Happy New Year! Hope you had a
great holiday season. This past year has been an eventful one
for us. In March, Jon and Megan bought a commercial building in
Auburn and a couple months later Moss Construction Cost
Management opened its Auburn office.
Since school started Megan
has been doing marketing for the company one day a week. She
also took a web design class, learned HTML and created a new
website -- check it out at www.mosscost.com .
Jon has been
working hard for his DC clients as well as his local client,
Eckhart Public Library.
We did quite a bit of traveling this year. In January Jon went
to England to check on his dad's health. We're happy to say he's
doing much better since his successful gall bladder surgery this
Jon and Megan got a chance to get away for a bit of sunshine in
February with a business trip to St. Lucia.
Elizabeth came along
and got her first chance to swim in the ocean.
Megan also got a break with a trip to San Diego to visit her
good friend Bey-Ling, who recently moved there from DC. She took
Elizabeth and Michael with her. Michael's favorite part of the
trip, besides the plane ride, was a visit to Sea World. Megan
enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine.
Once again Jon took part in the guys' ski trip. This year they
went to Tahoe at the end of February.
In May, Jon and Megan left all the kids behind and joined Karen,
Jack, Bridget, Trey and Devon for a two-week trip to New Zealand
to celebrate Trey's graduation from college and Bridget's
graduation from medical school.
One of the highlights of the
trip for both Megan and Jon was heli-hiking on the Franz Josef
glacier, one of only three glaciers in the world to go all the
way down to the sea.
Just before Thanksgiving the
whole family went to England to spend two weeks visiting Jon's
family. Megan took the opportunity to go to Strasbourg, France
for 5 days to see her friend Nathalie who was pregnant with her
Our last trip was to Florida
for 8 days at Christmas. Although it felt strange to be
celebrating the holiday without any snow, the family got into
the holiday spirit by stringing lights inside the van on our
final drive on Christmas Eve. The weather was warm and sunny and
we all enjoyed playing on the beach. The boys got a nice treat
when we spotted dolphins on the intercoastal waterway during our
Jonathan has been enjoying 3rd
grade, though he finds it more challenging than last year.
Michael is in 2nd grade. His favorite part of the day is lunch
and recess. All three boys have been taking swimming classes
and have made significant progress. Jonathan and Michael are now
swimming the length of the pool and Patrick no longer needs to
wear extra floatation during lessons.
Elizabeth is growing up faster
than any of us would like. At 19 months she is starting to talk
and is interested in sitting on the potty though she hasn't made
many deposits yet.
We hope you are all well, and
wish you all the best for a wonderful 2006.