Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Letter 2014

In case you were wondering what’s new with the Donohoe’s:


Age: 5

This Year I: started Kindergarten! I am learning lots of new things – how to read, counting money, making patterns, and more! My favorite things at school are math stations, PE, and art.

My Favorite Things Are: building things with Lego’s, playing board/card games, reading books by myself (easy ones), playing baseball, and playing with Boomer. 
Favorite Memory of 2014: going to Busch Gardens and Water Country. I love going on the roller coasters and water slides!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: playing tee ball on a team and Summer break with lots of “not a school” nights.


Age: 3

This Year I: learned to ride my bike (with training wheels), played countless hours of “tea party” and “doctor”, discovered the wonder of Disney Junior, and became a big sister!

My Favorite Things Are: singing Frozen songs, playing with blocks (and building “farms”), riding Meemaw’s horses, and playing outside.

Favorite Memory of 2014: becoming a big sister! And getting my own room for the first time in my life!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: getting spoiled since I am the only girl and middle child (which my mom can relate to).


Age: 0 (5 months)

This Year I: was born! My parents waited to find out if I was a boy or girl until I was born. It was a fun surprise! They named me Joseph Robert but call me Joey. I was 8 lb and 11 oz when I was born!

My Favorite Things Are: eating and sleeping (I am very good at both).

Favorite Memory of 2014: coming home to my family. My brother and sister (and mom and dad) are great – they love me very much and like to make me laugh!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: Learning new things like eating solid foods, walking, and playing with toys.


Age: younger than Jack

This Year I: turned the big 3-0, had a baby, moved into a new house, and survived another year of teaching – including taking on a new prep – AP Statistics! It has been a busy (but wonderful) year!

Favorite Memory of 2014: On July 2, we welcomed our newest addition into the world. From the very beginning, Joey has been the best baby! (don’t tell Nolan and Abby). He is a great sleeper and eater, and is generally a very happy baby. He literally never cries. He smiles a ton and laughs and “talks”, and just brings so much joy to our lives!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: getting settled into our new home and life with 3 kids. Hopefully there won’t be as many major life changes next year!


Age: Old enough

This Year I: enjoyed trips to Busch Gardens with the family, went to several Nationals games, welcomed a new baby boy, and moved into our new house. I am enjoying being a homeowner. It’s the first time in a long time we’ve had a place to really call our own. I enjoy working on the yard and finding projects to do. We are loving our house but have more to do to “make it our own”. I am glad that all of the hours of dealing with the county and permits are over!  I am still working at Morton’s and enjoy the challenges that business and working in sales bring on a daily basis.

Favorite Memory of 2014: See above – all of those are on the list!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: going to Costa Rica with Katie in January.

Boomer (our black lab)

Age: 7

This Year I: Slept a lot, ate a lot, and moved into a new house. I’m not allowed to get on the new furniture and that makes me really sad!

Favorite Memory of 2014: moving to my new house and checking out all of the surroundings. I have my very own pond that I get to go swimming in any time I want!

In 2015 I am Most Looking Forward To: finding new mischief to get into!

2014 was a very blessed year for our family. I hope it was for yours too!
Merry Christmas!
Love, The Donohoe’s

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

James 1:17