We started out the year with the happy news that our little one was on her way!
A blizzard dropped about 20 inches of snow on Columbia, closing down Mizzou for three days.
UK makes it to the final four - Ron wears jorts.
Happy news that our baby was a girl, and devastating news that she had a serious birth defect.
More doctors' appointments and tests lead us to the decision not to have prenatal surgery for Ryleigh's myelomeningecele.
After 18 years of higher education Dr. Rowe, JD finishes his last degree.
We get our first new car ever.
Traveled to Indiana for a baby shower.
Ron studied his butt off for the bar exam.
Ron's 36th birthday
PS. he's not tanning bed tan in this pic, it's just the lighting and paint color in the restaurant.
Ron takes the Indiana Bar Exam
The final count down. Getting little girl's room all ready for her to come home.
August 26th we welcomed our sweet Ryleigh Katherine into the world. She was immediately transported to Cardinal Glennon Children's hospital for surgery.
We are residents of St Louis.
September 5th Ryleigh has her second surgery.
September 21st we got to put Ryleigh on her back for the first time.
September 28th finally headed home!
Ron starts his new job at the State of Missouri Department of Social Services.
Mommy and Ryleigh spend some quality time at home.
Visit from Gramma Kim, Aunt Christy, Cousins Madi and Avry.
My 35th birthday!
We decide to buy our first house.
Visit from Mimi and Pop.
Mommy has to go back to work and Ryleigh starts daycare.
Little one starts to discover her voice. (and her hands)
Move to our new home.
Visit from the Rowes and Ryleigh meets her cousins for the first time.
Well, there you have it. Law degree, new car, new baby, new job, new house. We are big time grown-ups. Cheers to a much calmer and more relaxing 2012!
Wishing all the best to our family and friends in the coming year. Happy New Year!