2016 was a wonderful year for our family; it was a year full of blessings, opportunities, and growth.
As we look ahead to Christmas, enjoy this pictorial review of our year. Be patient as the slideshow loads – we were too cheap to buy the ad-free version haha.
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Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once?
I found myself in that situation last Tuesday, April 19. That was the date when two major events took place for our family: Gail had major surgery in the morning and Jacob received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the evening. Gail’s recovery precluded her from attending Jake’s Confirmation. More on that in a bit.
Gail went to see our family doctor back in early February when she started to spot. Gail’s usually very regular so this was certainly out of the ordinary. After a few weeks of monitoring, a couple more visits to the doctor, and an ultrasound, it was confirmed in mid-March that Gail had cysts on/in her ovaries. The multi-cyst on her left ovary was the size of a tennis ball.
Needless to say, we were very concerned that the cysts were cancerous. However, it would take weeks to confirm or deny this so there wasn’t much we could do except to pray. Gail’s blood work and MRI came back indicating that Gail had endometriosis but the jury was out on cancer. So again we waited.
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I’m looking forward to a month of speaking and sharing with different audiences of people.
In April, I’ll be leading two Confirmation Retreats, speaking at a high school retreat, emceeing for a parish fundraising event, and emceeing my 15th wedding reception.
I am most grateful for the trust of those who invited me and their communities.
I better start preparing! At least I won’t have any Canucks playoff hockey to distract me. :p
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas! It was a great year for our family, highlighted by Sean’s Confirmation in the spring and our trip to Disneyland and Alaskan cruise in the summer.
This year, for our 13th annual Christmas letter, we’re going to change things up a bit. So enjoy some personal highlights, what we’re thankful for, and what we’re looking forward to next year!
- Highlights: starting gymnastics in tumbling class at Cartwheels, Disneyland and the Alaskan cruise, having Mommy as my teacher, my 7th birthday party at Go Bananas
- Thankful for: my parents and my brothers because they take really good care of me
- Looking forward to 2015: receiving my First Communion, doing more gymnastics
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