Dear Family and Friends,
Merry Christmas! We hope this letter finds your family happy, healthy, and full of the Christmas spirit. As we reflect on this past year, one letter comes to mind: E! We sure can’t believe our little boy, who arrived on January 9th, is almost a year old already! It doesn’t quite seem possible. Our lives have changed, but we sure can’t imagine our lives without him! Every day is a new experience with new foods, skills to practice, and places to see. He is a very smart little boy who never ceases to amaze us. He now has 6 teeth, crawls faster than we can walk, and is beginning to stand up on his own. We’re happy to report he is a little smiling chatterbox just like his mommy and a sweet, little innocent boy like his daddy. He is just precious. During this holiday season, he and Chad have enjoyed playing with our Christmas train. He can’t say “choo-choo” yet, but he definitely knows what a “choo-choo” is. Chad just beams, as he’s able to live his love of trains like a little kid through E.
Chad and E putting the track together
Chad and E running the train. Chad does allow E to take the controls now and then. E knows how to blow the whistle too!
E watching the train from behind the "tree fence"
Chad is still working in the Career Development Center at the University of St. Thomas and has been busy hosting a radio show on the university’s station. This is the highlight of his career right now. He also continues taking courses for his master’s program and decided he probably won’t finish until May 2011 as being a worker, husband, and now a dad makes life very busy.
Amy continues to teach fifth grade. This is her seventh year and though being a mom has taken priority, she still enjoys teaching. In fact, her cousin Laurie moved back from Florida this past summer and got a job teaching second grade at her school as well. The two of them spend a lot of time together and are very thankful to be able to see each other every day. This past May Amy finished her master’s degree in Teaching and Learning through St. Mary’s University. She still keeps in touch with several of her friends from the program but is definitely glad to have all of those homework tasks checked off the list.
For four weeks this summer, Amy joined Chad on campus teaching Web design at a girl’s science camp. It was fun being able to put Chad’s computer skills and Amy’s teaching talents together. We were a very powerful duo!
We hope you have enjoyed our brief summary of the year. Our family wishes your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope to hear from you this holiday season.
The Kluck Family