We just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Frankie is now the most senior Ensign, or the bull Ensign, as they call it. He received a nice little hat for it. The tall guy is Commanding Officer Maurer. Frankie got a new job for NAVFAC and his areas cover the West Oahu bases. He is busy and is in charge of the funding for projects around the bases. We have both been so busy; Frankie with work, and myself with school. We can't complain though, because we live in stinkin' Hawaii!! It is so great here. We have been fortunate to have Frankie's Granddad and Barbara visit twice for a short time. We wish we were able to make it home for the Holidays, but I am taking a winter session class, and we are also house-sitting for some friends. Plus, it gets expensive flying from here! We cannot believe we have been here over a year. It has gone so fast! We want to wish everyone a warm holiday season! Love ya!