Merry Christmas 2020

Note: This is our annual Christmas card and letter, sent to friends and family each December. Want to be added to the list for future years? Drop me a line!

Greetings to our friends and family,

We hope that this letter and the holiday season find you and your family safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous — especially so during this crazy year. While the pandemic certainly is not something that was expected or welcomed, we have used these past several months to really appreciate the things that are most important to us in our life together.

Trips to the liquor store were interesting in 2020

Here’s what 2020 brought us:

After a decade of enjoyable and interesting work through transitions of all types, Katie was promoted to Executive Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at UW-Whitewater. In this role, she manages a team of superstars and oversees private giving initiatives for her alma mater. This promotion was well-deserved and the result of years of hard work and dedication to the university.

Katie is also hard at work, completing a master’s degree at UW-W. She is scheduled to complete the MBA program in late summer 2021. She started this educational path in July 2017, one class at a time, completing a certificate degree in business foundations before the MBA classwork. We are very proud of all her hard work and look forward to celebrating her impending graduation (in whatever way is possible at the time).

Eric feels blessed to have another year of self-employment under his belt as the owner and operator of his home-based website design and development business, Why The Fuss? Technical Solutions. The business continues to add clients and grow, and there is always an issue to troubleshoot or a new skill to learn.

A strange year indeed

In early March 2021, he will celebrate nine glorious years of not having a traditional commute to a 9-to-5 job. People have told him for years that he would get tired of working from home, but he never has. And now, wi