2011. Done and done. This is the Christmas “card” the Phair Family is sending out this year – a “letter” on their blog. Time just ran away from them. They kept busy, in a good way of course! (You can read how the Phair Family got to this point by reading 2010’s letter.)
Nic continues work at Klamath Insurance Center and is busy heading up the commercial side of the business. He is always out and about going from one business to another. Allison continues her work at Sky Lakes Medical Center as a Discharge Planner. The winter season is the hospital’s busiest time of the year – isn’t it that way for everyone? The Elders Quorum continues in good hands with Nic as the president. It sure keeps him busy. Allison still remains in Primary, however as the secretary in the Primary Presidency. She doesn’t know if she could ever leave “her” kids. She is still the Ward Choir director and completed her second Christmas program with success.
Last year’s letter left at the point of the adoption process through LDS Family Services. They started the process, but as time went on Nic and Allison both got the impression that they needed to stop. Their case manager was very understanding of this decision. He sees so many couples go through what they have been and are going through. Nic and Allison both felt like they needed more time for their emotions to settle. They re-evaluated in September and still felt like it wasn’t their time yet. In the mean time they bought a house. This wasn’t their plan, but they have learned that life doesn’t always go according to plan. Things happen for a reason.
Nic and Allison found a 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2500 square foot home – built in 1995 . It has an oversized 2-car garage with a backyard. They couldn’t pass it up and knew it was their future home the minute they saw it. They put in an offer in April and closed in October. They look forward to raising their kids in this home.
Even though adoption wasn’t for them this past year, they did adopt a harrier “child” to their family: Harrison Phair. He’s a career changed Guide Dog, Black Lab. A family they knew was raising him to be a Guide Dog, but unfortunately failed due to a barking “problem” (he barks at low, unfamiliar noises). He turned 1 on November 21st. They are happy to have him as part of their family. Harrison is very well trained. Minus the walking on four legs and the black hair, he is very much like a toddler.
Nic and Allison celebrated their 3 year anniversary on December 27. Three years already? Wow (in a good way). Time flies. They are happily married and look forward to 2012 and the new adventures it will bring to their family. Nic and Allison hope you have been blessed this past year and may the upcoming year bring joy to you and yours.