1: Happy New Year 2009 | Aunt Dana's House
3: The family gets together for Christmas on New Year's Day... | it is a wonderful way to begin the year!
4: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
5: Happy Birthday Marie! Spent the morning in Port Lavaca, went to lunch with Tony, then had dinner at Morgan and Will's.
6: On January 25 I was admitted to the hospital because of stomach pain. The hospital did X-rays, though they didn't want to because I was pregnant with Baby Dean (5 months). Kidney stones! Ouch.
7: Stanley and I attended childbirth classes at Detar North; learned how to clean belly buttons, change diapers, you name it! I continued working throughout my pregnancy - here I am at the Water Day School Booth.
8: We remodeled the kitchen, at last. I was 5 months pregnant with Dean and had kidney stones. We had to go through the front yard to get from the bedroom to the living room.
9: Working on the house... 206 West Trinity
10: The house is beginning to shape up!
11: I received our 1st baby shower gift in March. | "Mom" has become "Grandma"
12: MARCH BIRTHDAY'S
13: Sarah turned 26 on the 13th. Mom turned 58 on the 18th.
14: Happy 30th Birthday Stanley! March 27, 2009
16: Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires. -Goethe
18: The party was for Stanley's birthday, but it was "all about the baby". Dean was due to be born in 2 weeks
19: Stanley's Cactus | Stanley's Cat - Dobbie
20: ANNIVERSARY | Baby Shower - April 4, 2009
21: Family and friends blessed Baby Dean with many wonderful gifts at the shower. The shower was held in downtown Victoria at Uncle Gordon's loft.
24: Baby Shower @ University of Houston - Victoria
25: City of Victoria Baby Shower at the Hiller House
27: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
31: Port Lavaca First United Methodist Church | Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
32: Earth Day
33: There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
34: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
35: Ceye turns 3!
36: Happy Birthday Ceye! Party at Granny and PoPo Opiela's House
37: Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. -- E.B. White, Charlotte's Web Waiting for Dean, tired and almost there!
38: I was almost a mother for Mother's Day
39: Montana Mike's
40: Welcome Baby Dean!
41: May 13, 2009 9:58pm
45: Stanley Dean Lester First day at home! May 15, 2009
47: the world. | BABY BOY
48: Dada Stanley
49: Happy 1st Father's Day
50: A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. -- Eda J. Le Shan
52: Lots of firsts! First stroll at the park, first wine after Dean was born, first swim, our precious first born!
54: Summer Time!
56: DEAN'S BAPTISM JUNE 14, 2009
57: God grant your little one all the blessings of his gentle love.
59: Summer | June
60: JULY | All about the baby!
61: Dean has become the center of our world. He smiles, we smile. He laughs, we laugh. He poops, well... not that.
63: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
64: 4th of July
65: We celebrated Independence Day at Grandpa Duby's Port O'Connor house.
66: Best summer ever!
72: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
73: Dean's first cereal, and Dean with Uncle Chris.
74: Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down
77: Fall is here!
82: Junction, Texas | TAEE Conference
83: Buddy Walk | Down Syndrome League
84: Halloween 2009
85: Trick or Treat
87: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter
88: Thanksgiving 2009
91: Renaissance Festival Plantersville, Texas
92: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
93: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma!
94: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
96: Like friends, It's the Old Ornaments that mean the most.
98: HAPPY | NEW YEAR