Farewell 2009. I spent my last day with you stuck at home looking down the road you buried in ice covered with snow. Not my idea of closing out the year but at least the electricity was restored. You brought us joy this year with the birth of our Princess, Marlee, which lessened the sorrow of the passing of beloved uncles. Thank you for delivering Drew, Ethan and Chandler safely into our corner of the world. Thank you for surprising us with a mild spring and enjoyable summer and filling our house many times over with the laughter and love of family and friends. Thank you, 2009, for the blessings bestowed.