Instead of sending my traditional Christmas card this year, I have decided to do something more ecological and economical. While teaching at the local elementary school, I have seen how many families really need financial help this year, and how many kids need simple items such as hats and gloves. So that is where my Christmas card money will be going this year; to those who really need it. Our card is below.
The Bacastow's 2010
The year 2010 has been really good to us. Ashley turned five in January and lost her first tooth this year. January and February were spent playing in the deep snowfall. In April we camped at Cape Henlopen before heading to Bethany Beach for Easter with the family. In May I graduated with my Art Education Certificate, and I am currently subbing art in a local elementary school for five weeks. The kids finished school in June, and then Clay headed to his first overnight camp experience at Camp Tockwogh. After five nights, I could not wait to pick him up! Clay turned 9 in July, and did his first mountain bike race this summer. Mark's bike team won second place in the 24 hour Champion Challenge race at Seven Springs. Our garden was bountiful with vegetables, herbs, and even hops for Mark's homebrews. We spent the summer cooling off in the Brandywine Creek with friends, and spent many weekends at the cottage with the family. The kids have been busy with school, soccer, playing with friends, and are both doing really well!! Ashley loves her dance class and is in her first recital this month! November was spent here with my family from California, and we hosted Thanksgiving for the first time at our house. We are grateful every day that we are so blessed. We pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and joyous holiday. We love you all. Peace.