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We hope all of you are enjoying the Holiday season.
Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been up to this year.
is in 8th grade, is 14 and swims with her sister at the Los Alamitos
Joint Forces Base. This past summer, on our vacation, Kristi's
dreams came true when we visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
in Orlando. In her free time, Kristi has taught herself, through the
internet, how to play guitar and has learned a few songs. She also
likes to draw, read and watch her favorite television show, Doctor
2012 was a
crazy year for Katie. Katie is now a junior at Los Alamitos High
School and turned 16 this year. She is on the swim team at Los Al
and swims at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Base during off-season
with her sister. This May, Katie finished her goal of raising $2000
to build four churches in India and during the first weekend of
December, spoke in front of our church, Parkcrest, about her
fundraising journey and dedication to living her life for Christ so
far. In September, Katie chose to be baptized with a hundred others
from her church. Katie spends her free time at church, volunteering
with who knows what, also crafting-sewing, knitting and running to
the thrift store.
had a busy and challenging year. Her dad was hospitalized twice in
April and May for pneumonia. He continues to live in a board and
care suffering mostly from breathing issues and very pool mobility.
Renee’s mom was hospitalized in September for kidney failure, tests
showing she was mainly just dehydrated. Tests showed that she had a
small stroke sometime in the last year, which has affected her
memory. She no longer drives but is still living at home. Renee
goes over once or twice a week to take them to doctor appointments
and run errands. Renee continues to work part time and is trying to
multi task better.
passed the 20 year milestone at Nestle. Another milestone is his
softball team finishing 50 seasons together. Average team age is 48
years old so the focus is having fun and living to tell about it.
He also ran in the LB ˝ Marathon in October and improved his time by
about 32 minutes over the last one he ran in 2008. To try to
unwind, he throws a few darts, watches Katie’s crafting and wardrobe
creations, joins Kristi watching Dr. Who and helps out part time
with the weekend Church services on the computers, lighting and
able to take a wonderful vacation this summer. We flew to Orlando,
Florida and took an eastern Caribbean cruise, stopping in St. Thomas
in the Virgin Islands and St. Maarten. After the cruise, we spent
four days in Orlando near the Universal Studios theme parks and
finished with a few days in the Disney area. Our favorite part was
the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Our least favorite was 3 days in the rain during Tropical Storm
October, we lost our first guinea pig, Mimi after a two day
illness. We had Mimi about 4 ˝ years. We all miss her very much.
About a month later we got two guinea pigs to join our second guinea
pig, Butter. The babies’ names are Millie and Ginny. Butter seems
to enjoy being “Mama” to the little ones.
hope you all have a great Christmas and 2013.
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