Tuesday, January 6, 2009







December was a big month for us! Tim ran in the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis and he qualified for the Boston Marathon! He trained really hard and it paid off! Charlotte, Gray, Mimi, and Grandpa were all with me to help cheer him on. I wish I had more pics, but it was too cold to even take our gloves off. The rest of December is a blur of holiday parties and celebrations. Charlotte and Gray performed in their first Holiday Celebration at Lindenwood. Charlotte's class all dressed up as angels and danced to Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Gray's class paraded through the audience and Gray wore a cute Santa hat. We all boarded a plane and headed up to Baltimore for Christmas and New Year's. We had a great time seeing lots of family and friends. Gray and Tim went up to Hartford to visit Nana and Grandpa Stakem for a few days and they had so much fun! They got to see Grammy and Papa while they were there...and Uncle Chris too! On December 28, Tim and I were lucky enough to go watch the Ravens beat up on the Jaguars...thanks Tammy and Justin! New Year's brought a really fun night spent with close friends Carey and Nick, Jay and Chasity, and Tammy and Justin. We must be getting old, becuase we went bowling and everyone was in bed at a decent hour. As we settle in to a new year here in Memphis we are grateful to have such wonderful family and friends. This past year went by so quickly, but was truly wonderful! January is going to bring lots more news...and some great football games. Boomer Sooner and Go Ravens!

1 comment:

Keli said...

I am SO bummed it didn't work out to catch up with you guys in D.C. over the holidays! Gray and Charlotte are getting so big (and you and Tim keep getting SMALLER, wtf?!). Can't believe I still haven't met the little guy :( Love to all of you and happy new year! Hopefully our paths will cross soon.