Dear Friends and family,
Anyone who knows my family knows we are far too frugal (especially this year) to send a physical Christmas card, although it's something I am determined to be able to afford one day. So instead, our season's greetings come in the version of a blog post.
The scene is certainly perfect for penning a Christmas letter: it's snowing outside, I have my "xmas" playlist going (consisting of Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, the Eagles....only the best), and I'm listening to my baby babble in the background. 2013 has been a rough, yet amazing year. A birth, major surgery, a wedding, new jobs...the list goes on!
JDK is pulling up wherever his little arms can muster, crawling up stairs (especially if you entice him by saying there are dogs to lick him at the top), and has two teeth. He will be getting a box for his first Christmas present from Santa (I really don't think he needs anymore toys! Ian and I always say he's the richest poor baby ever!)
After applying to what seems like a dozen places, Ian has gotten a job as a server's assistant at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. As a future patron of the posh restaurant, I couldn't be more excited. We get a discount, but you won't see us eating there for another few years... He's keeping his current job as well, and has done exceedingly well in school this semester, especially considering he's writing papers while bouncing a baby on his knee after getting home from work. So thankful for a hard working husband!
I got a job at a nearby hospital as a nursing assistant, reigniting my goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist. I work 3 night shifts a week on a unit dealing with geriatrics, bariatrics, and a smathering of other kinds of (mostly older) patients. It's a very demanding job and I couldn't have done it without the miracle of modern medicine! I will be going back to school next fall to continue my education.
I hope you have had an equally blessed year and that 2014 will be even better.
Our family to yours