Merry Christmas from Our Home to Yours
It’s that time of year again. I swear the older we get the faster the years seem to go by.
Each year starts with Bella’s birthday. I cannot believe she turned 10 years old this year. Aubre spent time in January at the Grand Canyon. She hiked from the rim down into the floor and back out with a group of her running buddies.
In February, Tyler turned 27 and in March Aubre turned 30! Where did the time go?
In May, Dale & I headed to Disney for a much-needed vacation for my birthday (we spent his birthday in Disney last October). We splurged with our Disney Vacation Club points and enjoyed the Club Level at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The photo at the top of this newsletter is from our day in Animal Kingdom, we finally got to ride Pandora!!!! Oh my, that was awesome!
Not much going on during the summer. Started training walks for the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure. I had registered to walk San Diego with a group of friends. If you want to walk 60 miles you need to train!
Dale & I renewed our passports for our upcoming trips. It was hard to believe we have had them ten years already. Just doesn’t seem possible. Not that we have done a lot of travel but we are confident in case of an emergency we would be able to get out of another country to get home (vs those who take the risk of traveling without one).
Cullen turned seven the beginning of September. A couple days later Dale & I celebrated our 35th anniversary with a nice dinner out.
Dale & I finally got a day trip to the shore (just to buy candy for our upcoming cruise). It’s still fun to walk the boardwalk when the weather isn’t great.
The end of September, I participated in the Philadelphia 3-Day for the Cure on the medical team again! Dale was unable to join this year due to scheduling. It was odd to not have him on site the entire weekend since we have been doing this together since 2011. Because of survivors like these two, I will continue to fight!
In October, we celebrated our anniversary and Dale’s birthday on the Disney Magic with the Inaugural Cruise to Bermuda. We cruised with friends we met on previous cruises and new friends we had just met! We had a great time and actually got to relax some! We did kayaking the first day in Bermuda and spent the second day at Horseshoe Bay.
This cruise was also a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise, a first for us and so much fun to see the ship all the festivities.
McKenzie turned one while we were away on our cruise. Thankfully, the kids held her party a little later in the month so we could participate! I cannot believe she turned one already. She has been released from the neurologist who was monitoring her from the complications associated with her birth. She has no permanent problems. She is on target meeting every milestone.
In November, I traveled to San Diego to walk 60 miles for the SGK 3-Day. It was such an amazing experience, seeing some sights I have only dreamed about. I hope that Dale & I can return to vacation there. There was so much to see in the few days I was there. Thankfully the walk goes along some of the best views possible.
We did make a quick trip to the San Diego Zoo as I was told it was “must do” when there.
The next day we started the three- day walk. Each day there were spectacular sites to see. We walked through Del Mar
Torrey Pines State Reserve,
and La Jolla Cove.
We wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
Patty & Dale
Aubre & Tyler