Christmas 2011

Friends & Family, Thither & Yon, The world appears to spin faster and faster about the sun, each year briefer than the last, events separated by what once would have been long intervals now practically on top of one another. Reviewing our lives in 2011 reveals an astonishing wealth of …

Christmas 2010

To Those We are Thankful To and Thankful For, The interludes of 2010 have been few and fortunate. Their scarcity speaks both to life’s pace as well as its demands. Just as we confronted the limits of our endurance and talent, along came a respite sufficient to prepare us for …

Christmas 2009

At Stonebench, Christmas 2009 To All Sharing Our Genes or Journeys, The final year of the Aughts found us once again in the thick of it, meeting challenges both expected and unexpected. We count ourselves supremely fortunate to have a family and a family of friends to share our adventures …

Christmas 2008

  To Our Familiar Friends & Friendly Family: A year cannot help but look frantic in retrospect, dozens of important events and scores of only somewhat less vital ones all clamoring for mention in the space of a few hundred words. Contrary to last year’s message, we kicked off the …

Merry Christmas 2007

Dearest Friends and Beloved Family, The year has sped by at an astonishing pace. There hardly seems to have been enough time to fit in all that appears to have happened: the fear, the loss, the joy and the hope. It was not long after last year’s letter went out …

Merry Christmas 2006

Treasured Family & Friends: This has been a year of milestones; although, it’s all the little things that make it complete. After not quite a year of marriage, we finally worked in a honeymoon–a tropical vacation in March during Spring Break. Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida as well as Nassau, …

Merry Christmas 2005

To Our Far-Flung Family and Friends: This has been an exciting year for us. Back on April 29—a mere nine and a half months after first meeting—we found ourselves in New Braunfels, Texas on the shore of the Comal River repeating marriage vows to one another. This, of course, after …