Our Annual Christmas Card

2018 in Review!

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Olivia finished her intern year and moved on to become a second-year family medicine resident. She is now at the halfway point of her three-year residency, which is still quite busy, but much still more enjoyable than intern year! She loves being a family medicine physician and the opportunity to experience everything from delivering babies to inpatient medicine and outpatient clinic. As you might have known, over the summer she had a lot of health problems but is now doing a lot better. She still takes a lot of medications and checks in with her specialists frequently, but overall everything continues to head in the right direction and she thankful to be healthy and functional. She hasn’t done as many projects this year, but a major quilt was finished! She also hosted a residency crafternoon and recently also held a Christmas crafternoon. Her dream job if not medicine would be owning a bubble tea shop with regular crafternoon sessions.

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Kyle started the year by ending his stint as a consultant and beginning a new (non-traveling) job in Detroit! His new company has been a good fit and a nice change of pace, especially with work/life balance. He does not miss 6am flights and being away from home for a good portion of the week (and neither does Olivia!). One of the perks of living in Southeast Michigan is being close to a lot of sports teams, and he definitely has taken advantage of that, attending Tigers, Lions, Pistons, Red Wings, Michigan Football, Michigan Basketball, and Michigan Hockey games this year. When he’s not at a game, he is still finding time to write as a sports blogger throughout the week. Take a peek at his posts if you’re ever bored!

We moved from Ann Arbor to Livonia over the summer to help with Kyle’s commute to downtown Detroit. Our new place is quite spacious and is great for hosting! Come visit us :) We also became season ticket holders for Michigan Football this year and went to every home game! While the end of season was a little disappointing, we never saw a loss at The Big House. We continue to serve and connect with our church in Ann Arbor and have been making a lot of friends along the way.

Kyle’s family is just a couple hours away in Grand Rapids and we have made a handful of trips up there and to the cottage this year. We also spent Thanksgiving in Atlanta with Olivia’s family and try to make the most of any breaks in our schedules. Most of our travel was based around weddings this year (at least one of us stood up in three weddings this summer!) and it was great to connect with so many friends and families across the country, but we did have some other fun adventures such as Olivia’s trip to Charleston and Kyle’s weekend in Colorado. We are looking forward to visiting some new places next year!