Dear Family,

        Since this is my first time to ever write a newsletter, I'm not quite sure what to put in here, so I'll just let ya'll in on whats going on with me right now.

         I went home this Christmas to NC and had a great time visiting with mom and dad and friends. It was a nice break before I came back to finish my last semester of school. A few days after I got back I got into a car accident on my way to class. It kinda stunk. I was rearended and thrown across the other lanes of traffic and into a telephone pole. I was in worse shape than my car was in. So I spent a few days sore and beat up, but now I'm doing much better.

         I started this semester and am having a great time with my classes. I'm taking a business class, a human relations class, a color class, and my senior theory class. It's kinda nice taking a few classes other than all cosmetology. I'm looking forward to being done this semester and starting up in a salon.

        I'm currently living with my moms sister, Jeana and having a blast being here. It's nice to be so close to family and being able to get together with them often. I get to see Grandma often and was happy to get to spend time with her and Jennie and Ross and the kids for her birthday.

        Ok, so I can't think of much else to write and call it quiits for this time. Hope things are well with everyone and I'll talk to ya'll soon. Love you!!!!

Alise Gwilliam