This being the last year of High School for my daughter, college apps are in and now we wait. What a year it has been! Gina and I are glad that it is over. We have a new president, we took a hit on our college and retirement savings, our office staff has settled down and thing appear smooth again. we still have our health, our family’s are prospering, and I am still optimistic about the future. Mark and Mia have two classes together this year–Speech and Debate and Leadership. After two tournaments this past year Mark has proved to be pretty good winning his first novice Duo Tournament and placing 4th at the Santa Clara University Tournament in HI. Mia is also in the hunt for a State Championship shot and is determined to contend despite her massive time commitments as ASB President this year and job and volenteering commitments. Mark is VP of the Freshman class and plans to play Lacrosse this spring. Happy New Year. My Predictions for 2009- Biotech! Mini Laptops, 1080P Media Centers, Laser Dentistry, Video Conferencing, 3×3 ethernet, higher taxes, more dentistry with less collections. My Resolutions- more exercise, buy a good bass boat, lower all reoccurring bills, get out of stocks, and get a smaller tree next year.