dear 2008: i’ll archive you away as a favorite year forever…

today is the last day of a wonderful year.
we won’t say 2008 didn’t have its challenges and trials,
because trust us, it did–or still does…
but you know…
and a little recap, because we *did* love ’08!
in 2008…
and we are so excited for 2009!
because honestly, it’s only going to get better.
{regardless of this poor economic crisis…}
and we’d like to thank you– fellow bloggers,
for the surprising love you have shown husband and me.
your emails and comments make my day…
we sure have grown to love you all!
see you in 2009!
xoxo
{photos by nicole hill gerulat.}
  1. Carin

    I wish you a wonderful 2009!!!!!!
    I love your blog! It brings a smile to my face each time I visit! Thank you!

  2. Cheryl

    Naomi–
    Your blog has done so much for me! It’s a big highlight to my day when I get to sit down and browse all your happy posts. My husband and I love being married and are pleased you and Josh give the world that beautiful view of how marriage CAN and DOES workwhile making it look effortless. THANK YOU!
    Happy new year to you both!
    Love Cheryl

  3. Cheryl

    Naomi–
    Your blog has done so much for me! It’s a big highlight to my day when I get to sit down and browse all your happy posts. My husband and I love being married and are pleased you and Josh give the world that beautiful view of how marriage CAN and DOES workwhile making it look effortless. THANK YOU!
    Happy new year to you both!
    Love Cheryl

  4. Heather

    happy new year! the pics from Nicole are so incredibly cute and fun!

  5. Sarah

    I love you! Happy New Year!

  6. Happy new year from me to you.
    Mette in Norway :)

  7. emily

    I have loved reading your blog this year. But I have one question: where did you get your Mary Poppins umbrella?!

  8. megan

    I have no doubt 2009 will hold great things in it for you both. I can’t wait to see what you’ll be up to next year. Thank you for sharing a part of your lives with me. It makes me smile each and every post. The happiest of New Years to you to lovlies.

  9. KSBL

    happy new year to you both.
    you guys are so cute.
    i love reading your blog so keep it coming in 2009!

  10. Thank you for sharing all the amazing things that you both experience! I love looking at your blog! Thank you for inspiring me to be a better, more whimsical person like you are! I want to let you know how much I appreciate the great example you two are to me!! Keep rockin’!!
    And have a Happy New Year!

  11. Channa

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  12. Charlotte Chen

    Hi Naomi~ your blog has inspire me in so many ways, Thank you! Have a Wonderful New Year!!

    Your Far away reader from Taiwan
    Charlotte

  13. Channa

    happy new year naomi and josh! i look forward to reading all about your adventures and experiences in 2009. your posts are always so happy and bright and cheerful – thank you for sharing with us a tiny glimpse into your lives. may the new year bring you much happiness.

    love,
    channa

  14. Anonymous

    Happy New Year Naomi!
    Thanks for the clothes info, have a lovely evening with your hubby!

    Liz

  15. Brittany

    Happy New Year to you both! I have LOVED every blog entry you guys written and have read ALL OF THEM! You guys continue to inspire me, to be more creative and free and love more and definitely to wear more color and be more fashionable (Thank you Naomi for your rad style!!!!) Thanks for sharing a little of your lives with the rest of us, I for one, have loved every minute of it!

  16. Samantha

    happy new year to you from your biggest fan in Scotland! may the new year bring much happiness and health to you both!!

  17. 2008 was definitely a good year for you two! You guys always having so much fun and so in love- so cute together! Great pics- great xmas card- looking forward to ’09 . You rockstars keep rockin- see you soon! xx

    !!!!happy new year!!!!

  18. Anonymous

    We LOVE your blog, your style and love for each other! Cheers to the beginning of another Rock Star year for Naomi and Josh! We are holding down the fan club out in Mesa!

    Jodi (and my husband Cameron).

  19. Wow, reading these comments makes me feel special to know you, Naomi. You are loved. As you should be, you set a wonderful example for the world. I am thankful for your friendship!

    And I better be seeing you in 2009! Hopefully more then once! Come to Colorado my love.

    I love you.

  20. Malinda

    Merry new year from Tennessee! (Been site-lurking for a couple weeks now and am moving on to the “comment stage”.)

  21. M.

    You inspire. Thanks for all your sweet posts. As you can see, they mean so much to all of us. Keep them coming in ’09. Looking forward to them…

  22. these pictures from this shoot are genius! you guys look great! oh, and the red jammies are actually from skymall magazine.
    classic.
    now you must tell me where you got those animal beanies…

    happy new year!!

  23. Joan

    > i accidentally ran into your blog one day and it has been so fun to read. you are on my "inspired" list {as the "cutest couple"} – you are fabulous!!!
    i will now impose in silence, just needed to say THANKS for adding a bit of joy into the world of blog!

  24. Shug

    glad to hear that 2008 was so good! next time you 2 are in Utah, I need to meet husband! anyways Happy New Years and cheers to a 2009 that can only be better than 2008!

  25. Annie

    I thought 08 was a bloody awesome year too… whooop! 09 is looking shit though what with the recession and all but at least the world will never again be fucked up by Bush.

  26. Carolyn

    Cheers to a fantastic 2009 to you and yours!

  27. Sarah

    All those photos deserve to be blown up and hung everywhere, or featured in a big magazine!!! You are breathtaking! Happy new year!

  28. you two look like you belong in a Jcrew catalog.

    so cute.

  29. Brett

    Happy New Year my loves. I wish you the best. I Miss you.

  30. BRETT! I MISS YOU TOO!!!!!