Hey Readers! Obviously, 2008 was a huge year for this not-so-little McFamily. Please bear with the next two posts. They are for my journal, after all. :)
JANUARY started our year with great sorrow over my grandfather’s passing, and great sadness over another miscarriage. Most of January was spent in bed. At least, I had beautiful snowy goodness to look at. I also had a more-available-than-usual husband since we were away for his Master’s. On the adoption front, January was one of our very busiest months…full of paperwork and trips to fed-ex (yuck!)
FEBRUARY was spent training for the SLC 1/2 marathon (more like crawling) and watching baby Spencer while Jaimee and Brian headed to Tahiti. Adoption wise we finished up our home study interviews and accomplished our mandatory physicals.
MARCH was spent losing weight, touring Southern Utah, and celebrating ADAM’S 30th birthday.
APRIL was one of the best months of my life. I ran/walked/jogged a 1/2 marathon! We also participated in our second Race for the Cure with our buddies in LV. But even more significant was the Adoption Shower that was thrown for us in Las Vegas. I still tear up when I think about the outpouring of love toward us and our children. It was one of the most joyous occasions I can remember.
MAYwas Zionfest #4. Our most favorite yearly friend retreat. We even made t-shirts this time. :)
JUNE was full of sad goodbyes and happy hellos. We said goodbye to my sister and her family. They were amazing hosts while we were at school. They have also been two of our biggest champions and supporters from the early beginnings of our adoption process.
But back to Las Vegas we went as Adam graduated from Utah State University with his MBA. And our friends welcomed us back with open arms, as if we had never left.
2 Replies to “2008 in review (jan-june)”
We were so darn glad to see you move back! We are greatful that you are here and that you are our friends! You guys are the best!
Ok so just now reading this for the first time–waited way too long to check your blog! But something completely came over me at the end of this post once I read the June mth and saw the pics of you here I just broke down. And am still at this very moment balling my eyes out-I am such a nerd but I REALLY miss having you guys here. I know you love being there and having your friends around but you are truly missed here more than you know. I think we built something together while you lived here that is so different than I am used to w/you sis and it means so much to me that I can feel so incredibly close to you in a way I never had the chance before. I love you and can’t wait to see you in February! :)