Well, we are ACTUALLY GETTING STARTED TO COMPLETE SOMETHING IN DECEMBER here in 2008!

The story on WHAT was planned for a multimedia annual story sent to many (didn't yet happen)!

Outline
What a year it was ! Short summary:
  • Quick start to school and work Jan2008
  • Trip to Russia April2008
  • House construction started in mid 2008, when will it end?
  • Church stuff all year 'round!

Russia Trip Outline and Slide Show

Picasa Web Slide Show: Saint Petersburg


  • Departure
  • In Moscow
  • In Central Russia
  • Around Moscow
  • Train to Petrosavodsk
  • In Petrosavodsk
  • Train to St Petersburg
  • In St Petersburg
  • Return

Mike (Mark's nephew) & Katie's wedding in SC
  • Travel to SC
  • Wedding Day
  • Meeting the bride's family

House renovation
  • Startup & financing
  • Buidling new garage office
  • Exterior renovation
  • New floors in kitchen, family room
  • Building mud room
  • Finishing of garage downstairs!
  • Building porch
  • Living room ceiling (arghh)
  • New laundry room
  • Unbelievable amount of construction debris!

Church - C3HUU
  • Larissa as Dance Choreographer
  • Vera in Pageant
  • Julie as RE comm member & teacher
  • Mark working on IT Services

Obama wins, dems sweep NC
  • Not much politics here, but it is reassuring to see our country pick hope over greed!

Thanksgiving/Family illness
  • Whooping cough gets us down!
  • Same time as economy tanks

Christmas holiday travel, and another bug!
  • But we got a tree!
    Reverse Charlie Brown, sent to get a small 4 footer, got an 8 1/2 footer - It really filled out new porch!