Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
August- Our ward split again and now Mikko serves as the Sunday School President and Natalie was called as a special needs helper in the primary. She works with an autistic girl. This is more of a challenge for her since she has little patience, but maybe that is why she got the calling. September- Natalie officially had her first open house for her business and started carrying a skin care line. It was a success and she is working on getting new clients. Check out her business if you are interested. http://www.pellebynatalie.blogspot.com/. Natalie still works at Skin Science as an instructor 12 hours a week but plans to cut down to just one night a week in Jan. We found out we are adding to the Puikkonen family with a new addition coming May 30th. (This is the real reason we are sending this letter out late. Natalie wanted to wait until Christmas to tell her family the good news. We don’t know what we are having yet but will find out in Jan.) October- We got to go to Hawaii for a vacation. Back in May Mikko got an extra dividend from work and we planned the tropical vacation that Mikko had never had yet. It was fun and Mikko always asks when we can go back. While we were gone Kaleb got to spend five days at Mummi and Pappa’s and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Shortly after getting back the day before Halloween to be exact, Mikko came home early from work. His work laid him off and we were in total shock. Mikko didn’t waste any time. He got his resume updated and out and started interviewing. Turned out the layoff was a blessing, Mikko got a job in less than 30 days. He now works for PRI Inc. It is the investment property arm of the LDS church. He had to lose his goatee and has to wear a suit everyday, but it is totally worth it. It’s better pay, benefits and time off and of course better environment.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Mummi spoiled him, and we knew it would be that way so we only got him one gift because we knew he would get plenty from everyone else. He loved all the gifts and thank you to all you who gave him the wonderful gifts.
candles 4 or 5 more times so that he could blow them out over and over again.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
every time I would go to take a picture he would say CHEESE!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
A favorite of Kaleb's lately is to wear Mommy's necklace. I think he is trying to pull off some gangster look. The other day he wore it and would not take it off and we decided to go out to dinner. I did not want to fight with him to take it off so we went out with him wearing it. I am sure there were a few people thinking that we were strange but I don't care.
Hear is Mr. Snorkel dude. Kaleb likes to wear Mikko's snorkel gear every once in awhile. We hope he tries all kinds of things and is a well rounded child.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
For Mikko's new job with the LDS Church he had to shave off his goatee. You can have a mustache but not any type of beard. So we said goodbye in stages to see what he would look like. Mikko was not at all sad that he had to get rid of it. When we dated he told me he could not grow any facial hair and I told him that I did not believe him and that I really LOVED facial hair on a man. So it was pretty funny that next weekend when we got to see each other he had a little goatee growing. He really wanted to impress me! I am sad that it is gone because I think it made him look older and even better looking than he is. Secretly he misses it too because it hid his little double chin.
We voted no to the Reno 911 look!
Then we vetoed the mustache, he just can't seem to pull it off.
And here is what he looks like now. He looks 18 again. But the job is worth it and he is still handsome.