Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays 2009

The 2009 year brought much change to the Fitzgerald family. In early January Mike accepted a new position in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and began his new job with Dallas Airmotive on February 2. Sue stayed behind in South Carolina with three dogs, the house on the market, and completed her last few months with South Carolina before retirement. Sue and the dogs were able to visit Mike, who was living in our 39’ diesel motor home, during Spring Break in search of a new home. Sue officially resigned from her job and retired from the South Carolina Retirement System on June 6, 2009. It’s incredible to think that she has been in the teaching/educational field for 30 years. While on another house hunting trip to Dallas a purchase offer came in on their South Carolina home on July 4th. Things moved rather quickly with the closing of one home, building of another home in Trophy Club, Texas, and moving the entire house and family 1,000 miles. Although Sue retired from SC, she wasn’t ready to idle at home and accepted a position as an Upper School Librarian in a private school in Dallas. The Fitzgerald family is still adjusting to the city life in the DFW area with each day. They were able to visit with Sue’s cousins Fran and Larry Nichols and family over the Thanksgiving holiday. They joined Mike’s sister, Suzi and her family, who only live 10 miles away, for a wonderfully festive Thanksgiving celebration. Mike and Sue have a large house and welcome everyone who might be in the DFW area to stop and visit.

Connie and Bill Reitz – Although Connie has retired from teaching, she continues to work as an assistant in the Junior High School. Connie and Bill continue to live on Wilson Hill in Massena, NY
Cathy Reitz – Congratulations on Cathy’s purchase to her new home this year. Cathy continues to work as a Speech and Hearing therapist in a public school and it seems owning a new home has kept her very busy.
Keith Reitz – Is working on his Internship in Psychiatry in Brooklyn, NY

Bill and Judy Lewis – Bill took a new position and relocated back to New Jersey. Judy continues to work in Tulsa and will follow Bill when the house sells.
Andrew Lewis – Andrew and fiancĂ©e Joanna have moved to the Raleigh Durham area where Andrew is working on his Internship in Radiology. Andrew and Joanna have set a wedding date in 2010.
Cara Lewis – Cara has been doing well as a lawyer in the Washington D.C. area.

John and Kim Lewis – John has started his own business while still working for his company so he’s been rather busy this season. Kim loves working in a private school. Both still enjoy the great benefits of living in Austin, Texas.

Cathy and Damian Bruschi – The Bruschi family continues to travel between New York and Florida but spending much time in the Sunshine State. Their business continues to keep everyone very busy.
Nathan Bruschi – Nathan had a great year studying overseas in both Spain and England. His parents were able to visit Nathan while he attended Oxford in the spring. Nathan will graduate from Dartmouth in 2010 and is looking into post-graduate options.
Dylan Bruschi – Dylan is a junior at Lake Highland Preparatory in Florida. He’s an asset to the debate team and is looking into colleges.

Jenifer Cohen and Bob Smith – Jenifer and Bob work together in their accounting business. They have traveled much this year and love condo life in downtown Greenville, SC.