Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's Eve! We did! It started off with taking Drew to the doctor though. He's had a very mild cold for about a week, but when we got back from Grandma's house it seemed to get worse overnight. So luckily our doctor had a few hours of clinic on Wednesday and we got him in there. He has an ear infection and she gave us some antibiotics to clear it up. We ended up having some friends over and someone brought their Wii so we played games until about 11:55, then watched the ball drop, then played games some more. It was a fun evening!

I thought I would share some of my reflections on 2008 and things we're looking forward to in 2009:

We started off 2008 with a canceled heart cath, then a completed heart cath at UCSF
It was a year full of emotions, appointments and many conversations with doctors
We celebrated Drew's 4th birthday and his last two baby teeth came in
We celebrated my 30th birthday
I became the co-chair of Hearts of Hope
We brightened some faces at UCDMC with our Valentine's Tradition
welcomed my best friend's first child into the world, Ashley Elizabeth Pence
I had my thesis published
We got a new car, couches and carpet
We spent many hours on the phone with the insurance company
We enjoyed lots of warm days at the park
We dropped one specialist (endocrine)
Our garage was broken into
Our baby girl turned 2!
Drew had his third open-heart surgery, a one and a half ventricle repair
We spent six weeks at Stanford, including the whole month of June
I had a reunion with my college girlfriends in Napa
Dan completed two centuries
Drew learned to swim
We celebrated Dan's 30th birthday
We went on our first cruise together
We celebrated our 7th anniversary
We participated in our 5th Heart Walk
I ran in my second half-marathon
Drew stopped taking any medication!
We had a fun Halloween
We had a great Thanksgiving
We made our first trip to Disneyland and it was awesome!
We hosted our 8th annual holiday party
We had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas
Our dogs ran away
Other than surgery, Drew didn't have a hospitalization this year

In 2009 I am looking forward to:
Finding the dogs
A year of no surgeries
Drew starting kindergarten
Ava going to preschool twice a week
Everyone's birthdays
Some more running, cycling or triathlons
More home improvements-maybe some paint this year?
A year full of fun and family time!


The Portas said...

What a year! You are such an amazing little family. Happy new year to you all! oxoxo

Anonymous said...

I am praying for the doggies safe return

Meredith said...

I hope you find the dogs soon!!! Is it possible they were also stolen?? Very scary...