We are hoping this letter finds you well and excited to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!
This has been a quiet year. No travels and no job for Steve yet. We have had a bit of company that was totally enjoyed.
And no hospital stays for anyone this year which is a huge blessing! In all of it we know our God reigns!
The beginning of the year started out with me, Pam, gearing up for tax season. I don't do taxes but prep a couple of businesses
to get their information ready for the tax man. I also do W-2's and 1099's for several clients.
This keeps me out of trouble until my birthday.
Shannon and his friend, Sammy, drove in from Utah to watch the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl.
It was fun surprising his sister, Melissa, with the visit!
Shannon and Taylor drove here in July to celebrate Taylor's 14th birthday. We had a barbeque/birthday
party here and then took a day to go to Elitch Gardens. She had a good time.
It is hard to believe how grown up our granddaughter is!
My cousin, Michele, husband, Wayne and their daughter Rachel drove in from Redondo Beach, California
for a week's visit in August. We had fun hanging out, playing games, going to garage sales, visiting mom,
eating and taking Grayson with us to a spray park.
Steve is studying for a certification and going to networking meetings and talking to many headhunters.
So far, no job but three different leads to work for one company. Things probably will not be settled until
after the first of the year on that front. Meanwhile, God has been faithful.
I qualified for Obama Care and Steve became eligible for Medicare on November 1st.
We ran out of the short unemployment we received but still have some of the severance to live on.
The beginning of the year some decisions will need to be made if a job doesn't come in the offering.
Your prayers are appreciated!
We celebrated Grayson's second birthday at my mom's with cake and ice-cream.
Where has the time gone? Guess what his favorite gift was?? A roll of paper towels!
I now know what to get him for Christmas, it's cheap and he isn't picky about the brand name.
That will change in time so I am going to take advantage while I can. We still get to watch Grayson on Monday's.
He adores his grandpa and having "kawkee" (coffee) in the mornings. In the afternoon, we go to GG's (my mom)
house and entertain her. His favorite thing there is to take out the trash and eat the
chocolate covered graham crackers she keeps on hand for the great grandchildren.
The day before Thanksgiving was quite busy. We first picked up Shannon and Taylor from the airport.
Then we found that we had a new addition to our family. Little George was born to my great-nephew,
David, and his wife, Michelle, who live in Texas. This makes them a family of four, which includes
two year old Benjamin. We had a lovely dinner at my house with only twelve people here. We were all grateful
for the year God has blessed us with. Our memory builder of the holiday was going to the Trail of Lights at Chatfield.
A beautiful Christmas light display and one we hadn't visited before. And of course, having the family pictures taken is a must!
Christmas will be quiet for us this year. Shannon and Taylor will be in Utah and Melissa, Karl and Grayson
are going to Alamosa. We think my niece, Amanda and her husband, Jeff will be here from Tulsa. Dinner will be
at my mom's with my sister, Valarie and her granddaughter, Cameron helping to get the Turkey in the oven, etc.
Mylo still keeps us entertained. He is a busy guy and most of the time gets two walks a day. He loves to cuddle and is very verbal,
which is so different from Cody. He is so spoiled having his daddy home and hates being left.
From our family to yours, we are praying that each one of you will have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and Happy New Year
Steve & Pam Walker