Dear Family and Friends,
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our family wishes your family a great and prosperous New Year, century and millennium!
Another year has "flown" by for us. Although we seemed to have done a lot more
driving than flying. We have enjoyed a
number of travels this year. We drove to
visit Michael's grandma in
Michael and Laurie had some opportunities to travel without
the kids. We had a relaxing four-day
Alysoun turned ten this year and
is in 5th grade. Her first day home from school she asked,
"Where am I going to middle school next year?" The whole thought started to make us feel
old. She still enjoys playing her flute,
singing in chorus, and socializing on the swim team. She is a great help with
David is seven now. He has grown a lot and is almost as tall as Alysoun. He had a great season on the swim team this past summer. He continues taking karate, soccer and baseball. He asked for a skateboard this Christmas… apparently there are always more sports to explore. David also enjoys the challenge of Chess with his Uncle Derrick and Cribbage with his Aunt Cheryl.
Kara is our four year old going on sixteen. Dress up clothes is still the fashion for her. She also likes to do her hair and make-up. She has continued with swim lessons this year and can now swim across the pool. Kara started pre-school this fall. She enjoys her new friends and loves her teachers.
Michael still works for Harbinger. It has been a very tough year with all of the post-acquisition changes (he has had four different bosses in the last 12 months). He continues to be grateful for the short commute and the flexibility it allows him for family situations. He moved back into a Director of Sales position in July. Michael finished all his class for his BA. He is now completing the last of his papers for his final credits. A diploma in 2000? Possibly. Michael is
serving in the Elders Quorum now at church. He enjoys working with the other men that he serves with.
Laurie carries on as the crazy woman of the house.
loads of laundry in a week, and you still expect the floor to be mopped?!
We've been so busy we haven't updated the web site since early this year. Hopefully we'll get to it soon.