Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Look Back at 2009

Here is a look back at my life in 2009!

We rang in the new year with our friends the Knights. Brian, Heather, Nora, & 2 week old Evan watched the ball drop together. We had dinner at Shogun & then back to our house for cards.

Danny & I celebrated our 6th year of marriage. We celebrated w/ a night out. We had dinner at Bonefish & then to a movie.

Also, in January~ We decided to pursue fertility treatments with a Doctor in Cincinnati.

We had our first visit to the fertility Doctor in Cinci. Dr. S told us our chances of conceiving were high. We made plans to continue on & have the IUI.

We celebrated Valentine's Day as a family. We made a fondue style dinner at home that included a yummy chocolate dessert.

We headed back to Cinci as my cycle had begun. They did an ultrasound to see what my starting point was & I started taking the injections.

Back to Cinci for another ultrasound in hopes the shots had worked. They found 3 follicles (eggs) growing. One was larger than the others.

We went back to Cinci to check the progress of my precious eggs! There were only 1 left, but it looked perfect. Dr. S wanted to go ahead with the IUI. He said that if this cycle didn't work we'd increase the injections for next month.

Insemination Day!! We went back to Cinci, this time w/ Granny & Davis. We had the IUI & then spent the day in Cincinnati trying to act normal!

My baby boy turned 4! I couldn't believe it had been 4 years!! We celebrated his birthday by having a Super Hero party at Incredible Dave's. It was a wonderful day.

I cheated & tested a few days early! It was a slight positive. I couldn't wait to share with Danny, but we were both skeptical.

Went for blood work & pregnancy was confirmed! We were ecstatic.

More blood work.... my beta was growing!

Our family piled in the mini van & headed to Virginia/DC to visit Danny's cousin & his family. This was Davis' 1st official spring break!

We went back to see Dr. S & do a 'head count' on our little bean. He counted 1, but things looked great!

It's Derby Day. Danny & Davis went to a party at a friend's. I stayed home very sick. Pregnancy finally felt real & I was so happy.

We traveled to Eastern KY for my cousin's wedding. Davis was the cutest ring bearer!

Our baby who is in heaven would have been 1! I made cupcakes in his honor.

I turned 30! Danny had a little party for me with some friends of ours. It was a great surprise & a lot of fun!

Also, in May.... Danny & coached our youth's softball team again. We hadn't done this in a couple years & it was a lot of fun.
Davis started his 2nd season of t-ball. We saw so many improvements in his abilities, but I'm afraid he's not a big fan of the game!!

We went camping w/ the Holloways. This was our first experience as a family with tent camping. I was pregnant & morning sickness was no fun in great outdoors. We had a blast & hope to do it again this year.

We took Davis to see Thomas for the 3rd year in a row. As always, he enjoys this tradition.

Also, in June.... We found out we were expecting a baby girl. I was shocked!

We went to French Lick Indiana to the KMHI Hall of Fame dinner & presentation. Kreil was being inducted & this was an honor for him & our family.

Danny turned 39!

In August things started to settle down. We enjoyed our tradition of going to the fair & had a wonderful time. The state fair is something our family looks forward to each year.
Davis started playing soccer for the YMCA. He had fun & seemed to enjoy it.

Davis started his 2nd & last year of preschool. He was a bit nervous, but had no problems starting the year out right.

Davis starting taking Tae Kwon Do. He was so excited & wanted to start the day we went for the visit. They make it so much fun there.

We went to Yogi Bear for a Halloween camping treat. We went w/ the Knights & Holloways. Everyone had so much fun, this is sure to be a annual tradition. We spent 2 nights in cute little cabins.

We continued our tradition of pumpkin picking at Huber's. Davis talks about this all year!

H1N1 hit the Barnes home. Davis had it, but it was diagnosed early & he had no complications.

We celebrated Halloween. Davis dressed up as Darth Vader! He's growing up so fast!

Davis went to the dentist for the 1st time. He did better than I could have imagined. We got a great report from Dr Nathan! No cavities!

Our baby girl was born 17 days early. What a surprise & blessing.

Eliza & I came home from the hospital to start our lives as a family of 4.

We celebrated Thanksgiving at my Nanny & Kreil's. We had a lot to be thankful for.

Eliza went to see the pediatric cardiologist. Our pediatrician had detected a heart murmur. She received great news. It's an innocent murmur & she'll grow out of it.

Davis was in our church's children's musical. This year he not only sang songs, but played a shepherd. I was so proud.

We celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ at home together!

We went out with the Petri Crew for dinner & some Incredible Dave's with the kiddos. We had a great time & was home early.

I didn't even post all we did & the places we went! We had a great year & made many memories.

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