Welcome 2014

12am on January 1, 2014
12am on January 1, 2014

Well, as much as I hate to see Christmas vacation come to an end, we are a week into 2014 and the kids are back in school so I guess it’s time to move on.  Welcome 2014!  This time last year we were preparing to go on Rudy’s Wish Trip to Give Kids The World…it’s hard to imagine what 2014 will bring that could top the fun we shared in 2013 but my prayer is as it always is at the start of a big, unknown new year…that we’ll take it one day at a time and see God in it all…the good and the bad!  🙂  We trust that this will be a year of great gain for Rudy…that his health concerns will continue to take a backseat to his developmental progress and that he’ll find great joy in his family and his growing community of friends.  He sure enjoyed the extra time he got to spend with his big sibs and Grandma Jo over the break.  The harsh reality of the big sibs being back in the school/homework routine, Grandma Jo going back home to KS on Wednesday and Nurse Dodi’s retirement is going to hit hard later in the week when he’s left with only good ol’ (boring) mom to play with during the day.  Poor guy…how long ’til Spring Break?

Well, we have this week to get organized and the house back in order before Girl Scout cookies arrive (YEP, it’s that time of year again) and our meeting with Dr. Alejos at the Cardiomyopathy clinic down at UCLA on January 16th.  I have lots of thoughts and questions swirling around in my head that I’d like to rein in a bit before our appointment but it’s getting harder and harder to carve out time to process things…we kind of just take things as they come these days…so we’ll see.

2014 has started out pretty great with some sweet sibling moments…’praying it continues on this positive trajectory in the months ahead!

Rudy was happy at midnight...
Rudy, Max & Olivia were happy at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s…
Wilson was not...
Wilson was not…
Simple vacation fun…Max trying his hand at Rainbow Looming!...
Simple vacation fun…Max trying his hand at Rainbow Looming!…
…Movie Night...
…movie night…
…video games!
…video games!
…a quiet moment with G'ma Jo.
…a quiet moment with G’ma Jo.

5 thoughts on “Welcome 2014

  1. Happy New Year, May it bring lots of great steps foe Rudy and more fun for the whole family.
    Love those great Pictures !!!!!

  2. Prayers for a blessed New Year for all of you and may you feel God shower each of you with his blessings each day of the year!

  3. Don’t underestimate the beauty of good ol’ mom!! You’re amazing Trish, and nobody needs a 3-ring circus all the time! Hugs to Rudy and the fam!!!! Loves you!

  4. Happy 2014 to Rudy and his Geyling posse of cheerleaders and players! May all your dreams come true, especially that Rudy’s developmental gains surpass his health concerns. Go Robust Rudy!

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