Saturday, January 2, 2010

Remembering 2009...

Our basement flooded last spring. We had to rip up everything down to the concrete.
Please Lord, spare us a spring mess in 2010...

A family vacation to sunny southern Florida.

The release of my third novel, The Moment Between.

A trip to Denver, Colorado for the ICRS convention.
Summer Snow was nominated for a Christy Award.

Our '77 'Vette (ahem, Chevette) finally bit the dust. The dealer told us it was scrap metal.
A friend of the family fixed it in his garage in a few hours.

We added the adorable Lucy Pevensie to our family.
She's such a honey!

We enjoyed every wonderful moment outside.
I think 2009 was my all-time favorite summer.

I "retreated" with fellow writers Mary DeMuth and Tosca Lee.
Awesome weekend. Awesome women.

I don't have photos for these things, but also in 2009...
-my Big Boy started kindergarten
-my Baby (finally!) potty-trained
-I finished my fourth book
-my husband accepted a job as the chapel speaker at our local college
-we spent 10 days in British Columbia speaking, seeing old friends, and visiting family
-I "met" most of you...

Thank you so much for joining me in 2009!
May it be filled with unexpected joy, profound peace, and love that surpasses understanding.


  1. You had a wonderful year indeed! Can't wait to see how your twenty-ten turns out. :) Happy New Year!

  2. Oh, and you have an award at my blog. :)

  3. Good year. HOpe you have an equally good one in 2010.

  4. Happy New Year, Nicole. I love when people post pictures. You've had an exciting year. I'm jealous you succeeded at potty training. I'm still working on it.
    I hope you have a wonderful year ahead.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Happy New Year Nicole! What beautiful pictures - especially the one of your two boys running/biking down the path.

    I still can't get over how much talent was in that cabin when you went on your retreat. You, Mary, and Tosca...WHEW, that's a lot of talent.

    I can't wait to read your post about what type of writer you are. I'm especially interested in how you went about writing such an intricate plot like The Moment Between, which weaves back and forth between past and present.

    Happy 3rd day of January!

  6. Thanks for the well-wishes! All the same back to you lovely people. :)

    Lauren, thanks for sending me to Dar's page. How fun!

    Wendy, I have to admit that I did not succeed at potty training--in fact, I failed miserably. My son learned when he was good and ready. I get zero credit. Your little one will get it. ;)

    Katie, the post is coming! Thanks so much for giving me ideas... I actually have a series of posts spinning off of your one question.

  7. Nice posting with great pictures.And Lucy is just adorable.Except for the spring flood, it seems 2009 turned out to a good year for you.Hope you unfold new horizons, realize new dreams, and rejoice simple pleasures in 2010.Wish u a truly fulfilling new year!