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OUR 6TH YEAR AT COX FARMS (LEFT) ABOVE MOMMY FINISHES THE GOBLIN 5K WHILE DAD AND KIDS CHEER FOR MOM
It was a great year! This year we were very blessed to have many visitors to our home. Throughout the summer, Lola Pacing (our grandaunt) stayed with us and we enjoyed trips to Norfolk, VA Beach, Luray Caverns, Philiadelphia, New York City, and of course Washington DC. Lola even braved our underground metro
TOURING LURAY CAVERNS
system which can intimidate the savviest of travelers. Auntie Tina (Mary Annâ€™s cousin from the Philippines) was also able to spend time with us this summer and see what life is like here in the US. We had a blast and hopes she will return soon.
A VISIT TO THE RESTON ZOO
Mary Ann continues work as an RN case manager and Dennis as an Air Force officer. While the work and commutes can be stressful at times we both can say honestly that we enjoy the great people we work with. They make the work worthwhile.
CAMPING IN JELLYSTONE PARK
P H OTO S F RO M T H I S Y E A R
The kids are growing up so fast! KIDS’ CHRISTMAS LIST 1. VIDEO GAMES 2. BALL (ANY KIND) 3. ITOUCH 4. CAMERA 5. LAPTOP COMPUTER 6. CANDY 7. NEW PAJAMAS 8. IPHONE 9. NINTENDO DSI 10. MY 2 FRONT TEETH
A proud dad once said “I’m proud of you son, you did great Caroline, good job Nina, say cheese Noah!” Chris(10) continues to do well in the 5th grade. He excels academically and continues to enjoy year-round swim team and video games, of course. Caroline(8) is in the 3rd grade and likes to read Beverly Cleary books. She absolutely loves to be on swim team with her brother earning ribbons at her meets. She enjoys playing the piano with her siblings and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Nina (6) is now in 1st grade and wants an Itouch for Christmas. I think we had Walkmen in 1st grade, didn’t we? She also swam during the summer and next year will be just as fast as her siblings. Nina lost her 2 front teeth this
summer and now FINALLY are growing in. Looks like Santa delivered just in time! Noah (2 1/2 years) is our “ball” expert. He can differentiate between 10 different balls and knows what to do with them. Football is his favorite right now, always saying “tackle me!” to anyone who will play with him. He’s also our “fashionista”, already choosing his outfits including his shoes! He’s growing up so fast and we are having a blast! It’s been wonderful to find many of our friends on Facebook this year. Be sure to find us to catch realtime updates of our family. Here’s wishing you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010! Love and Blessings, Dennis, Mary Ann, Christopher, Caroline, Nina, and Noah