2022 Year In Review
Ken and Sarah kicked off 2022 with a 25th anniversary cruise, then we bought a house after 10 years of renting in Austin! We did some very “Austin-y” things by going to our first UT football game (Tian joined us and TJ, who has been to many games, was there, too!), and seeing Willie Nelson at a Beto rally.
Tian (13) and Travis (14) started Mu Sool karate this year. In summer, they were pages with Jr.NAD’s page program at the National Association of the Deaf biennial conference in Orlando, Florida, then traveled to Rochester, NY for a week of Tech Tigers Camp at NTID-RIT. Ken and Sarah stayed nearby at an AirBnB and visited Niagara Falls.
Both boys are halfway through 8th grade and will start high school next fall!! How is that possible?!TJ (19) started a new job at a water storage systems company. He worked 2 jobs all summer to buy a 1997 Corvette and has just enrolled for spring in the welding program at ACC.
Early this year, Kenzie (21) moved out to an apartment down the road, left her job at We Are Blood to earn more as a server, and helped nurse Layla, the pit bull/doberman she and her then-boyfriend, Emilio rescued off the streets of Laredo, back to health. She's back home for a few weeks while she transitions to a new place
2022 brought lots of opportunities to travel. Ken and TJ traveled to LA and Bakersfield, CA to visit family and the car museum. Sarah went to Cleveland, OH, College Station and San Antonio, TX, Boise and Twin Falls, ID, Aurora, CO, and San Diego, CA for work this year. Before all that, she and Ken traveled to the Western Caribbean on a cruise, then to Orlando, FL and Rochester and Niagara Falls, NY with the boys’ events.
Sarah still can’t believe her fortune to work with the National Deaf Center. She also reached a long-time goal of passing her court interpreter certification and has begun doing a bit of court work here and there. She started the year with 4 plants and ended the year with almost 40!
We got the difficult news that Ken’s mom has stage 4 cancer. Ken made a few trips up there, then with Sarah and the youngest boys, getting as many visits as possible while she’s in home hospice care. Connecting through Portal is also valuable time.
made the news because of their poor treatment of students and interpreters, so she shifted and got an internship with a fantastic agency in Austin and she’s working toward getting certified.
Chance (4) started pre-school. He’s super smart, kind, loving, and funny as can be! He likes video games, playing with his toys,
and loves his cat, Socks.
It's been a tough year in a lot of ways and for a lot of people, but I hope you are ending your year like we are, with joy and surrounded by people who love you. Happy New Year!