The four of us have become the five of us with Kyle’s marriage to Katie this fall. It was a wonderful celebration on a beautiful October afternoon. Katie is a labor and delivery nurse at Providence Hospital in Everett. Kyle continues at a financial advisor with Thrivent. His office is also in Everett. We are delighted for them both and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.

Kevin had the honor of serving as Kyle’s Best Man. He and his brother continue to enjoy their time together talking cars or grabbing an early morning run on Lake Stevens. Kevin’s now living and working in West Seattle. He accepted a position at Lamb Hanson Lamb Appraisal Associates last December. They specialize in real estate appraisal and consulting which means that Kevin is back studying as he gets all the necessary certifications. He’s also seeing Manoela, a beautiful young Brazilian woman.

In addition to the wedding, Kurt and I also got to celebrate our high school reunions. Both of us had a great time connecting with classmates, marveling at the passage of time. We don’t feel that much older, but we have been known to shake our heads as one band after another marks 50 years of rock-n-roll.

Kurt is still driving truck for Evergreen Moving Systems, an Atlas agent in Everett. Jeff and I celebrated 22 years together at The Planner’s Edge. We both enjoy what we’re doing and look forward to each day. I’m continuing to write. Book 2 was finished earlier this year, so I hope to have something in hand in 2013. For someone who never expected to write Book 1, it’s been quite an adventure.

The family still enjoys a week at Crescent Bar each summer. Kurt and I also get down to Palm Springs each spring. In February we’re going to spend several days in San Jose del Cabo. I keep telling Kurt how well I could write in Cinque Terre, Italy. I think he senses an ulterior motive (which I’ve been known to have on occasion).

This Christmas we’ll have time with the kids, Kurt’s family, and Deanna’s brother and his family. It couldn’t be nicer (unless, of course, the violinist comes through with a little too much “harmony”).

May God continue to bless and keep you this day and always!