A blast from the past but not quite so long ago. The start of our family.
Now look at him.
Has been a wonderful 2012 for us and hope that it was as good for you as it has been for us. We have been busy with soccer for the boys this past spring and fall and both seem to enjoy the activity. Alex and Josh are also involved in CCD at our local church with a big year for Alex as this is his first communion year as well as first reconciliation. Save the date as his first communion will be this Easter season. We hope that many of you can make it.
Our summer was filled with pool time and road trips to fun destinations. We made are yearly trip up north and got to stay in a secluded cabin in the woods on the shore of Lake Superior and had a good visit with my mother and Paul. Lots of beach time and hiking with car camping on the way up and back due to our new Subaru outback. Emilynda and the boys have fallen in love with camping and did lots of it over the summer. This fall Alex entered 2nd grade and Josh entered Kindergarten. They have both made the transition well. I did miss them not being around the first couple of days but got over it as now I have time for all those home improvements on our list. The major projects include painting the house, new roof on shed and house, master bathroom tiling and trim work and other various jobs. So I do keep busy during my 6hrs of free time 4 days a week. Emilynda as always busy at her job with CLINIC as the Financial Director but on the weekends enjoys the boys and baking and cooking. We also have developed close relationships with a select few families that we cherish greatly and spend time with them as much as we can. We are truly blessed with these relationships. Hope every one has a wonderful Christmas and be as blessed as we have been in the coming new year.
Patrick, Emilynda, Alexander and Joshua
This is my latest progress on our master bathroom. I am finally at the point of setting tile as a lot goes into the prep before you can set tile and a preponderance of time was consumed to picking out such tile that both married partners can agree upon. So here are a few progress pics to show our vision of a new bathroom by Christmas.
Josh learned how to ride on two wheels last fall and so this year has been an adventure for him riding and riding till he drops. He has rode from school to home which is about 3miles and has graduated to burke lake that is around 5miles. On our latest trip to Burke lake he found himself on some loose gravel and lost control and did a face plant into the gravel. Not a pretty site for all involved. He screamed to high haven in pain but did want to come back after his bandages were put on and finish the ride. It really hurts to see your kids in pain and all you can do is try to console them…ouch!