The year 2003 began so peacefully for us. We had just experienced one of the best Christmases we have ever had. We didn't rush anywhere, and had a quiet celebration at home. While the Christmas music played and we enjoyed spending the day together, God even gave us a white Christmas! For the first time since we have been married, I had the year's accounting done by December 31. You cannot even imagine what a relief that was. January was a very busy business month for Eric. He was able to take a week long astronomy class at The Master's College. The instructor was so very kind to allow Amy and Wendy to join the class during lab time. Their first college course! Of course, they don't get college credit, but they did pass the final exam!