Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Review

This was so much fun. It is amazing how much life has changed this year!

Just a few weeks after returning home, we welcomed little Juliana into the Church on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. For us, it was the final welcome into our family!

Juju celebrated her first birthday and started to grow some hair!

March was a difficult month for us as we found out Aunt Missy was in heart failure. We have come to appreciate more fully every moment we have with each other.

We celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord.

We decided to "get in line" for another adoption from China. We expected it would take 12 months to 18 months before we were matched with our newest child. We were quite surprised when it took little more than 18 hours before we saw Joseph's beautiful smile.

We were again surprised this month with the news that not only would the adoption come faster than expected, we were also going to be welcoming another little baby into our family. The girls spent their first days of summer beating the heat in the basement.

We enjoyed some family time at the State Fair.

Our first ever soccer season began. Soccer practice four nights a week, games on Saturday.


Unbeknown to us, Joseph has surgery to repair his cleft lip.

We enjoyed hayrides, pumpkin patches, apple cider, and college football.

We celebrated All Saints Day.

Merry Christmas!

Blessings to all our dear friends and family as we usher in a new year and a new decade!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a great look back! Can't wait for 2010 when you welcome Joseph and the new baby home!