:: we were finally DTR on January 25
:: we made some good friends in Georgia
:: we had four more adoption fundraisers (Valentine's Day babysitting, two garage sales, and a worship concert night)
:: we moved the TV into the basement and haven't missed it
:: we got a dog
:: Jeremy and Iain went camping with the church menfolk. It was Iain's first time going away with his dad overnight!
:: we went to Florida six times, Tennessee twice, Pennsylvania once, Alabama a few times, and South Carolina once
:: we had overnight guests for some part of twenty-two of the 52 weeks, and we were overnight guests for some part of fifteen of the 52 weeks (some weeks overlapped though)
:: we went on our first marriage retreat and loved it
:: we started leading the kids' ministry at church and have been since May
:: I did Nano again, and finished!
:: we hosted my sister's college ministry, ACCESS218, when they were in GA for a mission trip
:: we had our AC go completely out during said hosting of the group, and had to get the whole unit replaced. Ugg.
:: I went on my first ladies' retreat
:: Jeremy, Iain, and Cory were all in Jeremy's brother Phil and Kelly's wedding
:: we went camping and the boys slept like champs!
:: I did my first Beth Moore Bible study
:: we went to a Braves game
:: Iain learned to read
:: we took both boys to their first Urgent Care visits (Cory for a knee injury, and Iain for a wheezing cough)
:: we had our hopes raised and dashed countless times when it came to adoption
:: I devoured books by Philip Yancey that ask hard questions. I asked a lot myself
:: Jeremy worked at two shows for OakTree
:: Cory turned two at the beginning of the year, and Iain turned four most of the way through
:: Cory was potty-trained
:: I coordinated a wedding for the first time. Jeremy read Scripture at the same wedding
:: we hosted two small groups and continued with the play group
:: we joined an Africa adoption fellowship group
:: we got re-fingerprinted, and Jeremy has to go again in a few days
:: we visited our dear friends in Pennsylvania
:: we started writing a new curriculum for Kids' Church
:: we volunteered at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert
:: we did the Jesse Tree for the first time
:: I joined a writers' group and read a ton of books
:: Jeremy got involved in the leadership of our church
:: we passed the eleven month milestone of being DTR, and the seventeen month milestone of when we started our adoption journey.
:: we learned a lot this year. If last year was crazy, this year was stretching. Here's hoping the theme of next year will be rejoicing.
So adieu, 2010. And to all a good night.