Hey there! I have been a little lackadaisical in the blogging department as of late, haven’t done it all year, in fact. 😉 Sorry about that! We are all doing pretty well at the moment, especially K (knock on wood). In fact, she is doing so well that she got PERFECT ATTENDANCE this last grading period. I still find it entirely unbelievable,  but it happened! See?

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It is a little less convincing with her legal name whited out, but seriously, IT HAPPENED! Pretty amazing. She has cried every 9 weeks since Pre-K at awards when she failed to get one of these and I always told her that it wasn’t a big deal and that she probably wouldn’t ever get one, but that was okay…but man, she proved me wrong! I love it when she does that.

What else? Oh! We flew to the North Pole again this year and she was interviewed by two local news stations. She LOVED that, maybe even more than the North Pole itself (which is saying a lot as this is the highlight of the Christmas season for her!). You can watch her brush with fame here: http://www.click2houston.com/news/group-of-kids-take-special-flight-to-north-pole/-/1735978/23374338/-/smpi55/-/index.html

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We had a wonderful Christmas season, I hope all of you did as well. Our trouble-making elf, Twinkle, was back this year and he might deserve a whole post to himself whenever I get around to it. We enjoyed celebrating Advent this year for the first time and taking time each week to read the Bible and pray together and light the candles. K claimed the pink one, of course, which fit her perfectly as it represents JOY!

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It hasn’t all been smooth sailing, K has had some respiratory gunk here and there, we’ve had mega-trouble with her medical supplies (which is all sorted now!), and there have been some new challenges for her in school this year, but overall things are going very well and we have some very exciting things coming up in the next couple of months! One of those things is participating in our local Energy for Life walk benefiting mitochondrial disease. K is in the #3 spot for fundraising and has met her original goal over 10 times now! This is her fundraising page: http://www.energyforlifewalk.org/houston/katiehebert, and if you’d like to contribute, we’d really appreciate it. The money definitely goes to a good cause!

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