Happy Christmas and New Year!

by meleeneh on December 21, 2017

HAPPY CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR FROM THE DERHARTUNIAN FAMILY!
MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS AND UPCOMING 2018 BE FILLED WITH JOY AND GOOD TIDINGS! 

This year, we have been blessed to watch our family grow and to witness the bond between Mihran and Emin develop and deepen. Mihran is fun-loving and inquisitive, and loves music, checking out new books at the library, airplanes, and making new friends. His favorite foods are hamburgers and sausage, and he is convinced he is 5 years old. Emin is sweet and smiley, loves to cuddle and stand, and already idolizes his older brother. His favorite toys are Scout the Dog, buckets, Kleenex, wires, and his socks. 🙂

Our 2017 family highlights:

  • We celebrated New Years 2017 in Oahu, Hawaii in January.
  • Mihran was fully potty trained in January (a big undertaking). 🙂
  • We traveled to Lake Tahoe in February, and Mihran built a snowman and went sledding for the first time.
  • Emin is born on April 30! Mihran is a big brother! (link to blog post included)
  • We spent two weekends in Sonoma, once for a mini babymoon (baby Emin in Mama’s belly) in March and once with Argam’s sister and her family (with 2 month old Emin) in July.
  • Argam and Meleeneh saw Broadway’s Hamilton for Meleeneh’s birthday.
  • Mihran turned 3 on August 8. First, we celebrated at Disneyland and then had a sports-themed party at the park.
  • We traveled to Wailea, Maui in September, which was Emin’s first trip to paradise.
  • Our family Halloween costume was a police officer (Mihran), a doughnut (Emin), and old school bank robbers (Argam and Meleeneh).
  • PicsArt hit 100 million monthly active users in October.
  • Meleeneh authored the Clinical Study Report for Genentech’s drug Zelboraf for Erdheim-Chester Disease, leading to FDA’s approval of a therapy for this rare cancer with no current treatment options.
  • Mihran played AYSO soccer for the city of San Mateo on the Sounders team.
  • Emin learned to crawl at 6.5 months! Oh my!
  • Emin started in the Angelfish Classroom in October, and Mihran transferred to the Turtles Classroom at 2nd Generation at Genentech in December.

We are looking forward to traveling, staying healthy and active, and making even greater memories in 2018!

Love,
Argam, Meleeneh, Mihran, and Emin

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