Dec 31, 2010

2010 Year in Review

It's time once again to take a look back and remember some of the fun things we did in 2010. We started in January with a big bite of king cake and some sugary little lips...
In February we were bead magnets at the local Mardi Gras parades...
In March we celebrated Stella's birthday...
And received the best birthday present ever compliments of the Raneys: a new friend!
See how excited we were?
In April we hunted for Easter eggs...
In May we boiled up some spicy crawfish...
And kicked off our summer with some backyard pool fun...
In June God gave us a new light in our lives, little Cille...
In July Stella hung out at the pool...
And Cille played dress-up at home with Mommy...

In August we enjoyed lazy days around the house...
And wiggled our hips to salsa tunes at SEAlebration...
In September we went to the beach within reach with the Guillorys...
In October we took our pumpkins to a patch...
And went trick-or-treating with the princess, the pea, and their entourage...
In November we met the governor.  Stella's face pretty much says it all...
In December we celebrated Jesus's birthday with a month-long party...
The end of the year is a good time to look back and reflect on your journey. 2010 was a year of extremes for our family. We experienced the blissful birth of a healthy baby girl, but we also tasted the sadness of loss. I am reminded of Bob Cratchit's line in A Christmas Carol, "Life is made of meetings and partings...that is the way of it."  While we know in our minds that this is just part of life, our hearts still ache for loved ones no longer with us.  How wonderful that Christ offers us healing through Him!  How marvelous that our Savior promises to heal us not from petty physical maladies, but from the sinful human condition.  What a great gift is the redemption that will allow us to fellowship with Him for eternity, and rescue us from the heartache of separation that we feel for our loved ones who are already kneeling at His throne.  Thank you, God, for the time you have blessed us with together here on earth, and for the promise of an eternity with You and the rest of our loved ones in Your heavenly kingdom!

1 comment :

The Poole Family said...

I love this!! It's so neat to see your girls grow from month to month and all the fun things they were able to do in 2010!! They will have to come back to God's country (Aka PINEVILLE, in case you didn't catch that! Ha!!), so that all the girls can play togetherrrrr!!!!! Hope you guys have a GREAT 2011!!!! :)