Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Peter and I are so happy to have everyone home for the holidays. Our four girls and their guys traveled from the north, south, east, and west to New Holstein to spend our first Christmas together in our new home.
Emily and Jon are living in Colorado Springs busy working on their new home. Jon works with a computer group and Emily is busy setting clients up with the proper health insurance as she works with her longtime college friend, Andrea. They enjoy the mountain fun, snow, camping, and friends. Their cats, FDR "kitty" and Chino are enjoying the new house too!
Haley and Bill continue to work for Northern Michigan University and adding new twists to their house and yard. Biking, running, skiing, water fun, crafts, gardening and yard sales keep them busy all year long. We enjoy trips up to Lake Superior to visit them. A wonderful place to work and play.
Jana and Jared both spend their time on the water. Jared on his Coast Guard boat, the Zephyr and Jana on Coast Guard Cutter Cypress. They are busy planning their September 3rd wedding in Texas. They call Mobile, Alabama home for now. They rescued their dog Abby who joins Chester their "hot dog." Jared had a chance to go bow hunting while he was visiting and got a taste of snow and cold!
Jesse and Eric met in Athens, Ohio where they both work and enjoy living in the country where their dogs Leica, Bitty, and Bobo can run and play. Work, music, cooking and baking, and enjoying friends keep them busy. They are thinking of relocating in the future and we are hoping for Wisconsin.
Peter and I have been building our home for over a year and we can finally say "It's done." Well, almost! We love it. Peter has done the commuting this year as he continues his concrete work in the Marinette area. This year he can concentrate on this area. I still have a great love for teaching and have a blast with my kindergartners each year. When one of my little boys informed me that Christmas Eve was tomorrow-I exclaimed that I had a lot of work to do. He responded."Well Mrs. Rhoades, maybe I can help you out with that!"