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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas

It has been a wonderful year. We feel so grateful for our family and friends.
We spent much of the year away from West Virginia, and do miss our friends there. We owe a tremendous debt to the Alexanders for allowing us to invade their home for so long. We love them.

Jennie has been anxiously engaged. In addition to being a concientious housewife, she's always doing fun pre-school activites with the children, going to points of interest wherever we have lived, and still finds time for her other projects like quilting, crafts, and guitar. She takes great care of herself and loves to waterski, run, and do outdoor activities.

Richard was able to do clinical rotations at the University of Utah and University Medical Center in Las Vegas, he also spent a month in San Antonio with the Air Force. We were thrilled to learn that he will be doing his internal medicine residency there. He enjoys his books and passed his second set of board exams last summer. He still enjoys raquetball, fishing and the outdoors, and loves to cook/grill. He will graduate on May 26th.

John was involved in gymnastics and a music classes this year. He is very acrobatic and loves to display his "fighting" skills. He has a beautiful voice. He is hyperactive and always has a creative project going. He is excited to start kindergarten this next fall.

Lila is our little bubble-gum chewer. She is talking now and a delight. She loves to spend time copying her older brother.

Here is a christmas message for all of us. When Jesus was born there was a sign in the heavens, a new star, that wise men recognized and followed to his home. They arrived several years after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. While on the very night of his delivery, Angels appeared to humble shepherds keeping their flocks by night, and proclaimed the birth of the messiah in a glorious vision. The angels disclosed the exact location of the baby. The shepherds made haste and were able to give their devotions that very night. Further they told many of the vision and the nativity. Although, the wise men did eventually make it to the savior's home, they obviously had to travel many many miles. The shepherds were close to him already. Let's focus more on being shepherds and less on being wise.

Friday, December 01, 2006

John explores red rock canyon near Las Vegas

Grandpa, John, Jennie

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More summer memories

At Cabelas see the live bear! Working at the Huntsman cancer institute what a privilege
Running a 5k with my wife, sister mom and my brother. Dave and Em ran the 10k while my brother Marco tortured himself on the marathon. He payed the price though with an ER visit at the end which, he maintains, was likely unecessary.
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At the park with cousins

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Here are some pictures from a family yellowstone trip a couple of years ago

Jennie and Lila
Cousin Jane and John (who is now a terrific swimmer)
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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Donaldson Family Reunion

We had a terrific time. More pictures to follow.
I probably should have put my dirty wet shirt on anyway.

I love Lila's intensity
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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Lila K Donaldson

Lila turned 2 on July 11th. Happy birthday big girl. You are the orange of my eye. Love, Dad
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Talking in his sleep again?

I want to post the story of how I cured you of talking in your sleep. Can I?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Richard and Jennifer Donaldson's Family Blog

Richard and Jennifer Donaldson's Family Blog
I'm new at this. Testing 1, 2, 3. Rich, you're great for doing this blog. I'm still intimidated, but my main problem in participating is my other list of ttd. Ok, let's see if this works...

Monday, April 10, 2006

School Daze

One of my brothers is going to school at U.C. Berkley. He teaches an undergraduate chemistry course there. Last week I recieved the following email.

Marcus's email to me:

"I just got this from a student of mine. I do hope he is okay. But rules are rules and the assignment is very late . . .Marcus"

A Student's email to him:

"Marcus, I was on a roll - typing out the lab last night and the plan was to finish it (of course) and give it to you during your office hours today. However, during the period of last night I sustained a major skull injury where I fractured myupper and lower jaws, pushed my bottom front 3 teeth backwards into my gum, mangled one top tooth and knocked two others completely loose one of which was hanging on by gum and had to be removed permantently. I spent getting work done at the hospital and at a qualified dentist's office and came back to Berkeley at 4:30am. So, my apologies but I still don't have the lab for you. I want to give it to you tomorrow but I have an oral surgiens appointment at 11:30 to further evaluate the situation and immediate patchwork that was done last night. So, will you be in lecture on Friday so I can give you the lab? Alex"

My response to Marcus's decision:
"I guess he’ll have to work harder the next time he takes your course."

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Fishing at a pond near Lewisburg

No luck, but we had fun, and no one got stuck with a fishing hook.
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