Happy Holidays from the Mark Rogers family! There are so many people-friends and family-that we love and miss and we think of you all during this season. We had a fun Christmas holiday. Madsen brought a new joy and meaning to Christmas and we really look forward to the time when he begins to understand the magic of the season and look forward to it, for now we just do it for him. Jen's mom, dad, and two youngest brothers-Matt and Jake joined us for the Christmas holiday. They drove all the way from Utah and spent a week soaking in the wonder that is Abilene, Texas. The weather was nice so Paul, Matt, and Jake helped Mark move a shed from the back of the lot to a more advantageous location near the carport and Paul helped Mark convert the carport from space for 1.5 cars to space for 2 by moving a couple of beams. Everyone helped Jen keep Madsen happy and content-he has never been better taken care of! He coped really well with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, he was patient with all the shopping he had to do with his mom and all the extra friends and family. He seems to be a social little fellow and enjoys making new friends and being amidst the chaos of family life.
Jen and Madsen drove the 16 hours back to Utah with her family to spend the New Year's with them. It was a fun holiday spent with all the family in the area. Mark stayed home in Texas to hold down the fort. He spent his New Year's holiday working on the house and playing a new video game.