Wow, this has been a crazy year. It started off simple enough, I had my usual winter blues and started blogging in January. I met a wonderful group of people and developed some lovely friendships. I appreciate each and every one of you so very much! When we tragically lost Duke you all were there with your kind and encouraging words. THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. It has been a struggle (and it feels silly because Duke was "just" a dog, but he was so much more!) but with the new puppies and finding out we are expecting our second child, I have a new found joy. I hope to be back in full blogging force soon! I have so much to blog about now. I am so thankful for everything in my life. I really have had no good reason to be "down" but sometimes it just sneaks in there and surprises us. I am thankful I have the Lord to hold me and guide me through everything. Without Him, I would surely be in big trouble. Here is to 2009, a year of losses and gains and many lessons and new things learned. And here is to looking forward to 2010, a new year and God only knows what it holds for our lives. But one thing is certain, HE will be the main focus as my family ventures through it.