Sunday, December 15, 2013

2013 Year Review

Hi Everyone,

Gelerie here. I hope you all have had a great year. If you were hoping to see the Christmas Card, we will post it very soon.

This year Finn turned 4 in January and Aubrey turned 10 in August. Finn is always active and has only required one trip to the ER this year for stitches above his right eyebrow. Aubrey just got her braces in November and will wearing them for the next three years.

During Spring break vacation, we went on celebration cruise with Erik's parents to the Caribbean. They were celebrating their 51st anniversary this year and we celebrated our belated 20th anniversary.

Gelerie continues to enjoy providing anesthesia and also maintains a sewing/crafting blog.

Erik couldn't resist the Easter picture.

April showers bring May flowers
We also spent a weekend in early June at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The water was running at Medano Creek.

In June, we went on a 3,000 mile road trip in the Vanagon. Here we are about to jump in the van and go!

We went through Utah.

We visited Arches National Park and hiked up to Delicate Arch.

We also went to Zion National Park. We spent time in California with family and friends.

We went up Hwy 1 and stopped in San Francisco at the Exploratorium.

Other stops included Lake Tahoe, Steamboat Springs, and Trail Ridge Road crossing the Continental Divide.

Cinnamon Roll from Winona's in Steamboat Springs. It IS that big!
Trail Ridge Road

And home again...

Gelerie's Best Birthday Present Ever!

Helping Dad build Aubrey's birthday loft

Aubrey's New Loft
The rest of the year has been a blur. In September, east and west of us there was significant damage and tragic loss of lives due to the flooding here in northern Colorado. We are thankful that we were safe.

The flooding that we had here was nothing compared to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. We have chosen to assist by donating to ADRA and encourage you to do the same or donate to another aid agency of your choice.  Here is the ADRA link.

Thankful that someday, the world will be made new again. No more tears and sadness only joy. Looking forward to the day when He comes again no longer the Baby born in a manger, but as our Redeemer in the clouds. Merry Christmas to you all and wishing you peace and joy this coming year.


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