Christmas is over.
But the holiday cards and letters are still trickling in.
I managed to get holidays cards done, but the letter was just too much to pull off before.
But now, as we are winding our way to the new year…I thought I should take a stab at it. Because in between all the sleepless nights and treks to doctors, we had an unusually spectacular year here on Marrs.
Here you go-
Hugh has been running marathons the last few years. We found out early in the year that he was lucky enough to get a bib number for the New York City Marathon. It may have been the only thing that helped him get through on of the biggest busy season the family business has ever seen. The city that never sleeps was very quiet after super storm sandy. But, after dinner and a quick broadway show, he made it back home and is counting on a spot in next year’s race. And, he managed to get a collectors item. A race tshirt from the marathon that wasn’t.
Laura has not been running for as long, but she did manage to finish her first ever half marathon. Crossing the finish line with the three kids was one of those lifetime memories. She also managed to find her surfing legs again. Interesting enough, they were in North Carolina, funny how they are never where you think they are. She left them there, but plans on visiting them again soon. Through the power of Facebook, she has managed to reconnect with family she lost touch with for decades. And, even though the circumstances defy description, she was lucky enough to be a part of an amazing day that reminded her that plan b can be more spectacular than the original.
Katie is fourteen this year and is now attending the same middle school as her brother. Surrounded by a great group of girlfriends, Katie is taking advantage of every opportunity these middle school years provides. Chalking, tp-ing, ice skating, hanging with friends…a magical time for her right now.
Danny continues to remind us to stop and enjoy the journey. He is in seventh grade and having a wonderful time with his friends at school. His thirteenth birthday was spent having the most perfect day on Disney’s Castaway Cay and will be a memory the entire family cherishes.
Jack, eleven, is in his last year of elementary school. Jack spent the year shining in school, while playing baseball, and shooting baskets. He is continuing to have an extreme Ken Caryl childhood.
Mulligan continues to fill our home with positive puppy energy. But not as rambunctiously, thank goodness!!!
We continue to be blessed with the people in our lives. Family, close friends (who are also our family), and the group of people that we might not have meet had our life been typical (who we all love like family)
Plan b can be more beautiful and memorable. It’s the memories you are supposed to have.
Never diss plan b.