S: Abriana - 2009
1: Dear Abriana, Well, you are certainly growing up---much too fast! You're at a good age though, and Pop-Pop and I love spending time with you. You had another good year at school, and enjoying your family and friends. We're so happy you are in our lives, Abriana. We pray for you to grow up and go to college, choose a career that will make you happy and then find someone you respect and love and want to spend the rest of your life with. If you make wise decisions and seek the advice of your elders, you will have a happy, productive life. Along the way, though, don't forget about what is important. Live your life with God in mind---always thinking about what would please him. Be an example to Delani, Kamerin and Declan. Carve out a path that they want to follow. We love you so very much Abriana. Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop
2: Abriana's all dressed up for the Father-Daughter dance. It was held at Trinity Lutheran Church. | January 2009
3: Abriana trying her hand at sewing. Her seams were a little crooked at first, but it didn't take long for her to get the hang of it!
4: Abriana still likes modeling at this age----and she's fantastic at it! | February 2009
6: And, of course, Sarah Pender loves to model too!
7: Abriana and Sarah love spending time together!
8: Josh and Jen took Abriana snow tubing and had a great time!
11: Abriana always enjoys spending time with Allison
13: Abriana had lots of fun at Janey's house when we visited. Jonathan, Zach, Livie, Rachel and Abriana certainly enjoyed the snow!
14: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
15: MAKING MEMORIES
16: I remember this day well. Tried to get Abriana to do some "modeling", but she just wasn't in the mood---can you tell from the pictures? | March 2009
17: A DAY AT THE PARK Abriana ran into a few friends when we stopped at the park---
18: SECOND GRADE | Everyone had to give a book report dressed as one of the characters in the book and Abriana did a great job! I can't remember which book she read though. Abriana, can you remember?
19: Great-Grandparents We had a chance to visit Mom-Mom Nancy and Pop-Pop Bowman at their home in North Carolina.
20: Daffodil days at Perry Point! | April 2009
22: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring
23: I just love Abriana's hair today!
24: High Fashion Models
25: Abriana and Sarah
26: Happy Easter
28: This was absolutely a day of fun for Abriana, Sarah and Abby Grace. After church we went to Denny's, took some pictures in our backyard, went to Perry Point (in bathing suits---very warm for April), then off to the theater to see Snow White and topped off the day with ice cream at Kilby's. What a day!
32: Wishing Allison everything happy for your birthday.
33: May this year be your best ever!
34: May 2009
35: Johnny Appleseed Day at Trinity Lutheran School
36: Abriana's endangered species project - The Cougar
37: YMCA | Abriana, Jonathan and Zach
38: Spending time with Allison at Perry Point and the Havre de Grace Promenade.
40: Abriana and Abby Grace | June 2009
43: BEST MEMORIES
44: Abriana's 9th Birthday! | Sarah Pender, Abriana and Abby Barton
49: Outer Banks
50: The Best Summer! | Outer Banks 2009
52: We all went to Idlewild for a day of fun! | July 2009
53: And when Josh, Jen and Allison came to visit we went to the pond next to John Carroll in Bel Air and then headed to Annie's playground.
54: Fun at Mark and Linda's House---Abriana's petting a deer that Linda rescued.
55: Abriana with her Great Grandmother, Mary Richardson
56: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand
58: August 2009
59: Today was a fun day for Abriana and Abby Grace---they "crafted" and decorated cookies.
60: September 2009
61: I don't quite remember, but I believe Jen painted these flowers on Abriana.
62: November 2009
65: Fall is here! | Pictures taken at Fair Hill
66: Luke is born - Nov. 22, 2009
68: Allison just loves little (or not so little) Luke. And look--- he's already dressed for Christmas!
71: Sledding at Aunt Sam's house.
72: May all your Christmas dreams come true
76: All I want for Christmas is ...
77: time with my family!
78: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
79: Dear Santa, I can explain...
81: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
83: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, How could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss
86: Craft day with Abriana's friends
89: Abby Barton, Abriana, Abby Grace Hughes, Sarah Pender and Joy Hughes
90: After pictures, everyone made crafts and decorated cookies. And believe it or not, it started snowing, so, of course, everyone had to play in it for a while!
92: Cookie Day
93: Cookie Day at Mom-Mom's House
96: December 2009
97: Merry Christmas Abriana
98: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
99: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"