Michael is a super senior in college this moving into the final student teaching part of his education this yr. He has a school all lined up for starting student teaching this coming January.
His wife Danae graduated this December. Danae already has her first job in Social work at Catholic Charities up in Fargo ND. They joined in our family vacation this year and we had an enjoyable time.
Nathan is a jr. at UND studying software engineering. Sounds like this next semester will be very brutal with three software engineering classes but if he survives this next semester he will be almost home free.
He took the initiative to plan a trip out to Hollywood this past spring to visit a close friend. The trip was wonderful he reports, and he has a whole new appreciation for the beauty and culture of southern CA.
Nicole is a jr. in high school at Eagan High School. She had some great musical success this past yr. She was invited to All State Choir, a week of vocal training and practice at St Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She was given the honor of singing a solo at that event. You can hear a recording of that here.
She won 3rd place in NATS, a state wide vocal competition at St John ’s University in Collegeville MN. She was given the honor of playing Belle in Eagan High School’s winter presentation of “A Christmas Carol, A New Musical”. Now she is starting to work through the issues of selecting a college.
Mark is an 8th grader. He has been involved in the tech crew for the play, band and speech.
I think he would say the highlights for the yr would have been family vacation, going to a Twins game and certainly going to a Vikings game with his best Aunt.
Anne continues being a very busy mom running kids around, volunteering in the community, working her fulltime job at LifeWorks as a Process Analyst and managing much of the house.
Her dad turned 80 this yr and we feel fortunate that both parents have great health and we able to celebrate the wonderful occasion.
Her highlights of the yr are, all the great things with friends and family, going to the orchid show at the Como Zoo in St Paul, MN and our family vacation to South Carolina.
Wayne quit is job, had some wonderful successes in photography, co-founded OxRun LLC, a web development and marketing company with his partner Dan Oksnevad. There will certainly be many adventures to come.
The best highlights for his yr were volunteering with MN Teen Challenge, the wonderful family vacation to the beaches of Wilmington North Carolina, and the U2 360 Tour concert in Minneapolis .
So I am sure just like most of you, it was a very busy year.
My the blessings of the season be with you and yours for Christmas and all yr long!