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<big><big><big>'''Dear Family and Friends,'''</big></big></big>
 
<big><big><big>'''Dear Family and Friends,'''</big></big></big>
 
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Wow! It has been 10 years since 1997.  Can you believe it?  It seems like it was only 10 years ago.    Our family reached a big milestone this year.  One of our children moved out.  Just four more to go.   
 
Wow! It has been 10 years since 1997.  Can you believe it?  It seems like it was only 10 years ago.    Our family reached a big milestone this year.  One of our children moved out.  Just four more to go.   
 
The question is can we wait another 40 years.
 
The question is can we wait another 40 years.
 
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'''Christmas 2007'''<br>
 
'''Christmas 2007'''<br>
 
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Calvin's parents came out for a visit, which gave him an excuse to visit all the placed he heretofore wouldn't have dared take his family.  We went to Richmond where we saw the Edgar Allen Poe museum; the church were Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech; the Confederate White House; and the State Capitol building.  We also went to Annapolis to see the State Capitol building and the Naval Academy, where we saw the plebes marching around to earn their free room and board.
 
 
Janet's mom came out, but immediately grabbed Janet and headed down to South Carolina for an extended family reunion.  They experienced southern hospitality first hand.  They also now clearly understand the genetic origins of their personal eccentricities.  Because of that, we made her go to the high school homecoming parade and football game.
 
 
====Trevor (10)====
 
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<td>This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor.  He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer.  His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures.  Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyes.  The result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents.  When it came time to get his next haircut, he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better result.  He didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.</td>
This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor.  He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer.  His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures.  Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyes.  The result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents.  When it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better result.  He didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
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====Chelsea (17)====
 
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<td>You know that cartoon Tasmanian Devil character that turns into a tornado when he moves? That's ChelseaShe sweeps around the house, throughout Sterling, and across Northern Virginia at top speedPoor girl, she couldn't decide which of all of her suitors would be her best compliment at homecoming, so she went with one of her cheerleading friends insteadShe is now in the throes of applying for collegeShe can't decide whether she wants to major in music with a choral education emphasis or major in education with a choral music emphasis.  Life is so hard in the 12th grade.</td>
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This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor.  He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer. His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school picturesTrevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyesThe result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parentsWhen it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better resultHe didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
 
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<td>We are so proud of Brooke--she has only broken up with two boyfriends this year (she did take one back)She really does like making people bleedShe likes it so much she wants to get an extra close-up viewA pair of very expensive mounted lupes to wear like glasses would be just the thingShe has taken out a loan to get themThe sacrifices she makes for pleasure! Life is so hard in dental hygiene school.</td>
This was the year of the battle of the long hair for TrevorHe insisted that he not get a haircut all summerHis parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures.  Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyesThe result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parentsWhen it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better resultHe didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him. Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
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====Ryan (24)====
 
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<td>Ryan is one of the best employees at "The Pot and Bead."  He helps birthday parties of grade school girls make necklaces.  On a more serious note, he can't stand that his mother's red hair coloring fades so fast.  He hopes to become a chemical engineer, just to solve that problem.  There are just 2-3 years of schooling standing between him and his dream.  Life is so hard in engineering school.</td>
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<td>Stan made our year by moving out.  He and two buddies now have a place of their own to play dungeons and dragons.  When things are slow at the advertising agency where he works, the art designers make silly videos to post on YouTube.  They dress up as Star Wars characters and make light saber noises at each other.  Life is so hard in the design department.</td>
This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor.  He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer.  His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures.  Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyes.  The result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents.  When it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better result.  He didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
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====Janet (Aged to Perfection)====
 
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This was the year of the battle of the long hair for TrevorHe insisted that he not get a haircut all summer. His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures. Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyesThe result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents. When it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better resultHe didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
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Janet's mom came out for a visit.  The two of them immediately abandoned the rest of us in a big rented SUV--headed for South CarolinaThey attended an extended family reunion. While there they experienced that famous southern hospitality first hand. They also now clearly understand the genetic origins of their own personal eccentricities. After five days on the road, there were only two days worth of dishes and laundry stacked upSo Janet was three days ahead! Unfortunately, nobody can teach her piano lessons for herAt church, she moved from teaching teenagers Sunday School to being a counselor in the adult ladies organization.  Life is so hard just being her.
 
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<td>Calvin's parents came out for a visit, which gave him an excuse to visit all the places he heretofore wouldn't have dared take his familyWe went to Richmond where we saw the Edgar Allen Poe museum; the church where Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech; the Confederate White House; and the State Capitol buildingWe also went to Annapolis to see the State Capitol building and the Naval Academy, where we saw the plebes marching around to earn their free room and board. Calvin has passed the five-year mark as the Bishop in the local church congregation, with no end in sight.  Life is just so hard. </td>
This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor.  He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer.  His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school picturesTrevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyesThe result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents.  When it came time to get his next haircut he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better result. He didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him.  Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
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Latest revision as of 06:54, 23 November 2007

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Dear Family and Friends,

Wow! It has been 10 years since 1997. Can you believe it? It seems like it was only 10 years ago. Our family reached a big milestone this year. One of our children moved out. Just four more to go. The question is can we wait another 40 years.

 

Christmas 2007
1947 East Beech Road
Sterling, VA 20164
703.444.9169

Trevor (10)

This was the year of the battle of the long hair for Trevor. He insisted that he not get a haircut all summer. His parents insisted that he get a haircut for school pictures. Trevor told the barber to leave it as long as possible, while his dad told the barber to get the hair out of his eyes. The result was less than acceptable to both Trevor and his parents. When it came time to get his next haircut, he had a much better attitude and gave good instructions with a much better result. He didn't want to attend the once-a-week advanced grade school class because he didn't want the cool kids to laugh at him. Life is so hard in the fourth grade.
Trevor-Holiday-2007.jpg

Chelsea (17)

Chelsea-Holiday-2007.jpg
You know that cartoon Tasmanian Devil character that turns into a tornado when he moves? That's Chelsea. She sweeps around the house, throughout Sterling, and across Northern Virginia at top speed. Poor girl, she couldn't decide which of all of her suitors would be her best compliment at homecoming, so she went with one of her cheerleading friends instead. She is now in the throes of applying for college. She can't decide whether she wants to major in music with a choral education emphasis or major in education with a choral music emphasis. Life is so hard in the 12th grade.

Brooke (22)

We are so proud of Brooke--she has only broken up with two boyfriends this year (she did take one back). She really does like making people bleed. She likes it so much she wants to get an extra close-up view. A pair of very expensive mounted lupes to wear like glasses would be just the thing. She has taken out a loan to get them. The sacrifices she makes for pleasure! Life is so hard in dental hygiene school.
Holiday-Brooke-2007.jpg

Ryan (24)

Ryan-Holiday-2007.jpg
Ryan is one of the best employees at "The Pot and Bead." He helps birthday parties of grade school girls make necklaces. On a more serious note, he can't stand that his mother's red hair coloring fades so fast. He hopes to become a chemical engineer, just to solve that problem. There are just 2-3 years of schooling standing between him and his dream. Life is so hard in engineering school.

Stan (27)

Stan made our year by moving out. He and two buddies now have a place of their own to play dungeons and dragons. When things are slow at the advertising agency where he works, the art designers make silly videos to post on YouTube. They dress up as Star Wars characters and make light saber noises at each other. Life is so hard in the design department.
Stan-Holiday-2007.jpg

Janet (Aged to Perfection)

Janet-Holiday-2007.jpg

Janet's mom came out for a visit. The two of them immediately abandoned the rest of us in a big rented SUV--headed for South Carolina. They attended an extended family reunion. While there they experienced that famous southern hospitality first hand. They also now clearly understand the genetic origins of their own personal eccentricities. After five days on the road, there were only two days worth of dishes and laundry stacked up. So Janet was three days ahead! Unfortunately, nobody can teach her piano lessons for her. At church, she moved from teaching teenagers Sunday School to being a counselor in the adult ladies organization. Life is so hard just being her.

Calvin (Pickled to Perfection)

Calvin's parents came out for a visit, which gave him an excuse to visit all the places he heretofore wouldn't have dared take his family. We went to Richmond where we saw the Edgar Allen Poe museum; the church where Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech; the Confederate White House; and the State Capitol building. We also went to Annapolis to see the State Capitol building and the Naval Academy, where we saw the plebes marching around to earn their free room and board. Calvin has passed the five-year mark as the Bishop in the local church congregation, with no end in sight. Life is just so hard.
Calvin-Holiday-2007.jpg

We love and miss you all!

David Calvin, Janet, Stan, Ryan, Brooke, Chelsea, and Trevor



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