2008 was a fantastic year for us. We had plenty of good times and bad times and learned a lot about ourselves and eachother....
In 2008 the blog changed a little and rather that focusing completely on photography, I decided to dedicate the blog to Mason, you know, for family. It really has kind of drifted away from that even, I'm not sure where it's going, but I'm enjoying the ride.
In March of 2008, I also discovered that my child does not like Shrek toothpaste, and has a bit of a potty mouth. We dealth with death both in strange ways and in sad ways. We partied until we passed out...and learned of a new way to communicate with family members without having to actually speak with them.
I met Batman and Catwoman, which wasn't as cool as I thought it would be. We had fun in the sun...at least I did. Mason passed his swimming lessons...after failing 4 times (or maybe it was 5...) and we also found a new device that improved our bath time greatly.
We dealt with shit...literally. Rediscovered some pretty awesome toys and got a piece of technology that I could not live without and I'm not sure how I lived without it for so long...even though I socially failed with it. Mason learned how to draw things that actually resemble things (believe me, I was amazed!). I discovered that my love for a musician was borderline obsessive and we went on a mini-vacation during the summertime.
The poop detective came on the case in full-swing. Mason met up with an interesting canine (who just may have been the pooper now that I think back to it). We ended a chapter, only to re-open it unexpectedly a month later. Mason won the creepiest trophy I have ever seen and he was taught that strangers are bad, even if they offer you food. Then sometime in August I lost a piece of technology to a devilish act.
I got pissed on - twice and I revealed my phobia of public washrooms. I was domanified and mortified when I heard what my son learned at daycare. We found a new friend, who just happened to need a home and another "friend" who has to learn to keep his pinchers to himself. We made compromises and got really really dizzy until we "had to go puke".
Mason earned a new scar to add to his collection while I learned how to video blog. Mason had a great time at the races and learned a lot from his Word Whammer. We trick or treated like rock stars and sang our hearts out. We prayed the furnace wouldn't burn down the house while we slept and visited with Smelly Beard (aka - Santa). Then we went on a trip to the most magical place on earth!
This year I learned how to drive a real vehicle on a real street and I didn't even run anybody over...not even squeegie guys. Mason found Santa's stash down in the cold room. In mid-December I *almost* met someone who makes my heart skip a beat everytime he sings and then the rest of a year was just a blur...well except for Christmas which was never mentioned...mostly because I procrastinate too much and doing a Christmas post now would just be...well strange.
...and on that note, my year in review is now complete. 2008 was a year of learning for all of us. Many of us in this house tried new things, managed to get through things we thought we wouldn't be able to do (like doing our own laundry, right Sam?) and making new friends. Hopefully 2009 will be an even better year!