Merry Christmas to our Family and Friends
is well at Camp Alexander in 2007. Avery is now 12, still doing Volleyball and
has started playing the clarinet this year. Allie is 9, playing Tennis, and has
an interest in drama. Both are very happy to be playing with our new Puppy, “Bella”. We
had been hoping for another dog, and our neighbors, the Stones, were caring for
a puppy that was weaned early. She is a mixed of unknown origin, but seems to
be a small version of a blue tick hound. Bella is too smart for her own good,
but we are working with her. Hope you can come out and see her.
We all mourned the passing of our old Palomino Horse “Durban” this summer after a short illness. So many adventures and wonderful memories will survive him. With all the lessons, and trail rides, I’m sure that over a hundred people took their first ride on Durban, and he never disappointed. The Smith Family decided to move Zippy to Showtime Farms so they could pursue some English style riding. Incidentally, we still have room to board another Horse, so if you know anyone, please send them our way. The good news is that we bought another Palomino quarter horse named "Pistol", and he is fantastic. He is 6 years old, and is very smooth. Please come out and ride him.
The family took a wonderful summer Vacation with Beth’s siblings. We all made the pilgrimage to North Georgia and stayed at Tom and Mary Ann’s lake house for a week of swimming, boating, and eating. Camp Alexander also was pleased to be the Summer home for Beth’s nephew, Andy White who is playing baseball for Austin College in Sherman, and had summer practice to make. Avery and Allie loved having a cousin around.
Beth and David are staying busy too. Beth with Stephen Ministry and PTO, and David with the trail riding business. David's brother Bruce came out in the spring and they added a huge covered area on the front of the barn, more loft space, and a new metal roof for the entire building. The addition really helped out for the Spring Festival, because as with tradition, we had some rain just before the band came out, so we had a great place to get cover. This year we raised $3600 for Metroport Meals on Wheels. You are all invited to attend the 2008 Spring Festival Sunday, Memorial Day weekend (May 25th).
Southlake placed painted longhorns all over town to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary, and this was Beth’s favorite. Have a wonderful year in 2008, and please make time to spend with your Friends, especially us.