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Christmas with the Basses!

H appy new year! I hope your holidays were restful and rejuvenating. I'm grateful to have gotten lots of time with family, lots of time with students, and lots of time with friends!

Christmas & New Years for the Basses

Christmas Eve with Erin's side of our family! This is my brother-in-law, Matt and my mother-in-law, Kim!

Peep the socks

Our 3rd annual Christmas disc golf tournament! I lost in the final hole against our oldest brother, Nathan. He's posing proudly with his trophy

Can you tell we're related?

This was taken at 12:00am this morning. Happy New Year!

P.S. It's hard to see, but moments prior to this we finally filled the picture frames in our Living Room after having been hanging emptily for 6 months.

Hanging with friends

Erin and I drove with our close friends, Taylor and Austin, an hour each way for what we later discovered to be a kids' amusement park. Austin had a wonderful time on the rides, but you could say the rest of us enjoyed our time more for the company...

We should have taken more pics with people, but we got to use our 2 weeks off to catch up with so many more of our friends!

FOCUS Christmas Parties!

SMU FOCUS had a series of competitions to conclude our Christmas party. Watch in awe of our sled building + race. That was my team that almost took 2nd, but fell to 3rd place at the final moment.

Our FOCUS all-staff Christmas party! A few were sick and missed, but here's the whole team! I love working with these people so much.

Thank you all for your support! Remember to take time to rest. Your value is not determined by what you accomplish or how productive you are. Connect with God and thank him for not designing us to be ever-working robots!

I love y'all!

Your brother,


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