I am having a hard time trying to type where I want, so I guess it will go here. Yes, the Howards are still alive and kicking, and a lot has changed. Quick summary: we are now living in Louisiana for the next 3 years Rich graduated his residency and is now an official endodontist; Paden is almost 12 and is an all A student, loves soccer, piano and excited to go on his first deer hunt; Amelia is 9 and has an amazing mind, also has all A's, is doing fabulous learning piano, and is very imaginative; Larisa just started Kindergarten and has basically taught herself to read, is on the team in gymnastics and has competed, taught herself to swim this summer and LOVES animals; and Jack is almost 2 and is extremely active, loves trucks, balls, tractors, swimming and airplanes.
I guess this is better late than never, but I feel bad for all the memories I have missed recording. I used to be so good at keeping a journal, and then when I had my sweet kids, when it should have been so important and fun, I just didn't make it a priority. That HAS to CHANGE! I hope to do better for my kids.