Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas 2010 Top Highlights

2010 Highlights :

Tucker turned 1! He is our little ball of energy. He loves anything that moves, especially balls, paint brushes,  anything that makes noises or sings! :-) He constantly keeps us entertained and on our toes.

Family trips. This year we headed to Chicago, Illinois --to help Ryan's sister move, St. louis, Missouri-- Cousins' Reunion on the Houck side & finally headed to Lafayette, Indiana for a family wedding on the Huhn/Tudor side.

Cyclone Football. For six weekends this fall we had the privilege to attend all the ISU home football games. (Thanks to Uncle Paul & Aunt Vickie!) We had a great time cheering on the Cyclones. Ryan is determined to make Tucker a Cyclone die-hard like himself!

Intramural Sports: This past year Ryan and I were involved in a few sports teams. Last winter Ryan played City League Basketball while I played volleyball with a few girlfriends. This summer we played together on a co-ed volleyball team. Ryan was a little nervous (since he had never played before), but he turned out to be a powerhouse player!

Financial Freedom Goals: If you don't know what we are doing right now, please click here. Last September we got serious about kicking our debt to the curb! We are making tons of sacrifices {hense this tacky inexpensive way to send out holiday cheer!} We hope to shout it from the rooftops be out of debt entirely by September.

Final duplex remodeled: In the spring we remodeled our last duplex, and boy, did it feel good! It took about 8 weeks. This project was my primary nightmare focus while Ryan made the money! :-)

Midwest Appraisals' 1st Anniversary: On May 1st our appraisal company turned one-year-old! We are constantly blown away by what God is doing & how he is blessing us!

God is so good!

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Ryan, Ashley & Tucker


Ashley said...

Love the pic, great letter! Merry Christmas!

Tim Hibbing said...

Not sure if I've seen a better family Christmas picture all season!

monica said...

merry christmas to you guys too!! love your picture and all your updates.


Alicia said...

Merry Christmas Ashley! I tried to find you on facebook the other day, and you've disappeared (Kim mentioned the same thing). Glad to hear that all is well with you and Ryan (and Tucker).

Have a really wonderful Christmas!


Lissa said...

I love the picture! So cute. Merry Christmas!!

Cory Milbrandt said...

Awesome X-mas letter!

Brian Meyers said...

Great to hear from you guys!!! I enjoyed the newsletter very much, and hope you have a great holiday season!

Best regards,

David & Tara Vick said...

Awesome Card! I couldn't post to the comment section though..

David and I are so happy for you guys getting to be debt free! It has made
a huge difference in our lives. I can assure you all the sacrifices now
will pay off exponentially later on in life!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

-Tara (and David)

jon said...

Merry Christmas. I laughed so hard at the scratched out words I startled my wife! Totally agree that Ryan is an animal on the Vball court.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to Ryan, Ashley and Tucker. I enjoyed the Houck Cristmas in Tama with you.
God Bless and have a great year,
Jim and Betty

Beth Dear said...

Your Christmas card is so cute!! And I am enjoying your blog :)

Beth Dear

Sandy said...

Love it Ashley and Ryan And Tucker!!!!!!!!! Sandy

Holly said...

Great letter, Ashley. Wish we could see your over the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

John F said...

Nice Christmas letter and way to go “green” !!!

Thanks for sharing Ashley; and I agree, Tucker is awesome! You and Ryan are doing a great job!

Merry Christmas to all of you.

Blessings, John.

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