January 10th, 2008 6:31 PM by Michele Morse Reen
Happy New Year!
I hope this letter finds you well after a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. It was great to see so many of you at our 9th Annual Client Appreciation Party, Breakfast with Santa. As the years have passed, it has grown into a major event for children of all ages, including our oldest “kid” on Santa’s lap at the young age of 92. I encourage everyone to join us for the 10th Anniversary, it should be quite special!
On the home front, we finished our home remodel in 2006 and the landscaping by May 2007. It was quite a trying experience and although it cost lot more than we planned, it was so worth it! We still have some things to do but for now, hanging pictures on the walls is a big enough project. We also have new additions to our family, as we adopted two kitties to help wear in the new furniture and carpets! The kids convinced us that it just wasn’t a home without a pet or two.
Our summer was eventful; Ryan played league soccer, Rachel developed a desire and talent for singing and speaking with a microphone (we think the stage will be in her near future), while both Ryan and Rachel took racing lessons at Baylands Quarter Midget Racing facility. In the fall, we had a chance to get the cousins together for a reunion at Lake Tahoe. The family has spread far and wide, so we really cherish the time we spend together.
One of the things we are excited about this year is family goal setting. The kids learned about goal setting and resolutions at school, so we all agreed that this year it would be a family project.
A few highlights of our 2008 goals: Ryan proposed family game night and Rachel wants to add family “exercises” on Saturday mornings. Mike and I are exploring a charity that the whole family can participate in. If you have any suggestions for kid-friendly charities or volunteer work, I would love to hear about them.
If I can help you with any of your goals, you know I am here...
We wish you all the best in 2008, and I hope all your goals and dreams are realized!