Our Christmas Letter – 2014



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Christmas 2014

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Greetings from our family to yours! We just wanted to share a quick update on a great year…

Leah is 10 now and in 4th grade. She loves cooking, sewing and her American Girl dolls – and she wants to either be a chef or a fashion designer when she grows up. Leah played volleyball this Fall and loved it – and is now playing her third season of basketball – good sports for a child who is already 5’3″! Leah is taking German again this year, singing in the school Chorus, and recently performed her first [epic] death scene with the Drama Club. The highlights of her year include visiting New York City and getting braces.

Michael is 7 now and in 1st grade. His interests are focused on wild animals, specifically reptiles, and he can talk with you at length about sub-species of monitor lizards and king snakes. In his spare time, Michael likes playing with his lizard, Emmitt, and doing research online about the care and keeping of reptiles. When he grows up, he wants to be a zoologist and professor. Michael played teeball last Spring, went to football camp this summer, and played soccer this Fall – his favorite.

Bryan volunteers each week as a math tutor with the Inner City Learning Center and we both taught Sunday School again this summer – he had K-1st boys and I had 4th-5th girls. We took the kids on several trips this year: Santa Rosa Beach for Spring Break, Jonesborough for July 4th with friends, a week at Isle of Palms with Bryan’s family in July, and a weekend in Atlanta to celebrate Leah’s 10th birthday. A highlight of our year was Bryan starting a new MS treatment just last week!

My parents bought a house 700 yards from us last Spring and then Steve bought a new house just 3 miles away. It has been sooooooo nice having my whole family together again! Most of Bryan’s family live about an hour away, so we see them a lot and enjoyed vacationing with them this year. We are extra-grateful to see Bryan’s mom continuing to successfully battle breast cancer.

Wishing you all the best in 2015… Happy New Year!

Fröhliche Weihnachten • Glædelig Jul • Sretan Bozic • Srozhdestvom Kristovym • God Jul • Buone Feste Natalizie • Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket • Zalig Kerstfeest • Geseënde Kersfees • Merry Christmas, Y’all!

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