What A Year!
As we wrap up Christmas and get ready to flip the calendar, it's hard to believe what a wonderful year this has been, both personally and professionally.
By the numbers, 2018 was a great year for us. I was honored as always to DJ/MC weddings throughout Michigan, including at some of our regular sites, like Drummond Island Resort and Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Wild Bluff Golf Course, Kewadin Casinos and Lake Superior State University. We also we're able to visit new places and entertain guests at receptions at The Homestead in Glen Arbor and a back yard wedding in Central Lake. I was also proud and honored to entertain guests, and family members, at my brother Matthew's wedding in August as we welcomed his wife, Francie and her family, into ours.
I also DJ'ed several special events, including our local "Girls on the Run" event in May, a Father/Daughter Dance fundraiser for our local women's shelter, a Grade 8 graduation party in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the Sault High/Malcolm High School graduation lock-in party, two events during "Welcome Week" at Lake Superior State University, as well as my annual Special Olympics Dance in April.
Busy Family Year
We also had a whirlwind year in our family. In August, our daughter Hollyann, received her White Coat from the Pharmacy Department at Butler University in Indianapolis. This is a big milestone as she was officially welcomed into the Pharmacy program. It's one of the many proud moments we've had over the years with her.
Our son Brandon enlisted in the United States Air Force. He left for Basic Military Training in September and graduated the week of Thanksgiving. What a blessing it was to have most of us together in San Antonio for that amazing event. We spent a week there enjoying the sights, and reveling in the pomp of all the graduation activities. After a quick flight home for Christmas, he's back to Lackland AFB in Texas to complete his Tech School before reporting to his first duty station in March in Wyoming.
2019 Marks our 5th year in business, and I'm humbled at how much we've grown in that short amount of time. As we get ready for 2019 and beyond, we already have quite a few events booked including many weddings, parties and other events. Being as they call in the biz a "single-op", we are getting quite busy. We made some big investments this year in new equipment, and I plan on upgrading some more in 2019. You can be the greatest entertainer in the world, but it doesn't matter if your equipment fails.
So, there you have it. 2018 in the books. To all the couples who entrusted us with entertaining their guests at the biggest day of their lives, thank you! Thank you for your trust and the honor of being a part of your wedding. Sharon and I hope your first New Year together as husband and wife is amazing!