|Dan and Carol holding Violet, Quentin and Isabel|
My brother, Tim, was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his kidney. He underwent successful surgery to remove his kidney. Tests showed that the tumor was self-contained and he didn't even require chemotherapy.
|Tessa, Haley and Sky|
My nieces, Tessa and Haley, are attending a Cotillion given by the Bachelors here in Cincinnati. It is a Christmas Ball for debutantes.
|Ian and Bill|
My husband, Bill, continues to amaze everyone, as he is still with us after two triple-bypass surgeries and multiple heart attacks over the past 35 years. We look forward to celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on January 1st.
In a family this size, I could continue this list and inevitably leave out some important things -- so I'm going to quit now. What's important is that we are all here, love each other and are forever grateful to the parents who raised us. If there is any sadness, it is the fact that they died too young to see all of the fruits that have resulted from their labors.
Finally, I want to thank my brother, Tom, for his willingness to share his Christmas letters with all of us. Posting them every couple of days allowed me the chance to slow down, think about what is important in my life, and prepare me, as Advent should, for the true meaning of Christmas.
Just a few extra pictures --
|Quentin and Santa Don|