Happy New Year
from Brian & Jennifer
This is the first year I am not sending out paper cards and the first year Brian did. Go figure. He purchased his own cards, saved addresses, printed lables, and got them in the mail before Christmas!
I briefly pondered the value of this annual letter. I have been posting on my blog so technically you can keep up to date year 'round. Then I realized this letter has not only served the purpose of keeping in touch with people at least once per year but it also marks significant moments in our life. We frequently look back at these letters to figure out when events took place. For example, the vet wanted to know how old Huey was. Simple, just look back at the letters, Huey is 10 years old. What year did we get married? Oops, the letters don’t go back that far – have to commit that one to memory. OK, so almost everything we need to remember can be found in the letters.
We went to Chicago to see our new nephew, my sister’s baby, JD who turned 1yr old in October (pictured with my crazy aunt Josephine). Brian’s sister had a baby girl in November. Brian still loves playing drums at church. His job as an IT engineer keeps him busy and he has managed to work almost as much as I do. Camp takes up the majority of my time but I still do a lot of work as a school psychologist, and speaker/lecturer. I am making better use of social technology so if you don’t want to wait for a summary at the end of the year you can follow me at one of the sites listed on my home page.
Huey and Jack both passed the ten-year mark this year. They continue to get into their own amount of trouble and are now costing more at the vet since every procedure needs the “senior blood screen.” Seriously?! We have started to stockpile money since their remaining years of are likely to be expensive.
Brian and I hope this new year keeps you healthy and focused on what matters to you most.