2011 has been another very busy year for the Michel family. After a snowy start to the year, we survived a blazing hot summer and enjoyed an unusually mild autumn. Mommy and Daddy took a cruise vacation in the spring and we enjoyed family summer vacations to Branson, MO and Hot Springs, AK. We were saddened by the loss of Grandma Marilyn Young but thrilled to welcome TWO new additions to our family -- Brogan Guy and Kinley Perkins. Happily, we will continue to add to the family when our newest son is born in March 2012.
Ledger: This year, Ledger has transitioned from baby to big boy in almost every way. He turned 2, moved from a crib to a toddler bed, and then from a toddler bed into a big bed in his very own bedroom. Ledger developed a bit of the terrible-twos attitude and is frequently testing his limits with Mommy and Daddy. His vocabulary and memory continue to amaze mommy and daddy on a daily basis. Ledger really loves musical instruments, sports (football and basketball), tractors, and tools. He is a boy's boy and will be an amazing big brother.
Chris: Chris has been especially busy in 2011 as he began to take online courses to get his master's degree in elementary school counseling. In the evenings, he balances Daddy time with homework, which is no small feat. As a KC Chiefs fan, we got to see a playoff game in January only to be followed by a relatively dismal 2011 season and the firing of the head coach. As Chris always says... there's always next year. :)
Kendell: I have been a very busy mommy, wife, and veterinarian this year. As always, my job keeps me on my toes and very satisfied, but it is my home life that makes me truly happy. I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2 -- another boy -- and struggled through a tough first 20 weeks of nausea before finally getting to the "feel good" part of pregnancy just in time for the holidays.
We are sincerely thankful for the friends and family that follow our blog to keep up with the Michel family. We wish you all a healthy and happy 2012.