This year was epic. In many ways, the hardest year I've experienced. There were a lot of ups and downs, a ton of hard work, an inordinate amount of stress... but, of course, it was also the best year in many, many ways. Well, one way in particular:
We started the year with a lot of stress, excitement and anticipation -- about our home projects, our jobs, and about becoming new parents. We ended the year by cooking a big pot of chili and a vat of mac and cheese in that new kitchen, and watching our happy, healthy and active baby chase after a bottle of champagne (unopened). We've come full circle. Here's to 2009!