Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year In Review 2010

2010 was definitely a crazy, amazing, wonderful, awful, scary, long, short... basically a year filled with every emotion imaginable. I can honestly say I am beyond ready to leave 2010 behind and start fresh with 2011. Here is a quick, condensed review of our year. I picked 1 major thing that happened each month. It was so hard to pick from the hundreds of pictures we took this year, but these are a bit of our highlights!

This month was filled with lots of playing, swimming lessons, preschool open houses, and finishing getting ready for a new baby. Little did we know what the year had in store for us.

February we were SO happy to welcome Nora Jo into our family. We are so blessed!

In March we ended up in the hospital with Nora for 3 days due to a fever. This was a crazy month, Nora was sick and Molly was starting to show more symptoms of something being wrong.

April was the hardest month of our lives. Molly fainted again, and since we had all ready been to so many doctors to try to figure out what was going on, they sent us for an MRI, which found a lime size life threatening brain tumor. (see the story here) The month was filled with the PICU, brain surgery, and recovery.

We are SO amazed we are home from the hospital. Molly couldn't be happier to be away from the doctors and hospital and LOVES being back in her pink room. We are relieved to have all 4 of us under the same roof.

In June we were pretty busy. But one of the most memorable and important parts of the month is having Nora baptized.

In July Molly's doctors appointments were finally starting to die down... and then she fell and broke her arm. She was rocking a pink cast the rest of the hot summer.

In August we went camping with family. We usually go on a few camping trips, but with the crazy year this was our only trip. Nora loved camping, and Molly always loves being outside!

This was the busiest and truly humbling month. Molly started preschool twice a week, and turned 3! (We can hardly explain how amazing her being here for those things was). We also were blessed with the amazing support of family, friends and the community, as they held Molly's Miracle "Fun"draiser. We are so lucky to have so much love and support!

What can I say, Fall is my favorite time off year. We made it to all the fun October activities in West Michigan. And on Halloween, I think I had the cutest Pirate and Parrot ever!

Thanksgiving was great this year, filled with family and a lot to be thankful for!

Hard to believe this was Nora's first Christmas. It feels like she has always been a part of our family, and we can't image life without our girls.

Hope everyone has a great end to the year, and hope and faith for a great 2011


  1. They are changing so much! They are so cute! I am hoping that your 2011 is MUCH better than your 2010!

  2. I love this Kim! WHAT A YEAR!!