Then our blog expanded into a means for friends and family in other places to keep up with Baby Girl. And, then even my heart grew because of all the friendships that have been made through this little “idea.” I have enjoyed getting to know so many new friends through our blog and I look forward to making even more.
Having said all that, I thought it would be appropriate to recap 2008. I certainly didn’t have time to go back and read every single entry, but I did try and pick out the most exciting or “remember-some” moments in our lives this year.
It will have to be a two-parter because it is a pain going back to link everything and this post is already long enough.
Here we go:
At the very beginning of January, Alise fell at her day school and had a huge goose egg and two black eyes for nearly a month. She was climbing on one of the kitchen sets in her class and somehow slipped and fell. As far as I know, there wasn't an incident report filed at the day school and I prayed every night that I wouldn't regret insisting that one be completed. Even Dr. Stanley suggested that we keep a "low profile" until the bruising went away. So for the entire month of January, we stayed home and didn't go out in public with Alise. I think that it is so sad that people would go so far as to misread a situation, but then again, I don't think any child should be abused. When you see the picture, you may agree that we did the right thing. It breaks my heart every time I see this one.
In February, Alise and Wayne attended their first "Daddy - Daughter Banquet" at our church - complete with matching coursage, boutineers, and a special necklace made by Leigh. Alise's best friend came over for a Saturday afternoon visit and Wayne continued to work away on the house we bought next to ours (March will be two years that we have been dual homeowners).
The high point in March was the Ding Dong Caper and this particuliar Sunday at the Biedenharn Gardens will go down as a day in ephinany.
Absolutely nothing in May could compare to this! Not even this - ha, ha, to all our Alabama family. I honestly have never been so scared before in my life! I just kept seeing that big, ugly tornado in "The Wizard of Oz" in my mind all the way to Uncle Millard's and Aunt Peggy's that night. But this was the best night of my life! May was also marked with much saddness in the loss of our friend, Lance Thomas and this story made me hug Alise a little tighter.