Friday, December 24, 2010
For those of you waiting impatiently (which, let's be honest, makes the crowd waiting for the final Harry Potter look like nothing)for the Chris, Jack, and Lucy letter of 2010 I regret to inform you that this is it. There will be no hard copy letter printed on acid-free paper for you to archive and keep forever. Actually, this beats my last year letter, which was a Facebook posting telling everyone to review my posts for the year for the annual update. So, consider yourselves blessed to get a little something on this Christmas Eve.
Let's start with Lucy. Those of you who know her, understand that she is 7 going on 17, with all the sass and spirit that entails. She started that only in Austin tradition of kickball this year, with a successful season on the Lightning Strikes!
Another big activity for Lucy has been dance, following in her Mom's tap shoes. She's a big fan of modern dance, and cannot hear a song she likes on the radio without bustin' a move.
Quote of the year from Lucy, 'I want to work as an entertainer in an adult restaurant'. Needless to say, didn't have to have a stress test this year, if I survived that statement, my heart is fine...
Jack had a huge year, with a lot of great opportunities. His singing career took off, with school and church choir. He also got to sing during the Bobby Bones morning show on the radio (starts about 4:25 in the video) so when he's a big star, you can say you knew him when. He's the first soloist, pretty awesome!!
His other big activity was football, yes, Jack played football! He was noseguard for the mighty Murchison Matadors. He really enjoyed it and was pretty good, that's him getting double teamed by the boys in green!
He also made the Theater Production class, which won the UIL competition in the fall. I think he's following in cousin Katy's footsteps, and I've already decided that I'm sending him to New York so she can mentor him in making it in the performing world!
As for me, its been a solid year. Started with Crossfit, ended with shoulder surgery, with some fun in between! The biggest thing for me was coaching the Team in Training Big Bend Hike Team. From June through October I spent Wednesdays and Saturdays with my team whipping them into shape for a 15 mile hike across the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend.
I also did a triathlon, competing against my outlaw Sara Conlee. Needless to say, she crushed me, but it was still pretty cool. Soon after I swore I was done with silly triathlons, but you never know...
So, that's our year in review, hope you enjoyed it! Obviously, this is just a snapshot, but given the shortened attention spans of people today I figured this is the most anyone would read. 2011 promises to be another great year. My family is so blessed to have all of you as part of it! Merry Christmas to all of you, and may 2011 find your family happy, healthy, and joyful!!