Wyatt is still busy with school. He's finishing up his junior year right now.
Abigail is still working as a flight attendant and enjoying it.
Kirsten has come to work with Dax and I. We'll make an accountant of her yet. Her resistance is futile!
Addison is still working in a preschool and enjoying the kids.
I think Dax and I get invited so that we'll pay for the tickets. I don't have any solid proof, but I'm pretty sure I'm onto something here.
Addison bought her first car last summer. After much looking around and test driving, she settled on a Volkswagen Tiguan. She's happy with her choice.
After all of the excitement (read: stress) of car shopping, Dax and I got away for a long weekend in New Orleans. We visited some neat places in the Quarter and found some great places to eat. But, really, how can you not in New Orleans.
Dax found this pearl in some oysters he was eating. Should have made him keep eating until I had enough for a bracelet. Ha!
We had our annual trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival. It's always a good time and makes for some great people watching.
Then, just like that and with no warning at all, the kids turned 21 in November. TWENTY ONE!!
We took them out to dinner on their actual birthday.
Those 'first' drinks at 21 probably cost more than the meal. LOL It was all good and we had a great evening together. It gets more and more difficult to get everyone together as they get older and have their own things going on.
But, dinner out for their birthday wasn't enough celebrating of 21. So when Dax and I were out in Las Vegas for our annual conference, we had the kids come out over the weekend to celebrate. I think a good time was had by all.
A good time and food. Lots and lots of food. These are from my favorite place while we're out there. Hash House A Go Go. Do yourself a favor and eat there if you are near one. You can thank me later.
Oh, and you'll probably want to share. The servings are huge. Just the pancakes are 14 inches.
We felt like we barely got back home, before Christmas was already upon us. We had a good time with everyone and had our annual gingerbread house decorating contest.
We didn't even have time to recover from Thanksgiving, birthdays in Vegas, and right into Christmas before we headed up to Dallas to the hockey Winter Classic.
It was crowded and cold, but it was fun. And the Dallas Stars won, which made it even better.
So now Dax and I are back into tax season and it may actually feel like rest after the busy holiday season.
So that's pretty much the fun stuff we've been up to. We've had all of the not fun stuff to deal with, too. One of our dogs has signs of dimentia and has lost his hearing. We hate to touch him when he's sleeping because it scares him, but that's the only way to get his attention.
In October, another one of our dogs had a stroke. She's been slow to recover, but still gets better every day. She started out not being able to do anything but blink her eyes, but she's recovered all the way back to her back legs. She still can't stand up, but is trying and continues to get more movement in her legs. We've gotten her a doggie wheel chair, but that takes a whole lot of work on its own.
.........and on it goes.
I know I say it every time, but I'll try not to go quite so long without at least some kind of update.