Friends and Family,
Merry Christmas! We hope this letter finds you well.
This was a year of CHANGE for our family. First, we changed states, trading Kentucky for California. Notwithstanding the many crazy people* who live in our new state, we are enjoying being “back west”.
Second, we both changed careers (at least sort of). Wes officially became an orthodontist after finishing his residency at the University of Louisville and is now working full-time in an orthodontic practice in Bakersfield (Not Baker. Not Barstow. Bakersfield. We’re about an hour north of L.A.). Wes works with a great orthodontist who likes to play with all of the latest technologies, so they have a lot of fun together. He loves watching people’s self-consciousness disappear and transform into confidence. Lindsey has temporarily given up her dental hygiene career to work as the concierge in Wes’ practice. She is enjoying the change and wants to help Wes grow the practice, but she is also anxious to resume scraping tartar off teeth!
Third, we are changing our family size, adding another Cardall in June 2013. We are super excited—and nervous!—about this huge change. We could use your advice, wisdom, experience, and babysitting (J) as we enter this new phase of life!
We wish you a truly Merry Christmas and much joy in 2013. We are grateful for the Bethlehem miracle we celebrate during this season, as well as for your friendship over these many years. If you ever drive through the central valley of California, you have a place to stay with semi-decent company.
Wes & Lindsey Cardall
*Wes had a different word. Lindsey made him change it.