Happy holidays to our dearest friends and family!
It was a year of firsts for Millie (18 mos). She celebrated her first birthday and took her first steps! She also scored her first modeling gig, a national campaign for Naartjie. Atta girl.
Sophie (4 yrs) swam like a fish in swimming lessons, danced like a ladybug in ballet, and ran like a cheetah (when she felt like it) in soccer. She loves practicing her letters and drawing people. Our little Sunbeam!
I cherish motherhood, and freelance on the side. I loved coaching Sophie's soccer team, and even played in a women's rec league. This summer, I visited family in California and accepted a writing award in New York.
Michael continues to make his girls proud, working hard and serving as scout leader. He cycles daily before dawn (weather permitting) -- his "guy time." He made his way to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl and spent a football weekend in Chicago.
As a family, we visited Disneyland and packed in weekends at the cabin. We also watched vegetables grow (or not) in our new garden.
A family theme emerged this year -- gratitude. There were many reminders, both monumental and subtle, of just how lucky we are to have the simplest, but most important, things: our health, our livelihoods, our home, and our faith. Today and always, we are particularly thankful for you, the special people who positively impact our lives. Sincerely, we thank you.