Ewald Family Newsletter Special events in our family’s life • Bought a house we can’t afford (page 2) • Don and Tara celebrated there 5th anniversary • Don passed his 2nd CCIE(page 3) In memory of Daisy Dec 1997 – Nov 2005 Happy holidays from our family to yours! We’ll sure miss you. 2005 was a fairly quiet year with the family is always a lot of fun! for the Ewald’s other than going Tanner has been keeping us through the hard aches of building on our toes. It is hard to believe an a new house. Don’s brother, Rob almost 3 year old has as much came to stay with us while living in attitude as a teenager. a small apartment (officially known as the “Ghetto” ). In May, Don and Tara traveled to the East Coast for Rob (Tara’s baby brother) and Angela’s wedding. We had a blast! Visiting TanMan of the family. Tanner is becoming quite Little Monster Sighted in Tanner is following in Don’s the little man. He’s learning all the footsteps. He has a love for all Colorado needed manly traits. Namely: things with a motor, especially Farting motorcycles. Tanner is becoming quite the pro on his battery Burping powered ATV. A 50 cc dirt bike in And Peeing standing up training wheels is in the 2006 forecast. He’s been in private swim lessons for over a year. Swimming This Christmas will be very 50 yards without assistance is a exciting. Tanner can spot a small feat for him. These genes are Christmas tree a mile away. And definitely not from the Szigethy side he is looking forward to leaving cookies and milk for Santa! Christmas 2005 ● Volume 1, Issue 1 ● Ewald Family ● (720) 870-4290 Tanner’s Pet Snake The Ewald Ranch After closing on our previous house in June and living in the “ghetto” for 4 months we finally got to move into our new home in October. It sits on a 6-acre lot and is about 15 minutes southeast from our last house. We look out the back of our house to a view of Pikes Peak and horses pasturing. There will be no horses for us, just a dirt track so we can ride our motorcycles. There are a lot of ways to reduce our bank account with this house, like the 8500 sq foot concrete driveway we had poured. We look forward to all the challenges it has to offer including decorating the inside of the house, landscaping the front and back yards and planting over 30 trees. All this will be quite a task, but we’re excited to see the end result. Tara Don’t let your eyes fool you. YES!!! This is Tara with Tara continues to work part-time as a Physical Therapist. She works primarily with her motorcycle in Rampart Range workers compensation patients and floats (Pike National Forest) between two clinics. One is housed at the Denver International Airport, the other at an off site clinic closer to home. On her days off, her motherly duties consist of transporting Tanner to the library, play dates, and swimming lessons. Tara is enjoying bringing Tanner into the kitchen to make pancakes and cookies. As for her motorcycle, Tara does not ride as much as Don would like her to, but she does enjoy putting around every now and again. She leaves the wheelies and jumping to Don. NO FEAR!!! Don Thomas the Train- Halloween Don remains as fearless as always. After selling his race bike after Tanner was born, he went on to find other ways to live dangerously. He loves getting rid of every day frustrations riding his dirt bike and watching Tanner’s excitement over motorcycles. Don is still working for Cisco Systems as a Computer Network Engineer. Over the last few months his job has taken him out of state 1-2 times a month. In March, Don passed his 2nd CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer). He is one of only 700 people in the world with 2 CCIE certifications. We are very proud of his accomplishments! Tanner on scooter Seasons Greetings from Colorado! Wishing you Happy and Healthy 2006!