Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
What a year… Amy and I celebrated 12 years of marriage; Grace turned 7; Isabel turned 5; and Michael, well, he turns 3 in March but you wouldn’t know that by looking at him. On his occasional doctor visits, he continues to rank at or near the 100th percentile for kids his age. I hope he does that well in school when the time comes! Yet, he’ll probably need to master going on the potty first, which will be good since he’ll stop trying to change his own diapers. It’ll be nice not to have to buy diapers anymore (or all the cleaning supplies needed for the aftermaths of his self-changing attempts).
The girls continue to excel in school and have made big strides this year in swimming, skiing (snow), tennis, and living out of a suitcase (see photos of our travels on my Facebook page). Now only if they can ride their bikes without training wheels. Soon — I’m determined.
With the loss of Amy’s dad, the year was a bit more challenging for us (especially Amy), but Pat’s passing brought folks together, old and new, that have been a big blessing to our family.
And, this Christmas, as we again reflect on the past year and the incredible blessing that His birth is on our lives, we are grateful for the gift you have provided us in your friendship and for allowing us to share our lives with you.
May God bless you with a joyful holiday season and a prosperous, healthy year ahead.
P.S. In case you didn’t get a hard copy of our annual card, you can find an electronic copy below.