Merry Christmas from
We are in Raliegh, NC for Christmas this year visiting Barbara's sister Kelly and her husband Paul, their dauhter Breanna, as well as Barbara's Mother Donna and her friend Jon. We are having a great time enjoying the Christmas holiday together. Santa came to visit the kids again this year, the kids loved it. Once again for the 20th year in a row, Michael was out walking the dogs and he missed Santa again!!! He's got such bad timing!On Christmas eve, we visited Duke University where we enjoyed seeing the beautiful Chapel and the B-ball stadium followed by a quick trip to Chapel Hill to see the UNC campus and the Dean Smith B-ball stadium. Later we enjoy a fantastic turkey dinner followed by a trip to a giant cmas light display where we rode the a train and the babies rode the Merry-Go-Round. Christmas morning brought the opening of presents and of course, Mazen had a blast! We are very busy with our new church plant, "The Gathering Place" as well as Barbara's schedule is always full being the Chair of the Deaf Ministries and Interpreting program at North Central University in Minneapolis. Church web site (still under construction) www.gatheringplace.ws .