was another busy year for Carrie and Alan.
and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary in April, and 6 years
in business together with DecaTech.
Carrie went back to work this year and is keeping
very busy. She started in with DecaTech work, helping Alan keep
several of our larger clients happy and helping to improve DecaTech's
overall operating efficiency. In the past week, she started a part-time
job doing web development for Qwest,
working out of the home. Carrie also fills her time by volunteering
at Good Shepherd and
participating in a Mommie's club.
Alan continues to work for Quovadx during the
day and finds time for DecaTech client work in the evenings. He
has completely replaced his passion for volleyball with a passion
for golf, and thanks to two great brother-in-laws (Karl and Tom)
and a few vacations this past summer, actually discovered his
long-lost swing. Then there is his beloved Denver
finally rewarded years of unquestioned support by making the playoffs
last year. Two playoff games in the Pepsi Center were pure joy,
even if they were defeated in the first round.
2004 dealt the family a loss. While loss
is never easy, we chose as a family to deal with the passing of
the head of the Thomson clan, aka "Gramp" as a celebration of life.
You can view and add to some of his memories on his memorial
The year goes incredibly fast when you are raising
kids. I know many of you can relate to this. This is not a negative
statement by any means. If you can embrace the fact that we all
live hectic lives these days, no matter what the situation, you
then realize that the kids also help us slow down some moments
as you enjoy life thru their eyes. Spending time with our children
creates the memories that you look back on at the end of the year,
and helps bring balance to life along the way.
Oh, and for family and friends out there reading
this, that don't have kids in your life, you are welcome to borrow
for a day any time. :)
A few highlights/trips from the year in our
Family Trip to Florida