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Showing posts from December, 2019

Colorado New Year Trip

 Ashlyn, Josh and I went to Colorado this week for a mini vacation. We were able to see my sister Adrienne and her family as well as our friend Kristen and her finance Benton for New Year's Evening. We are excited to go skiing on this trip. This will be my first time in years, Ashlyn's first time since she was 8 years old, and Joshua's first time ever. We'll post pictures of that experience soon!

New floor in the basement

 Tearing up the carpet downstairs to begin our new floor downstairs. We're going to leave it bare through Christmas break so we can play ping pong down there over break. Once Christmas is over, the floor is going down - super excited!

Snow in Kansas City = family hot tub time


New Christmas Finds


Jonathan's first (and only) tuba concert

2019 Christmas Letter

Well, it's hard to believe we're at the end of 2019. This year was a full year like the others, but seemed to go faster than most. Ashlyn graduated high school this May!! She graduated at the top of her class with many honors. She's a freshman at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Art/Graphic Design. She was awarded a big Amazon Scholarship and is going to school debt free. She will also intern at Amazon in Seattle this summer for 12 weeks. We are very proud of her and look forward to her texts and phone calls each week. In between her classes and keeping us in the loop, Ashlyn enjoys a few on campus clubs and organizations as well as hanging out with her new friends. Joshua is a sophomore at Park Hill High School and continues to excel in all of his classes. He finished Varsity Swim in the fall and is enjoying Speech and Debate tournaments already. He will start college visits in the fall with Washington Univers

Christmas Decorating