It has been a while since we have posted an update, so here is a quick recap of the last few months.

This past fall was a sad time for our family with the passing of our beloved dog, Bailey.  While the loss was felt by all, we take comfort in knowing that she had lived a long, happy, and healthy life.


In October, we celebrated Michelle’s birthday by having a “Date Night’ out by ourselves.  It wasn’t anything super fancy this year, Pizza Ranch and seeing Stephen King’s IT.  Michelle really loves a scary movie, and it was nice having some time for just the two of us.

This past November, we made a couple of trips to Iowa to see family. One of the trips was to see a couple of aunts, who were in town for a family wedding. We returned again later in the month and celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Joseph always enjoys spending time with Grandma and Grandpa.

This past December, we went on a Christams family vacation to Florida.  It was FABULOUS!!

It was Joseph’s first time flying and he did great.  We left right before the temperatures dropped below zero and it stayed in the 60’s and 70’s while we were in Florida.  We had a great time with Michelle’s parents, as well as her sister’s family.

Joseph had a blast spending a full week with his grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins.  He also really enjoyed going to Busch Gardens and getting to see Big Bird!!