Dear Friends and Family,
Nothing much happened this year. Oh, there were a few changes.
We moved to Oregon. So, of course we had to sell our old house and buy a new one.
And Ralph got a new job. He works in product management at TransCore, in the transportation industry. And I started working at home in my same position at ADP. Naturally, the kids are in new schools. Kristin wanted to add a few thoughts of Holiday cheer to the letter sso I’ll let her type a few lines:
My life was ruined
MY LIFE SUCKS! IT WENT DOWN THE TUBES YO!!
We didn’t get a puppy
There are too many trees here and way too much fresh air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…need…smog…..*gasp*
As you can tell from her tone, Kristin is in seventh grade. She goes to Waluga Junior High up here. Kristin played soccer this year before we left San Jose.
Grace is in fourth grade and Tim is in first grade at Bryant Elementary. Grace enjoys crafts and making things. She made Gingerbread houses at a party with some of her new friends here. She is still working very hard in school and reading constantly. Tim is making friends and keeping a positive and happy outlook. He is developing a love a books. Grace and Tim have especially enjoyed the network of trails that runs through our neighborhood. All the kids can easily walk to school now since their schools are right next door to each other and only a couple of blocks from our house.
But other than those few changes everything is pretty much the same.
We’re looking forward to having my parents and my brother Greg stay with us during the holidays. My side of the family will all be here for Christmas. My brothers Paul and Kevin and Kevin’s wife Elizabeth and their children Nora and Fiona live nearby in Beaverton. Ralph’s looking forward to visiting with his side of the family to celebrate Jeannette and Al’s 10th Anniversary.
We are hoping you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the blessings of the season.
Michele, Ralph, Kristin (ROCKS!!!), Grace, and Tim