Hello one and all and Merry Christmas to Everyone!
would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and let you know what our
family has been up to this past year.
Our big project of the year was the yard, and Ryan spent many hours
outside installing the sprinkler system and then we finally got some
grass. We couldn’t afford to do the
whole yard at once, so we chose the landscape installment plan. We have one more installment of grass to
receive before the yard is all green, but that will have to wait untill the
spring. After the sod was laid we would
sit out on the back porch and just watch the sprinklers come on--it was such a beautiful
sight!! The grass makes a huge
difference in the appearance of the house and we have enjoyed it so much already
(especially Cole, altough he still goes to the dirt to throw rocks). We even
planted a small garden, although we were not great at taking care of it. Maybe next year we will do better.
is still working at Erudite software, and the company is growing quickly. Ryan likes to brag that Erudite was named
the fastest growing company in Utah over the last five years. He is now a project manager and doing a fine
job at it.
is working at the Lehi High School day care again this year part time. It’s a nice job since it is so close to
home, only 25 hours a week, and Cole can go to work with me. Cole is now old enough that he doesn’t get
beat up by those two year olds anymore, and he enjoys going to school everyday. He has his friends that he is excited to
see, and he knows almost all of the kids’ names. Of course being around other kids his own age has it’s
disadvantages, too. He now can say “No”
and “Mine” with the best of them, and he knows how to fight for the toy he
wants. Oh well, I guess he would have
learned it anyway eventually.
also started up a new little buisness venture this summer--I am now Bubbles the
clown. I do birthday parties for kids
and do all the games, prizes and balloon animals. It’s been fun, although not a great money maker. I have managed to stay in the black,
however, and I haven’t spent more than I made with the parties. It’s a fun hobby and we’ll see how far I go
took off for Las Vegas in November and went to COMDEX (the giant computer geek
festival). Cole stayed with his
grandparents for two days and we went and had a good time checking out the new
products and trying to get as much free stuff as possible. We didn’t do too badly. Several T-shirts, and a few hats for
starters. It was a nice little
vacation, although the standing in lines was not fun. We did have a nice dinner at the Planet
Hollywood inside Ceasar’s Palace, though.
Ryan was invited to a new product demo and got me invited, too. I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement so
I won’t go and give out all the secrets of this new product. It was really fun even though they had the
name on my name tag as “Parge”
bought a new car this fall, although it’s actually not a car, it’s a
“project”. It’s not a new car, an 87
Camry, but it runs great and the air condtioning works, which is more than we
can say for our trusty old Mazda GLC.
We’re trying to find a good home for the Mazda now. Ryan’s been doing some work on the Camry and
we had it painted and it looks really nice.
We’re happy with it and hope it lasts a good long while for us.
think that’s all the news from our family, you are now caught up on out last
year’s events, except for one small thing.
Next Christmas we will be a family of four. We’re expecting a baby this spring!!
hope you and your families are doing great and we wish you a Merry Christmas
and all the joys of the holiday season.
Paige and Cole Erickson