treated and caught up with friends:
November 2010
Dave and I headed to The Homestead for a little R&R
We gave thanks for our "little blessings" - including a baby brother!
Luke helped cook (and enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner:

December 2010
We tried to soak in as much Holiday fun as we could with lots of friends:
... and lots of lights...
... and lots of singing...
... lots of celebrating... ... and lots of family traditions :)
When I started this post I didn't think that this year had really included anything super exciting - how quickly we forget! This year was JAM PACKED with fun and memorable experiences and I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us! HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. It makes my heart so happy to have shared 2010 with your sweet family. We just love you guys so very much. We cannot wait to meet Mason this spring and share many, many more fun-filled years with the McAnally family. Love!

  2. LOVED this post too! Makes me look forward to another year!!!!