:: Cory turned one.
:: we led our first small group as a married couple.
:: and our second.
:: I helped put on Conversations at Northland.
:: we heard about a church in the Atlanta area and drove up to check it out.
:: we moved. Twice.
:: we started the long process necessary to adopt our daughter from Rwanda.
:: I watched my first nephew being born.
:: we drove to FL three times, TN three times, SC once, and AL many times.
:: we got renters for our house in FL, and lost them 6 months later.
:: I shot a wedding with Kelsey.
:: Jeremy went camping with the men from church.
:: we either had (overnight) guests or were guests for some part of 24 of the 52 weeks of the year. Wow!
:: we had four fundraisers and applied for four grants and a no-interest loan (adoption-related stuff).
:: we mailed in our dossier!
:: Iain turned three.
:: we celebrated five years of marriage.
:: we suffered some major car-repairs. With major bills.
:: we spent our first night away from the boys.
:: I started working in the nursery.
:: we bought a house.
:: I learned to crochet.
:: Jeremy played drums several times at church.
:: we hosted our first Christmas.
:: we've got a play group meeting at our house once a week.
:: we spent four months (and counting) paying two mortgages. Anyone want to rent a house in Altamonte?
:: we joined an amazing church.
:: we have been happy, tired, stressed, amazed, discouraged, lonely, thankful, and overwhelmed. It's been the craziest, weirdest, hardest year since we've been married.
Goodbye, 2009. I'll probably be asleep when you depart. Ready for the next trip around the sun!