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
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