Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

Happy 2015!! I trust your year has gotten off to a tremendous start!! Mine certainly has!

First, a quick look back at 2014: Once again, I had my best year ever in the real estate business! The market remains strong, and I continue to be blessed to work with the best clients and partners around!! Inventory is still low, so if you’re thinking about selling, now is the time to pull the trigger! Let me know if you’d like to talk!

The holiday season was fantastic! We kicked off the holidays with Thanksgiving with my dad and brother (and families) in Myrtle Beach. We awoke each day to a beautiful sunrise coming up over the ocean, and it was so nice to spend quality time with family. The food and the company was excellent!

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We spent Christmas at home, which is always nice! Our “big” family present this year was a trip to New York City for a long weekend! We will be headed there this month, and we can’t wait!! My sister, Amy, and her family will be there as well, so it will be great to connect and spend time with them.IMG950370

The girls are off to a great year. McKenzie landed her first “official” job in December, so she has

been very busy with that, school, and church activities. She is working for Harris Teeter, a local grocery store chain, and she is enjoying it very much. She’s a cashier, and she’s doing extremely well balancing her life! She also is preparing to take the SAT in late January; here’s wishing her much success there!!

 

Anja’s swimming is going well. She had a great meet in December, called the “Snowflake Invitational.” She dropped time in all but 1 event, so her training has paid off! Her middle school team also continues to dominate the pool. We will have a couple of travel meets coming up – we will travel to Hickory, NC, in February and then to Greensboro, NC, in April.

With my swimming, I have a meet coming up at the end of January. It’s my team’s biggest meet of the year, and we will participate in full force!! Our first year participating at this meet (3 years ago), we had just 8 swimmers. Last year we had 32 (and placed third), and this year we expect to have around 50! We can’t wait. Even as an adult, swimming still holds a special kind of camaraderie. It’s so fun being part of my team!!

Roger has been extremely busy at work, but he was able to take some time off over the holidays to enjoy family and events. In particular, he really enjoyed his time with the girls. His tradition with them is to spend a day with each – shopping for Christmas, and also enjoying a nice lunch or breakfast. They love that time together!

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On the community front, I supported two great charitable organizations in December. I attended and event in support of Turning Point, which is an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and their children with safe shelter while those victims learn how to break free from their abuser. It’s simply a fantastic organization that has helped so many.

I also supported the USO of NC at an event to raise money and awareness for its mission. The USO of NC has a multitude of programs to support the morale, health and recreational needs of our troops and their families, free of charge to them.

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Both of these organizations do such outstanding work, and I was proud to support each!

 

I hope your 2015 has started with a bang, and here is to great health, happiness and much success!

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