2002 – Hanly
Merry Christmas Friends and
We greet you in the name of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate once again. Wow! Another year has come and gone! And as with every year past, God has blessed us enormously this year. We are thankful for his provision, and are humbly aware of the presence of his grace in our lives. The following are some of the highlights from our lives this year. We hope to hear from you soon!
Hanly’s 2002 at a Glance
– All 3 return to DC after Christmas in Wyoming
– Jenn and Mical visit family in Toledo
– Eric attends surgery course in Breckenridge (Euphemisms for “All 3 spend a
week skiing in Colorado”)
– All 3 in Las Vegas for a week at AF surgery meeting—saw the Blue
– Eric attends military clinical investigations conference in San Antonio
– Jenn moves Eric’s parents to DC—truck breaks down in Ohio
– Eric’s 10-Yr high school reunion in Wyo
– Jenn’s mom’s wedding in Atlanta
– Weekend in NYC w/ Matt & Kandi
– Eric TDY in Vienna, VA for grant review
– Camping w/ John & Janna Floyd in MD
– Visit Eric’s cousins in Virginia
– Romantic weekend at Niagara Falls B&B—Jenn’s mom watches Mical in DC
– Eric & Kevin—India, 2-week mission trip
– All 3 in San Diego for E’s human research
ethics meeting—Trinity (E’s sister) visits
– Thanksgiving in Wyo with Jenn’s
– Christmas in DC with Eric’s family
continues to love her 168-hour per week job as a full-time mother and homemaker.
Here are some of her statistics for 2002:
– Changed ~1800 diapers
– Made ~1000 meals
– Gave ~365 baths
– Washed ~300 loads of laundry
– Purchased >$3,000 in groceries
– Painted/Decorated ~1000 ft2 of house
– Maintained a 97.8% clean house rate
(Eric was home alone ~8 days)
is active in the neighborhood play group on base. The moms meet approximately once a week, and take the kids to
playgrounds, parks, museums, the zoo, etc.
Jenn periodically takes Mical to Infant
University on base where moms and dads play fun, age-appropriate
developmental games with their kids.
and Eric finished the Growing Kids God’s
Way course at their church in March and are now trying their hardest to put
into practice in their parenting the principles they learned.
June, Jenn flew to Wyoming to direct Eric’s parents’ move from their 30+
year home of Laramie to their new home in Washington DC. Jenn supervised the loading of the 25-foot Yellow Ryder Truck
and then hit the road solo at full speed (~45 MPH). Consistent with all good low-budget moves, her truck broke
down in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio. Thus
she helped 2 hired hands unload the broken truck and reload everything into a
new truck (top speed ~50 MPH). 5
days, 2 trucks, and 1800 miles later, she arrived in Washington with everything
intact. It is great to have
Eric’s parents nearby. They baby
sit Mical one afternoon every week.
still enjoys his job as a surgery research officer at Andrews Air Force Base
(AFB). He continues to work on the
Walter Reed Army Medical Center telerobotic surgery project and is involved with
most of the military’s human robotic surgery cases.
In April, he presented data from his military surgical robotics training
program at the Society of Air Force
Clinical Surgeons in Las Vegas where he won the Surgeon General’s award
for the best general surgery presentation.
He continues basic science and animal surgery research at Johns Hopkins
University a couple of days each week. He
has also been given a number of administrative responsibilities at Andrews.
In the summer he served as the interim director of the hospital’s
department of clinical investigations (overseeing human subjects research), and
he now chairs the hospital’s committee on pain management.
March Eric & Jenn started a base “House Church” with 2 other families
from the neighborhood (Kardoes & Cox).
Although the other 2 original families have since moved, the group has
grown. Eric & Jenn now lead a
group of 8 families weekly in dinner, Bible study, and fellowship.
We are becoming like a family and are beginning to see the fruit of true
Christian community! Eric works out
4-5 mornings a week w/ one of the men from the Bible Study.
November, Eric and his brother, Kevin, joined a team of 13 other surgeons,
pastors, construction workers, and evangelists from a DC church on a 2-week
mission trip to Hyderabad, India. Eric
served on the medical team seeing as many as 100 patients a day while Kevin
brought his guitar and led the local kids in song and the team in worship.
Mical has had
a very busy 2002 learning about the world. Here are a few of her milestones:
mos – learned to sign “please”
mos – “rolling” instead of crawling to get around (like daddy did)
mos – spoke first words, “all done”
mos – 1st birthday party – July 4th
mos – took her first steps
is now 17 months old and is talking up a storm. Here’s a list of Mical’s current vocabulary:
DUCK, Quack, Please, All Done, Ball, Elephant, Night-Night, Mamma, Dada,
Butterfly, Elephant, Giraffe, Horse, DUCK, Woof (dog), Baa (sheep), Bath,
Bye-Bye, Fish, Grandma, Grandpa, Drink, Eat, Butter, Yes, Amen, Jesus, DUCK,
Diaper, Up, Down, Bear, Brush, Teeth, Eyes, Nose, Bird, Squirrel, Trees, Shoes,
Socks, DUCK, Blanket, Car, Peas, Grapes, Banana, Apple, Helicopter, Airplane,
Baby, Hot, Cold, Block, Flower, Kitty, and, did I mention “DUCK?”
Mical loves reading with “Mamma,” playing with “Dada,” and visiting “Grandma & Grandpa” so that she can see their neighbor’s pet DUCK! Yes, the duck has quickly become her favorite animal. She now has about 6 toy ducks, countless books with ducks, and can spot any duck or duck-like animal from miles away.
Top of the Empire State Building
Eric, Jennifier, & Mical Hanly
4286 Wilmington Dr., Unit 1
Andrews Air Force Base, MD 20762
E’s Cell: 301-351-9609
J’s Cell: 301-325-7565
See family pictures and stories and
pictures from India on our website:
Mical with her duck