Holiday season down under

Keller's birthday is in December, and Christmas follows on not much later. X-Mas forecast for Albury, Australia: 64 / 80 °F. Heavy rain, and the more sun than clouds. Christmas especially happy this year, with new baby Indigo. Also, stress brought down a small notch too. Stacey submitted her PhD dissertation (like Keller, on the biology of fishes) last week. Two Dr. Kopf's soon.  Reuben the dog remains goofy. Fletcher the boy remains curly.

Keller’s birthday is in December, and Christmas follows on not much later. X-Mas forecast for Albury, Australia: 64 / 80 °F. Heavy rain, and then more sun than clouds. Christmas especially happy this year, with new and very cute baby Indigo. Also, stress brought down a small notch too. Stacey submitted her PhD dissertation (like Keller, on the biology of fishes) last week. Two Dr. Kopfs soon. Reuben the dog remains goofy. Fletcher the boy remains curly.

3 responses

  1. What a great looking bunch. Little Fletcher looks like he’ll be a great surfer someday. Maybe it’s the long, curly hair? Somebody get that kid a surfboard!

  2. ss5623,

    Fletcher already has his wet suit.

    His mom used to teach swimming lessons, and for good reason. Stacey has the athletic genes in the family. She is the only Division I athlete in our family, and still holds swimming records at the University of Nebraska as a sprinter. Additionally, her abilities as a Yoga teacher, while contorting her body in amazing, simply amazing, ways, are a testament to her extra special athletic prowess.

    Dad, Keller, was a bit of an athlete too, playing tight end in the high school state championship for the largest schools in Nebraska. Last time, I checked, he still held the school record for standing vertical leaps and could bench press about 100 pounds more than he weighed when he was 17. Truth is, though, that his persistence in the weight room, and not talent, gave him the small modicum of success that he enjoyed.

    Anyway, I hope Fletcher gets serious about rugby or Australian rules football someday. He can wear his wet suit, and take his board into the surf, for fun. The ugly American side of me comes out, don’t you know.

    All the best.

    RGK

    PS Pardon the parent/grand parent bragging. I can’t help it.

  3. Congratulations to the Kopfs who are celebrating the holidays and many accomplishments. I am glad to learn that Stacey is an athlete. That provides some explanation as to how she could have an infant and a lively Fletcher while finishing her dissertation.

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