The 2000-2001 Pali Annual Post Christmas Card
2001! WOW! We're starting to hear that music from Space Odessy
2001 again. Well, another year down in the Pat & Ali saga.
The Palis are still hanging in there. We thought we might be slowing
down a little, but when you're over the hill and going downhill,
you pick up speed. To really get the whole picture on our 2000
year, check the paliwebpage members.home.net/thepalis/index.html).
For you first timers getting a post xmas card, well, you're really
getting it early. Keeping with the frugal theme of the Pali Post
Christmas Card: which is trying to save on the ½ off Xmas
card deals, the uniqueness (lateness) of getting a card way after
Xmas, and letting us respond individually to you all, this year
we added "hurrying up to beat the raise in postage on Jan
3rd " as another consideration. Boy are we cheap or what?
Pat's kid's are doing well. Let's see
. What's up???? Hmmm
Oh, did we mention that Tammy will be having a baby boy in February!!!!
That's right! Tammy leaves the status of Auntie Tammy to MOMMY
TAMMY! What's really confusing is Pat's the father. No, not that
Pat, the other Pat. That's right, the "Kid" (Pat Gaynor)
who made last year's newsletter in his rookie year, now shares
the big spotlight with Tammy. Next week they move into their new
home. As Tammy says, "Stress, what stress???" Nechia
and Dan are doing really well. Nechia switched schools. She's
now teaching at a new school in San Ramon and lives only about
a mile from work. Their kids, Heather (12), Justin (10), and Carlyn
(5) are doing great with school and youth sports. The whole family
went to Paris & Amsterdam last summer with the help of their
Uncle Brian. It was a wonderful trip. Nechia loves having summers
off as a teacher to enjoy her kids. They all went to Kansas last
week to spend Christmas with Dan's family. Jeff and Shellie still
are doing well in Medford, Oregon. Their son Zack (9) is doing
well in school and sports also and his sister Meghan is great.
Shellie just got a new car. Pat's mom's living with Mickey in
SoCal and both are doing fine. Go Nana! Pat and Ali did get to
have Xmas dinner with her along with a surf trip to Newport.
As for Ali's side, the Palis spent Xmas eve with Ali's Parents
(Jim & Edel). Great food, and lots of nieces and nephews.
With free time, Ali gets to sneak over to Modesto and see the
family more often (sisters are doing great). Yes, free time. Ali
truly is a role model for the rest of us on how to adjust. If
some of you are worried about what to do after working, Ali has
a great recipe. It's simple
have fun and keep moving.
She goes on fun trips, plays lots of tennis, was Carlyn's partner
in crime last spring, and became an expert carpenter this last
year. She still is having trouble adjusting to some of the changes
like not having the cleaning lady!! But we have a butler named
Higgins now. Riki the cat is fine also. Overall the Palis had
another good year. The high points were: a great ski season, a
holiday in Hawaii in May/June, being amateur carpenters in fixing
up the condo's, home, and much more. Check the webpage!
2001 should be a great year. All the condos are rented this winter
to get the extra money to fix up the new larger condo. We miss
Tahoe, but will still sneak up there somehow. Ali and Pat will
ski next week and the "Boys of Tahoe" will return for
their annual trip on Feb 1st. In spring, the plan is to visit
Bryce Canyon and hopefully a return trip to Hawaii in May. Summer:
condo work & play. Ali's thinking of going back to work for
the extra income. Pat's thinking, we like being poor and happy.
But whatever comes, we'll hopefully laugh a lot, and that's what's
really important!! Keep laughing
Love from the Pali's
Carlyn, Heather, Meghan, Zack
.Pat and Ali