Will and Dad get the last launch of the
Dad, text by Brie.
Will took and passed his
black belt test on November 13th, the culmination of five years
of training. Five other students passed at the same test,
including several of Will's friends. Since then, Will has
renewed enthusiasm for Taekwon-Do and spent many hours at the
studio during Christmas break.
Brianna sampling the grapes and juice and
still looking good.
The testing board. It's up to them,
who passes and who doesn't.
Jumping monkeys without the tails, who knew
we had so many
Will practicing anger management, "DIE!"
Will's moment of achievement, he is now an
official black belt.
The six new black belts. (Back left -
right): David, Gaby, Will,
(Front left - right): Oliver, Nathan,
Brie and Will enjoying the first major
snowstorm of the season. Vision = almost 0
The first big
snowstorm of the season provides a traditional White Christmas
with more than a foot and a half of white powder. We had
Bill, SangOk, Andy, Dani, Elaine, Jim and Deb over for Xmas-eve
dinner, then did the present-opening orgy the next morning.
Will got his wish, the biggest, fastest computer in the house,
and Brie got hers, the itty-bitty Ipod Nano.
Patric being a sweetie! Luv u Patric!
The yearly tradition of mom making cinnamon
rolls. (I ate about 3)
Family photo taken just before everyone got
to the house. Brianna took this as a chance to wear that
dress she almost wore to her semi-formal.
Most of the Dickie family eating Christmas
Eve dinner together.
The Christmas tree with all its presents.
It took us about 2 1/2 hours to open all of them. We had
to keep waking up Kate.