Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wow, this year was pretty full of excitement for us!


Elijah had his 3rd birthday in January, and of course, it was an all CARS party!

We made the decision in January that we would start trying for another baby later in the year, and so I started trying to lose weight, to counter the effects that yet another pregnancy would have on my body. I lost about 15 pounds...that was, until February.


We celebrated Valentine's day, with the kids receiving V-day boxes from Ma-Maw and Pa-Pa. They were a big hit!
Friday, February 20th was a day I won't soon forget. The kids had been sick all week, and I started to feel it hitting me, so I decided to head to Walmart, to get out of the house for a while and to pick up a few things we needed, along with a pregnancy test. You never know.
We got the biggest shock of the year that night, when we found out that we were expecting baby #5. Wow, that was quick! We were a little bit shocked, but totally excited!


Chloe had her very first school program, and she did awesome!

I was battling morning sickness every morning, noon and night, along with horrific migraines, so I was a bit out of commission for a while.


We celebrated Easter...

We also had a little bit of a scare with Elijah. We had to call the ambulance on him for the 2nd time in his life. He was coughing and not breathing very well, so they gave him a breathing treatment and some steroid medicine at the hospital. Thank God it wasn't anything worse.

MAY --

May started out with yet another trip to the ER. This time, it was for Laney. She had an extremely high fever, and a horrible stomach ache, so I took her in. They ended up diagnosing her with a kidney infection, which led to a 2 day stay at Children's Mercy Hospital. I hated seeing my baby hooked up to an IV and laying in a hospital bed. We're also praising God for bringing her through that, as it could have been something much worse.

May was an exciting month as well. We had our ultrasound on the 22nd, and asked the u/s tech to put the results into an envelope. We had a dinner planned at our home with family that night. We were blessed that Mike's younger sister, Sheri was able to be here for it!! When the rest of my family arrived at our house, we opened up the envelope to find that we were having another BOY!!!
We were thrilled!!! I was a little scared of having 3 boys under the age of 4....


In June, we celebrated Father's Day, along with Mike's 30th birthday! He's an old man!!! :P
His parents were able to come into town for his birthday, and we all had a wonderful time together! The kids love spending time with their Ma-Maw and Pa-Pa, and we all had so much fun at Science City!


I LOVE July! I love everything about July-the sun, the warmth, the food, the fireworks...everything! We spent the day of the 4th at the Village Fest in Prairie Village, and did a few fireworks at home afterwards. Later that evening, we went to my aunt and uncle's house to eat and let the kids play, and to watch the guys shoot off the big ones!

We also celebrated Chloe's 6th birthday in July! She's getting so big, and she's such a sweet, beautiful little girl. I'm so proud of her!

We also moved the girls into their room downstairs. They love it! They have so much room, and practically all of the toys are down there, along with a TV and their Wii...who wouldn't love it?


We celebrated Laney's 8th birthday in August. Wow, I can't believe she's already 8 years old! She's such a sweetie and has such an amazing personality. I'm so happy she's mine! :)

We also got to work on the baby's room. We wanted to do something special, since this will be the very last nursery that we decorate!
I bought his bedding, and copied the circles that are on the bedding, onto the wall.
It took us a LONG time, but I think it turned out awesome!!!


September was a quiet month. The girls were a month into school, and we were just kinda getting back into the groove of everything that goes along with that.
I also had my 29th last year to be in my 20's!!


October was a big month! I was finally full term, and we were just waiting!
We celebrated Isaac's 2nd year with us, and we had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party for him! He's a momma's boy and will always be! That's totally fine by me! =)

The morning (and I mean early morning, like 12:30am!) of the 22nd, my water broke, and at 8:32am, we met our sweet baby Jett!!! He's absolutely perfect for us!


November, we were able to take a quick trip to the zoo, and enjoy the beautiful weather we were having!

We had Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle's house, and my mom and I went black Friday shopping! I love it!
We also attempted to take the kids' picture all together for our Christmas card. This was the best we got...


This month, we were able to travel to Colorado, to see our family, and have our Christmas with them!

Jett had his very first Christmas at home, and it was an extremely white Christmas!!!

God has blessed us with a wonderful year! Even with some bumps of sickness along the way, overall, we have been great! I'm looking forward to 2010!

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~ Martin Luther


Sheila said...

What a fabulous post Sarah! I love it! And I love the picture of Jett yawning by the tree, too adorable. Crazy how much happens in a year! Love you!

Andrea said...

Love your family, Sarah. So sweet and they are all so darling.

How is everything going?


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