Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 in review

January :

Leila turned two!! We had a big party and lots of fun.


We celebrated Valentine's Day at the firehouse:

...and moved in with my parents for a little over a month, while....

we closed on our first house!

It's been a big work in progress, but we're loving being homeowners!

and just about a week after moving in we got a puppy!

{yes, we're crazy!}


Leila started dance!


on my birthday we had a big housewarming party:

Roo graduated from San Francisco State (technically he graduated in December, but he walked in May)

for Father's Day Leila took some super cute pictures with Tony's gear

Our first baby, Ramon turned four!

We went to Disneyland and had so much fun!  Tony also played ice hockey in the firefighter olympics in Anaheim:

Then, our town had "Christmas in July" where Leila got to try ice skating for the first time.  She was not impressed!

Later in the month we were able to successfully pull off a big surprise party for my parent's 30th anniversary!


We made a big announcement:


Leila started preschool!  While the first few times were rough (on both her and I!)  She now looooooves it and looks forward to going!  {This whole Christmas break she's been asking to go back to school!}


We took Leila to "Disney Princesses on Ice" which she absolutely loved!  She also loved her first BART ride!

for Halloween she was a sweet angel:


Tony got a very prestigious award for bravery - we are so proud!!

On Thanksgiving Tony had to work, but we had fun celebrating at my parent's house:


We went to Apple Hill to get our Christmas tree:

and a few days later it snowed!!!

I went to Southern California for the weekend to meet up with some great women, and work on Project 320

and then we had a very Merry Christmas!

2009 was a great year for our family, and I know 2010 will be even better with a sweet, new little girl to love!

Wishing you all the best this year!


SwishDesigns said...

I totally LOVE this post! I might have to borrow your idea if you don't mind!!!

Dolce Baci said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...


I love this post!!! It truly has been a great year and we have had a ton of wonderful family celebrations during 2009. I know that 2010 will be filled with even more fantastic blessings, especially a little bundle due in March,Miss Gianna!!!! Love, love all your creativity.


Tara said...

you have the best life.

Sparlo said...

You are all so blessed, and you didn't even say anything about Tony & Lella's 'Gap Modeling ads".
It shows that to do good for others (water wells) and the Lord will bless you

Heather Fretz said...

Hi Heather!
I am Heather too! One of my BFF's is Heather also, and we are believers, so I'm happy to find you online! I live in Temecula, and found your blog through Joy's Hope. I like your site design, it catches my eye.
I'll be reading you! ;)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

You guys had a great year! Love the recap! And, 2010 will be even better with a new baby girl to love :)

Unknown said...

This is by far my new favorite post! I loved looking back on all of the wonderful things that you've guys had going on this year! I would love in 2010 to spend a lot more time with you guys and I cannot wait for Gianna to be here! Love you guys!


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