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Merry Christmas 2014!

Published December 23, 2014 by glaumland

christmas2014Merry 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.  jenn_hogJennifer 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!).  jake skiWe 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 or see my facebook page for more photos.

The Glaums—Tony, Deb, Jennifer & Jacob


Living in a Gingerbread Land

Published January 5, 2009 by glaumland

Christmas break is almost over and kids go back to school tomorrow. It has been a great break, and the kids really enjoyed playing with gifts and visiting relatives.

The nominees in the Best Gift Category are: Doll House, Knee High Boots, Jewelry, Computer Desk, Train Anything, Socks (now that dear daughter’s feet are getting bigger, my socks keep disappearing – always need more!) and Vinyl Wall Art.

And the winner is…Gingerbread creations! Thanks to a wonderful gal that I work with, the kids had a gingerbread house and train to assemble. So DH helped them last night and we had a scrapbook moment. The only problem with gingerbread creations is that they are as fun to take apart (and eat the candy piece by piece) as to put together. Also the kids & I have been on a sugar high all day (but like I said, back to school tomorrow! Sorry teachers!).

Always enjoy spending time with family at the holidays, even though some family we don’t see as often now that their families are growing and celebrating in their homes. The best part was having my best friend (who is actually more like a sister to me and a daughter to my parents) spend Christmas day with us. She is so special to me, even if there have beens some ups and downs in our relationship. And her family is great too.

Speaking of great people, DH really pulled it off this year. Some beautiful jewelry for momma and time spent on gifts for kids – he couldn’t have done any better. Always a blessing to marry someone who is not just a great man & husband, but also a friend and father. I probably don’t tell him enough, but one of my resolutions is to work on that this year.

Oh, gosh. Resolutions! Got to get working on them as we’re already a week into the New Year. But that’s another post.

Until next time…