We had four big events.
The first was a long overdue trip to Hawaii.
We are forever thankful for our travelling companions: Adam, Andy, Jen and Logan (a friend of the family) they made the trip much easier for us old people. Eleven days in Hawaii where it is warm and the sun shines everyday!
The second event was ongoing for several months. Trips to Minneapolis/St Paul to the University of Minnesota for a lung transplant evaluation. Finally July 23, 2019 Far Guy was listed for one lung. After a nasty fungus invaded his lungs the listing changed the first part of December to two lungs...so we wait. Our bags are packed and we have a list of last minute things that must go along.
Our third big event was Maddie's Wedding....she is out first grand to get married. Her husband is a really nice guy and he fits in our family quite well.
Maddie, Hey Mikey and Brenton
Our fourth big event was our 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 20, 2019. Celebrated with family.
Here are the old married 50 years people
Our oldest daughter Trica is struggling with some health problems and is unemployed at this time. After 25 years of marriage she and her husband are in the process of a divorce.
Trica and Maddie
Our youngest daughter Jen is still happily married and employed as is her husband Andy. Miss Miney and Little Elvis the Shetland Sheepdogs are getting older but living a good life!
Jen and Andy in Hawaii
Savannah will be 24 in 2020. She works several jobs and goes to school part time. Her major is Elementary Education. She still has her dog Chewy and a couple of cats.
Maddie will be 22 in 2010. She works as a Dental Assistant for a Dentist in Michigan. She loves her job. Her husband Brenton is employed in a machine shop. They moved from one place to another in Michigan...so they had to re home their dogs; Amos is now an emotional support dog in a Veteran's Home and Deacon found a home with a Veterinarian and family of children.
Paige will be 21 in 2020. She is working two jobs and going to school in Duluth Minnesota. She will be taking the family cat Bailey back to Duluth with her. Sadly Sigourney the Pot Bellied Pig had to be re homed... happily she found a family of pot bellied pigs to live with.
Noah will be 21 in 2020. He will graduate from The University of North Dakota in the spring with a degree in Chemistry. He and his girlfriend Hannah share a dog named Aphrodite
Noah and Hannah
Adam will be 19 in 2020. In the spring he will graduate from High School. He took a hiatus from his job as a prep cook for the Robotics season. He is undecided about his career path.
Our Great Grand
Hey Mikey will be a Big Brother this year! Photo shamelessly stolen from his Mom's Facebook page
In other news;
Jen, Andy and Adam are hosting a foreign exchange student from Belgium. He is a delight and will be greatly missed when he returns home.
Jen and Andy are building a new home in East Grand Forks Minnesota. Andy is doing all the custom cabinetry and will be the general contractor on the construction project. The plans are final and it should be a beautiful home that should be completed in 2020.
This year we said a final goodbye to Far Guy's Uncle Archie and his cousin Stevie and to friends Al, Tess, Bill and to my cousins son in law Charles.
There are no pet deaths to report this year.
We are most thankful for all of our family.
In 2020 we look forward to the birth of our second great grandchild.
To a lung transplant and full recovery for Far Guy.
Some changes that will make everyday life easier for us.
Last year we spent New Year's Eve in Hawaii at a Luau. This year we shall have a quiet evening at home...possibly I will cook a steak for supper.