Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Best of 2015 in Photos.

2015 was a big year for us.  Here are some of the biggest and best moments in photos.  There have been, of course, many little moments (good, bad, and ugly) throughout the year, some blogged and Instagrammed, others simply tucked away as memories.

Trevor's interview and acceptance to the U of MN School of Dentistry.

It's a Boy! Niko was born. I highly recommend waiting until birth to find out the sex ;)

Birth photography by Angie Knutson Photography.

Trevor graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology-Biomedical Sciences with a Chemistry Minor.
Made it through three weeks without Trevor while keeping our house spotless for showings.

They missed Daddy

Sold our first house and moved closer to MSP.  I've been able to maintain my part time job despite the move.

Trevor started dental school.

Trevor's view from Moos Tower.

Myra and Niko started a new school, too.

Trevor's White Coat Ceremony, his formal welcome into the medical community.

Myra passed all her food challenges and we could declare she outgrew FPIES! (More info on FPIES tab at the top of this page)

One semester of dental school in the books, thoroughly enjoying Trevor's brief break!

Go Gophers!

Break from school, yes.  Break from studying, never!

Putting all these photos together really puts the year in perspective.  All the long days, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, packing, unpacking...we accomplished a LOT this year.  Just a few years ago, I can remember some years that seemed very different with a miscarriage and Trevor leaving for a deployment.  We've lost grandparents, good friends, and watched friends say goodbye to their children.  We have learned a lot and accomplished a lot, too, and here we are years later, finally chipping away at the big long term goals, no more baby steps and unknowns (will our house sell? will Trevor get into a dental school? where? will we have to move across the country? will our baby be healthy?  boy or girl?  will Myra outgrow her allergies? will Niko have FPIES, too?) to get there, we're here.  Looking at how far we've come in a year is a nice reminder to not wish these difficult years away.  I think we do pretty well with not doing that, but it can be challenging (we're broke college kids again LOL).  Kids grow up fast, first homes get sold, your number one choice of a dental school asks you to be a part of their program and...poof! onto the next year.

Thank you all for being a part of our lives, for supporting us, and for reading along.  However sporadic these posts may be, they're fun to write and even more fun to look back on.  It's been almost four years of blogging and I'm so glad I've kept it up!

We are excited to see what 2016 has in store, a little less of the BIG big stuff would be fine.  Sometimes boring is good.  Happy New Year, everyone!

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