Sunday, December 28, 2008


I thought it would be fun to participate in the 2008, A Year in Review, hosted by Cindy at Romantic Home. If you are not familiar with Cindy's wonderful, beautiful and informative blog; please take time to check it out.

Here are my favorite photos and favorite experiences from my 2008 blog.

FAVORITE EVENT: Our 50th wedding anniversary.


2008 in London

FAVORITE TRIP: To London, Paris, Canadian Maritime Provinces, and the State of Maine to celebrate this momentous occasion!!!

NEW FAVORITE SNACK: Macaroons from Laduree in Paris!

FAVORITE HOME IMPROVEMENT: The painting of the kitchen cupboards.


FAVORITE INHERITED ANTIQUE: My Great-grandmother's Pickard punch bowl.

FAVORITE YARD SALE FIND: An old compartmented little cupboard - $15!

FAVORITE CONTINUING TREASURE HUNT: 19th century aesthetic brown transferware.

FAVORITE MIRACLE: Our daughter's continuing two-year recovery from the worst kind of brain cancer!!!!

FAVORITE QUALITY-TIME MOMENTS: In my kitchen with grandchildren, Caitlin and Wyatt.

FAVORITE VIEW: Colorado's Rocky Mountains anytime but especially in the Fall.

FAVORITE TABLESCAPE TUESDAY: My Great-grandmother's and my mother's rose-covered dishes.


FAVORITE CHRISTMAS DECORATION: Our tree filled with 50 years of memories.

Thanks for stopping by,



Ma'dame French said...

Some wonderful memories here;) looks like 2009 will be a great too;) Love that kitchen! Hugs French;)

Susan said...

Love your favorites...the wedding/anniversary photos...and your great grandmothers bowl and dishes... all so wonderful... thanks for sharing!

Tootsie said...

love your kitchen! your 2008 looks good...I hope you have a wonderful 2009!

Smilingsal said...

This is a nice way to sum up 2008.

Picket said...

Morning girl! I loved all those 'favorites'! That kitchen redo was fantastic!!!! That was just the best put together stroll down memory lane ever & 50 years together is glorious!!! Congrats to you two...may you see many many more joy filled years together..thanks for coming by dear friend...I wish you a Happy New Year filled with God's riches blessings. ♥

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That was great! It looks like 2008 was a very good year for you! I love your painted kitchen cabinets and those rose dishes are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining in on my Year in Review party!

Neabear said...

This is beautiful!! You had a great year of good memories and you captured it wonderfully in your pictures. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Marie said...

What a wonderful idea for a post! I thoroughly enjoyed yours... and you can be sure I'll be getting those very same macaroons come March when I'm in Paris! :o)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely and wonderfully cozy year you had!

onlymehere said...

What a wonderful year you've had! I hope that your daughter is still on the mend. What a blessing to have her here with you. I still love that bowl!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What wonderful memories.. I'm so glad your daughter is still do ok.. Congrats on 50 years together..Thanks for swinging by to celebrate our Anniversary. It means the world. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Lester said...

I have enjoyed visiting all the blogs in the party today, seeing how many women have made such beautiful homes. But congratulations to you for creating and sustaining such a beautiful family! Congratulations on 50 years of marriage, and I hope your daughter will continue to enjoy better health in 2009.

Bo said... made some great choices for your year in review! Congratulations on your 50th year together... ;-) Bo

Maison Douce said...

I love all of you favorites, too! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful new year!

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, I loved your post! When is your anniversary? My birthday is November 17, 1958, so I celebrated a "50" too!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Sally! Hope & your's had a wonderful Christmas!

"2 or 3 days shipping" my butt! I mailed that painting Friday morning & it didn't get there until Wed afternoon? Well, at least you got it before Christmas! Hope you enjoy it!

Loved your favorite tablescape & I love your kitchen.

I will keep your daughter in my prayers.

nikkicrumpet said...

Those are such beautiful memories. I love this post!!! A quick snapshot of our bloggy friend. What a clever idea!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Surfed in here from another blog! Looks like you had a wonderful year! I'm most impressed with your daughter and her beautiful smile...what an inspiration to others!

Hope she continues to do well in 09!
Also, love those kitchen cabinets!

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

What a wonderful year you had....Loved all your pictures...your wedding picture is fabulous....
Happy New Year!!!!!
Mo ;-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Your post is just beautiful. Happy New Year!

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

Wow, what a year you've had! Congratulations on 50 years of marriage and hurray that your daughter is doing so well! Thank you for sharing with us such personal moments from 2008, and I wish you continued joy in 2009. Happy New Year! ~Arleen

Jean said...

Precious wedding photo, congratulations on 50 years, we're not far behind you.

You've had a fantastic year. Thank you for sharing a review, I'm new to your blog.

The Muse said...

WOW....what a review :) You have had some wonderful moments!

laurie said...

As a fairly recent follower of your blog, I really enjoyed seeing your year in review. Love your kitchen cabinets. What a beautiful daughter and grandchildren. So glad your daughter is doing well. This was a lovely posting. laurie

Beverly said...

What a wonderful post. God bless your daughter. I pray that she has many more glorious milestones ahead.

This is my first time visiting. Great blog!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm so glad you stopped by this morning. I always love when you do..what a fun it was to go back thru your photos of 2008 once again...hugs ~lynne~

Our Back Porch said...

You are truly blessed. Thanks for sharing all of your precious photos and memories of 2008 with us.

Blessings for a new year,

vintagewindow said...

Thanks for sharing your memories and favorites. My god bless your daughter with many more memories.

Happy 2009


lvroftiques said...

Sally I ooohhh'd and ahhhhhh'd, and in the case of your daughter..awwwwwwww'd my way through your year. I pray for your daughters continued miracle of good health. Vanna

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful year of memories! Thanks for sharing.

rosabeer said...

What great review of 2008.
I wish you and your family all the best for 2009.

miss gracies house said...

Such a sweet year end review! congrats on 50 years!
new year blessings to you!

Susie Q said...

Oh Sally but each one is so special...of course I adore your kitchen. I keep thinking about having the cabinets painted eventually. I LOVE the look.
But your daughter's continued recovery is just so glorious, so amazing. Bless her and here's to her complete bill of great health!!

I think your 5oth trip was so perfect and I loved sharing all your remembrances with you hrough your blog.

*Meeting* you this year has been one of my blessings!


Anonymous said...

it's so nice to find a blog by one of us "oldsters" as so many of them are by bloggers young enough to be my kids ( don't get me wrong--i love them all but sometimes feel so old... anyway, my husband and i will be celebrating our 43 this year so congratulations to you on your 50. i lived in me. for 24 yrs. so enjoyed the pics. god's blessings on your daughters continued recovery. tina s.

Kimberly said...

I LOVE that you two took such an amazing trip to celebrate your 50th!! Good for you! I am quite jealous of the macaroons from Lauduree...I hear they are amazing and I can't wait to get back to Paris to get some.

Really enjoyed this post!