MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After bringing Ben home in July 2016, the past year and a half has been a period of much adjustment but also much happiness. Ben is a wonderful little boy who fits perfectly in our family. We are so thankful the Lord gave us the opportunity and privilege to be his family.
Photo#1: Jonah celebrated his 7th birthday in September. He is in 1st grade. He is learning his letter sounds, numbers 1-20, adding, and reading sight words. He continues to have speech, physical, and occupational therapy each week. He is still a pretty quiet little fellow, but he is working very hard on becoming more verbal.
Photo#2: Stephen will graduate from high school in June. He has not yet decided on a college, but he is hoping to run at college and is planning on majoring in biology or math.
graduated from 8th grade in
the spring. She is now a freshman in
high school. She is in the school play
in early December. Lydia also started volunteering at
the horse therapy ranch in Cedar Grove which she really is enjoying! Lydia
Photo#4: Our family traveled to
Niagara Falls and the Adirondack Mountains in June
2017. It was absolutely beautiful and
lots of fun!
Photo#5: Ben celebrated his 7th birthday in June. Ben is also in 1st grade. His English is amazing! He is starting to read sight words and speak in 3-4 word sentences.
Photo#6: Abigail is in her 2nd year at
. and loves it! She hopes to enter the Biomedical Engineering
program in January 2018. When she is
home, she is often surrounded by these 2 little boys who really miss her. University of Minnesota
Photo#7: Family picture at our cabin in upstate
We want to wish you a blessed Christmas. We pray the wonder and joy of Jesus' birth would fill your hearts each and every day.