Welcome to the "Swanson Family Christmas" web page, 2016 edition!
(Again piggybacking on Doug's academic website.)
Our 2016 brought joy and sadness. We're still living in Southern California (and loving it!) and we are fortunate to be able to do a lot of traveling. However, our best travel buddy can't go with us any more. We lost Pearl in April. She was healthy and happy right up to the end - when she began suffering seizures and lost contact with the world. Pearl was 12 years young. We miss her presence, every day. Terri and Doug became 'The Two Musketeers' until, in August, a new little girl joined the family. Maggie has very quickly made a place for herself in the household.
Scroll down to see the slideshow with more photos from 2016...
DOUG AND TERRI'S 2016 SLIDESHOW...
Click on the photo to start the show, with captions.
DOUG - Professor in Communications, Cal State Fullerton. Oversees the department's student-run PR agency. Got slightly overextended writing two books in 2016. One has been published, and the other (the first 'how to' book for administrators and faculty on how to launch a student agency) will be in press in early 2017. Refuses to grade on a curve, never gives extra credit (bwa ha ha ha)- but loves to spend free time with best buddies Emma & Grace.
TERRI - Administrative Coordinator, Chapman University. Responsible for faculty contracts and loads, course scheduling, and whatever other crazy drama flies into her orbit. Loves vegetarian cooking, train trips, and weekend travels in the 'little trailer.' Longs for her retirement, so she can spend more time swimming in the pool and sitting quietly with her books. Enjoys our monthly visits to Albert, Ashley, Emma, and Grace's house (and spends lots of time petting Cooper).