We have a lot to be thankful for this year!
Home sweet home
At the beginning of the year, we were working on getting our house ready to sell. We found our dream home but still had some work to do in order to sell Mike’s house. We finished updating the kitchen, put the house for sale, and accepted an offer just in time to put an offer on the new house. It was an exciting (and stressful) time! We moved across the river from Moorhead, MN to West Fargo, ND. The “kids” – Trudy (the dog), Tigger, Carmella, & Bill (the cats) have adjusted well.
We enjoyed hosting Matt and Alyssa’s engagement party and are looking forward to their wedding this coming summer! Halloween is one of Margot’s favorite holidays and it was fun to get a bunch of trick-or-treaters this year! We also hosted a Halloween party (Mike was The Man with the Yellow Hat and Margot was Curious George). We had fun at our annual family weekend for July 4th at Mike’s parent’s lake house. Margot’s mom visited our new home and we got to do some tourist-y things – like visit the Zoo. Margot took a trip to Illinois to visit her family this summer (her dad and stepmom were in town from Utah). We celebrated friend’s weddings, Mike’s 30th birthday, and Margot’s 5-year college reunion, and our one year anniversary of married life!
What do we do all day?
Mike started a new job as the Maintenance manager at Meridian, the property management company for Jordahl Custom Homes, in August. Margot will celebrate two years at Sanford Health as an Internal Comm. strategist in
Wrap it up…
While it’s easy to condense one year into an 8.5×11 inch Christmas letter and make it seem like thrilling and impressive, we also want to acknowledge the many nights we spend binge-watching Netflix, Hulu, and HBO – or playing video games and staying up late watching funny cat videos on the internet.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a new year full of wonderful highlights we can read in your Christmas letters next year. But most of all, we wish you nights of peace and calm with the people you love. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas when you stop opening presents and listen.”
With love from our family to yours,