Dear Family and Friends,
Without question this has been the biggest year of our lives. On July 8, 2004, we welcomed Katherine Chalmers Currie and Frances Bright Currie into the world. They remain perfect in nearly every way (with the one notable exception of their lackadaisical sleeping habits).
Time flies when you have two babies. It has been two years since we bought our house in Webster Groves, got married, and moved out to Missouri from Portland. Both of us are counting the days until we can return to Oregon (sometime in early-to-mid 2006). Liz is working full time at the house taking care of the children (and some might argue her husband). Chuck is in seminary full time and working part time with St. John United Church of Christ.
We’ve managed to take the babies to Oregon, Washington, California, and South Carolina to visit relatives during brief breaks at the seminary. They’ve met family from across the globe. One special treat was when we surprised Chuck’s grandfather, Rock Bright, by bringing the twins to Puget Island, Washington where he was vacationing with family. Rock loved meeting his great-granddaughters.
Judy Bright (Chuck’s mom) and Alice Smith (Liz’s mom) were both able to be with us the week the twins were born. Alice stayed on for two extra weeks to help out around the house. Chalmers and Carolyn Smith, Liz’s dad and step-mother have also visited. A few of our close friends have also made the trek out here to Missouri over the course of the last years. Visitors are always welcomed and even encouraged.
We hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday season.
Love, Chuck and Liz