Wednesday, December 31, 2008

If You Promise To Watch My Video, I Promise NOT To Sing Auld Lang Syne

As years go, 2008 was, like most years, good and bad. We try to focus on the good and move through the bad.

We started the year with Meredith as a crawling infant and we end it with a full fledged kid, running everywhere she goes. Jamie's severe nut allergy shows signs of waning and the doctor is cautiously optimistic that despite odds being against it, he may outgrow the allergy. Sabrina continues to be a voracious reader - the one trait she's inherited from me that doesn't drive me insane.

Like almost everyone else, we are worried about the economy and where it will take us. There was a Doris Day song my Grandma played for me when I was a little girl that said "Que Sera, Sera. Whatever Will Be Will Be." Good advice and only slightly less annoying a song than "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

And yet, words to live by.

2008 from Irishembi on Vimeo.

11 comments:

katiebear said...

awesome video... however I am severely disappointed in the lack of mb photos! i don't recall seeing a single one!

Irishembi said...

I'm like Alfred Hitchcock. If you watch closely you'll catch a brief glimpse.

Colleen said...

Very cool! It's amazing how much kids change in a year! You have a knack for snapping some great pics too!

minyetta2 said...

Jamie & Meredith in stripey sleepers, TOO CUTE! The cowboy picture! And your cakes, and your vacation, and your dog! How is it I love you and your entire family and we've never spoken face to face. Here's to a fantastic '09cheers!

Hot Belly Mama - easing into it said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I look forward to reading more! I am also due in 2009!

Happy New Year!

Irishembi said...

Thank you Colleen! I take about 5,000 photos to get one or two gems. Hence why Meredith was so thoroughly irritated with me on Christmas morning. The words "Smile dammit!" may also have been involved.....

Etta - a fantastic 2009 coming up on a platter just for you! xoxo

HB Mama - Thanks for stopping by! I haven't clicked yet but I'm hoping you have a blog I can stalk, er, follow. :-)

katherineolivia said...

LOVE the video and LOVE the song! Thanks for making me homesick for PA!!!
seriously...your kiddos are so stinkin adorable. You have every right to be so so proud!
Happy New Year to you guys! Hope 2009 is an awesome year for ya!

Kelly said...

Love the video, MB! Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best of 2009. Love to you all!

A J said...

Wonderful video Beth...Kids are growing soooo fast....Happy New Year to all of you with Love & Hugs

dynamitt said...

my mum used to sing that song too..In her own norwegian/english way :)

EM-PRES-CASH said...

Hey lady! So glad to see you have such a fantastic blog that i can stalk. Hehehe.... And get in touch with other feb07 ladies! WOO HOO!
Hope you're doing well.
Happy New Year