"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: The Year in Review

A lot of my bloggy buddies are doing this, so I guess I shall follow suit.

Here is what happened in Rissa Roo's house in 2009:

January: Surgery to correct kidney reflux

February: Bout of viral pneumonia

March: Somebody special turned two years old

April: Surgery to remove tonsils and adenoids

May: Getting out in the sunshine and flowers. Downsized trach and capping full time while awake

June: Getting together with our trach family.

Visiting Nana & PaPa's farm in Grand Junction and meeting cousins for the first time

More cousins visit from Nevada

July: Independence Day fun
and swimming

August: visiting the zoo with a couple of trach family members
and partying when a trach brother got his hardware removed

September: Labor Day Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

and a few unseasonably COLD days before the end of Summer

October: due to the H1N1 scare, Halloween and trick-or-treating indoors in the comfort of our home

November: A little snow play

December: A fun family Christmas

We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed New Year. Happy 2010, bring it on!!


DevonLeah said...

Poor baby's been through it, but youd never know by how happy she looks in her pics! I love the second Nov pic LOL!! Prayers for happier new year in 2010 and thanks for sharing!!

Finding Normal said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

So much has happened over the last year and thru the grace of God all of you have survived and Marissa has gotten stronger and healthier. Thanks for sharing and all of you have a great New Year - Love Uncle Norm and Aunt Teri

John and Jenna Gensic said...

It looks like you guys have had pretty eventful 2009! May 2010 bring Marissa good health and more adventures!


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

This is a great idea, I think I might snag it for my blog. :) Marissa is a smiling, amazing trooper! She definately makes me smile every time I see her little face!

The round-the-worlders said...

We just caught up from Christmas and New Years. We laughed, we cried with happiness and we thanked G-d for all the blessings on this family.

We love you all and are really happy you had wonderful holidays. We did too.

Love, Zeyda and Bubby

The VW's said...

Looks like a very full year!

Happy New Year!!!

May this year bring many blessings to your family!!!

Love and Hugs!!!

Hope said...

What a year you've had!
Hoping 2010 brings health and happiness to you!

Nana and PaPa said...

Wow! Looking back, as you allowed us to do in pictures, brings reality to how much did happen last year! Our hope for 2010 is that Marissa will be healthy, and happy and will continue to make strides in 2010 beyond anyone's expectations. We love you all....still enjoying the thoughts of a few days ago as we celebrated Christmas. Happy New Year!!
Love, Nana & PaPa

Lacey said...

What a great review! You said she is going to have reconstructive surgery on her airway? the ENT told me Jax may need that before the trach comes out, but he said it would be a huge surgery. Like a 10 day ICU stay. Wow, we spent 4 months in PICU, but 10 days being expected for one surgery is a lot. Is hers going to be that big?

Sherry C said...

What a crazy year you had.. i loved your post. I hope this year she will spend less time in surgery.