2011: Steph Timeline
- Holidays. We made and kept traditions because we believe holiday traditions are a great way to bond a family.
- Karianne stayed with us as an exchange student for the 2011-2012 school year. It was a an act of faith, and more than coincidence that we ended up together. Karianne’s family had a foster daughter, so Karianne understood more than most the idiosyncrasies of parenting Stephanie. We became dear friends with her and her family. They have supported us in many ways throughout parenting Stephanie. We are so grateful for Karianne and her family.
- We enjoyed cheering Stephanie on in sports and doing crafts together.
- As is true for all of the years, Stephanie refused to obey and purposefully caused chaos. She and Hannah shared a bedroom while Karianne lived with us. This was a difficult year for Hannah.