It doesn't seem possible that another year has slipped by. Time passes much too quickly and I really wish I'd spend more time enjoying what's right in front of me instead of always looking ahead. With that being said, I'm going to post a pictoral of the year past and the memories that will stay with me forever....
In January, we celebrated Katie and Colleen's birthdays and booked a cruise for 2008. Looks like Chrissie and I started off the new year jammin' with Rock Star at one of his many local gigs.
Kelli attended her first formal high school dance. Here she is with Michael - the neighbor boy who stopped by for photos before heading off to pick up his date.
February brought us Kelli's 15th birthday. My brother and sister-in-law came to visit - all the way from warm and sunny Florida. They wanted to see snow and their wish was granted. Not only did they get to see snow - they got to see Rock Star perform!!
We spent St. Patrick's Day in Chicago at the wedding of Bobby's best friend, Mark Cohan. Bobby (the best man) got lost on the way to the church with the rings in his pocket - but he made it - five minutes before the wedding started and the rest of the day went off without a hitch.
April brought the first signs of spring and Nolan started t-ball.
If we weren't at the Little League park, we were at the high school watching Kelli. Hard to believe that the last of our five daughters started her high school softball career.
May brought Grace's third birthday and being the "princess" that she is, it was only fitting that she have a party fit for a princess!!!
June brought us a busy summer of softball with Kelli - starting with a tournament over Father's Day Weekend in 90+ degree temps. It didn't seem to matter to this bunch as they ended up coming in second place out of more than 20 teams.
Between softball games, Kelli managed to squeeze in a weekend in Chicago with her friends Maggie and Meghan to see "Wicked".
July started off with birthdays for Chrissie and Carrie and a big 4th of July party with Bob's baseball buddies.l I went to Key West in the middle of the month, with my brother and sister-in-law. Lots of shopping and drinking and staying out very late. I needed to get back to Indiana to recover from this vacation.
July also found Kelli's Little League All-Star team winning the Indiana State Championship.
I spent my birthday in August with Kelli in Akron, Ohio. After winning the Indiana State Championship, it was off to the Midwest Regionals in Akron - where they finished 5 and 1 - losing the championship to the team from Ohio.
By the end of August, we were celebrating Kevin's birthday, sending Kelli off to her sophomore year of high school, Nolan off to kindergarten and Grace to pre-school. Carrie also went back to teaching - 3rd grade at Corpus Christi.
September brought the birth of grandchild number 5 - Anna Michelle Knight, born on her daddy's 30th birthday. I was lucky enough to be right there in the delivery room when she took her first breath.
October found us trying our best to "Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame".
Most of us were able to make the trip home to Greenville for Thanksgiving. For our southern Illinois family, it was a first chance to meet Anna.
We started the month of December surrounded by family as we celebrated Anna's Baptism.
December also found us celebrating Jack and Ben's 2nd birthday. What a blessing those two little guys are!! As we stood in front of the Christmas tree last week, I realize how much our family continues to grow. We're going to need a bigger room or a bigger tree before next year.