Showing posts from December, 2005

Merry Christmas 2005

To Our Far-Flung Family and Friends: This has been an exciting year for us. Back on April 29—a mere nine and a half months after first meeting—we found ourselves in New Braunfels, Texas on the shore of the Comal River repeating marriage vows to one another. This, of course, after Christina's eyebrow-raising engagement announcement from the lectern at the Zeta Founders’ Day Observance but before Russell's understated comment via email to the Servicing Department accompanied by baked goods. Having each tied the knot once previously, establishing our household was a feat of integration. “His” bed, “her” table, “his” chaise, “her” sofa, now simply ours (except for when something goes wrong; then those are definitely “her” cats). With help from Russell's family, we migrated our separate third-floor apartments into a single third-floor home in the treetops. Home life has become routine but pleasant, providing Russell with an outlet for his culinary adventures on a nightly basis,