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Dear Friends,

Can it really be December of 2010? This year has just flown by. I remember mom telling me that the older you get the faster the years go, but I am not sure I believed her until this year.

Anne, who will be 10 in January and is in 4th grade this year, still loves to dance, play basketball, and just generally have fun. Her summer was spent at camp: Family Camp with Ty and I, church camp, and basketball camp. She had so much fun, but I was ready to have her back home. She is really starting to grow up and Mike and I are so proud of the young lady she is becoming. (She was the subject of this post, if you want to read about her.)

Ty and I spent some quality time together at Children’s Hospital in May, when we discovered he had a serious infection in His knee. (You can read more about it here.) But thanks to some great doctors, surgeons, nurses and meds, within a few weeks, he was back up and going again.  He played baseball  this summer and flag football this fall. He was super excited to start first grade and to turn 7 years old. It hardly seems possible that he is that old already.

This year, I completed half marathons 3, 4, and 5 (the fifth one in Alabama Thanksgiving weekend with my family—including Mom and Dad—cheering me on); I renewed my love of theater by playing Renee in the female version of The Odd Couple; and I have begun blogging more regularly. I am still at the church—10 years this fall—and loving it and have also been doing some preaching at some little churches nearby.

Mike is now in year 7 at Carlisle Syntec. He is doing well and has filled his free time with kids, golf, hunting and fishing (as always). New this year was a boat that he and my dad bought so between working on it and fishing from it, he has been a happy guy. (Anne and Ty might be a little happy, too, since he did buy them a tube to use when we take the boat out sometimes.)

As I have looked through pictures and reflected on the last 11 months I am so grateful for our family, friends, and the time that we have had together this year, and I look forward to even more memories in 2011. We hope and pray that you have been blessed this year and those blessings will continue as the new year begins.

The Ennen Family

Mike, Chrisy, Anne and Ty