This has been a busy year for us. We started out 2010 with Tanner being hospitalized for a kidney infection, then a bilateral re-implant to fix his ureters in March. We thank God for the doctors and nurses that took care of all of us during those few months, and are so thankful that Tanner's appointment in May with Dr. Williams showed that the surgery corrected the urinary reflux.
Brian and I celebrated 4 years of marriage in March and are looking forward to 5 years in 2011 - we have a fun little trip planned!
We did a good bit of traveling this year, which we enjoy so much. We went to Nashville a couple of times, Smith Lake, and Branson.
We did have some ups and downs over the summer...I miscarried twice and it breaks my heart that I didn't get to hold those babies in my arms here on Earth. I know who's holding them in Heaven, so that makes it a little bit easier on me most of the time. We are praying that God blesses us with another healthy baby one day soon because I know Tanner will be a great big brother!
We enjoyed this past summer with lots of swimming, outside time, and playing with friends. We were sad to see summer end, but glad to see fall...
This school year has been great for Tanner. He has made some new friends and had so much fun with his teachers at daycare. They are truly a blessing! Sometimes I still get a little jealous that they get to spend so much time with him during the day:)
Tanner turned two in November...the John Deere tractor birthday party was a hit and our friends and family surrounded us to cheer on another year of fun with our Tanman!
We enjoyed Thanksgiving break by our usual traveling to see family and eating lots of good food. Brian took his vacation week that week and we even were able to squeeze in a trip to Branson, MO.
The Christmas holidays came quickly and we had lots of last minute shopping to do! But, before our shopping came another little surgery - Tanner had his second set of tubes put in and his adenoids removed...gosh, really?! His recovery period was pretty quick and we were thankful all the deductibles and out of pocket expenses had been met... many, many months ahead:) Merry Christmas to us from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Christmas break was much needed around our house and we have been lazy watching lots of movies, playing with new toys, trying to reorganize things, visiting family, and just spending time together.
Tanner is talking so much and enjoys movies-Bambi is his favorite right now, playing with his trucks and tractors, being outside, reading books, playing with his friends and eating "bok, bok" from Chick-fil-a. I have enjoyed every second of being home with this wild two year old over the holidays!
As you can see, our 2010 has been a bit of a roller coaster, physically and emotionally...We are thankful God has been with us every second of this 2010 journey- that is the ONLY way we have made it through some of these days! I am more than thankful for my husband who has stood by my side and been my encourager through the tough times...Bring on 2011!
We hope you all have a safe, fun night! We are staying around the house tonight being lazy...Laura