The Hughes Family State of Affairs for 2003

1517 Aylesbury Ln, Plano TX, 75075 - (972)423-8611 -

We have had a truly fantastic year. When we were moved to Texas we were simply displaced Iowans. Our family has had some really significant events this year and some of it is because we were moved. It's an interesting path we travel in this life.

Beverly is the Pastor at First Presbyterian Church Commerce Texas. David is a High School Math Teacher in Plano Texas. Elaine is in accounting for McKesson Pharmaceutical. Sara is an Accountant (CPA) for Grant Thornton. I continue to work for Rockwell Collins.

This year surely wasn't slower than the previous one. This year we were all planning for David & Elaine's wedding. Then one night Beverly woke up with a pain in her back. Beverly had two significant surgeries this year. A heart catheter when due to back pain and a not favorable EKG reading, her symptoms indicated a possible heart attack. She was careflighted (on helicopter) from Commerce to Dallas. Thankfully, her heart is fine but the pain continued resulting in a surgery to fuse her C5, C6 and C7 vertebrae. Her recovery for the fusion surgery continues slowly.

This has been a big year for Sara as well. Sara has fulfilled the additional education requirements for CPA in Texas, moved to downtown Dallas and switched accounting firms.

In the midst of all this we also had our kitchen remodeled.

A Blow by Blow Account of the Year


  • We rang in the New Year with some friends


  • Beverly bought a new Chrysler Sebring Convertible to document that she had a mid-life crisis.


  • We traveled to Colorado to visit family
  • Beverly wakes up with sever pain in her back & arms


  • Beverly has physical therapy for back pain and is flown from Commerce to Dallas for a heart catheter.


  • Started the kitchen remodeling
  • Caia and Margo stopped by for a short visit while on a road trip.
  • Elaine's first wedding shower


  • Still remodeling the kitchen
  • Beverly has epidermal steroid injections in her back
  • Attended Mike & Sara Barchard's wedding in PA
  • Beverly performed a wedding for a long time friend of Sara's



  • Still remodeling the kitchen
  • A wedding shower put on by some of Beverly's friends
  • Beverly has more epidermal steroid injections into the back


  • Completed the kitchen remodeling
  • Beverly has fusion surgery performed on her neck
  • Beverly turned 52
  • Sara moved to uptown Dallas to be our local Yuppie


  • I turned 29 (more or less)


  • On the 4th David & Elaine were married. It was one heck of a party. A large and wonderful wedding. Many family and friends were able to share in the event.
  • Sara received her Texas CPA license. Now she is licensed in both Iowa and Texas.


  • I had a sleep test. This is the first time I had to deal with getting older. I didn't like it.
  • We had Thanksgiving dinner at our home with many friends and family.


  • Off to Colorado to celebrate Roberta's 90th B'Day
  • Preparing for Christmas & New Years Eve and then we do it all over again.

Beverly - 972-333-8292(m), David - , Elaine -,
Sara -, Wayne - 214-289-1077(m)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Live well & Enjoy!!
Wayne & Beverly Hughes