A Wonderful year for the Wagonerís Ė
This year has been full of events for us. In
January, Alan went from contractor to a permanent position with IBM. I was
promoted to the Team Lead of the helpdesk with my company, GSK. We spent many
days and evenings checking up on the home we were building. We were scheduled to
close in May, but didnít happen.
We had a fantastic Diving
vacation in Bonaire with our friends Mike and Lea. Around Valentines Day we added a new member to our family,
Baker. He was just a six-week-old, 8 lb yellow lab pup and has stolen our hearts
over the past year. He is such a character and is now a lean 85lbs and still
growing. He is spoiled rotten and thinks he rules the roost (he probably does).
We celebrated our 4th wedding
anniversary in March. This was a month of getting up with the little puppy in
the wee hours of the morning to let him go potty. We were really glad when he
began to sleep through the night. Memorial Weekend was our 1st time
taking Baker to the beach. He had a wonderful time and really enjoyed boogie
boarding with us. It seems the summer flew by and next thing you knew it was
August and time to pack. We moved into our new home August 17th,
2001. It is a traditional southern home with all the trimmings. We are very
pleased with our home, neighborhood and neighbors. Our back yard is big enough
for Baker to play, but we need to put up a fence so he can roam free.
The house is 2 stories plus a basement, so
we have plenty of room to grow into. The first month or so in our home was spent
unpacking and trying to settle in. We spent just about every weekend working on
projects and making our house into our home. About a month after moving in I
thought I was hit with the flu. Turns out to be quite a different kind of flu.
Alan and I are pregnant!
We were a little surprised for a few minutes
and then it began to sink in and we couldnít wait to call everyone. We are due
with our little bundle on May 26, 2002. We have had a few ultrasounds in the
past couple of months and have seen the little munchkin wave at us and have the
hiccups. We found out last week that it is a boy and we are both very excited.
October brought us our 1st
houseguests. Dwayne and Carrie from Las Vegas came out to visit and then the
later that month our EC Parents (Alanís Mom and Shelly) were out for a fun
weekend. For the remainder of October and November I was pretty wiped out. This
pregnancy stuff is tuff on your bod. I couldnít get enough sleep and eating
was not my favorite thing to do. For Thanksgiving we spent a nice quiet time at
home and had our neighbor James over for Turkey dinner. The remainder of the
weekend we took Baker to the beach and once again had a wonderful time.
In December we flew to Las Vegas to meet my
family for a wonderful fun filled weekend. It was very special and great to see
everyone. We plan on spending a nice quiet Christmas at home and work on fixing
up the babyís room and some other home projects. I am fortunate enough to have
the week between Christmas and New Yearís off.
Have a great Holiday Season!
Heidi and Alan