September to December 2009 -
Visiting Jay, Michelle, EJ, Sean,
Josef, Charisse, Isaac, Ken, Crystal,
Lea & Mila, Kathleen, & Tita Nenette
Matthew started Kindergarten in
September. He seems to like hanging
around with all the girls (and vice versa),
so he was married before the first week
was over! He's enjoying doing all the
normal Kindergarten things...drawing,
writing, science, etc.
Michelle and Jason celebrated their 10th
wedding anniversary in September.
Michelle arrived in the states on February
14, 2001, so we'll have to celebrate again
in a couple years!
In late October, we went the Washington
DC area for the first time since 2002.
Matthew and Allyssa were able to trick or
treat with their second cousins, EJ and
Sean. The weekend was pretty relaxing,
just spending time with friends and family.
Everyone was sick at one time or another,
but we still enjoyed it a lot.
On the last few days, we separated from
family. Jason was able to visit some old
friends, Maury, Lew and Heidi. We also
visited the Smithsonian museum. The
Museum of History and Industry was
great. We spent a day in Baltimore and
saw Fort McHenry (where the Star
Spangled Banner was written) and visit the
One way Michelle and Matthew bond is
watching "so you think you can dance".
Matthew liked it so much he signed up for
classes at the local dance studio in the fall
and will be in a recital in December. They
also went to see the "So You Think You
Can Dance" team when they came to town
It's been a good year, and we are looking
forward to the next decade. Love to
everyone and look forward to another
update next year! :-)