--This summer Bart, Ashli, Ky and Kade saw Paul McCartney perform live at Lambeau. It was an incredible concert!
--In June, Ashli’s parents came for a visit. We rode bikes, hiked, saw trains and airplanes, and enjoyed all their attention.
--We expanded our back patio and the rest of the summer we enjoyed dining al fresco, making s’mores, watching movies and football games outside, and relaxing.
Kade (13): played baseball this spring and loved it, especially playing catcher. He was the King of the Flying Monkeys in the middle school Wizard of Oz production. He played on the 8th grade soccer team, and is currently playing on the 8th grade basketball team. He gets up early every Tuesday and Thursday to participate in his school jazz band where he plays the baritone saxophone. His favorite part of 2019 was when he and Ky flew to Utah alone to stay with grandpa and grandma for 9 days.
Ky (13): took a golf camp this summer and wished that it would have been much longer. He was a munchkin and a flying monkey in the Wizard of Oz at school. He also played on the 8th grade soccer team, and is on the 8th grade basketball team. He has been teaching himself how to play the guitar, and still loves to draw and create things in Photoshop. Ky also said his favorite part of the year was his trip with Kade to Utah.
Krew (8): This spring, he played baseball for the first time and loved everything about it. He is super proud of the unassisted double play he made at the end of the season. He learned to jump off the high dive at the pool this summer, and played flag-football this fall. He attended a week-long day camp all about birds this summer and loved it, although he already knew most of what was taught. He really enjoyed skiing all last winter and became completely fearless on the slopes. He was baptized this November. His favorite part of 2019 was getting a second parakeet that he named Disco.
Everly (5): Her favorite things to do still include dance class, and playing outside with her friends, which she did pretty much nonstop this summer. She had her first haircut ever shortly after she turned 5 (we cut 4 inches off and it still goes down to her waist). Her favorite thing about this year was starting school! She goes for a few hours a day, four days a week and absolutely loves it! She even loves riding the bus home.
Bart: was recently elected by his peers to the Primary Care Executive Committee at work. In April, he attended a conference in Idaho at a ski resort, and is trying to figure out how he can go back every winter. He coached Krew’s flag football team this fall and their team ended the season in 1st place. Bart’s favorite part of 2019 was this October when he and Ashli went to Panama, 18 years after he lived there as a missionary. He grinned from ear to ear the entire trip.
Ashli: took a trip to Florida in March with some friends which helped her survive the rest of the winter. She enjoyed all the girls’ nights with Everly all winter while Bart took the boys skiing. She got to watch a lot of dance classes, baseball games, soccer games, flag football games, and basketball games as the kids keep growing and staying busy in so many activities. Her favorite part of the year was also the trip to Panama, especially the coconut ice cream and sitting on the beach on a quiet island soaking up the sun and the waves.