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All the best to you and yours in 2012! Molly and Paul Klimas

Our 2011 news is on the following pages.


Happy New Year from the Klimas Family! Dear Friends, Paul and I are empty nesters now, so our family newsletter may be more about “us” than about the kids. We’re not as spry as our younguns, but we’re having a pretty good time. This photo was taken of us on our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Mackinac Island where we had honeymooned 25 years, eight cities, four houses and two kids ago. It was a splendid time – the trip and the 25 years! But enough about us! We have big news: Our daughter Elizabeth is engaged to be married to Mr. Eric Hillman of Arlington, Va., this Aug. 3, 2012. We are delighted for Lizzie and excited to welcome Eric into our family. He is a fine young man. They both live/work in the Arlington area. Our other big news is son Daniel graduated Officer Candidates School, U.S. Marine Corps, in July. It’s a grueling process, and he made it through early. He is completing his bachelor’s degree at Hillsdale College with the goal of graduating in May 2013 and receiving a commission at that time. Paul continues to work for the City of Grand Rapids, and I continue to run my public relations company, IntentPR. Pete the Dog is my constant companion. Here are a few photo highlights of the year. If you’d like to see larger versions of the images and a few more that didn’t fit in this card, then go to http://bit.ly/uOQQd6. Molly Drop us a note sometime! The Klimas Family 2235 Ridgewood Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-975-7893 (home phone) and klimasmolly@gmail.com

JAN. 1, 2012


2011 IN PICTURES Molly, Pete, Danny and Frances at the new Ronald Reagan statue, Hillsdale College, during Parents’ Weekend.

Danny, foreground, at his graduation from Officer Candidates School, U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico, Va.

Molly and Paul visited Paul’s cousins in Holland, Mich., who live a block from Lake Michigan. This is what the lake usually looks like in the wintertime – frozen!

Winter

Spring

Eric proposed to Lizzie on Aug. 28 and she said yes! They will be married in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 3, 2012.

Summer Danny with his girlfriend Frances from Los Angeles who flew from L.A. to D.C. to see Dan graduate from O.C.S.

Shamrock Shuffle 8K race in Chicago – from left sisters Kelly, Maggie, Annie, our mother Gerry, Lizzie, Molly and Becky. Mom was a feisty competitor!

Fall into Winter Molly and Paul went to Mackinac Island (here’s a pic from the island’s highest point, overlooking Lake Huron) and stayed at the Grand Hotel (the historic hotel boasts the world’s longest porch).

Molly published a new children’s book “inspired by a true story” for nieces Beverly, Erin and Shannon.


Holiday Letter 2011-12