We wish our family and friends a joyous holiday

2007 has been a fun and satisfying year for us. We travelled a little more than usual, both abroad and around the USA. We both feel healthy and are thankful for our physically active lifestyle. Our home in New Hampshire has everything we need at this point. Our families are well and grandchildren are growing up nicely.

I did more family geneaological research this year and had a few breakthrough moments with new and interesting events in the lives of my ancestors. I am overwhelmed with information at the moment and much more needs to be done. I plan to do a family tree for my Mother's side of the family this year - my Brewer relatives please take note.

We are more involved in Wolfeboro activities, with new friends and new activities. Inger joined two garden clubs, I continue as treasurer for the Friends of Music, and joined the church vestry, and we are co-chairs for programing for the Newcomers club.

No travel for us this winter. We will pursue our hobbies here in the quiet of NH, and enjoy the outdoors on our snowshoes. We have acquired sap buckets and an evaporator to make maple sugar from our maple trees come late winter and early spring. We think they did sugaring in the past on this old farm because of the remnants of an old sugar building amongst a stand of maples.

 

Here are some pictures of our year

 

Santa Fe square in the spring. We rented
a house and had a month enjoying hiking,
sightseeing, eating mexican food and I did
some genealogy on my ancestor James Baird,
who was one of the first men to go down the
Santa Fe Trail in 1812.

 

In June we visited friends in England
and spent a week in London. A wet week,
but lots to see. This shot is from the "London Eye"
looking down on parliment and Big Ben.

We visited Prague in September and headed
down the Danube to Budapest. It was an
interesting trip. We witnessed how central
Europe has changed for the good since the
overthrow of communism.

 

We are posing outside the Schoenbrun Palace in
Vienna, Austria

 

I went to No. Carolina in November to
visit a new grandson, Tommy Harris, a
wonderful addition to the Harris
clan. Here with his Mom, Jenny.

 

I also visited Amy and Bo and the Martin
family in No. Carolina. Here are four of
our Martin grandchildren, Grace, Jake,
Joyanna and Melanie. It was a great visit,
although we all missed having Inger there.

While I went to North Carolina to see
my two daughter's families, Inger went
to Bend Oregon and Seattle to see her
two son's families. Here are pictures
of our grandchildren on Inger's side.

 

Lauren Oldham, daughter of Erik and Lynne

 

To the right is our youngest Chen grandchild, Joshua, in red with his Mom and cousin Mark, They had Thanksgiving with Pat's family in the D.C. area.

 

Grandchildren are such an important part of our lives, I can't help wanting to get them in the news of the year. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any 2007 pictures of Issac
or Claudia.


We've had much joy in 2007 with family and friends and we hope 2008 will be a repeat.

 

 

I went to St. Louis in May to visit Rob and
Kate and attend a Cardinal game in the
new Busch Stadium. Rob and Kate have
since moved to that city. Rob works at the
Saint Louis Art Museum, and Kate at Buckingham
Asset Management in Clayton, the city I grew up in.

A protestor in London.

We climbed to castle ruins above the town
of Passau, Germany. One of the many stops
our riverboat made.

 

This is the Pest side of Budapest, Hungary.
Their Chain Bridge is at the lower left.
They have a lot of renovation going on, but
the antiquity of the city is beautiful. This
ended our trip on the Danube.

Our other Harris grandchildren, Archie, Sammy
and Ally. We had just made fudge and the
spoons and fingers needed licking.

 

Cally, the youngest Martin grandchild

 

 

Carmen and Spencer Oldham, Chris and Ellen's
children

 

   


May you have a joyous holiday and a happy, healthy 2008

Bob and Inger