Dear Family and Friends!
2013 has been a great year for our family. Steve’s parents Richard and Tina Fowler went on a mission to Peru this summer. We were sad to see them go, but happy at this opportunity they have to serve the Lord!
Spencer turned 7 this year! He loves Minecraft, Legos, and sports (especially tossing the football with Mom and Dad). He is in 1st grade and is doing great! He can read very well and loves school. He played basketball and baseball this year. He is such a sweet and kind natured little boy, always doing things for others around the house. He is always making us laugh. We love our little Spencer Man!
Emma turned 9 this year. She is smart and creative. She loves to do crafts, play outside and be in nature. She also loves animals and babies. She is in 3rd grade and doing very well in her studies. She plays the piano and is about to start basketball season again. She loves Taylor Swift and loves to sing in the ward choir with her Dad. She is growing up way to fast but still loves to snuggle with Mom and Dad.
Kathy is still the 2nd councilor in the Young Women group at church. She enjoys working with the youth. Her hobbies are reading, going to book club, and volleyball! She plays volleyball once a week for a recreational team and once a week at church. She still stays at home and takes care of everything in the home and for the family.
Steve is the Webleos leader in the Cub Scouting program at church. He is still with American Airlines and is exciting for things to come as they have just recently merged with US Airways. His is still running and is currently trying to work on improving his pace. His hobbies are tinkering with his computer, woodworking, and working on the house.
In January Steve took a trip with his parents to England and Scotland. He got to visit with relatives and see Fowler genealogical sites and visit many beautiful places such as Stonehenge, Loch Ness, and various castles. He also got to take Emma’s Flat Stanley with him and take pictures for her school project!
In March on Spring Break our family tagged along with Steve (he had training for work) in Seattle, WA. We got to visit his sister Jessica and her family. We also got to visit many fun places like Pikes Place and the Space Needle etc. We learned that Kathy does not like to drive on the steep hills or get stuck in the airport all night long with the kids.
In May Steve had 2 back to back week long conferences for work in Las Vegas. So Kathy got to come visit him on the adjoining weekend. We had fun walking along the strip and eating at the Paris Hotel Buffet.
In June the kids and Kathy went to visit her mom, Mickey in Minnesota, again this summer. Then on another trip to Minnesota around the 4th of July Steve came up to join us! We had a blast as always. We got to see fireworks for our hotel room, it was beautiful. We also visited a strawberry farm and had homemade strawberry rhubarb pie. Yum!!
In August Steve went to San Francisco for a weeklong conference for work and had a great time. He was there while the America’s Cup was happening. Also in August he went to Utah to say farewell to his parents for their mission and helped his sister Kristen spruce up her new condo. In October he went to training in New Jersey and was able to visit his brother Rich and their family.
It has been a fun and busy year. May the Lord Bless and keep you all safe. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Love the Fowler Family
Steve, Kathy, Emma and Spencer