Dec 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review

As 2009 draws to a close, it's time to look back at all the fun Stella had this year. In January, we started at the zoo, where she was mesmerized by the seals... In February, she rode the streetcar up and down St. Charles...
She went international, visiting three foreign countries and soaking up some sun on her first cruise...
In March, she celebrated the big "1!"
We partied hard with a house full of our closest friends and family...
In April she caught up with some friends by chatting on the cell phone...
In May she got her first haircut...
Spent some time in the pool...
And attended Chad's college graduation...
In June she helped Tab graduate from high school...
She also hit the beach in Alabama...
In July we had a mini-reunion with some college friends and their kids...
And we went to Hot Springs with Grandpa Crane. On the way back we stopped for some time with Zach and Pop...
She also had a day of fun with Spencer at Sci-Port...
And spent a week at Grandpa Crane's...
In August, Grandpa and Grandmere surprised Stella with her first car!
In September, Stella was back at the zoo to feed the lion cubs some treats...
She also donned her leotard for the first time when she began attending gymnastics...
She even found time to hang out with two of her besties, Rylie and Sadie Sharbono...
In October, Stella searched a local patch for the Great Pumpkin...
And disguised herself as a kitty for trick-or-treating...
She "ran" her first race in November. We use this term very loosely...
In December, she celebrated the birth of the Savior surrounded by family and friends...

2009 was a wonderful year for our family. Though we said some heartbreaking goodbyes, God blessed us beyond measure and reminded us to make the most of each moment we have with the ones we love. We hope that when we look back at 2010, we will have even more good times to celebrate. Happy New Year!

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