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Happy Holidays From Scott & Caroline!

12/07/09 - Albuquerque, NM

Scott & Caroline's holiday greetings and 2009 Year-in-Review

Holiday greetings to all our Family and Friends!

2009 was a year full of good times enjoyed with family and friends and just enough travel to keep our chronic case of wanderlust satisfied. We occupied ourselves with lots of cooking, eating and drinking, spending time with friends and exploring the nooks and crannies of our current home state of New Mexico.  In addition to our New Mexico wanderings, we managed to get away further from home on several occasions this year: a bachelor party weekend in Las Vegas (Caroline tagged along for some pool-time), Memorial Day Weekend in Puerto Vallarta (following Caroline's 2-month, full-time temp job), Caroline's 40th birthday celebration in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in June and a couple of trips to Arizona to the Grand Canyon (January) and for some Phoenix-area shopping (August).  Caroline traveled to the Midwest twice this year - a solo family visit to Michigan in August and a month later with Scott to attend a family wedding in South Bend, IN (with a stop in Chicago to see friends). Our final bit of travel this year before the Christmas holidays was a fabulous trip to the Denver area, including a day in Rocky Mountain National Park, over Thanksgiving weekend (which was also Scott's birthday weekend).  Since Scott was quite busy working full-time at the hospital as well as teaching an LSAT test prep class from July to September and we were also cat-sitting for our friend Nikki during this time, we spent much of the summer close to home.  Long, balmy hours were spent enjoying our new patio lounge furniture (as well as the awesome summer thunderstorms!), in relaxing solitude as well as in the company of friends - it was a Stay-cation to end all stay-cations!  And finally, we enjoyed a food- and laughter-filled visit from Scott's parents over Halloween weekend.

For Christmas, we’ll be making a trip back to Michigan for a quick visit with Scott's parents, and then on to spend some time with Caroline's parents, sister, brother-in-law and our 3-year-old nephew Christopher.  On Christmas Day, we'll be traveling to Caroline's Aunt Nancy's home in Alexandria, VA, where we'll visit with her Dad, Step-mom, Grandparents and Dog-cousins for a couple days.  Before flying home, we also hope to meet up with friends Janet and Mark, who now live in Washington DC.  We look forward to seeing everyone and only wish we had more time to spend with all of you!

 We hope you enjoy our 2009 - The Year In Photos and we look forward to hearing from you in 2010!  (Hover over or click on a photo to see the caption.)

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Fall

Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday season and a healthy, happy year in 2010,

Caroline and Scott

Christmas 2008

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Christmas 2006

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