December 20, 2015

Family Update 2015

Every year when I send out our Christmas cards I let everyone know that there is a family update on our blog and every year I scramble to try and write one so people have something to read if they don't want to search through the entire past year of the blog.  So here we go...

Fred:  He is currently in the middle of his 3rd year of his orthopedic residency.  He keeps busy with working at the hospital and picking up stat care shifts every few nights.  When he is home he works on our house.  He is quite the amazing handyman and even tore down a wall to make our main floor an all open concept.  He still finds time to play with the kids and fit in some golf outings when the weather is nice. 

Blaiden:  This little boy has had a wonderful year!  He has learned so much and grown a ton.  He now attends preschool 2 days a week and wishes he could go every day.  He took swimming lessons and now thinks he is an Olympic swimmer.  This is a little scary when he jumps into a pool without his floaties on thinking he can swim when in reality he still needs a lot of practice.  His favorite thing has moved from Mickey Mouse to superhero's especially Spiderman.  Although Mickey is still in 2nd place.

Adilene:  Watching this little girl grow this year has been amazing.  She has learned so much, for example she knows about 12 signs, she has moved on from crawling and started walking, eats like a champ, and drinks from a straw.  She also took swimming lessons and loved every minute she was in the water.  She loves her brother, the dog, mommy, and daddy (probably in that exact order).  She loves to dance and is also very good at letting you know if she doesn't like something.  Recently she was diagnosed with ALL and so she is ending the year in the hospital.  The year 2016 will be a year of fighting for her but we are all here supporting her throughout this.

Jessi:  I think the year 2015 was pretty fantastic.  I got to run 2 half marathons this year and set a personal record time during my second one.  After Fred finished taking down the wall I painted our cabinets and put new hardware on and love the way it looks.  This summer my garden produced so well I didn't even have to go to the famers market.  Fred and I took our first kid-free vacation to Canada and had a blast.  This past month has been very hard for Fred and I but Adilene has surprised us by how strong she is and we know that will help her in this battle. 

Merry Christmas.

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