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Holidays to all our family and friends.
We had another busy and eventful year.
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turned 7 in October and is in the first grade.
She is enjoying school and has greatly improved her reading and
She is also in Brownies and piano lessons.
In June, Kristi joined her sister in swim club at the YMCA.
She has participated in two swim meets.
We are very proud that in November she swam 15 seconds faster in
the 25 yard backstroke than she did in the same event in August and
improved her time and form in other events.
|Katie turned 9 in June and is
in the fourth grade. Katie is
in her third year of girl scouts and has been taking piano lessons for two
years now. She also started
taking violin lessons at school. Katie
has been in four swim meets this year and has done very well in all her
events. She won first place
in the 100 yard individual medley in the last swim meet.
(with Kristi) started taking piano lessons in January.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
It has been challenging and the recitals are very nerve racking,
but overall it has been fun.
As usual, she worked part time this year.
In October, she ran her eighth half marathon at the Long Beach
Marathon in 2:02.13.
The rest of the time was largely spent chauffeuring the girls to
their activities and taking care of home stuff.
sometimes bumps into the piano on his way from the computer to the frig to
grab another beer.
He’s checking to see if this qualifies him to play in the next
He has been at Nestlé for 13 years.
Earlier this year when another manager quit, he had the opportunity
After 24 years of software development he now manages the Voice
Telecom and Data Networking groups that support over 60 locations in the
It’s been pretty overwhelming but it’s a great learning
opportunity and quite a challenge.
He has made trips this summer to meet his remote staff in Tempe,
AZ. and Solon, OH.
John continues to coach/play softball.
The team won 1st place in the winter league and this
fall they moved from Los Alamitos to Cerritos.
had some fun getaways this year. In January we spent a long weekend
in Lake Arrowhead. The girls took a ski lesson and John and Renee
cross country skied for a day.
We ended up staying in a different hotel than originally planned
because the first place was flooded as a result of the bad rains we had
last winter. In August, we went on a four day cruise and visited San
Diego, Catalina, and Ensenada. We had a blast both on the ship and
on shore excursions.
has been a big year in the home improvement department.
Earlier in the year we replaced the roof and front door.
We are currently toward the end of restuccoing and redoing the
outside of our house.
a semi short recap of our year. We
hope you all enjoy the holiday season and have a great 2006.
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