A List Maker's Life: 2014 Predictions Reviewed

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Predictions Reviewed

~We will get a dog. 
Mom still says "Never!" Dad is becoming convincible.
~I will visit daddy at work As often as possible. 
Gabe and Mom enjoyed Friday lunches with him at Phelps and Gabe sweet talked his favorite Hope sitter into many Thursday lunch visits too!
~I will ride in the plow truck 
The early 2014 snow offered many opportunities for Gabe to ride along as Kevin plowed.
~I will scare all the trick or treaters with my costume .
Well, I guess he may have surprised a few with his Mr. Potato Head routine.

~Someone will build a toy Hagrid
We were able to visit Hagrid at Diagon Alley.
~We will ride in a plane
Mom did for work, but the rest of us haven't flown yet.
~We will get another baby
We welcomed a sweet baby boy into our home and loved him as our own until his momma was ready to care for him again.  We will look forward to doing more of the same in the coming year!
~Uncle Nick will get married
Oh!  It's coming.  Looking forward to a 2015 wedding.

Anne Hope
~Daddy will give lots of kisses
Of course!
~Gavin will wipe off all the slurpy ones
Well, yes!
~Our family will go to Florida again
We were so thankful to be part of Family Forward at Universal Studio Orlando again.
~Maybe we could go to Boston
No trips to Boston this year, but we sure would love to take the kids back to Boston sometime.

~I will get a drum set and take drum lessons
Not yet, dear Gavin has been so patient as he preps for the drums with piano lessons.
~The One and Only Ivan will be made into a movie
That would have been neat.  We will have to keep watching for it in the future.
~I might get new DS games for my 10th birthday
~Anne Hope will win the Derby Race
She did.  Cheered on by her brothers.
~The prince of England will become the king
~We will see a tobyMac concert
Not a single tMac concert for us this year, but hopefully we will catch one next year.

~Some of the kids will switch schools
All 4 started at new schools, in new districts, this year
~Gibson will learn to ride a two-wheeler
~The Tigers WILL finally win the World Series
~The Red Wings will not make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years
I was wrong
~We will meet a lot of new people
I think so
~Gibson will start soccer
He enjoyed playing and it made for busy Saturdays shuffling between soccer fields.
~It will be a LONG winter
Seemed eternal.
~Republicans will pick up the house and the senate

~Kevin will finish the basement
He made amazing progress.  It is all framed.  Bedroom 5 is in.  The library is great.  The bathroom is plumbed.  2015 will be a year of finishing down there.
~American Idol ratings will go back up and be family friendly enough for our kids to watch again
Not sure about the actual ratings, but our family all enjoyed the updated American Idol.
~After saying so long to Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital and their specialist we will be happy with Gabe's care at U of M and a new advance in medical equipment/procedure will make life easier for Gabe
We are so thankful for the exceptional care Gabe receives from the whole team at U of M.  It makes the long drive worth it!
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