We are so thankful to God and his faithfulness for a wonderful year full of learning, joy, family, friends, blessings and Him! We hope this letter finds you cozy and warm surrounded by those you love with warm thoughts of holiday traditions.
We continue to be in awe of our little guy, Solon. He is all toddler now and growing up so fast. He is now 16 months old and BUSY, BUSY, BUSY. He is running (not walking) everywhere and babbling more and more new words every day. He loves to play with his trucks, cars, and other toys and loves to clap and dance to music and be read to. He is mild-mannered for the most part but on occasion likes to exert his independence! He also loves to mock everything we do - little eyes are always watching now!
Scott and I prayed about our decision for me to stay home since Solon was born and I announced my resignation in February. I finished out the year in my position for Ankeny Community Schools in May. Although I liked what I did, I LOVE my new job title “Stay at home mom”. Solon and I are VERY busy with different events including MOPS, bible study, play dates, and story time. In addition, I joined a brand new PEO chapter in Ankeny! I also have a little hobby/business making hair bows, hats, and baby items. (So if you need anything just give me a call.
Scott continues to enjoy his job at Snyder. He is currently working on a 2 year project for an I-35 interchange in Ankeny. He plays on a basketball league on Sunday nights and Solon and I enjoy going and cheering him on. He enjoyed our season tickets to ISU football this fall and we enjoyed seeing family and friends while tailgating. He also will head up to see a few basketball games this winter. He continues to have a home project list so he is always busily working on something including a darling handmade toy box for Solon – his gift to him this Christmas!
We stole a little time away from home for trips to the Wetherbee lake cabin in Northwest MN. We also went with another couple to see the sites of NYC for 5 days while both sets of grandparents got to watch Solon and Cy and most recently we headed to New Smyrna Beach, FL to spend thanksgiving on the beach. We had beautiful weather and Solon loved the beach and pool. We are looking forward to Angee and Paul’s (Scott’s brother) wedding in April in Arkansas as well!
As we end the year, we reflect on the reason for Christmas and are thankful to Jesus for coming into the world and saving us from our sin. We are assured of heaven because of his sacrifice. We pray for safe travels, loving reunions, and joyful hearts.
May Jesus fill your hearts this blessed season!
Erin, Scott, and Solon Port