December 2000  
Thank you for joining us this holiday season, for a quick review of 2001. We hope you enjoy our memories and photos of this past year.

In the process of trying to actually start a web site business, I bought new a new computer, printers, digital camera and lots of publishing software. While typing my annual Christmas letter, I noticed the fonts weren't working right. A quick call to tech support should have fixed the problem. If anyone ever tells you, "This sounds scarier than it really is ..." Hang up!! The instructions I was given lead to my hard drive being completely wiped clean ... Christmas letter and all.

The holidays (computers aside) were really quite a sight to see. Willow and her friend Iris joined us here in Washington and Kristopher was home, making this his first Christmas with his family. All totaled, there were nine stocking hung Christmas Eve.

Early in the month, we started what we hope will become an annual family outing for the holidays. I discovered the Santa Christmas Train, running seven miles between North Bend and Snoqualmie. After the train ride, kids visit Santa and everyone has home baked cookies and a hot drink. Jonathon was actually fortunate to be invited up into the train's engine!