2010 in review.

a few of our favorite highlights from this past year….
in january, we spent new years day in NYC and kingsley met stellie his girlfriend. he also got sick with pneumonia and had to stay at the pet hospital for a few days (let’s not talk about it… it still makes me sad). we ate cheesecake, i developed a really old roll of diana film, we celebrated josh’s birthday with a big homemade hamburger birthday cake, and we put kingsley in a turtleneck!

in february, we were snowed in on capitol hill 2 weekends in a row (see here and here), we visited utah with kingsley (although delta lost him at the airport for 45 minutes and i almost died)…where we went snowboarding and spent time with family (and at my favorite tea shop).

in march, we celebrated easter with a crepe party and egg decorating, kingsley went to a bulldog birthday party, and our friends got married! i started trying to use my dad’s old film camera more often, josh introduced me to cheese fries with bacon, and we became obnoxious dog owners and put kingsley in a rain coat. my mom and little brother also came to visit!
in april, our wedding photographer leo was in town so we snapped some photos at the cherry blossom festival (see here and here and here).
also in april, we made donut runs on saturday morning with kingsley. kingsley had to wear the cone of shame for 2 whole weeks and meg came to visit. i got really sick, but i’m better now… we also went to mexico where we documented our trip through polaroids, diana’s and instax mini’s.

in the summer, we had a family picnic up the blue ridge parkway, celebrated memorial day, my birthday and also our 3rd wedding anniversary. we sadly totaled our little beetle (which i’m still crushed about) but discovered the best gelato in d.c. and celebrated the 4th of july here in the district.

i also went to paris and beynac france in july. (see more france posts here and here and here and here and here.)

in august, kingsley swam in a creek with other bulldogs, we saw spoon and arcade fire in concert. we went on little dates with kingsley, finally explored the arlington national cemetery and discovered the dairy godmother. we also ran into these guys and i went to the u.s. botanical garden with my sisters.
in september, we finally started telling people the glorious news we had been keeping a secret since may, we explored the national arboretum, we went back to NYC, our old home, for the weekend where we ate at all our old favorite places, saw our favorite sites and i got to see all my best friends.

in october, we spent a weekend in florida at the beach and explored st. augustine. kingsley also attended his first football game at josh’s old high school. we had a little donut date, watched capitol hill change colors, visited the market, we carved pumpkins together, dressed up kingsley as a little devil for halloween and shamelessly celebrated his first birthday which falls on halloween!
in november, we made a little film with our friends, kingsley rediscovered his love of the fireplace, we went bowling, the sisters came to town, we celebrated thanksgiving with family and decorated our christmas tree!

in december we hosted a pie night, made gingerbread houses with friends, spent our weekends at the holiday market, saw the beautiful christmas lights at the temple and celebrated christmas on capitol hill with josh’s parents.

last year around this time josh had said to me, “2010 is going to be our best year yet, naomi.” since last december had proven to be our hardest month yet, i was kind of skeptical and sad and wasn’t sure if he was saying that to just try and cheer me up. but i decided to believe him anyway and move forward with a positive attitude. fortunately, 2010 has proven to be a lovely year, the best part being we found out we are expecting! and now, 2011 promises to be even better with our first little baby due any day in the next few weeks! we are scared and nervous to become parents, but also feel really blessed that we’ve finally been given the opportunity and i cannot wait to share the new year with a new little baby!
happy new year everyone! may it be our best year yet, for everyone!
see 2009, 2008 and 2007 in review.
  1. oh my goodness. I adore you relationship you have with kingsley. i thought i was the only one who threw birthday parties for dogs. your year was amazing. I think you will may make perfect parents. just as you dog :)


    p.s i love that yellow skirt with the white tight and yellow shoes. i wish i had it on me right about now.

  2. hope you have just as fabulous 2011 as you had 2010! :) lots of hugs!!

  3. Oh my goodness… you are so darling it kills me. So glad you had such a great year! Your baby is SO lucky!

  4. bethani

    Oh wow! You have had quite a year, but with some amazing memories that will be held dear and near forever. I love your blog and the way you capture every moment to never be forgotten.

    I can't wait for your little one to get here so we can see/know whether they be boy or girl and who they resemble most.
    Happy New Year!
    Cheers Naomi!

  5. Alicia

    This is adorable! I love your review. I'm also wondering – can you speak French? Anyway, I love your blog and I look forward to following the Davis family through 2011 :)

  6. Lindsey

    I agree with I'm AE Jones. You are just darling. I am so happy that this year turned out to be such a positive one for you after last December. Here's to the new year and your baby!

  7. i loved watching this year through y'all's eyes. :]


  8. beautiful post! 2011 is going to be amazing..especially with a little one in tow :). Happy New Year to us all!!

  9. Lauren

    Wouldn't it be awesome if you had a new years baby??! I'd be really excited if you did.

  10. love this. what a great year it has been!

  11. Super cute recap! Looks like you had a fun year! :)

  12. Ashley

    I can't believe how little Kingsley was!! This year just flew by! It's fun to take a look back at the fun you had. Happy 2011 to you and your happy little family. =)

  13. This is such a wonderful recap in photos! :) Glad we could be along for the ride. Hope you have a very happy New Year!


  14. Amanda

    wonderful *year* in review post.
    Happy New Year!

  15. all of your pictures are beautiful! i hope you have a wonderful new year. :)

  16. You've had a great year! Thanks for writing your blog and being so positive about life, your experiences and your relationships. It truly inspires me to be that way too! :)

    Happy New Year!

  17. MellyB

    Happy bright and shiny new year! Having your own perfect little baby is going to make 2011 the BEST ever! Next year in review will show pictures of first Valentines to first Christmas. Yay for you and Josh. Life with bebe is magic. And a little hard, but the best things usually are ;)

    So glad I discovered your blog this year, it's been my favorite site to check at work.

  18. i LOVE that you do this. i don't know how you have the patience to do this (ok, mostly because i shake at the concept of choosing photos from the 1.3 trillion in have from this year)… but it's just spectacular. you have SUCH a lovely family.

    can't wait for another years fun & inspirational posts:)


  19. This was so fun to look at! It looks like you did have quite the wonderful year. I really enjoy coming to your blog to see what you are up to and admire the beautiful photography! Happy new year and best wishes to you and your family!


  20. I will never get over how rollie pollie adorable Kingsley was as a babe! I can honestly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed everything you have shared over the last year, and I can't wait to see what the new year brings for you, Josh, Kingsley, and Baby. =)

  21. Meghan

    I'm new to your blog as of a few months ago and I love it! Have completely fallen in love with you and your little family (in a non-creepy way, of course)! I'm curious as to what kind of camera you use most and with what type of lens. All of your 'snapshots' are always so great!

    Best to you and your growing family in the new year!

  22. Sasha

    I'm so glad you did this recap! I started following in October so it's nice to see what I missed. You have such a lovely family and I can't wait to see the new addition :) May you all have a wonderful and blessed year!

  23. I just discovered your blog about a month ago, and I love it! The pics of your pup are adorable. Looking forward to reading more in 2011!

  24. Great review lady! 2011 will bring great things for you, I just know it!

  25. Kati

    I have been a silent follower for a good chunk of 2010 and I love your blog! I just randomly stumbled upon it one day, and have been hooked ever since. I love reading about your adventures, Kingsly, and your adorable husband.
    I can't wait for your little one to arrive, and all the glorious blog posts that will follow.
    I hope 2011 treats your as phenomenally as 2010 did!


  26. Mich

    Can you pretty please share your hair and makeup routine!!? and what products you use? you always look beautiful :) Happy New Year!

  27. hana

    I just came upon your blog today and this is such a great introduction to you! Best wishes for the new year and baby's arrival :) (I'm actually expecting a little one too in early March!)

  28. Emma

    Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read and I've stuck with it since. I love hearing about y'alls life! I'm glad you've had a wonderful year and I can't wait to see what comes for you in 2011.
    Happy New Year!

  29. absolutely beautiful!

  30. nadia

    As Emma just wrote, your blog was one of the first I ever read and have enjoyed reading ever since! Best wishes to you, Josh, Kingsley and baby in 2011.. and always!

    xo Nadia

  31. Sera Pie

    Cheers to another wonderful year! :)

    I can't believe how teeny your pup used to be!

  32. I've been following your blog for the last few days and I'm absolutely in LOVE with your pictures. I can't wait to see what is in store for 2011.

  33. first off, you and your husband are absolutely adorable! congratulations on the baby to come! i have a 3 week old and it's the best thing ever. i saw your tweet from a few weeks ago asking about nursing tops. i feel your pain, its really hard to find something remotely cute. i highly recommend checking out the etsy store replicca. she has a few different designs and colors of cowl neck tops that were made for breast feeding (though you'd never know it) and they are very well made and awesome. get some!

  34. erin m.

    this was a great post, i love your photos! i am excited for you and josh, and your little one who will be here any day now! can't wait to see pictures and hear about daily life as a mommy :)

  35. You & your little family are so beautiful. I always look forward to reading your blog :). <3

    Happy New Year to you & your family!

  36. Looks like you had a lovely, memorable, and beautiful year. Hope 2011 brings you even more happiness and joy! Happy New Year!

  37. wow…what a great way to look back and reflect….it's so neat to see just how quickly a year goes by, yet how full that year can be. Happy New Year!

  38. taylor

    what a great year you had. just think of 2011 with your little baby. how exciting!!

  39. That was one of the most amazing things I've ever read. Very inspiring and uplifting. I hope all goes well for you this coming year, and future years. I think all of your readers absolutely love your blog and can't wait to see your future adventures. Thank you for your blog! It's the most refreshing thing and I always look forward to your updates!

  40. I LOVE that picture of Kinglsey! How fun! :)

  41. aaahh, oh my goodness. i LOVED this. LOVED! i can't wait to see what your 2011 year in review will look like since you'll have a sweet little one in your life. :)

    happy new year, naomi & josh & mister kingsley! <3

  42. What a super awesome year!!!

  43. I've told myself that I'd do a recap of 2010, but I had two cameras crap out on me, so I wasn't able to take nearly as many pictures as I would've liked. But, I got a fancy new camera right before Christmas, and I'm determined to baby this one, and take at least one picture every day for 2011.

    You and Josh are such a lovely couple. Many Blessed wishes to you and your beautiful family in 2011 (and years to come)!

  44. we love you!!! xoxo n & your gf, stellie nugget!!

  45. Jennifer

    Those pictures were wonderful. You are the cutest most perfect little family!

    Praying for the incoming baby, by the way. :)

    Every time I look at Kingsley, my eyes tear up the slightest bit because I'm a huge sucker for doggies. :} And he's the cutest bulldog ever.

  46. Kim

    That looks like an awesome year! I've really enjoyed reading your blog, I wish I could find the archives so I could see what I've missed. Happy happy 2011 to you and your family xo

  47. Cara-Mia

    You've had quite an amazing year! Wishing you the best for 2011. :)

  48. enjoyed all your pictures from 2010. happy new year!

  49. what a happy year!
    i can't wait to read what's in store for the next!

  50. Julia

    I adore your reviews of the year. You are a lovely couple and I wish you all the happiness in the world xxx


  51. Colleen

    I'm so glad 2010 was so good for you. May 2011 be even better and congrats on all your happiness.

  52. It looks like the year of 2010 was fantastic for you! The photos are beautiful! I can't wait to see how fantastic 2011 turns out to be :).

    Thank you for sharing!

  53. Johanna

    A great year! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Happy New Year, Naomi and family! xo

  54. Victoria

    This was wonderful to read. You seem like a genuinely lovely person. Kingsley is so damn cute! x

  55. Rachel

    you guys are just darling. and kingsley is the cutest.thing.ever. love the puppy pictures.

  56. this post made me smile. what a wonderful 2010 you had – all the best in 2011 with your soon-arriving bundle of joy!

    happy new year!

  57. your 2010 looks beautiful. seriously lovely shots – they look magical :)


  58. Marisa

    This is a completely awesome and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us!

  59. your blog is so wonderful naomi, i'm thrilled to have finally come across it a few weeks ago!
    your year sounds like it really was amazing!
    happy 2011!

  60. what a great year! I'm hoping my 2011 is as good as your 2010 :D
    happy new year x

  61. Alex

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that i am so amazed at how effortless you make all of your outfits look, and how fabulous they look too, you make pregnancy look beautiful!
    Have a great new year, and i cant wait to see what your blog brings in 2011.

  62. I love-love-love this post. 2010 was full of so many blessings for you! Here's hoping 2011 is even better. :)

  63. love your years in review. with just taking our dog on his first plane trip I can understand how upset you would be at him being lost, oh my gosh! Apparently mr kingsley shares a birthday with my husband as well :) It will be a super year for you and I hope for us too. :)

  64. delta lost kingsley for 45 minutes?! that is horrible!

  65. i can't wait to follow all your adventures and times with the baby in 2011! happy new year!

  66. holtkamp

    you have the best pictures! here's to another wonderful year! :)

  67. holtkamp

    you have the best pictures! here's to another wonderful year! :)

  68. Jay

    happy new year naomi, josh & kingsley!! best of wishes for the new year and the arrival of your long sought after baby :)

  69. Caty

    Kingsley has gotten so big in just a year! Love the photos and love your blog!

  70. Seriously you two just kill me! Adorable. here's to a fabulous 2011 for you both and I can't wait to read all about it.

  71. So happy for you, Josh, Kingsley and baby! Happy 2011!

  72. I love all the photos in this post! Your dog should be in magazines he is adorable!

  73. love all the pictures! I'm glad 2010 was such a great year for you! can't wait to see your newest member of the family!! :)

  74. Meri

    Awww, I am the proud godmother of my sister's precious baby bulldog, and you are making me miss her extraordinarily!
    Lovely pictures, I wish it were spring!

  75. Chessa!

    what a delightful post. you will see that 2011 is going to be wonderful. becoming a parent is very scary. sometimes I look at my beautiful daughter and can't believe that she is mine. we just stare at her and are in awe every second. and, occasionally, I have those moments where I say: OHMGAH I'm someone's MOTHER. eep. it is the most rewarding, challenging and inspiring experience. you and Josh will be wonderful. x

  76. I just randomly found your blog and the photos are gorgeous – this has been the best year recap I've seen yet. Congratulations with the new baby! We are now fans!


  77. Taza! How did you create the animated photo of you two against the brick wall? It's such a great feature, very eye catching! You both look great, as always.

    I'd appreciate the help!



  78. Rachel

    wow, i'm so happy to have found your blog! You're so adorable & I LOVE your dog! My husband & i wanted to get one…but our apartments have a big no-no policy on pets. boo. Thanks for sharing! Looks like an eventful year!


  79. Minhae

    omg i love your blog. its amazing! i also live in dc and love fashion so i def want to get pictures like yours before i leave dc when i graduate college