Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2008 Year end summary

I've recently noticed alot of bloggers writing a year end summary......So to steal the idea I think I'll complete one myself.

January 2008 Nate and I slowly prepared for the coming of our child.

February I was put on bed rest for six weeks (ironically one week before I delivered my doctor let me go back to work)

March was filled with showers from lots of friends and family which we are so grateful for.

April 13th I turned 23 and felt like I was going to pop any minute!

April 22 our wonderful daughter Madeline Lori Barnes was born!
A couple of days later she was taken to the NICU because of an infection in her lungs.

May 1st she was released from the hospital but still had a few hurdles to overcome.

By June Maddie was turning over, giggling, noticing her hands and cooing.
Nate and I were sleepless, exhausted and overjoyed to be parents!

June 19th Nate celebrated his 27th birthday by #1 admitting that he's balding #2 Excepting the fact that he's balding #3 Eating lots of chocolates

July first my beautiful niece Brinlee Cecilia Lythgoe was born! She was an answer to a lot of people's prayers

August we took our first vacation as a family and realized it isn't going to be as easy as we thought.

September Maddie language skills are really improving! I also got promoted to be a Personal Banker.

October My sister Kellie gets engaged to a wonderful man Ryan (who we all love) and plans to get married Jan. 16th! We also had our annual Barnes Monster Mash which was a hit.

November we celebrated thanksgiving with the Koster Family this year. It was very nice to see all of my family. Maddie spoke her first word on November 23rd "Dad" and her first tooth appeared this month.

December we celebrate our first Christmas with Maddie. She is such a joy in our life it really feels like our real Christmas present was her.

This year was filled with a lot of learning experiences for our family. Nate and I are very grateful for all of the support we have of our Friends and Family. We are so excited to see what this year will bring.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to say how thankful I am to start this year with a loving husband, beautiful baby, and supportive family. Last night as Nate and I spent time with fun friends, it made me realize how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. I hope all of you set a New Years resolution to spend more time with the people who mean the most to you. Happy 2009!!!!