SEASONS GREETINGS FROM: the Stewarts
THE YEAR: 2000
THE SUMMARY: below
THE PHOTO: Summer vacation at Glacier National Park. Great scenery, and we managed to avoid the raging Montana fires although there was a burn ban in the campgrounds.
THE PARENTS: Burr is overseeing lots of new development at the airport as planning director, and his work on an international committee took him to Scotland this year -- where he was excited to find some Stewart roots. Barbara's freelancing has provided a variety of work; flexibility for family activities; and a chance to exercise, volunteer, take some cello lessons and join a small women's chorus.
THE KIDS: Robin is a junior in high school and still really into computers and math. Activities like cross-country running, singing, digital yearbook, and drawing/painting, plus driver's ed., "round out" a full academic schedule. Laurel is in 8th grade, which has only seven kids -- just two of them girls! She continues to be busy with singing (including a national honor choir), violin, and Youth Symphony.
Other highlights: for Robin, a kayak trip in the beautiful San Juan Islands; for Laurel, a dig for dinosaur bones in Montana; and for both, their second overnight cross-country ski trip, and this year's extraordinary theatrical experience: being in a 3-1/2-hour musical version of Romeo and Juliet.
THE MODEL RAILROAD: Occasionally progressing. Burr says, "I seem to have more tools than time..."
THE WISH: Very happy holidays and a joy-filled new year!