January 09, 2010

Looking back at 2009....let's see how things happened.
January - New Year's Day we told my Grandma and Grandpa that we were expecting Keelan. Grandma was put in the hospital shortly before her birthday. She eventually ended up in a nursing home. We all went to visit her on a Wednesday night and by Friday she passed away. I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. I knew the only reason my Dad would call that late would be if Grandma passed. She fought a long 12 year battle with leukemia and decided to not have anymore chemo. She was tired and ready to go home to her Maker.
February - Grandma's funeral was on February 3rd. I remember going to my 12 week checkup the day before and being so scared that I would hear bad news. That was one of the few times that my blood pressure was high during my pregnancy with Keelan.
March - We found out that we were having a boy. I will admit I was pretty upset about it at first...but I wouldn't trade Keelan for anything.
April - Tax returns! I think we actually got our money in April. We filed in February and I wanna say we got it quickly. We also went to Stix to eat with my Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle. It was Corgan's first time to see Japanese steak house. He liked it but was a little impatient.
May - Mine and Marshall's birthdays! Along with Mother's Day. Marshall got me a Garmin. Now I don't get lost. Haha. I also shot my first wedding this month!
June - Corgan's 2nd birthday. This time we decided to have another pool party and invite a bunch of friends after a bad turnout for his 1st birthday pool party. We had a great turnout and everyone had a great time!
July - Had one antepartum trip to the hospital. Nothing was going on so Keelan stayed put a little bit longer.
August - Had another antepartum trip to the hospital. Was in early labor. It was a late night visit so we didn't bother to ask someone to watch Corgan. Just took him with us. He never went back to sleep so it was a rough time for all 3 of us. I wasn't progressing enough too stay so they sent us home early the next morning. I had a dr appt already scheduled that day. It was at that appt that we decided to induce that night. Keelan was born the next day - August 11th.
September - Not sure of any special happenings
October - We took our first family vacation as a family of four. We went to our usual vacation spot - Gatlinburg, TN. We stayed in our honeymoon cabin. We didn't have a great experience as we were there for just a weekend. That part would've been ok if we didn't have the AC problems in the cabin or the rain for most of the weekend. We still enjoyed our trip.
November - We had our first Thanksgiving since we've been married that we didn't have to go to two places in one day! It felt so good to not be pressed for time and in the car so much. We had pretty much decided that we wouldn't be able to do both anyways so it worked out for the best.
December - I renewed my business license and my photography really picked up towards the middle of the month. We had a wonderful Christmas. We were able to spend Christmas morning at home and then headed to Marshall's grandparents' house. We only did gifts for the boys. It was fun to watch Corgan poke around instead of opening presents. I guess we overdid ourselves and could've just given him the bike. He would've been happy with just that.

Here's to a successful, happy and healthy new year in 2010!!!

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