My Personal 2009 Year-in-Review: September-December


The beginning of September saw my return from a long weekend at the Zumba Convention in Orlando.  Steph and I learned a lot of new choreography, worked out to the point of exhaustion and shopped ’til we dropped.  It was a fun weekend.  We even got our photos taken with the creator of Zumba, Beto Perez.

Wildman began his first soccer season in the position of Chief Bird Watcher.  Sometimes he was the Executive Grass Picker.  To say that he was not interested in the game would be a gross understatement.  He loved the idea of soccer.  He loved the social interaction of being on a team.  But the game?  Not so much…

J turned 37 on September 25th.  His brother, his father, his grandfather and Cousin B also celebrated birthdays in September.   It was a busy month!


We spent October having lots of fun play dates and field trips.

We met some old friends from Texas for a day a Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The end of October brought all the fun of pumpkin patches, local fairs, Halloween parties and candy.


Our friend, B’s, birthday was at the beginning of November.  Steph and I took her out to see Legally Blonde, the Musical.  It was wonderful!

The boys and I ventured over to the Lego Store at Downtown Disney on Veteran’s Day.  I don’t have to tell you how awesome they thought that was.  Funny, though.  They didn’t think visiting the new H&M was as exciting…

We watched Space Shuttle Atlantis launch one afternoon at the beach.  It was a lovely day for a launch.  The low, wispy clouds did not impede our view too much.  Once the shuttle broke through the clouds, it was glorious.

The circus came to town in mid-November.  The boys were mesmerized by all of the acts.  However, the motorcycles in the spherical cage and the guy who got shot from a cannon were the most exciting for them.

Turkey Day was spent in Orlando with J’s family.  His aunt and uncle host dinner each year.  J’s parents, his brother, his cousin’s family all meet there.  It nice to see everyone again.  I drove back home after dinner to rest up for a rousing morning of Black Friday shopping!


December was filled with many Christmas activities, as always.  It flew by in a flurry of pine needles and glitter!  My head is still spinning.

My first baby turned 5 on December 21st.  Ugh, my heart breaks when I think of how big he has gotten.  He’s not my tiny newborn anymore, that’s for sure…

We cruised into 2010 with an awesome beach bonfire (where our Christmas tree finally met it’s demise), lighting smoke bombs and small firework fountains in the street and toasting each other at midnight when the ball in Times Square dropped.  It was a quiet but perfect way to ring in the new year.

Happy New Year, everyone!  We wish you great health, good friends and lots of whatever makes you the happiest!!!


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