Dear Friends and Family,
Wow! Where did the year go? Seems like yesterday when we were all ringing in the New Year and here it is the holidays all over again. I hope that this letter finds you all well and enjoying all that the season can bring.
We thought that we would give you the updates on all the kids. Boy they are something! Our oldest, Bobby has been accepted to college (finally). We never thought he would move out! He doesn't go until fall but Bob Sr. and I have been packing his bags since last June. He'll be 35 this year and as you know that is always a year full of wonder and change.
Stella, our beautiful girl Stella. She's doing great. She's still with the bank. She's been promoted (again)! We couldn't be more proud of her. She's truly the apple of our eye. Stella recently introduced us to her new roommate. Her name is Maureen. She's a handsome woman. She is a personal trainer and does a lot of repairs around the condo. I just wish Stella would meet a nice boy and give us those grandkids that we have been wanting. It seems the girls are best friends. They said that they were commited to their partnership. We thought, isn't that sweet. They even got matching commitment rings. You know kids, so into showing their feelings.
Our youngest, Tommy. He's still in rehab. The doctor's say that he has to want to get clean. It is beyond Bob Sr. and I why he would drink all the time. We gave him such a good life at home. We simply will not speak of it anymore. We are above that. We will just go on as normal.
That brings us to Bob and I. We are enjoying retirement altough perhaps we have spent a lot more time together now than in our 40 years of marriage. It has been interesting. The first few months were splendid. We saw the Grand Canyon and even went camping with the Snyders! But then came the quiet of being together. We have nothing in common and he's always around. I've asked him to get a hobby. He plays poker now. Started 1 day a week but he's up to 3 days a week and is gone all hours of the day and night. I truly don't mind as I get all that needs to be done here. I've even hired a nice young man to do chores around the house. What a nice young man. He tends to my every need. I've never been happier and I can tell people are really noticing the change in me. I've taken up tennis again too. My instructor is a god.
I hope you are all as blessed as we are. We are living the life that we want you to see. Please don't scratch the surface....I'm pretty sure we'd crack.
The American Family