The Eaton Five 2016

It was about this time last week that I gave up on the dream of sending out physical copies of our Christmas card.

2016 has been full of surprises and hard work for our little family. Here is a bit of a recap:
We started out the year in Texas settling in to our new routine as a family of four. But, life threw us a few unanticipated blessings that had us as a soon to be family of five living in Kansas.

Gabe is now employed by Schwan's, working in their pizza department. He recently developed some new pizzas that might end up at a store near you.

Heather continues to be a stay-at-home mother. She had a baby and graduated with her Bachelor's degree from BYU in Family Studies/Human Development, and Public Health with a minor in gerontology.

Roland has grown leaps and bounds this year. Socially he is much more approachable and we have loved watching him continue to be a wonderful big brother. Roland very much cares about others and always wants to know the way things work. He is obsessed with most motorized vehicles and music.

Hazel has gone from baby to toddler this year. She is fiercely independent and loves to tag along after Roland most of the time. She loves all animals (especially dinosaurs and her Uncle John's bearded dragon), to color, and categorizes most things as "pretty" or "cool."

Zelda fought long and hard to get here and we are so grateful she made it. From in utero growth restriction to isoimmunization the pregnancy wasn't easy. But she is now a happy, healthy almost three month old and we are all in love with her toothless grin and coos.


This year went by quickly as we stayed busy. We are grateful to be back in Kansas, closer to family.
We sincerely hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The not so Texas Eatons

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