is our socialite who just had her 5 year old birthday bash with 22 kids
bouncing off the walls. She stepped out of her comfort zone of
princesses this year for Halloween and dressed as Astrid from "How to
Train Your Dragon".
Katie is working for Weight Watchers both running meetings and now working from home for a couple hours a day. Great way to manage young ones but difficult to leave your work at the office.
Leo was quickly hired by Pfizer in January after the merger left him out of work for the best couple of months in his life. He has recently switched companies and now works for Stryker in the Interventional Spine division (www.strykerivs.com). Working in the OR is much more intense than previous jobs, but he loves the challenge.
There is never a dull moment around the house and they are always looking for fun. Here's Annika rockin' out with her aunt Marieke (while Avery cuddles with mom):
|Jan-Luc's year was Choc Full o' Nuts. He created an interactive survival horror movie, traveled to a transmedia conference in Atlanta where his game was featured, crafted a scavenger hunt at a huge party in Brooklyn and wrote an interactive comic book. Lots of camping happened during the hot summer. He lives in Brooklyn with his GF Tracy, cat Empire and videogame consoles. Twitter: janlucvd. He seems to be happiest when he's burning things.|
Marieke has had another great year of living! She continues her work at the Old State House in downtown Boston as Site Director. She was also elected to the board of directors for the Loring Greenough House, the historic house where she volunteers in her neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Her travels this year (mostly for weddings) took her to Chicago, Upstate NY, Glasgow, the Poconos, London, San Diego, and out west. Curt accompanied her on most of the journeys, and in Sioux Falls he asked her to marry him. She said yes! The wedding is taking place right before New Year's in historic Boston. Look for the photos after early 2011.
|On the way to Michigan, we
did some genealogical work with cousin Mary Ann Botosan in Toronto, and
then were able to spring Jim's Dad from rehab after his second hip
Avery and Annika got to meet their great-grandpa.
|We were back to
Michigan for a quick visit at Thanksgiving
time. Thanks, Marilyn, for a wonderful dinner!
E-mail us at the address at the bottom of our home page, and come back to visit this website sometime which will have breaking news and wedding pictures. We hope you are healthy and happy. Best wishes for 2011!
Jim, Mary Margaret/Tunkin, Leo & Katie & Avery & Annika, Jan-Luc, Marieke, and Kateri