on December 30, 2008 in Yearly Review with 10 comments by

I started a little tradition last year by giving you a photo from each month to summarize the year.  Today you get pictures, tomorrow you get words.  And if you didn’t know me in 07, you can catch up real fast RIGHT HERE.

January- visited Nashville for the first time.  Knew in my heart that I was moving.january

February- Sold my house.  Deep sigh…. I still miss that room.2-february

March- God answers my prayer for one friend at the Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference… by giving me three (and a Canadian pastor).3-march

April- Carys arrives on the scene.  And life is never the same.  I love that girl.4-april

May- Saying goodbye to a career and to a community.may

June- SheSpeaks Conference.  Who knew that some of these ladies would become such dear friends?june

July- Two of my bfries- Katie B and Marie.  I would not have survived our trip to Scotland without them.7-july

August- I moved.  My heart almost didn’t survive it.  Somedays, I still don’t know that it will.  Then this reminds me…..8-august

September- Making friends.  Who are apparently much more receptive to the rays of the sun.9-september

October- Finding community who also happen to love the Georgia Bulldogs.10-october

November- You saw this one coming a mile away.  Oh Cankle.  I don’t miss you.  Cause I’m still paying for you.11-november

December- Parties. And many prayers of thanks for the sweet friends I’ve been given.12-december

So there you have it.  Here are a few personal observations:

– This year’s photos involved a lot of people.  And a wide variety of people.  Which is kinda cool.

– My computer screwed up and saved my pictures from August- December all over iPhoto.  Mainly in 2007 folders.  It was so weird to see pictures of Nash people sprinkled throughout my Marietta world of photos.  Sorta poetic, in a way.

– There are blog posts for most of these pictures, so just use the handy search by month tool on the right if you want to read more [especially about the Cankle.  Gracious, I uber-blogged that puppy.]

– I’m getting all teary, so I need to stop now.  But just know that in all of this, the moving, the selling, the goodbyes, the hellos, the new friends, born and made, the old friends, ever faithful, I am overwhelmed with one emotion.


Dear God,

You surprised me in 08.

You moved me in 08.

You held me in 08.

And You loved me in 08.



  1. posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:30 AM  |  reply

    Annie, I think you’re wonderful. Sincerely and The end.

  2. Southern Gal
    posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:30 AM  |  reply

    And I believe I met you in the spring of last year through this here blog. Thanks for allowing me to read about your journey, ma’am.

    Love the prayer.

  3. Bethanne
    posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:37 AM  |  reply

    Loved seeing what God has done for you (and in just a year!). I am excited to see where He takes you and what He does through you in 2009…..it is going to be awesome, I just know it. Thanks for making me laugh and for sharing your journey with me (and a few others 😉 hahaha) but most of all thanks for giving God the glory for the things He has done in your life…..it really is an inspiration to me and all the people who read this blog. Happy New Year to you!

  4. posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:54 AM  |  reply

    i love this idea and think i am going to steal it! 🙂

  5. Sharliss Arnold
    posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM  |  reply

    One of my goals for 2009 is to get with you and begin a wonderful friendship. Katherine is feeling better and so, lets get a date on the calendar, who knows, maybe we will make the 2009 top picture list. I keep up with your blog, pray for you and think of you often wishing I could spell as good as you can. Now, go write some more in that book…go go go!

  6. posted on Dec 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM  |  reply

    That is one painful-looking cankle.

  7. posted on Dec 31, 2008 at 11:49 AM  |  reply

    A lot can happen in a year. Look how far God has taken you and how willingly you went and obeyed. Prepare for the blessings, girl.

  8. posted on Dec 31, 2008 at 2:04 PM  |  reply

    Found your blog while blog hopping. This is the bestest idea. I have been trying to figure out how to sum up the whole year in my post tomorrow. May I copy your photo review idea put a link to your blog to give you all the credit.

  9. posted on Jan 01, 2009 at 6:16 PM  |  reply

    aww, annie. you will always be my friend. i just am amazed i’ve only known you for 9 months.

  10. posted on Jan 03, 2009 at 4:09 PM  |  reply

    Posted the picture post… it was so much fun to do! But I’ll admit… very difficult to choose just 1 (or 3) pix a month of my kiddos!!!

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