Everyone has been on my case about writing this and I just haven't found the time. For me to write a good Christmas letter with the usual flare it takes me about a month...so we'll see how this goes early in the morning.
I'm going to pull names out of a hat and do things not in order like I've done in the past.
Jacque bought herself a house in Hartford this past spring and is enjoying life as a home owner. Her biggest accomplishment was her 4'x4' garden. I explained to her about square foot gardening and she was intrigued since her backyard we could fit in our kitchen...but hey, remember...she's a land owner now. Might not be much land but it's hers. She's currently working on adding more letters behind her name. You'd have to ask her what it's all about because she lost me when I asked her. If I have this figured right within 24 years she'll have every letter of the alphabet.
Heather...she won't tell you unless you ask her but she's applied at grad schools. (Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota) She took her GRE this past summer which was an experience trying to make it through all the road construction in Oshkosh. This spring she'll be graduating from St. Norbert's with a BS in Biology (and I think in Chemistry too) This year she is sharing a dorm room with Hannah...so far so good, I think. Heather keeps the room more serious making sure they keep to their studies.
As for myself, my business keeps me hopping. I have a fan page on facebook for those of you who want to see my creations and stay up to speed on new developments. Juggling a business and a family for the past 4 years is not easy but I think I've found my way. Our garden did well and we grew celery for the first time. I don't think this family will ever buy celery again. The flavor is incredible. I even sold tomatoes on craig's list...LOL
Don't think this family is all about work...All work and no play makes for a dull family. We took a vacation out east in May. It definitely made for some memories but not the kind you'd write home about. We haven't even talked about going on vacation again and we're usually planning the next one by now. You can read about it here. We got down to the Henry Villas Zoo in July. In August we took the kids to the Dells and took the upper boat tour and the hidden canyon tour.
So this concludes our 2011 year in review. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.