Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Here is the letter we sent our with our Christmas cards this year; just a little update about all of us. :o)

We hope this last year has been good to all of you.
We had a fantastic 2012!
Zavion transitioned from Kindergarten to First Grade, and is doing wonderful. He was recently recommended into the TAG program and we are so proud of him! He has kept busy throughout the year participating in t-ball, swimming, cross country races and now basketball. When he's not doing all of this, he's busy crafting his latest masterpiece, creating a new culinary delight or putting on a play. He's our complex, smartie-pants, guy-on-the-go!
Avalee has been quite busy herself this year. She participated in swimming (moving up after just one class!) and cross country races. She loves to learn and this year has been all about discovery for her. She loves going to 'school' after seeing her big brother off each day, and is happy to practice writing letters, drawing shapes or learning new words. She also loves to read and can often be found with a book (or two or five!) reading to herself. She's our little love-bug, always there to flash her smile, give a hug or kiss or just make you feel better!
Colin and Peggy are busy as usual! Colin continues to work for the State of Oregon as a Systems Analyst and has done quite a bit of traveling promoting his projects. He also coaches Zavion's Little League team as well as serves on the League board.
Peggy is busy being Mom! Between shuttling kiddos to and from activities to helping plan events for the Little League and school, she is a mama-on-the-go. She is also active in the school, both volunteering in the classroom and serving on the board of the PTC.
This year was an exceptionally wonderful year, because in addition to our usual camping adventures, day-trips to the coast and trips to Eugene (GO Ducks!) we also took a fabulous trip to California during the Summer! Peggy's brother was married at Venice Beach and we packed up the whole family (plus Grandma and Grandpa!) and drove to Cali. We all had such a wonderful time! When we weren't helping with the wedding, we were spending some time soaking up the sun at our resort in gorgeous Palm Springs. We all came back very tanned and very relaxed!
Overall, 2012 was a fun, family-filled year and we look forward to what 2013 holds!
~Peggy, Colin
Zavion and Avalee~
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