It has been an exciting year for our family, full of a lot of firsts. At the beginning of the year, in January, I was promoted to the Independent Living Specialist for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Then, in February we moved into our very first house, and celebrated our 2nd aniversary. In March, we welcomed Arwin's mother to America, for a six month visit. While she was here, we traveled all around Utah, to Las Vegas, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Minnesota. We had a great time, and were very sad when she went back home to the Philippines. We hope to have her come back within the next month or so. Our big plans for this coming year include my first trip to the Philippines, for which I am very excited!
The best part of the year has been watching our little LeiaAnne go from a tiny little baby to a beautiful little girl. She is now walking, babbling, and constantly getting into everything. She is the most beautiful child I have ever seen, and I am so proud to be her mom.
Arwin continues to teach high school, and the students love him. He also has many plans and dreams for a business in the Philippines, so we continue to look for opportunities.
I am working on my Master's Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. I just finished the semester, and got a 4.0, so I am thrilled.
Merry Christmas to all! I hope the holidays are joyful, and that this next year brings many blessings and glad tidings.