I was browsing through my iPhotos pictures last night, reminiscing about all the wonderful things my family and I got to experience during 2009, and I got all warm and fuzzy inside thinking about our amazing year. So I decided to do a recap of MyBrownBaby’s awesome 2009 with links to some of my favorite pictures and personal stories. Click on the sentences to see the original posts. Enjoy!

January ’09: I kicked off the year hanging with Mom Talk TV’s Maria Bailey and a bunch of new bloggy friends on a Disney Wonder Cruise to the Bahamas. Big! Fun!

February ’09: During my Essence magazine interview with her, the stunning actress Diahann Carroll demanded I put a little make-up on it and I did.

March ’09: The MyBrownBaby crew had a blast at the UniverSoul Circus

And Oprah featured Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the book I penned for Steve Harvey, on her show, a few weeks after it debuted No. 1 on the New York Times best seller’s list

April ’09: The girls celebrated spring break with their Papa Jimy, and discovered the secret life of bees on my cousin’s back porch

We welcomed a new pet and said good-bye in three days flat

June ’09: The MyBrownBaby goes camping… and survives the Georgia woods for three days!

July ’09: The MyBrownBaby crew heads to Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston for summer vacay…

And a few days later, goes road trippin’ (and Oprah stalking) with The Blogrollers (Chatterbox, Ask Wifey, and FutureMama)

August ’09: Friday Night Lights kick off at the MyBrownBaby house, with Mazi taking to the field…

Later, MyBrownBaby hangs out in the Betty Crocker Kitchens with General Mills

And visits with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer to give tips on how to help kids beat the back-to-school jitters

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September ’09: The MyBrownBaby crew goes fishing…

And the cousins celebrate the last dog days of summer with a dip in the pool

October ’09: To celebrate my birthday, Angelou and I cross state lines to see our man… er, favorite singer, Maxwell

And my baby, Lila, makes her mommy proud with her award-winning, self-esteem boosting essay, “Happy To Be Me.”

November ’09: MyBrownBaby’s Denene Millner mixes it up with Rachael Ray on The Rachael Ray Show

December ’09: A Party Fit For Disney’s First African-American Princess Movie The Princess and the Frog

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  1. Wow what a year, gosh! I posted my top 5 events for the past decade cause if I did this past year only it would have been a sleeper:) Love to hear your top 5 Ms. Denene:)

    Happy New Year
    Ms. Wanda

  2. Lynn from For Love or Funny

    I loved seeing your 2009 recap. So exciting that your book did so well! Most of all, I love the photo of your family at the beach. What a great looking crew!

  3. A fabulous 2009 indeed! Happy New Year!!


  4. GYF Executive Director

    What an amazing year! I am sure 2010 will be chuck-full of fabulous adventures for MBB- Happy New Year!
    See ya lata ;0)

  5. Beautiful! I couldn't be happier for you. Can't wait to see what unfolds in 2010. Happy New Year!

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