Dear friends and family,
The wheel of the seasons has turned again, and once again we look back fondly on the joys and accomplishments of 2013. The highlight of the year was a chance for the whole family to get together in
Back home in real life, Thomas continued with his online graduate program at the
. He started
student teaching this fall, and after the challenges of a kindergarten class,
is looking forward to working with older students. He will finish next March
and he and Rachael will be married the following week on the spring equinox.
Rachael was promoted at the University of
car dealership where she has worked the past two years, which is good except
now they consider her so indispensable, she has a hard time getting time off.
Thankfully, they will manage to live without her the week of the wedding, as
well as for the San Diego reception
in May. Cheyenne
Pat continues with the mineral oil business, but also finds time to run several times a week with Aengus as well as exploring new fishing spots and revisiting old ones. In July, he and Mary took a
vacation to Wyoming and Buffalo ,
with a return trip through the Sheridan and a fishing stop in the
Mountains . Wind River Canyon
Moira assists Pat in the office during the week, but on weekends can usually found in
Mary continues writing, with a new romance out this summer, bringing her total ebooks to thirteen. She also went hiking on the Olympic Pennisula this summer while visiting her sister Nancy. Her passion for garden continues, and she enjoyed a good growing summer with enough rain to make her roses happy.
This fall brought lots of rain, a lackluster
football season, but a busy harvest season for the business that helps fund
everything else. As the year draws to a close, we are all fairly content and
thankful for our health, each other and our beloved pets. Wyoming
Pat, Mary, Moira, Thomas, Nikki, T-Cat, Benjamin, Aengus and Badger