The Switzer 2005 Holiday
We hope this online newsletter finds each and every one
of you well. May your holidays be a time of happiness spent with family,
loved ones, and happy memories.
Wishing you a fun and safe holiday season,
our 17 year old Cherry Creek High School Senior.
Ashley will be heading to college next year, and
has chosen to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. Ashley's
boyfriend Jordan, is a Sophomore there. Ashley is considering Economics,
Fashion Design, or Architecture as her major. She will be rooming with
her long-time friend Britt.
After three years of swimming at Creek, Ashley recently
made the JV1 team and just had her first meet. She continues to get
great grades and is taking quite a few AP classes in her final year.
She also worked again at the local pool as a lifeguard, for the third
in a row.
Here are a few links to weblog entries or photos
of Ashley in the past year:
Decorating Gingerbread cookies at Thanksgiving
Nuggets Game (meet Jordan)
our 2 and a half year old active toddler.
As I'm always telling him, our youngest
member of the family "gets bigger every day".
The holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and upcoming Christmas) have
been re-energized in our family this year thanks to Tobey and his first-time
understanding of them. Highlights for Tobey this year have been great
progress in his vocabulary, potty training, learning to catch a ball,
sleeping in a big-boy bed, and traveling to both coasts - San Diego
Cocoa Beach in December. It's a daily adventure - and a lot of fun.
Tobey's favorite playtime activity most days involves trains - usually
Here are a few links to weblog entries involving
Tobey in the past year:
NBA All-Star Weekend
Denver Auto Show
our faithful 8 year old Chocolate Labrador.
Life remains simple and easy for Twizzler - feed
her (as much and as often as possible) and take her for a walk once
a day, and she's happy and content. As she gets older, she has decided
that she now owns a piece of the various couches and beds thru-out
Looking back on 2005 for Carrie and
Alan includes many great events and trips.
Carrie and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary
in April, and 7 years in business together with our web design/hosting
company - DecaTech
For the first time in 7 or so years, Carrie found
herself back in an office, working. It was a challenge and adjustment
but she's enjoyed getting out of the house and interacting more with
collegues. She started a 3 month contract in May at a local firm called
Red Hawk, and now
there and going strong. She just completed a huge project that she's
been working on for the majority of this span.
When Quovadx told Alan late last year that he would
be going away on business for 3-4 months, he scrambled
job so that he wouldn't have to be away from his family. He found a
great position with Strategic
Computing, and has been doing contracting
at a nearby firm called NetRegulus for the past 12 months. The work
is challenging, he enjoys his co-workers, and the 5 minutes commute
is definitely a plus.
In October, Grandpa Switzer passed away. Alan felt
very fortunate to have just been with him and Grandma weeks before
at their home in Concordia, Kansas. He is remembered thru his memorial
A few highlights/trips from the year in our family
Viva Las Anniversary
Diego in October
Florida/Cocoa Beach in December