2015 was epic.
Skye celebrated her 6th birthday in true princess style. The whole family spent the day at Disney where Skye was turned into a princess for about fifteen minutes until the hair bands hurt and were immediately removed. We had dinner with the Disney characters and wrapped up the celebration with fireworks over Cinderella’s castle.
Also in January, we considered getting a pool… Got some quotes and ultimately determined it wasn’t worth it. Fortunately, Luke’s mom and Garry did decide to go ahead with a pool, so it was a win-win.
Luke turned 38… We frolicked around the Renaissance Festival, an annual tradition.
For Spring Break, we went camping at Ft. Desoto. Beach camping FTW.
Luke and Skye attended a father-daughter dance at the elementary school. Skye continues to do well in kindergarten and loves school.
Bright House announced an agreement with Charter Communications.
I hurt my wrist somehow. Months would pass as I went through the process of trying to figure out what happened. Ultimately, it would get better without the surgery that was recommended. No more yoga. Turns out my bones are uneven and can’t take the pressure. I’m getting old.
I attended the World Quality Conference in Nashville, TN as a speaker this time. My topic related quality tools to personal branding. It was truly exhilarating.
Aidan graduated elementary school and went to Poland with Greta. He blogged about his adventure.
I went to China for work and spent my birthday in Hong Kong. Not a bad way to welcome 39.
The kids enjoyed a few camps at MOSI. Luke joined me in New York while attending TexWorld. We saw Kinky Boots on Broadway, one of my favorite ways to pass the time.
We were excited to see my cousin Randy and his beautiful family! We hung out at the beach and checked out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Skye can’t resist an opportunity to see Winter and Hope.
Aidan cashed in his birthday present from Garry and went flying.
We cruised the Caribbean and enjoyed several days of R&R as we said farewell to summer.
Aidan started middle school and continues to kick butt. He’s in the Maker Club and is looking forward to playing viola in orchestra. He did take a few lessons that we paid for, but ultimately that didn’t work out.
I’m promoted to Regional Director of North America at Pro QC, a position I waited 16 years for.
Luke attended VM World again in San Francisco.
We celebrated our 14th anniversary by ditching the kids off with my parents and driving up through the mountains to have some fun on The Dragon with Luke’s new car. It would prove to be one of our favorite adventures to date.
I scored my first keynote opportunity as a speaker at the ASQ Annual Service Conference. Awesome.
Halloween was fun. Skye dressed up as Mal from The Descendent’s and Aidan was a bloody surgeon. Zombiefest was lame, but I argue any event with funnel cake does have some value.
We were grateful to spend time with family during Thanksgiving. Greta and Garry hosted, and it was a great opportunity to eat, drink and be merry.
Luke generally gets some time off during the holidays, and I usually make an extra effort to catch up with people I wasn’t able to see often throughout the year. I can’t think of a better way to end the year!
Oh, yeah… I can. We got a kitty! Kai Magnus is our little bengal buddy that has filled our hearts with lot of love. Yay for kitties.