Hi everybody -
Pretty Please - Visit Our Website More Often
Well, I decided to once again update this section on our website. I thought maybe more of you would visit our site if I wrote you an online letter once in a while! The whole idea of having a website started, of course, when we moved to Alaska and needed a way to stay in touch with our family and friends. Now that we are back 'home' in Portland, it seems no one needs to check in at www.yukonjoe.com anymore! How sad!
But I'm still giving it a shot, anyway. Or maybe I am just bored. So, if you are here and you are wondering what's happening with us, here's a short update.
We had a wonderful Christmas. We spent time at my dad's on Christmas eve and my mom's on Christmas day after a quiet morning by ourselves at home. Be sure to check out our Christmas photos. Santa brought me a new rain jacket so that I could retire my old one. And Santa was also very generous to Brian and his X-box game collection.
For some wacky reason we also started looking for a house to buy during December. Not one to fix up or resell as our new business does, but one to live in. That made things around the holidays pretty stressful! Anyway, we don't have one yet but I predict we will pretty soon. Portland sure is a crazy market.
And on Christmas Day my little brother, J-Bird, called to tell us he is engaged! Well, needless to say, I started crying (but in a good way). He and Charlotte, whom he met while he lived in Seattle, will be married in the fall. I'm very happy for them, but I can't believe how old we are all getting! As for Josh, he notes that he is the last bachelor in the family. Since he's only 19, hopefully that will last for a while!
Weddings, Weddings, Weddings
And my mom will be marrying Barry in March. This is a lot of weddings to handle! But we are excited for that too and we will keep busy the next couple of months getting ready. (Recent conversations include, 'How do we connect the bows to the pews?' 'What should the centerpieces be?' 'How did we do name-cards at your wedding?') And my good friend, Nichole, will be married next October! I think I need to start working out.
Speaking of weddings, our fourth anniversary was on December 20th. Time sure flies by. Let's do a then and now comparison (boy, I am in a weird mood!):
Last Revised: 01/04/03