Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2012 Christmas Newsletter



What`s New

2012 has been a whirlwind of fun! Our little Andrew joined our family on December 29th last year. I cannot believe he is almost 1!!! He has been such an amazing addition to our crew. Dylan loves having a little brother. And when I say little brother, I only mean by age, because he and Andrew are almost the same size! Andrew is a big bundle of love and can fit into most of Dylan`s clothes. It will not be long before Andrew outgrows Dylan. They love to wrestle, and cannot wait to give each other hugs and kisses in the morning. We had to nickname Andrew, Bubba, so that Dylan could say his name. It melts my heart when Dylan runs into Andrew`s room every morning yelling "Bubba, Bubba!" and climbs up on his crib to greet him. They can be best friends one minute, then tackling each other the next, over some silly toy...but nevertheless, they love each other!

In September of this year, we were blessed to move into a new home! It is in the same neighborhood where we have lived for 3 1/2 years. God's hand was in every single detail of the process and we are blown away by the amazing home He has given us. Our tiled hallways are filled with laughter and screaming as the boys ride their cars and chase each other all over the place. There is never a dull (or quiet) moment at the Praskins! We are looking forward to many, many years in this home and creating new memories!
Erik is still very active in Real Estate and is constantly growing in this ever changing market. Along with Real Estate, he has joined a new venture with his dad in an online business. God has been good and has blessed us with providing for our needs so that I can continue to stay home with our precious little boys. Although staying home with the boys can be challenging some days, it is the greatest job I could ever ask for! Hopefully this year, I will make some time to update our blog with pictures and a glimpse into our crazy life!

Dylan is doing AMAZING! He is healthy and has been in remission for over 3 years!! PRAISE GOD! His glaucoma is under control, although he still has to get it checked twice a year under anesthesia. Because of our insurance situation, Dylan's medical costs are around $5000 a year, out of pocket. Even though we sometimes do not know how we are going to pay for some of those medical needs, God always provides it! Dylan has been going to pre-school 4 days a week for 2 1/2 hours and he LOVES it! He runs down the halls of the school laughing and giggling. School has helped him a little with his vocabulary, but he is still severely behind in many areas. He is a work in progress...just like the rest of us. We could not imagine life without his laughter and silly personality. He is a joy to have around and is a constant reminder of God's faithfulness!

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