Hi again Tom,
Working my second night shift tonight and unlike last night (SAT), tonight is less busy so I had a moment to finish some thoughts I didn't convey in my first email. Did not update you on the status of my family/life, etc. but do not feel compelled to put it in the alumni notes- just thought you'd be interested.
Lisa, my wife and I will
celebrate 16 years of marriage Aug. 3rd.
Our 3 boys: Thomas, Andrew, and Matthew are 13, 11, and 6
respectively. Until this year, they all
played hockey for
All of us XC ski race, and that is what I love to do most with my time, although I still swim a fair amount in the off-season. We got away to 4 ski races this year, and despite global warming, we managed to ski a lot. A fair amount of training came on manmade snow. The downhill area nearby lets XC skiiers train early in the a.m. before the alpine skiiers/boarders come. Another park in town blows 2.5K of manmade snow on a loop for XC too. I think our area is adapting in creative ways to the change in climate. The boys also downhill and board a lot. For the first time in years, Lisa and I got out west to ski at Tahoe for a med conference, and Thomas and I went to Big Sky, MT with his friend and dad.
Lisa is in her 17th year
with our group, Emergency Physicians PA, and I'm in my 14th. Our eldest son goes to Benilde-St.
Margaret's, a local Catholic Jr/Sr HS. The other 2 go across the street to
Lisa's parents live in
NCAA hockey. The guy I ski race and run with is the uncle
of Erik Johnson, defenseman on the MN Gopher hockey team this year. It's been fun for me because I've gotten
really interested in following the team this year and go to a number of games
Lisa has organized a mission
trip to South America to try to impress upon our boys how fortunate we are to
live the lives we have in the
I guess that's about it. Again, thanks for keeping in touch. Really nice to get the updates!