Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Year End Update

Happy New Year! It has been a very busy and eventful year for us. Here is a quick update on what’s going on at our end, a year in review of sorts:

Around mid January, we found out that we’re expecting a baby. John then started blogging shortly afterwards, for more details on our trials and tribulation of pregnancy and raising a child, checkout At the end of January, Sandy received her CPA license from California Board of Accountancy after practicing in public accounting industry for about three and half years. All the hard work and long hours have finally paid off!

In May, John was accepted into UCLA’s FEMBA (fully-employed MBA) program, which he is now attending (going there pretty much every weekend, one quarter done and 2 ½ more years to go).

In July, John changed job, leaving Motorola after 2 ½ years there and joined a startup called, SS8 Networks. He is a lot busier than back at Motorola. Hard to say if it’s the best choice, given the baby and MBA and the lower stability at a startup, especially in this economy. But overall, John does feel like he is making more of an impact and being more productive, and feel pretty good about that at least. Sandy is still with BDO Seidman, LLP to practice in public accounting.

Early this year, John also got together with a few friends to work on a social website specialized towards gamers. It is called (short for site for gamers). It is taken a while to flush it out, but we just officially moved it to beta phase so it’s progressing. If you’ve played games like WoW, EQ, or other mmorpg like them, do check it out.

All this time, Sandy’s tummy was getting progressively bigger. At the end of July, Shuhan and Sally organized a baby shower for us, and we received a lot of presents and best wishes from friends and families. On the morning of Sept. 8th, Sandy went into labor. Then on Sept 9, baby Melissa was born after close to 24 hours of labor. Since then, we’ve had both Grandparents come over and visit (and help out), as well as visits from many other caring and interested family and friends. It’s wonderful to have such great support from everyone.

Melissa is now about 3 ½ months old and around 13.5 lbs in weight and about 24 inches tall. She has learned to grasp thing, smiles frequently, and make some random sounds like “Ah Goo.”

As the year comes to an end, we just wanted to update everyone on things that has been happening with the Wu family and share a few pictures with everyone and say many thanks to everyone who has helped out and wished us well. We have so much to thank for. We are all happy and healthy. We are also thankful for having Melissa, a healthy and adorable baby to join our family. Lastly, we would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

1 Comment:

alice said...

We like those pictures and Melissa's First Christas Suit.

Grandma & Grandpa