12/31/08

Bye-bye, 2008...

I had been a follower of several blogs for a while before I started my own, and although it seemed like a neat thing to do I often wondered if anyone would ever read what I had say... It's now been almost a year since I started this little blog and I can truly say I have been so overwhelmed at the wonderful people I've met this year. I'm always telling Hubby about the goings-on in all my blogging friends' lives and have often wished that I could sit down over a cup of coffee with each one of you and chat in person.

As we start 2009, I took a look back through some of the pictures I saved on my computer this past year...



We had a little weather surprise in March......





The garden begins to grow.....




New life begins......






Fresh peaches......





Make a wonderful cobbler!








My favorite summer spot- the back deck.......





Summer 'maters......







"Who me? I didn't do it..."






"Honey, somebody's at the back door...."







The finished project- my Daddy and the tractor he restored this year.






Me love fuzzy bottoms....






The stand-off......







Hubby's new niece, Maddie, in her first Halloween costume.





Our barn wreath for Christmas...





So long, 2008..... *sigh*





But the Little Terrorist says, "Welcome 2009!"


(On second thought- we probably don't want to know what she's REALLY saying!!)

46 comments:

  1. Have a Happy New Year, Paula! I look forward to getting to know you better in 2009!

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  2. I just cannot believe how quickly 2008 has gone by. For me I started blogging in March of 2008 and have meet a lot of wonderful people such as you Farm chick. I just love being able to hop on over to your farm for short visits with you and your critters. The photo's from last year are great, gotta say, I love the Farmall, wish I had a tractor, maybe soon (mothers day is in May) LOL

    Best of wishes to you and yours this New Years!

    Mel

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  3. Happy New Year! I'm so glad we've become "friends" this year! I LOVE...really love the barn wreath!

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  4. Happy Happy New Year Miss Paula and Hubby (I am singing can you hear it???). May 2009 be a year full of God's blessings!!!

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  5. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2009.

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  6. Nice review!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  7. Happy New Year Paula. It's always such a joy to visit your blog. I love this post with all the picture highlights. All the best in 2009.

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  8. Yes the barn wreath is just perfect - great to get to know you a little over the past year and looking forward to everyone's adventures in gardens, critters and loving the life the Lord has given us. Happy New Year Fraker Farm!

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  9. I just love looking at all your pictures! I hope y'all have a Happy New Year!

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  10. Have a blessed new year Paula! blessings, Kathleen

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  11. We've all come a long ways this past year and I wish you a great 2009...I am so glad to have met you through Blogland!

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  12. I know for me this has been a year of awakenings. I have come to know several grea women in the blogiverse and I dearly love the friendships we have developed. It is truely a small world. I love all your photos and stories. You can certainly turn a word. I hope that we someday meet in person and visit each others state. I look forward to your every post, comment and email.
    Thank you for opening up this line of correspondence with me.
    May this new year bring you and your dh nothing but blessings and warmth and love. Happy 2009!
    Big hugs and lots of love,
    Linda

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  13. A very neat way to look back over the year! I've enjoyed your blog-and the peek into your life immensely!

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  14. Happy New Year!

    I just go all mushy when I see those fuzzy little chicken buttoms! LOL!

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  15. Wow! What beautiful pictures and wonderful sentiments. I, too, wish we could sit down and visit over coffee (or tea in my case). You're such a sweet and wonderful lady and it's my pleasure to have met you through blogging.
    Many blessings in the New Year!
    Patricia :o)

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  16. Beautful memories of the past year, Paula!

    We've had a wonderful day here~high 50s with lots of sunshine. We had our black eyed peas, too. (I'm not sure they've done us much good in the past, but it's best to be safe, LOL!)

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  17. Great job! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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  18. I have enjoyed your blog posts and comments on my blog throughout 2008 and look forward to many more in 2009! Happy New Year!!!

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  19. What a fun look back at the year!

    I hope you have a great New Year!

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  20. Love those chickens! Have a wonderful new year, Paula. I'm so glad we are friends!
    Love, Debra

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  21. Happy New Year! I have really enjoyed reading your blog. There is something about farms that I find intriguing. Sometimes when I head up north, I stop on the side of the road at farms and take pics of their animals by the road. ...never pointing the camera toward the homes. They already must wonder why the crazy woman in the blue blazer is taking pic's of their cows and other animals. Thanks for giving me some farm insight!

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  22. I just LOVE coming to your blog everytime you post! Great year in review by photography - that was fun!! Hope this year brings you more blessings (and more blogging) than the one before :)

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  23. Happy New Year Paula!
    I am so glad you started a blog...yours is one of my FAVORITES!! Loved the year in review pictures.....what a fullfilling year you had.
    :) Tracey

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  24. Hi Paula, I love your recap post of 2008. It was done very well. I have really enjoyed getting to know you through blogging.
    Best of wishes to you and your family this New Years. Looking forward to reading about the adventures of Little Terrorist and fuzzy bottoms...(sigh) I want chickens so bad...sniff sniff....
    Love, Ann

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  25. Happy New Year to You and Yours dear friend. You are one of those blog friends i am so happy i found! It is so good to see the Little Terrorist again! She looks like she is up to her old tricks again.... ;)

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  26. "New Life Begins" - an excellent picture. Happy New Year!

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  27. happy happy new year girl!
    i hope 2009 just blesses your socks clean off!
    btw, i have a spring seed giveaway going over at my blog-

    http://tinyurl.com/9uqkqy

    stop by and check it out, if you'd like!

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  28. Joyous New Year to you and Yours!

    Many blessings!
    Doreen

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  29. Happy New Year!!! I think 2008 went by too quickly. I love your pictures, especially the Little Terrorist. Darling picture of Maddie and her first Halloween. She looks about the same age as my grandson.
    Nice tractor...wish I had it!!
    Sure enjoy your blog, Paula.

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  30. Happy New Year!!!! :)
    I love looking back through the year in pics Paula!!! (the tractor is gorgeous!!)

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  31. I loved this post..loved it...twas aweseome the pics are gorgeous, my favorite picture was the rooster at the back door..although I really liked the picture of your back deck too..looks like a good place to read a book..thanks for sharing ~C~

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  32. Happy New Year Paula. I love reminiscing with you over your favorite pictures of 2008. The blogging friendships are incredible aren't they?!?! I'm ready for our 2009 journey.

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  33. Thanks for the flashback :) That silkie chick is just too adorable for words!!
    Happy New Year and I look forward to more exciting FFarm happenings in 2009.

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  34. 2009, and your blog and place look so nice and inviting...I think I would like to sit right down and have a cup of coffee with you too ! Maybe and omelette made with fresh eggs, a piece of peach cobbler....

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  35. How fast the year went by and coming to read your blog has been inspirational, educational, funny, and at times tear jerking. I can't wait for the new adventures of The Fraker Farm during 2009. Take Care :)

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  36. I agree completely. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to dropping by for many more visits in the future. A~

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  37. Even though I don't know you in person I can tell by the pictures of your place we have a lot in common.

    Thanks for sharing and being my online friend. Happy New Year!

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  38. Great pictures and run down of last year. May God bring you many new blessings this year!!

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  39. By the way, I LOVE your barn wreath!!!

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  40. I think my most favorite picture is the one with the rooster knocking at the door. I love the chicken pictures and of course the sheep. Happy New Year!

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  41. Happy New Year Paula! I love your 2008 pictures. Is that my boyfriend Hamburger trying to get in the back door???

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  42. It has been fun reading your blog this year. You have a wonderful sense of humor, take great pictures, and a warm way of sharing your life.
    Thanks,
    Debbie

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  43. Paula...so wonderful to have talked with you over the phone this past week! I hope you get your computer back to running... I miss you! blessings, Kathleen

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  44. Oh, Miss Paula!
    I just love you! I could say so much more, but it would just be ramblin'....
    Blessings,
    Julie

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