12.31.2009

2009 Year in Review

2009 was a great year for us and one that will always rank high on our list of "Best Years".  Here's a quick recap of what we loved most about 2009.

January
We rang in the new year in a very low-key way.  I was a month away from giving birth, and we were staying in a hotel.  Our New Year's Eve festivities consisted of watching a "Dawg the Bounty Hunter" marathon then watching the ball drop on tv, toasting with sparkling apple cider and asleep by 12:15 a.m.  And it was probably one of my favorites to-date.

My baby shower was thrown by Sofia and Liane.  I had a great time with friends and family!
Janeysa & Frank got married on January 31. Ron and I attended the beautiful wedding just 3 days before I gave birth!

February
February 3- Kaitlyn arrives! The most beautiful and happiest day. Our gorgeous daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth makes her debut.

Kaitlyn is baptized!
After 6 weeks of living in a hotel, we finally bring Kaitlyn back to Quito.

Kaitlyn celebrates her first Easter!
April 24-Kyle Caruso is born!  My dearest friend Liane gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.

I celebrated my first Mother's Day!
We took Kaitlyn to her first beach trip in Canoa, Ecuador.

Ron celebrates his first Father's Day!
Kaitlyn meets her Great Grandma Rahm in Miami.

Mom T and Barby visit Quito.
Mom & Dad G visit Quito.

I got my new toy, the Canon Rebel XSi!

Ron and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary with a special  once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Kaitlyn met her Great Grandmother T.

We had so much fun with Kaitlyn on her first Halloween!

Ron and I left Kaitlyn with a babysitter for the first time to celebrate the 234th birthday of the Marine Corp at the Marine Corp Ball.
We had some great friends over for Thanksgiving.

We surprised our families with an impromptu visit from Kaitlyn and I.
Kaitlyn met Santa for the first time and had a great Christmas!

2009 was such a fantastic year.  I'm not sure how 2010 can top it, but I know it will be filled with many more adventures and good times.  Happy New Year!

4 comments:

Daddy said...

Great recap, hun! We'll find a way to make 2010 just as good.

Papa G said...

Looks like a great year, and another one coming right behind it. Enjoy Kaitlyn even more!!

Happy New Year!

Mama G said...

How nice! Im so happy for you and Ronnie. Didn't I tell you many years ago that this was meant be????

Love Ya! Can't wait ro see you at the end of the month. xoxooxoxo

Mom T said...

Nice job on the update, Michelle. Our wish is that 2010 will hold more special blessings and moments for you,Ronnie and Kaitlyn. And, speaking of blessings, we want you to know what a blessing all of you are to us.

Happy New Year!
Love,
Mom & Dad T

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