We hope all of you are enjoying
the Holiday season. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been up to
Kristi is 12 and in the 6th
grade at McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos. She is enjoying
singing in the 6th grade choir. She and her sister
continue to swim in the YMCA swim team. Kristi also enjoys
participating in the Jr. High youth group at our church. In March,
Kristi got braces, which she has adjusted to pretty well.
Katie is 14 and a freshman (how
did that happen!) at Los Alamitos High School. She is very
involved in the high school group at church and has been
volunteering to help take care of the kindergarten kids during
Sunday services. She is going to try out for the high school swim
team in January. During her free time, Katie loves spending time
with her friends either in person or on Facebook, and checking out
you tube videos.
Renee continues to work part time
during tax season and spends most of her time driving Katie and
Kristi where they need to go. She ran the half marathon at the Long
Beach Marathon in October.
John continues to work at Nestle
in the Telecommunications team. The softball team John coaches took
2nd place in the Summer league and will finish the Fall
season in January. The team’s average age just turned 50 years
young. He also volunteers at Parkcrest Christian Church during the
services on the computer, lights and is being trained on the
We enjoyed a few fun trips this
year. In July, we spent a few days in Catalina. The highlight of
the trip was renting segways and driving them around. We also did
the new zip line that opened up earlier this year. It was fun and a
little terrifying. They told us we reached speeds of over 30 miles
an hour while soaring a few hundred feet above the canyons. In
August we drove up to Lake Tahoe and camped for a few nights with
our friends the Childress family. On the way home we spent a night
in Solvang. We played So Cal tourists one day and went on a tour of
stars home and went to the famous Pink’s Hot Dogs for lunch.
We have one new addition to the
family this year. Kristi’s friend gave us one of her guinea pig’s
babies. Her name is “Butter” because she is a very light tan
color. Mimi (our guinea pig) was a good sport about sharing her
home with her. Sadly, LB, the cat that came with our house when we
moved in 12 years ago, passed away in October.
We had minimal home improvements
this year. When the washer died we replace both… by renting a Genie
Lift and hoisting it through the 2nd story window since
the doorway was too narrow to get it through.
We hope all of
you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.