Friday, December 12, 2014
Salem, Oregon December 2014. 2014 is coming to an end and we sure enjoyed every minute of it! So much fun and so many memories. We started our year with a trip to Utah in January we had a fabulous time with family and friends. Our spring was busy, busy, busy. Ingrid completed another series of certifications and she is now also a certified BARRE Instructor and she has enjoyed teaching this new format.We also enjoyed celebrating our Goddaughter, Allie's 1st birthday. She is getting cutter and cutter by the minute. Summer was wonderful. We went on a trip to England exploring the southern part of the country for one week and enjoying the sights in London for another week. We were also able to spend some time in Central Oregon at one of our favorite places, enjoying some hiking, biking and swimming. Fall came and Leon and Ingrid had the opportunity to spend time in Scotland. Ingrid has always been fascinated with the country of Scotland and she was mesmerized by the rich history. Indeed a wonderful and unforgettable trip. We had a very untraditional and fantastic Thanksgiving, basking in the sun and enjoying the sound of the waves in Hawaii with our boys, Christopher and Alexandro. It was hard to leave.... after all the ice storms and cold weather we had been having in Salem. We all enjoyed it very much! It was definitely a very welcoming and pleasant change of scenery for the whole family. Christopher has been doing phenomenally at Northwestern University. He enjoys his classes and professors very much and is at the moment exploring the possibility of doing a Study abroad. We are very happy for him and anxiously waiting for him to come home for Christmas, and he is also! Alexandro has gotten his driver's license and is enjoying his "freedom". He has recently taken his ACT and SAT tests and he did very well on both. He is enjoying going to a club after school and is also involved in his church youth group activities. We are also so very proud of him and happy to see his confidence grow and blessed to have such a phenomenal young man for a son. We are so very grateful for our Savior and the wonderful gift that He is to us. Our lives are so blessed for the knowledge we have of Him and the peace and love He brings into our home. He has blessed us with so much joy and love. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Love - Leon, Ingrid, Christopher and Alexandro.