Merry Christmas from the Glaums in 2014! This year has been an adventure with lots of new experiences and new friends. Tony is still working for Burns & McDonnell as a substation engineer. This year he was promoted to Associate—what an honor. He’s traveled for work to New England, Illinois and St. Louis. Tony’s gotten a little hunting and fishing in this year, and he enjoys it when the kids join him. He had a big garden again, but the temperatures were so cool this summer that the big crops just didn’t do well. However, we did have some wonderful fruit. Tony found a motorcycle that he just couldn’t live without—he’s once again an easy rider, complete with a cool new black leather jacket! The practice where I work was sold to a new owner/veterinarian; I am really enjoying working with her. Jennifer is a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood HS. She is active in choir and plays the cello. Last spring she was on the track team and ran 100m and did long jump. She and Tony went to east Texas last June and they shot a wild hog—yummy! Jenn enjoys being in youth group at our church and they went to the Ozarks for a summer trip. Jacob is in the 6th grade at Basehor-Linwood MS. It has been a big jump but he really enjoys the changes in classes and activities. Jake still like computers, Lego’s and trains. He is taking on more responsibilities around the house. He’s grown A LOT this year (which is reflected in the grocery bill!). We took a fun vacation over spring break to Winter Park for the kids’ first ski trip. They’re ready to go back again next year. I traveled with our church group in July to Germany as part of a Luther Tour. It was enlightening and entertaining; I can’t wait to go back and take some time to visit those places again. In November, we spent the some time in Washington County visiting our new hunting friends from Texas—we had so much fun for a short trip. Our families are doing great. Tony’s parents enjoyed having Terry and family home this fall. His mom had her knee replaced and is recovering very well. My parents continue to stay busy. They’ve joined the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution and traveled a little to visit family and do genealogy. We still have critters. We lost our kitty Captain Lewis this year (15 yrs old) and sold quite a few goats. Jenn’s pony Smokey Joe will be 33 next spring. We added many baby chicks and finally Jake is getting to sell some eggs. We think of you all often and the kids really like it when we tell stories. You can still reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see my facebook page www.facebook.com/deb.glaum/photos_albums for more photos.
The Glaums—Tony, Deb, Jennifer & Jacob