Sunday, December 26, 2010

Year 2010 Christmas Letter

December 2010

Dear Friends and Family,

I can’t believe 2010 is almost over. Where did it go? As I get older, time seems to fly by. For the Ma Gill family, the year has been busy and full of surprises.

At the beginning of 2010, Lynn decided a good resolution would be 52 books in the Year 2010. She created a booklist and posted it on Facebook. How did she do? She read about 27 of them. Not too bad. This year, she will do it again….52 books in 2011. The difference this time around is she will not make a list ahead of time. As a book is read, it will be listed. One difference is no book can be bought….all read will be from own collection or library.

In May, the family took a trip to Panama City for Thomas’s 16th birthday. We stayed at a Holiday Inn Resort geared for children. We were on the beach. The hotel had a swimming pool, hot tubs and a splash pool area for kids. It was a nice, relaxing time away, and all had a wonderful time.

This summer, James began working on his own business. He does security consulting, pi work and a process server for several lawyers. He is enjoying working for himself. He is still very involved with the Lee County Republican Committee. He is on the Executive Board. He has helped several local candidates in their elections. All of this, for the most part, has kept him busy.

A highlight of our year was that at the beginning of the summer, James had quite a surprise. Through Facebook, he found his oldest son he hasn’t seen in 15 years. Phillip is 20 years old….he will be 21 in January. He and Thomas look so much alike. Much to our surprise, he has been living about 30 miles away. We have been spending the last few months working on this new relationship. We hope to make a family trip to NY as Phillip would like to see that area.

We wish all a wonderful holiday season.
James, Lynn, Phillip, Thomas, Spikee, Harold and Missy

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