Christmas Letter (2007)

Dear Friends and Family, Wsup?  LTNS MG TOY!  We are now officially parents of a teenager so I’m trying to learn all the cool text message shortcuts (I’m not even sure that is what they are called).  I need to do this so my son will actually know what I’m saying to him.  Translation of …

Christmas Letter (2006)

Dear Friends and Family, Each year I send this out, I always get a few folks who have concerns as to the length of the yearly document.  Other than removing that person from our mailing list, I generally use this as fuel for the upcoming year.  This year’s letter will be in 20 parts and …

Christmas Letter (2005)

Dear Friends and Family, I am living every father’s dream…to DANCE…on stage…in front of tons of people…with lots of lights.  YES!!!  Emmaline and Molly are in their dance school’s performance of The Nutcracker.  Emily signed us up to be in it with them as “party parents”.  I was reluctant at first with the pink tights …

Christmas Letter (2004)

Dear Friends and Family, Fine, I admit it I am perpetually late.  A man must be granted one fault.  In an otherwise perfect human, just ask my wife and mom, I just can’t seem to get control of this one area of my life.  Since the first step to resolving a problem is admitting it …

Christmas Letter (2003)

Dear Friends and Family, Emmaline has been studying holidays of the world at school.  She and I have been researching Japan’s holidays.  Their most important annual holiday is their New Year celebrated during January 1-3, called shogatsu.  Instead of a Christmas letter this year I’m going to write a shogatsu letter…this has nothing to do …

Christmas Letter (2002)

Dear Friends and Family, Our year has been pretty boring by comparison…no new kids, no new house.  This is the first Christmas letter that did not contain news of one or the other.  Gran and Golfball sold my old house, does that count?!?!?  For some reason they found it time for a change, they had …

Christmas Letter (2001)

Dear Friends and Family, I took a lot of flack over last year’s letter, in case you don’t remember it was four pages of some of the most heartfelt emotion ever laid down on a page.  Comments went in all directions; here are the most common ones along with my response to each: “Thanks for …

Christmas Letter (2000)

Dear All, I finally understand why people write letters, or at least why I must.  My lovely wife loves children more than anything.  I share her love of the little monsters except for when I start thinking about financing each one’s college experience.  My friend Charles Schwab tells me it is going to run me …

Cumberland Mountain State Park (Crossville TN)

Cumberland Mountain State Park (in Crossville, TN) was our first stop on Emily’s Fall Break. I almost lost her (not really) at the very beginning of our 12th RV trip (when our trailer unexpectedly shifted while unhooking). Molly came up from Chattanooga to join us for an afternoon (in between class/work). We hiked around the …