Two Thousand Ten Start to End

I cant believe that 2010 has already come to a close. I can say without a doubt that it has been the greatest year of my life to date. Looking back over our photos and compiling this post I realized just how much has changed over the course of a year.

Here it goes...

In January I finished up the rest of the nursery. Making curtains, painting trim, and hanging pictures to make the room perfect! Lola was pretty fond of Keating's nursery too.

I also had my final baby shower hosted by my friends Missy and Michelle.

I also bugged my friend Mrs. Foreste with lots of baby questions, and we went out on a double date {Which our husbands thought was really weird since we became friends via internet}

February rolled around and I was READY to have a baby. I posed with my last food item at 39 weeks and was on my way! Add Image

I did everything humanly possible to induce labor including eating eggplant parm, jumping jacks, pressure points, lots of walking, etc. After much inducing, I decided to stop and play it safe because a snow storm began.... and of course I actually went into labor that night!

Keating Bradford was born on February 13, 2010

The whole family was THRILLED!

and the grandparents were proud

an hour later, my sister got engaged in Savannah, Georgia! February 13th was one busy day for our family.

In March Keating attended his very first wedding dressed in a very tiny shirt and tie!

I also made him sleep naked so that I could take sweet baby pictures of him!

I cant believe how small he was, those are preemie clothes.

He also dressed up for his first St. Patty's day

In April he saw the Easter bunny

Slept through the "Taste of Marietta"

and made his very first trip to Athens for his Auntie's birthday

May was a busy month! Keating spent a lot more time in the baby bjorn because he insisted on always being held.

He made another trip to Athens for my sister's graduation, where he passed out on the booth in a bar. Those were the days when he would sleep anywhere. {Yes, I had my baby in a BAR! But it was during the day and no one was hardly there}

We also made a girls trip to the beach. My mom, sister, Blue and me enjoyed a few days in Destin. Well, Keating didn't enjoy much, he screamed most of the time.

June was a month for new things. Keating began eating cereal and also started getting formula. {In case you care}

We made another trip to the beach, this time was Hilton Head.

The only way to keep him happy was to swing on the beach. Must be nice to pass out swinging to the crashing waves!

We headed back to Marietta for the Fourth of July. It was so hot out, but despite the scowl on his face, he had a great time! We also rented our house out and moved in with my parents this month. We thought we would only be here a few months... hopefully we will be out in February!

I'm sure he is thinking his mom is nuts.

Hanging out with his cousin Reece.
In August we stayed inside a lot to beat the heat, when we went out it was to go to the pool. We also explored the area around my parents house. Out in the country we took advantage of a few good photo opportunities.

September in the South means SEC FOOTBALL!!!! Although we never made it to a game or a tailgate this season, we watched every weekend and Keating always wore his game day gear.

We also took him to the state fair for the first time.

He liked the view from his G-Paw's shoulders.

October was more "firsts" with Keating's first Halloween. He was a brave little lion that hated wearing fur on his head.

We also ventured to the Georgia Aquarium.. We had never been and thought we should check it out. It was a great time and Keating liked tapping on the glass at the fish. I am sure he will probably enjoy it more when he is older though.

November brought on another road trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We did a lot of people watching and a little bit of hiking. Keating liked the hike because he got to ride in the stroller.
He also got a fancy new pair of shoes!

Its still December so I will just include a few of the pics from the last few posts.

Overall, it has been a fantastic year! I am sure that next year will have just as many surprises and good memories ahead. I can't wait. I am so thankful for my healthy, happy family and my precious "spirited" little boy. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2011!!


  1. What an exciting year you had! Thanks for sharing the photos...looking forward to even more good stuff in 2011! :)

  2. great pics ! we went to destin this summer too ......sooooo makes me want to move there!...Anywho awesome post .....Im sure 2011 will be even better!

  3. such great pictures! I love that little lion costume so sweet.

  4. What a sweet recap of pictures! Here's hoping that 2011 will be EVEN more fantastic for you all!

  5. i can't believe this time last year he wasn't even here yet!

  6. What a beautiful post! A great recap of 2010 for you and your family. Happy New Year!


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