Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 – A Year In Review

2013 was a good year for the Shoo family.

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Sarah and I ran a half marathon. My first. Her 2nd. Note: This is from a 10k. When you’re tired and sweaty, you forget to take group photos.

And then Sarah kept running.

And running.

And running.

Still running.

We had an epic vacation to Kauai, Hawaii.
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Grayson transformed from a baby to a toddler.

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Chris got to be an “aging hipster” (Quoting Mrs Shoo) at Lollapalooza.

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Sarah started a video podcast called In A Sknit. And is a state blue ribbon winner.

My dad and I built Grayson a sandbox.

And there were many-many-many bike rides.

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Looking forward to 2014, Happy New Year!

Ice

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From the snow/ice storm that passed by a couple of weeks before Xmas.

Before the broken leg

Before Grayson and I toppled over the front steps we made it out this weekend to Pasfield for a couple runs down the small hill. He loved most of it. Not a fan of going up the hill, but loved going down. Love it even more when mom and dad had a snow ball fight.

Blessed.

We’re blessed every day, but this weekend a little more than usual.

Blessed that the dog broke his toenail cleanly off and only required an antibiotic and some time away from licking his paw.

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Blessed that when I was holding Grayson and I slipped off the icy front porch that we weren’t seriously hurt. We did have to take Grayson to the ER after an Xray revealed that he had a fracture in his tibia. We are fortunate that the little guy was a trooper, stayed perfectly still for Xrays, a splint wrapping, and hammed it up with the nurses. Obligatory Tiny Toons, “Hello Nurse.

 

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I will do anything for suckers and stickers.

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Grammy and the little guy and his red cast. I’m told he chose red because of Santa Claus. If he’s lucky, he will only be in this thing for a month. On the plus side, it is nice to slow down Grayson for just a little while.

He’s hobbling around and crawling on the floor like GI-Joe. It won’t be long before we hear “clonk, clonk, clonk” of his cast on the floor.

“These things happen” – Grandma Fran.