2011 was a real rollercoaster. And no, we did not go back to Cedar Point.
Albero House Breaks Ground
St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk, where Rachel lives, broke ground on its new Albero House adult facility. Rachel will live out her life in a private room as one of the new facility's private resident rooms.
Andrew Earns An Award
Andrew earned a Fairfax County Peace Award for his work establishing a Best Buddies chapter at South Lakes High School.
Andrew Goes to College
Andrew is off to college at George Mason University where David is close to graduating.
Andrew Goes to His Prom
Bruce didn't do it. Neither did David. So Andrew actually followed in his mother's footsteps and went to his senior prom.
David joined a new alternative band named Picycles. They performed a few times publicly, but it just didn't work for him in the end. Here are some shots taken at one of their performances.
Eileen's mother, Sandra Kaczetow, passed away in November. It was sudden news to all of us, but she had been silently battling cancer for a long time.
The 96 Taurus gone, we decided to get a small SUV to replace it. Bruce's 04 Chrysler becomes a car for the boys to share.
Bruce totaled his 2004 Yamaha Roadstar in May and a week later bought a 2005 Yamaha Venture. Bruce was injured in the accident, but not seriously.
AIHA's big conference was in Portland, Oregon, this year. What beautiful country! As we did last year, Bruce flew out to make it a weekend mini-vacation.