Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Falk Talk 2014

Merry Christmas!

We certainly hope that as you read this, your family is healthy, happy and wrapping up the best year yet.

Our highlights:

Princess started high school and is loving it!  She's incredibly social, has great grades, is involved in the spirit club and swims on the swim team.  Sometimes she sleeps.  

Buddy started middle school and it totally suits him!  He plays the trombone in the beginning band (and doesn't have to be reminded to practice -what?), makes fantastic grades and has become an avid reader of graphic novels and book series.

Milaka made her Austin stage debut as Fruma Sarah in a production of Fiddler on the Roof during August.  It was the perfect introduction into the Austin theatre world - and a reintroduction to performing after a fairly long hiatus.

The production was nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award - Austin's local version of the Tony's (on a very local scale) and won for Best Musical Director (Adam Roberts).  It was a great time for Milaka and Gordon to have a date night, get dressed up and walk the red carpet (on a very local scale).

Gordon's business, GradePower Learning is still going strong.  He topped 100 enrolled students this year!  On weekends, he finds time to kick butt at board games and work on his backyard landscaping project.  He also finds time to torture himself watching Michigan football and then retreat with his Kindle on the back porch.  And successfully elude the camera 90% of the time.

One of the biggest pieces of news from this year was the arrival of Milaka's parents as full-time Austin residents.  We are SO blessed to have them 8 minutes away instead of 8 hours!    

We pray that your family has had a wonderful year and that 2015 will be even better.  Please keep in touch and let us know how we can pray for you - or when to expect a visit!!!

Many blessings for 2015,
The Falks

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