Season’s Greetings
The Stutz family is happy to be writing from Mumbai, India, for a second year.  We continue to teach at the American School of Bombay and to enjoy the travel adventures that India has to offer.  Last year, my sister sent a great summary of 2007 letter in a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ format.  I liked the idea so much, I copied it!  Here we go!

The Stutz Family – 2008

Dave and Susan move happily into their 12th year of marriage...

Alea turned 11 on the last day of school; the perfect birthday gift! 

We counted 10 Chinese fishing nets on the beach in Kerala, south India, where we spent a wonderful April holiday. 

Breck celebrated his 9th birthday with Star Wars theme cake and fun. 

Alea’s fingers slid over the 8 keys of her new sax at the ASB Christmas concert!

Breck taught 7 tech staff at ASB how to manage Pivot animation programs.  Check out his fine work

We spent 6 fabulous days in glorious Udaipur, India over Diwali holiday

Alea spent 5days away from home with her teachers and peers in Matheran, India on her Week Without Walls tour. 

We have 4 happy members in our family:

  • Susan still loves teaching first grade and singing ABBA songs
  • Dave still loves teaching middle school math and facebooking as many people in a day as he can
  • Breck still loves Legos and Star Wars
  • Alea still loves reading and drawing penguins on her laptop. 

  • We are blessed as a family and feel fortunate to be here in Mumbai working for and with a great school. 
On our 3rd day back in the USA for summer holiday, Dave tore the meniscus in his knee and spent the next 6 weeks recovering after surgery

We cancelled 2 days of school after the terrorist bombings in south Mumbai in November.  We hope and pray for peace in 2009 for Mumbai, India, Asia and the world. 

On the 1st day of January, 2009, we’ll be traveling in sunny Thailand, enjoying Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Krabi. 

We hope this finds you healthy, happy and safe.  Peace to all this holiday season. Enjoy pictures from our Christmas morning (held the 20th) here...