Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 Christmas Letter

Dear Friends,

Our family would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We hope you had a wonderful 2012. We all had another fun, busy year…mostly good, with just a few bumps along the way.

Matthew (14) continues to make strides as a student at the Veritas Academy. He loves being a part of Passion Students, attending summer camp with them in July at Daytona Beach. His highlight was having Switchfoot lead guitarist Drew Shirley swing him around in the air after their Chattanooga concert.

Anna turned 16, and attended her first prom. She makes great grades, and is active at Passion City Church. Her Sandy Springs art instructor says her work is the best in the class. In addition to the Daytona trip, Anna spent Spring Break at Seaside.

This fall Will (19) earned the Zell Miller Scholarship, then made Dean’s List his first semester at UGA. He was one of ten students selected to lead a national 4-H conference, ran a half marathon, led his baseball team to a third place finish in the national tournament, and was voted onto the All-American team for the second straight year. His catch of a home run at Turner Field was featured in the AJC and on  

Ceil’s highlight was a trip to Paris in May. She also visited her friend in Virginia, took several trips back to Jefferson, and helped out at Anna and Matthew’s school.

Dave enjoyed road-tripping to Will’s national tournament in Orlando, and playing trivia at the Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Shop. He celebrated his 25th work anniversary at Ryerson.

We also celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and enjoyed family vacations to Destin, Myrtle Beach, and the north Georgia mountains. In July we added a new family member: Barney, a fun-loving 80 pound Labradoodle who loves to sit in Ceil’s lap, ride in the car, and bark at animals on TV.

We hope your year was so blessed. Merry Christmas!

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