Dear Friends and Family,
The ball dropped. The computers didn’t crash. The electricity kept flowing. The airplanes kept flying. The missiles didn’t launch. And the reactors did not explode. What was all the fuss?! The year 2000 flew by for us, just like many other years. We have had a healthy and happy year and we are grateful for it. Here is what we have been up to in the first year of the new millennium, or the last year of the old one depending on who you talk to:
Alysoun (11) started middle school this year. She now has 8 classes to keep track of and
seems to be handling it quite well. She
is in the chorus at school and started taking piano this past spring. Alysoun also started taking dance
classes. She is becoming quite the performer. She has continued to help with
David (8) is still growing like a weed. He would tell you his greatest achievement this year is growing to be the same height as Alysoun and having bigger feet than her. He continues to excel in sports and has added basketball to the mix. David started piano lessons this fall and works diligently at learning to play. He also loves to play on the computer. If we’re not careful, he’ll disappear into the office for hours.
Kara (5) started kindergarten this year. She loves her teacher and all of the new friends she has made. Her imagination still brings smiles to everyone’s faces. She started taking dance again this fall. Kara is an amazing interpretive dancer and choreographer. It is scary at times how quickly she picks up and modifies the latest “moves.” She also enjoys being a Daisy Girl Scout. Kara is also very excited about playing T-ball this spring.
Laurie is still busy.
She drives the kids here and there.
She volunteers for everything.
She helps out up at the school and in Kara’s classroom. She helps with
Michael started a new
job in June. He now works for DigitalThink
We had the opportunity for many wonderful vacations this
year. Michael and Laurie traveled to
So, that is our brief 2000 in review. We hope your year has been healthy, happy, and prosperous for you as well. We send our love and best wishes for the coming year.