Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays



2008 has been an exciting year for the Quinlan household as we welcomed Carson Michael Quinlan to the family on May 21st. Carson is just starting to roll over on his own and is babbling constantly (I think he may have said DaDa, but it's hard to tell). Evan has adapted well to his new sibling and enjoys telling everyone "that's baby Carson, he's my brother!"

Kristen has returned to work part-time at Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic where she co-manages inventory. She looks forward to returning back to full veterinary technician duty sometime next year. In the meantime she has been managing our basement remodeling project which should be finished in time for Christmas.

In February Matt said goodbye to JBoss/RedHat after 3.5 years and joined a small software startup in Atlanta called Appcelerator. Unfortunately, in the fall Appcelerator relocated to Silicon Valley, so Matt joined up with some of his old JBoss pals at LoopFuse. Matt's parents are only 20-30 minutes away so we get together with them often.

The pets are all happy and healthy (Tika, Chloe, Elijah, Wink, and Nougat) and continue to clog our vaccum cleaner as always :)

Happy Holidays!
Matt, Kristen, Evan, and Carson

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas from the Brown clan!

- Kimber

Math Teacher @ 1RoomSchoolHouse said...

Happy, happy! Love, Alice, Vince, Jay, Luke, Maize & Blue Riccabona! Come see us in Cville soon! ;-)

mlimotte said...

Merry Christmas to you all... The family looks good! Too bad about Appcelerator... would have been fun if you came with them out to the west coast so we could be neighbors.

Marc & Jennifer & Sophia
Some of our pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/home

Gieseke said...

Merry Christmas Quinlans!! Thank you so much for the awesome picture. The kids have grown up so fast. They are adorable! Have a Happy New Year!! Keep in touch.

Brian, Tina, Paige, Logan, Claire and Molly Gieseke

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Those kids are just too cute, and getting so big already! Trust me on this, never blink for a second, because tomorrow they'll be waving goodbye driving off on their own....can you tell I'm still having a hard time getting used to that? Maybe it's just remembering what Kristen and I did when we drove off together...hmmmm
Love you guys
Mandy, Dave and Ryan Pfender

Quink42 said...

Hey Gang! Hope your Christmas was terrific! Went to Indy to Julie's inlaws, and we DID have a blast....17 people in a tiny house! Came back in fog and rain...yuk!
Hugs, Linda Q

Anonymous said...

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

Stephanie, Bill, Evan, & Kyle