Dear Friends and Family,
While this year started out with the flood of all house of floods in the Williamson home accompanied by heading back to work for 5 months after the end of a wonderful maternity leave, the rest of this year has truly been one of our very best yet. The biggest reason being, it has been our first full year as a family of three (plus our Rue bun bun). Some highlights from the year ...
| L I A M |
Liam is now 14 months old and full on sprinting wherever he goes. ;) In his opinion, walking is for the weary which Nic and I must be because keeping up with this little whirl wind character sure keeps us on our toes. This year he went on his first airplane ride and trip to Washington over the summer to see extended family. He loves playing with balls, mom and dad's cell phones (go figure), stepping on anything in his path, playing hide n' go seek, and chasing Rue all over the house. He is still crazy about animals, especially dogs. I'll sure be lucky if I make it through this life without a dog living in our house. haha He has learned seven words ... momma, dada, yeah, Rue, dog, bye and HI!
| R U E |
Rue is easy to please. She adores her apple biscuit treats and is happiest snoozing away in her cage or on top of the heat vents in our house. She also loves laying next to us on the floor and being pet. We love it too, except during molting season! She is still as cute as ever and it has been so much fun watching her and Liam interact now that he is mobile. She doesn't always love that part about him but I think the two of them will become close when he starts to understand the word "soft" a little better.
| N I C |
Nic is still working at Portneuf Medical Center (our local hospital) but recently transitioned into data analytics. He approached his boss with an opportunity to take some continuing education classes to help further his knowledge in this new field and has been loving what he is learning. He has been doing some consulting work part time for a small business called Sollus Information Systems with a neighbor who he used to work with at the hospital. He helps their clients with any data needs they have on some evening and weekends. Any left over energy he could possibly have left after long days at work he pours into his family. He is such a good dad and gives endless amounts of shoulder rides to Liam and builds the best block towers you've ever seen. His favorite thing is when we have lunch with him at his office. He is the rock of our family.
| M E A G A N |
January through May, I finished my second year of teaching as a third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary. At the close of the school year, I packed up all of my belongings and moved them home to our basement and became a stay-at-home mom. While I miss teaching, there is no place in the world I'd rather be right now than spending my days with Liam. I love teaching him new things and watching him grow, no longer missing any of his milestones. I feel blessed every day that I get that opportunity because it truly is my dream job. When I'm not wiping bums and cleaning up after my little tornado, I've loved spending some free time improving my photography skills, finding more time to blog, playing the piano again after a long break, and crafting.