Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope and trust everyone has had a blessed year, despite any hardships that may have transpired in the last 12 months.  As for me, I’ve had a wonderful year of consulting as well as some great times personally with my wife and family.  This year has also brought with it some trials and difficult decisions.

Over this last year my wife and I have had the great opportunity of being able to spend a week up in Michigan camping with my family as well as going on a Disney Cruise with my wife’s family in June.  Additionally in July we were able to get away for a few nights to St. Simons Island, GA to celebrate our second anniversary.  This Christmas we have also been able to spend additional time with family in Michigan and out in Colorado.

As for work life, a couple of weeks ago I made the difficult decision of resigning from my position as a Sr. SharePoint Architect with EPC Group.  It has been a privilege to work with several different individuals and clients over the past year and I have continued to hone my skills as a SharePoint consultant and increase my SharePoint knowledge as a result of working with these individuals and clients.

For what’s next?  I have a few things brewing so for now, all I’ll say is stay tuned to my blog/Twitter/Facebook feeds for additional updates coming sometime in 2012.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and in all of the celebrations, remembers what we are really celebrating this time of year (and it’s not Santa). 

      For to us a child is born,       to us a son is given;                   and the government shall be upon his shoulder,       and his name shall be called                   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,       Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Is 9:6).