Dear Family, Friends and Esteemed Associates,
Mark, Gale, Audra and Taylor hope this finds you happy and in good health. This year went pretty well. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for! Nothing much bad happened to report and that is wonderful!
I want to keep this short and sweet, so here are the "highlights."
MARK- He got himself a 1918 Mack truck fixer upper and sold most of his other stuff. (Somehow the barn is still full???) He has spent most of the year working out of state, so not a lot of time to do much else. He is this year's Steam Thresher club president.
GALE- She turned the big 5-0 this year. She's been enjoying two yoga classes a week and has met many new friends through it. She is still crafting, but this year added chickens as another hobby, one that at least provides good eggs (sometimes!) They are funny little critters. The other hobby addition was this blog, which she enjoys a lot! The response has been pleasingly positive so far...
TAYLOR- It has also been a big year for him as he's nearly finished with his driver's education. He enjoys playing sousaphone/tuba in the band and is in the highest level of the winter bands. He plays sax for jazz music and also has taken up banjo as well as the electric guitar. He has been involved with the school robotic's club and chess club. (Things his parents know nothing about!) He is nearly ready to take his Shaolin Kung Fu red belt test. The next belt is black.
From all of us here at the Thompson home, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year!
Mark and Gale
Audra and Taylor