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And Merry Christmas to you too Amy!
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:21am

Sorry to hear about all the aches and pains, but I suppose that's part of the getting-older process, and it's good to hear Don's getting better!

I could copy in my Christmas letter here, but it's a bit long, so I'll hit the highlights!
BBQ was good. We did 8 contests over the course of the year, and placed in most of them! We're gearing up to do the National Western Stock Show one here in Denver again. I just realized that's only 2 weeks away!!

Family is all good. Tom moved his Mom here from Nebraska in November so she'd be closer. She's afflicted with dementia, so has good days and bad days. She just turned 94. She came to our house for Thanksgiving (and will be here for Christmas Eve as well) and had a good time, knew who everyone was, and was very cognoscente of her surroundings. But, when leaving, mentioned that we "should come visit her in Ericson", the town in which she lived for over 50 years, and where Tom grew up, so not completely all there...

My youngest, Erin, and her hubby announced a new addition to the family come spring! I'm so excited, I'm gonna be a Grandma! She's experiencing all the fun side effects of pregnancy, like 1st trimester nausea, foods that aren't so yummy anymore, and the ever-debilitating pregnancy brain! She's due May 5, and since the poor things live in Hawaii, we're planning on going to visit during that time to meet the new little one.

Tom is looking to *maybe* retire in the spring as well. I told him I wanted to too, to which he quipped that I "had to keep working to keep him in the manner of which he is accustom". Phewy! We'll see!

Hope this sees everyone happy and healthy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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