We hope this note finds you and your families well. It's been a busy year to say the least. As of mid-December, we have added 14 new families to our practice, which comes on top of the 10 new families we welcomed in 2016. We are now happy to serve nearly 150 families. Nearly two-thirds of our new additions were referred to us by you. Thank you very much for your trust and confidence!
Outside of the office, the Brownlee family had a full year. Tracey and Kary generally stay busy being parents to three great kids. Brooke, the oldest, is looking forward to graduating from Harrison High School in the spring and is narrowing down her college choices. Top contenders are Clemson, UGA, and Georgia Tech. She had several big highlights this year: winning the high school soccer state championship (scoring the decisive goal in the sudden death shootout), being nominated to Homecoming Court, and being voted Most Likely to Succeed.
Brittany is now a sophomore at The Walker School. She was the only freshman to letter in three varsity sports (volleyball, basketball, and soccer). The highlight of her year was traveling to England and Scotland with her sister (and my in-laws) this summer. She just started driving on her own and is excited to have some freedom.
Bryce, a sixth grader at McClure Middle School, continues to compete in golf tournaments and joined a mountain bike racing team this fall. He also enjoys winter basketball and Xbox (any game). We struggle to keep him clothed and equipped as he seems to grow another inch every month.
The McDonald family also had a nice year. They took a long trip out west this summer, visiting family and camping in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Leana stays busy keeping Kary in line and attending a kickboxing class twice a week. Krysta graduated from Valdosta State and now works for Resurgens Orthopaedics as a Medical Assistant. She plans to begin Nursing School next year. Jaren, a sixth grader at East Paulding Middle School, is busy mastering Tae Kwon Do and recently earned his red belt. Dave purchased a pop up camper and enjoys spending time outdoors with the family, particularly lakeside at Red Top Mountain.
From our families to yours, we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season with friends and family. Looking forward to a tremendous 2018!
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Kary and Leana (and Tracey, Brooke, Brittany, Bryce, Dave, Krysta, and Jaren)