Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas!

We can't believe it is Christmas time already! This year has flown by... as always. It seems that every year goes by faster than the one before. This year has been very busy, but fun. A quick recap...

Early this year we purchased a new airplane for our flight school, Rison Aviation. It is a cute little Cessna 150. Rison continues to grow. We have three instructors and many wonderful students. It is great that Kenny has a job that he looks forward to every day. Flying is a great way to make a living!

Jen is also doing well with her business, Blue Yonder Girl. This year we again went to the Miramar Air Show as a vendor. This year it once again rained! Despite the rain, we had a great time.

Jen is still working at Kennon S. Shea & Associates. She has been there for 5 years! This month she received a promotion and is now the Financial Analyst in the Corporate Office.

This year was filled with many travels and adventures as well.

In March we went to Ventura and camped a few days at the beach with Jen's family. While there we celebrated Jim & Jolene's 25th anniversary!

In April we visited Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon along with Kenny's brother Eric. We had a great time camping and Geocaching (our new hobby).

In May we moved! That is right, we no longer live in a hangar at the airport. We moved into our new house at the end of May with lots of help from both sets of parents.

In June we went to Hume Lake with Jen's family. Jamie & David celebrated their one year anniversary and we celebrated out 5 year!

In September we started school... yes, we are back in school. We are finishing up our undergrad at CSU Chico. The great thing is that all our classes are online. This year we also enrolled in the law degree program at Southern California University. We will be done with law school in 4 years and will then take the dreaded Bar Exam! We would like to practice aviation law.

In September we also were able to check one of our goals of the list... we went to Alaska! We had so much fun visiting with friends and seeing the beauty of God's creation. It was a great adventure and one that we can’t wait to do again.

This year also brought a new addition to our family. That is right… we were tired of waiting and so we adopted… a puppy! We found our little guy in the pound and just couldn’t resist. Pilot… yes, that is his name… is the perfect little dog and fits in great with our family. He is just over two years old and the cutest guy you will ever meet… his pictures don’t do him justice.

All in all 2005 was a great year, full of adventures and blessings from the Lord. So much happened that it is impossible to fit it all in here. We can’t wait to see what 2006 will bring. We hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2006!

Blue Skies!

Kenny, Jen & Pilot


Here is our little guy.

His eyes aren't normally blue :)