Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Letter-2012

Merry Christmas from the Payne's!

     2012 was a year of many firsts for our family.  

          -During Spring Break we took our first family trip to Green Bay for a Lambeau Field tour, Packers Hall of Fame visit, and 2 nights at a water park.  All 3 were a great experience for all of us.  

          -This year Samuel and Josiah played their first year of soccer and Levi played his first year of football.  This meant that we spent a lot of time watching and cheering on the sidelines.  

          -For the first time Cari received some answers, and a name (POTS), to the persistent head pain she has experienced for many years.  Although there are still days with pain she is glad that she now has a name for her condition.  Here is an overview of POTS.

          -This Summer Chris, Levi, and Samuel went to Packers training camp for the first time.  It was a great way to see the players up close without having to attend a freezing cold game during a Wisconsin winter.

          -For the first time we added a four-legged member to our family and yes, it is another boy. :)  Major joined the family this Summer.  He is a beagle/rat-terrier mix and has been a great addition to our family.

          -Chris took his first international trip in October.  He traveled to Moldova with 3 other men to help with a church building project and to teach and preach.  Click here for a detailed blog post, and here for a photo album of the trip.

     We pray that you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

The Payne's