The Switzer 2003 Holiday
We hope this online newsletter finds each and every one of you
Below you will find a quick summary of 2003 for each of our family members.
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season,
is our 15 year old Cherry Creek High School
This past summer Ashley
had her first job as a life guard at the
local neighborhood swimming pool. She had
to go thru life guard training first in
order to be able to apply for the job. With
only a few job openings, Ashley was accepted
as a part-time life guard. Because she was
consistently available, even at the last
minute, she ended up getting good hours
and great experience. She has enjoyed the
new concept of "having spending money",
but also continues to be a good saver.
Ashley recently made
the JV swim team and has participated
two meets already. She's usually a part
of relay teams - often swimming freestyle.
Ashley enjoys movies (like LOTR and Pirates
of the Carribean), her friends, skiing,
IM, burning mix CD's,
and fashion design, but not necessarily
in that order. There are two big events
coming up for Ashley in 2004 - her sweet
16, and her driver's license.
Here are a few links
to weblog entries or photos of Ashley in
the past year:
Ashley on the job
and Erin in Florida
is our 8 month old active baby boy.
As many of you know,
Tobey was born this past year on April 6th.
He is the second grandchild on my side of
the family, and one of seven great-grandchildren.
He has already been well travelled - enjoying
several visits from Celine (Carrie's Mom),
visits from his Grammy and Gramps (Alan's
Mom & Dad), a visit to Michigan to meet
his co-godparents Karl & Amy, along
with Michael and Carrie's grandfather William
(who at 99 is the oldest of his relatives),
Amy & Brian - his other co-godparents,
his great-grandparents in Redstone, and
his other great grandparents at the Switzer
reunion this summer. He even made it to
Cocoa Beach in October, with our friends
the Lockwoods, to feel the grains of sand
and Atlantic Ocean under his feet.
It has been fun to watch
Tobey's physical progress grow in leaps
and bounds this past month. He can now crawl
around with great dexterity, is just starting
to pull himself up, and has shown an affinity
for anything electronic - wonder were he
gets that from? By next year, we will have
a toddler walking around here in Englewood!
Here are a few links
to weblog entries about Tobey in the past
is our faithful 6 year old Chocolate Labrador.
This past year, she
had to adjust to the fact that she is
the "baby" of the family. She
realized quickly that as long as she could
still get a walk each day, that life was
good. Often, Carrie and I will take both
Twiz and Tobey for an afternoon stroll.
Other than stepping deftly around a now-crawling
Tobey, Twizzler's day is still mainly filled
with chasing squirrels, sleeping, and cleaning
up Cheerios from the floor.
was an exciting year for Carrie and Alan.
We feel blessed to have added Tobey to our family
this year. Words don't do justice, but we can say that he has been
every bit as fun as it has been to raise Ashley. Carrie
and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in April, and 5 years
in business together with DecaTech.
A few highlights from the year in our family
Family Trip to Florida