Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2009 for the Loftins

I'm afraid to say this but I don't know that we could have crammed more life changes into one year than we did in 2009. I'm grateful for the trials and challenges and blessings that we went thru this last year and so thankful for the friends and family that were there with us to experience them all.

January - Had our first doctor appt .......after we learned we were expecting baby #3

Alyssa turned 4!!!

February - Ryan turned 29 and celebrated in Cali with his very best friend, Kevin Michael in San Diego doing what they love best; on stage - making music together

playing there gig at the cafe in SD

The boys...Ryan and Kev

Ry was promoted with Federated to District Mktg Manager

Bella tried out Dance class and loved it!

March - brought Grammy Judy's 60th B-day And .....Papa's 60th B-day
An incredible trip to Hawaii
April - Grammy Marty turned 60!!
and we put our sweet little house on the market........
and after only 25 showings and 4 months later we sold it!

May - brought the annual trip down Waterloo for the boys!!!! (boy are we going to miss this.....)
And Alyssa finished up her soccer class which she loved!Bella scored her first basket ever and Alyssa cheered her on all the way!!!
June .... we enjoyed the beautiful summer weather in Oregon!

July - brought two of our very best friends JoeLisa their first baby!


An awesome visit from one of our best friends Kevin Michael which we are so sad to admit the pics were lost.

And an offer for a new position in Utah for Ryan

August - brought our beautiful baby girl #3 Melayna Lynn
September - we went a house huntin in Utah and found one in a week...

We attended the Oregon Alumni Reunion and connected with old friends

You can't see her but Melayna is in the Bjorn on Ry's chest, Ryan, Jason, and Kevin

and we blessed our sweet new addition on Sept. 19th
October - Bella turned 3 but we celebrated on the 3rd!

Three days later on the 6th (her actual b-day) we said goobye to friends and family and moved to Utah to a house that wasn't ready.....

(We were finally able to move in October 21st)

6 days after that on October 12 we received the devastating news that Ryan's life long best friend Kevin Michael had passed away in a car accident the night before and on October 30th we attended his funeral service in California which Ryan spoke so beautifully of his friend and sang at his service.

Kevin's beautiful babies Tyler (1) and Mia (2)

Kenneth (Kev's brother), Ryan and I

Kevin's dad, Ron Michaels and Ryan

November - brought Thanksgiving and a trip to California to be with Ryan's family

December - brought a peaceful relaxing 1st Christmas in our new home which we enjoyed very much, and will be my next post!


Mands Glenn

What a great post. You will love looking back in the future and seeing 2009 in a re-cap. Man, you guys had a ton of adventures. Your home in Oregon was too cute, but Im sure you are loving your nice, new, big home.

We love you Kevin! Always in our thoughts.


yay. finally -- i've been waiting for some updates :) what a great and sad year. you guys are troopers and are really inspiring to watch as you rise above.
your house looks awesome. can't wait to come see it in person.
miss you guys.

The Loftins

April we're holding you to it. You have to come visit as soon as the chance arises, we miss you all a ton! Love you guys


That's one BIG year!
Full of ups and downs.

Love the new house!