• amygal

    That was really sweet. And the song was incredible, just added it lol. Happy New Year.

  • InMyPinkHeels

    Absolutely amazing! You are very inspiring and I love reading your posts.

  • jolie

    Beautiful! Made me cry. Love your family.

  • The Mommy Gap

    I’m sure it’s my damned PPD, but you have been making me cry quite a bit lately. This was beautiful. I hope the next year brings happiness and adventures your way.

  • nerdygirl

    Heather, your blog has brought me so much joy. I have been following you for about 3 years now, and I never get tired of your.. what was it? Epic vitriolic screed?

    Ali (NZ)

  • sabina

    I’m so glad Peter Frampton made the list. He would have made mine.

    Rock on, Armstrongs!!!!!!!

  • shorehousechic

    I’m not supposed to tear-up reading Dooce! ;-) Photos were awesome. Rock on indeed, Team Armstrong.

  • stephbc

    I have made it a point to only read you and not the comments but I had to go look at the bathroom remodel hater. Holy hell! Talk about nutso. I don’t know how you can stand to have so many hateful comments without it totally sending you into a rage every time you read one.

    As for me, I love your sense of humor and that’s why I come here. I’m glad you found success doing something you love. That’s all we really want in life, isn’t it? Great family, great job, good health.

    Happy 2010 and I hope you continue having success here. And here’s hoping for fewer wackos.

  • Awho2000

    That was wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  • JustLinda

    Great video.

    I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat “Where DID that JustLinda go? She used to leave the most witty comments and she has just fallen off the edge of the earth.”

    No? You weren’t wondering?? Well, that’s a blow to the ego then. haha

    Anyway, as far as 2010 resolutions and goals, I’m rejoining the blogosphere, both reading and writing. I’ve missed so much in the year I’ve been out of it but it’s been great to catch up a bit here. Congrats on the new baby! And Leta is such a big girl now. Well done on all the successes you saw in ’09!

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  • jenaz02

    Gorgeous! I loved it!!

  • akalolak

    I’m glad to see the fun sarcastic Heather back and congrats on all your success this past year.

  • stacigoldfarb

    Wonderful photo essay! You are great! Happy 2010.

  • Jenn

    I can’t believe that I am totally bawling right now. That was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your family and your life with us. Happy new year.

  • mmmpage

    Finally delurking to say, my god, I love ya. Happy New Year!

  • leighc

    Thanks for an entertaining year!

  • LoriLWidner

    I am so thankful I found your blog; a little less than six months ago, when my son was 6 weeks old. I instantaneously fell in love with your writing! I now feel like a walking billboard, I tell every pregnant woman or new mom about your blog regardless of how well I know them, hell I tell customers in my store about how they would enjoy reading your blog. I write out the web address on my business card, and warn them of the sarcastic humor. Your posts have been so helpful to me. Your writings help me look at life in a more enjoyable manner. Thank you Heather Armstrong, and Family for sharing, and making the difference in others life’s. You are all Amazing! Wishing you only the best in 2010.

  • Chriss

    Very nice! I can’t believe I have only been following you online for just under a year now. It may sound wacko but I feel like I have known you for years!

  • Peanut22

    Beautiful year in review montage, Heather. You’re a lucky lady and it’s a pleasure to follow you and your family on your journey. Thanks for putting it all out there for the world to see.

  • assortedchocolates

    Gorgeous post! I started reading about 3 weeks before Marlo arrived, so I’m a relative newbie, but I can’t get enough of you!
    It’s been a hell of a year all round, and your community have sorted me out in many ways already.
    So much love to you!

  • catslye

    What a beautiful year, thank you for sharing.

  • the grumbles

    oh dear, this gave me the teary eyes…

  • Tiffaney

    Awesome. Simpy awesome.

  • Tara P

    I found your blog about 3 months ago and read it from the beginning.

    My husband and I are expecting our second child at the end of the month and her right hand is not developed past her wrist.

    Your blog has been one of the few things that has given me a more positive outlook about it all – it’s hard to continue to be devastated when you are laughing out loud. I appreciate that more than I can express.

    I hope that 2010 is a happy, healthy, prosperous year for you and yours.

  • louloupink

    Thanks for ALL of the inspiration. You are truly amazing at what you do. That’s why you have that sweet list up there :)

  • KatieMama

    That was beautiful – thank YOU for sharing!

  • Suburban Matron

    You know, I was reading along for all these milestones, but I forgot they happened all in one year. Whoa! That was a major stretch of road for your family. Congratulations on all of it.

    And simply everybody is doing this year in pictures thing so I may have to steal this idea.

  • Keriwgd

    You lead a very lovely life Heather and I do have to say that your two girls are absolutely gorgeous.

  • austinmomof7

    I love that you documented your whole pregnancy in photos. With all the kids I’ve had, there are very few photos to cocument any of it. And I totally agree that once you have given birth with no medication, there is not much your husband can do that tops it. “Ouch, I broke my leg”. “Tough noogies, boo boo, I birthed your baby.” I win.

  • Jessica Eiden Smedley

    My God, Heather. Each time I see one of your videos I’m so inspired to whip out my camera and take note of..well, everything.

    Thank you for sharing this with your public. I think you’re great.

    Happy New Year to your family. I wish you all the best in 2010.

  • Pinkporches

    That was very sweet. Thank you for sharing.


  • laurenmhall

    Ahhh.. I had forgotten the uproar your bathroom tiles caused. Thanks for the reminder & the laughs!

    Happy New Year!

  • ohhayitskk

    this makes my year look…less exciting than i had imagined. but you rock!

  • KBHouston

    Congratulations and Thank You!

    Congrats on all the well deserved recognition in 2009 and the wonderful moments.

    Thank you for sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. Also, on a serious note, thank you for your continued open and honest discussion of mental illness. Every voice that speaks out sheds light and helps drive away ignorance.

  • patrickahles

    Great little movie! Happy New Year!

  • ChristinaC1253

    Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you for sharing such an amazing year of photos, you and your family are so beautiful! I hope this new year brings you many more awesome memories!

  • Rebecca from Texas

    Absolutely stunning! Here’s to an awesome 2010 – cheers!

  • Lornadoone1972

    I loved seeing all your happy moments and fabulous photos, which I always enjoy! Can’t wait to see what 2010 brings for you all… I too had a baby in 2009 – NATURALLY – and damn straight I say it like that everytime… I worked hard and feel accomplished and want everyone to know so I understand why you do it!

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  • Lauren – louisianagrown

    I wonder how this year would have been different if Chuck didn’t have the amazing ability to balance anything and everything on his head? Miserable, I bet.

  • Ashley I

    Thank you for helping me on my ‘black hole’ days with insight into your and your family’s lives. Best wishes for 2010, can’t wait to see what it brings.
    Still can’t get over the girls eyes: LOVE Leta’s green and absolutely can’t get over how blue Marlo’s eyes are– you could almost name a new color after them :P

  • ria1224

    What a gorgeous representation of the wonderful life you share with us all! Thank you. My favorite picture is the one of you and Marlo where she’s wearing the red cap and you’re smiling so beautifully. Thank you for making my life more interesting and creating your kick-ass blog. You rock my world.

  • kristanhoffman

    What a great year, Heather. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! (Also, a great song choice! Never heard it before but I love it.)

  • X5455

    I cannot read SHINGLES! without making jazz hands… thank you for that. :D

  • sybann

    Beeeeaaauuuutiful! And I am glad your stoopid company was stoopid enough to give you a chance to REALLY soar. Maroons.

  • BrotherItchy

    I swore I would never comment on your blog since I am a dude and I think commenting here will violate some subsection of the Man Code. (Please make note of the capital letters there. The Man Code is THAT important.)

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that you have a beautiful family. I have two daughters myself so I know where you have been and I know where you are going.

    BTW, is it just me or does Marlo always look like she is getting ready to start something in every picture she is in? :)

  • SusanCharmain

    Thank YOU, Armstrongs. Happy New Year.

  • jenwilson

    Oh my word. It has been quite the year for you, hasn’t it? I loved that montage. Your girls’ eyes are seriously the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. Also, I’d forgotten about that photo of you with the box of donuts and beer and cigarette. I seriously love it.

    Happy New Year! Hope it’s an amazing one for all four (or six) (or eight with Katey and her little girl) of you.

  • kcbelles

    Happy New Year, Heather, to you and your lovely family. I wish you all lots of love, laughter, health and success in 2010.

  • marymcginty

    Congrats Girl! That’s a lot of good things to happened to one person especially in one year. You should be proud,