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OKAY, WAIT. THIS YEAR HAS BEEN MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE. I love 2002! It's been
filled with family visits, tons of trips, outdoor adventures, exciting work
accomplishments, great friends, new life, and of course, LUKE! Luke has been my
number one buddy who only enhances the flavor of my days. His toddler stage is
hilarious, precious, exciting and always a challenge. He loves to paint beside
me, and even dapples in my palette of oils (yikes). We love afternoons at the
park and hanging out with fun playmates. Most of all, Luke has made me into a
major hockey fan and player. In fact, instead of "mommy," I'm often referred to
as "hockey." My car, his bed, our living room all contain at least one stick. I
guess he's becoming a true northeastern boy, whose parents encourage him by
giving him the "Canadian" hockey haircut...mullet with curls.
of this year included a beautiful blonde who lived with us for 5 weeks. She was
born in Colorado, understands English, German, and French, and did a great job
"mothering" Luke. Sedona, a lovely golden retriever, was part of our family when
her owner, Thomas, was working in Europe. Oh, we miss her and can't wait to get
our hands on her again! Todd and I spent good times training for local
triathlons. We had fun improving our swimming strokes, cycling techniques and
running times together. Luke was a great fan and cheerleader, too! We are
excited for the upcoming season, and hoping our next little bundle enjoys the
early weekend outings as much as Luke does.
Ooh, which brings me to major
excitement--I'm again with child! I so love being pregnant; I already have
those curves that I enjoy so much. Nights are filled, once again, with little
kicks from our funny fetus. I swear I felt kicks at 10 weeks...we're in for some
major trouble :) Luke loves my belly and the bebe inside, and often insists on
lifting my shirt (to my chin!) for all to see. He nestles his face into it and
lovingly chirps "day-dee" into my skin. He's going to be the best big brother,
and we are going to be the luckiest and most thankful parents!
We hope your year
has been fruitful and merry. Thanks for being a great part of our life!
Happiest New Year to You!