Monday, December 21, 2015

The Otte’s Thankful top ten list of 2015.
10. John’s new position at Lincoln Benefit life, it’s a much better fit for him.
9.  Susan’s coworkers, they make working great, and getting to share my love of art and self expression with 300 and some kids everyday is a blessing.
8.  Our new nurse Salina, who Quinn loves and they really understand each other!
7.Music, my kids love to sing and dance and play instruments, this year Isaiah got to play the Cello and will start the recorder soon.
6. Living in a safe place where we feel comfortable, we have talked a lot about how that is not the case for everyone right now.
5 Our teachers and therapists who help all three of our kids be successful!
4  Grandparents, they help us stay on track and get kids on and off the bus, and taxi kids around to different events and love and support us.
3  Dance class for all three kids, they learn to dance, but they also learn how to be better people.  Quinn and Denali are in the dancing beyond limits dance troop and it is amazing!
2 Getting to see our kids at the Atlantic Ocean, and putting their toes in the ocean for the first time.
Make a Wish, getting to go to Disney and see how excited the kids were and the special treatment we got was an amazing experience!  We are already trying to pay it forward!
Blessings to you all, We are thankful for all of you and so much more, we could do a top 100 list, but that is a little much!
Thanks for checking in during this busy time of year!

Susan, John, Isaiah, Quinn, and Denali Otte

Friday, December 18, 2015

Isaiah had his first Cello performance!
 He was amazing!
 He worked hard!  Even took a moment to take a picture with a fan!
 Taking a bow!  Wow!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 Holding hands in church is a great way to start a birthday.
 on our way to perform.
 Denali and her buddy.

 Denali's baton class.
Quinn's class was amazing!

Quinn watching me instead of dancing for a moment.
 Dancing Beyond Limits

 Giggles with Grandmas are the best!
 Lots of friends spent the day with us!

 How blessed we are!
Quinn loved her buddy, in fact she had a bit of a crush on him!
At times she could not even look at him, she was so excited.

 What a fun party!  

A silly picture to end the night, with a brother and sister she loves so much, and who love her right back!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

We have been busy making ornaments and wrapping gifts!

Friday, December 11, 2015

We ran into Santa at Madonna Pro Active.  We have decided there are three types of Santa's!
1:  The real Santa, we think that might have been who we saw at the Symphony.
2:  Elf Santa's who come down from the North Pole, and take information back to Santa, who dress up like Santa, and keep their ears covered up so we don't see that they are really Elves.
3:  People that dress up like Santa, who live around here.

So we always have to chat about which Santa we see!
We were very undecided about this Santa!

How I love Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I read this today, and it helped me get even more into the spirt of life and giving and believing!  I think of all the kids out there like Quinn.  I see how much my students are loved, and how much Quinn is loved and accepted by her peers, it makes my heart so happy to see all our kids loved!

So, if you want a quick story about a Nebraska girl with her wonderful group of boys, here you go:

We went to the Holiday Symphony this last weekend with two sets of grandparents!  It was so fun!

 Quinn and I ran into Santa getting off the elevator.  He was so jolly!
 After the show we ran into Santa again, along with Mrs. Claus!
 Then we walked around the Haymarket for a bit.