I am a little late but I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We were very spoiled this year and had a great time. Ryan's brother Aaron and his wife Tracey decided to come down to Cedar and surprise his parents on Christmas day. It has been over 5 years since we have all been together on Christmas. So it was a great surprise and we had so much fun. My girls just love their Aunt Tracey and were so excited when they found out she was coming to sleepover at our house. New Years was a change for me. We have been at my mom's every year and have a little New Year's party, play rock band, and visit with Jon and Sara since they are normally up north this time of year. This year we were home with just our kids having a little party. Which was still fun but we did not dare go bang our pots and pans at midnight like normal here in our new neighborhood. So we definitely missed that fun tradition. Last but not least Brinley had a birthday on January 4th. She is 8 years old!!! So crazy....so now we are preparing for a baptism the first of February and she is scared that her dad is going to hold her under the water too long! We are really excited for her and it has been fun helping her prepare for this special day. A little update on all of us...we are all doing great. My knee is finally getting better and I feel like someday I might be normal again. Maybe?? Was I ever normal?? Anyways Ryan's work is still great. He loves it and really enjoys the people he works with. Bay and Brin are both doing great in school and can't wait for spring to get here so they can start soccer. Bailey just started piano lessons again this past week so we are really excited about that. Braxton is still doing great and learning new things everyday. He now will wave bye and his dad thinks he has learned the sign for 3 pointer or touchdown. Little does he know I taught him "So big" which is why he raises his hands in the air. But hey whatever he wants to think is great. So all is well here in Cedar! We hope you are all doing great as well and we miss you lots!!