This year has been a year of change. Moving into a supervisory position at work and working primarily from home has been interesting to say the least. I am off every other week, which has increased my time at home with Gary and so far we are still in love! Gary is becoming quite a gardener and he stays busy with working out and investing. We have been traveling more. Took the camper out a few times this summer and also visited Wyoming in the fall for our 25th wedding anniversary. That is beautiful country!
My boys are in and out of our house. I had them both home for 6 months as Dan decided not to continue his graduate work at Michigan but to pursue a different Masters Program at Eastern Illinois in Historical Administration. He worked at the Peabody Estate in Oakbrook cataloging collections until he left for Eastern. (The price and course of study was right)
Thom completed one last semester at COD and worked the summer at the forest preserve again. He left for Valparaiso in August to pursue a business degree. He lives in a German speaking residence and he is involved with the a cappella group Hooked on Tonics.
Early in the year I lost my cousin Steve and his wife Donna, both to illness. We are all so saddened by this loss. But on a happier note, two of their daughters both gave birth this year, Lindsay and Brian had Myles and Lisa and Kenny had Emery. I love new babies!
So change is abundant. Some of it good, Some of it is not so good, but Gary and I have a lot to be thankful for and we hope you have many blessings in the year to come!
Wishing you a beautiful Christmas
Season and a very prosperous and healthy 2013