Friday, November 29, 2013

{November 2013 Recap}

I hardly pulled out my camera at all during November.  Probably because the fall seems to be the busiest time of year for all of us!  Here's some quick memories captured with my iPhone:

Our sweet niece, Paige, was baptized! She was completely adorable and so excited. She had a huge group of family from both sides attending.  Such a special and spiritual day for all of us. We were so happy to spend the day with the Apkens.  

Addy attended a cheer camp with her BFFs and then had a performance the next weekend at the local high school football game. I haven't been to a high school football I was in high school. It was a blast under the friday night lights!  

We finished soccer season!  Love it every year and love, love when it is over!  We are opting out of having 3 kids in soccer next year (Rylan will take a year off and do tball instead ).  

Since our school district doesn't go a full week, hardly ever, on one day I took all 4 kids by myself to Red Robin and the jump zone.  It's one of those days that went really well and makes me think we just might be turning a corner and have moved up from complete disaster wherever we go to just mild disaster.  Progress!

Rylan had a fun preschool field trip to the fire station. Little boy heaven!

Trevor and I attended a murder mystery dinner with a huge group of friends for a birthday.  It was a western theme and we had a blast!  We made the weekend of it and stayed overnight in downtown.  Our friends, Josh and Jen joined us....yay for a little getaway! And thanks to Trevor's mom for watching the kids for us!

As if the fall isn't crazy enough, it was also the week we moved our Spanaway clinic up the road about half a mile.  Our lease was up at the old location and we haven't been to happy with the area. The complex was dying and there was very little business traffic.  So we moved up the road to more of a medical complex (next to a dentist), which MUCH more visibility from the road.  After building two clinics partially on his own, Trevor was grateful to turn this one over to the contractors.  We've learned a thing or two along the way and this one has much better flow and more space.  And I love our new storefront sign! 

New clinic...just a week before we opened. I need new pictures with the artwork and everything hung up...I really love it!
 But leaving the old clinic was so bittersweet.  It's been our baby the last 5 years. We've had joys and failures and ups and downs and learned a lot in this place.  Plus Trevor and his friend build this entire place with their own two hands. Gah. I know I'm sentimental.  But it was time to move on. We are grateful for the success that has afforded us choices.  
For memory are a couple pictures of the old clinic.  



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