This year has been one of happiness and heartache for our family.
John, after being employed with Sun Microsystems for 13 years was laid off at the end of January. Within two weeks he was hired at a friend's startup. He no longer worked from home which was an adjustment for the whole family. He left the startup in September for a position in Oracle. He started serving in Awana again in the fall after taking the last year off. He also continued to be the Den Leader for Neil's cub scout den. The den got so big that it was split and John now has 6 boys at our house just about every Monday. He still enjoys running but hasn't managed to get out to do it much.
sprint tri in early May. In June she tore her calf and entered physical therapy. She took some time with girlfriends on a weekend trip to Seattle (so much cheaper than therapy). She ran two more 5k's in October and November and hopes to be able to continue. She still homeschools the kids and has become a reviewer for homeschool products.
The family took two trips this year. One was to Colorado with all of John's side of the family. 16 of us rented a huge mountain home and spent the week romping in the woods, playing cards and just enjoying each others company in a lovely setting. Our second trip was to Washington DC. We spent one week in the city and then headed down to Virginia to see friends and the Historic Triangle. It was a great two weeks filled with history and fun. We also took one other small weekend trip up to Palo Duro Canyon where we camped. It was too hot to hike so we explored Canyon, and Amarillo Texas, sightseeing along Route 66
Merry Christmas Everyone