We are pleased to announce the birth of Charles and Michele Boling's second child, a girl, Miriana Celeste Boling.   She was born on December 29, 2001 at Southwest Washington Medical Center (in Vancouver), after 27 hours of labor.  Both mother and baby are doing well.  She was 8lbs 1oz and 20 inches long.

Merry Christmas!

From the Boling Household:

The year 2001 was quite exciting for us! 

  • Jan. 1 2001  we broke ground for our new house in Kalama WA (50 min. north of Vancouver)

  • Jan. 2001 Michele was called to lead music in Relief Society and do the Relief Society Newsletter

  • March 2001 Michele was called as Humanitarian Specialist for the Ward at church

  • March 2001 Charles was called as first councilor in the Elder's Quorum Presidency

  • May 10, 2001  we found out we were going to be parents again!

  • July 20, 2001 Charles fell through the ceiling of our newly finished garage and twisted up his knee (which took a few months to heal). 

  • July 27, 2001  we moved into our *almost* complete house (after living with Michele's very gracious family for 9 1/2 months)

  • August 24, 2001  we found out our little bundle of joy was a girl!

  • October 2001 we saw our first elk herd cross our driveway

  • October 20, 2001 we planted our lawn with the help of Michele's family

  • October 22, 2001 the neighbor's horse came and put hundreds of four to six inch deep prints in the newly planted yard

  • November 2, 2001 Alexander took his first step

  • November 16, 2001 Alexander celebrated his first birthday

  • December 2001, Charles was released from the Elder's Quorum Presidency and called as Ward Clerk at church

  • December 29, 2001, Miriana was born!

Charles is still working for the same company--the Intelitech Group-as a programmer/analyst.  He has been working from the office most of the year but hopes to soon be working from home.  His commute into work is 50 minutes each direction--much of which is freeway.  He has kept very busy between work, church and home improvement projects.   

Michele is happy being a mom and staying home with Alexander and Miriana.  She has kept busy the past few months landscaping the area surrounding the house.  She is excited for summer!   She has been working on getting ready and organized for homeschooling and cataloging the many books she has collected at garage sales and thrift stores. 

Alexander has been learning and growing!  He is now a confident walker that really enjoys running and climbing (and has no problem falling on his head and getting back up with a smile on his face!)  He has a wonderful sense of humor and loves to play peek-a-boo and chase the cat around the house.  He still loves to bounce in his Johnny Jump-up--something he started at 6 weeks old!  He is very social and loves to have friends his age over to play with.   

Our house October 2001

Alexander James Boling. 

December 4, 2001 (12  1/2 months old)

Miriana Celeste Boling.

December 29, 2001