Happy New Year from Randi!

posted: January 2, 2021By:

Happy & Healthy New Year to our Shibley Family!!!!!!!!!!!!

While I am sure many of us are eager to leave 2020 behind us, I feel it’s important to try and focus on the positive when we can…even though that can be especially tough to do right now. This year came with many highs and lows, but my bright spot was savoring extra time spent with my family and for that, I am grateful. Looking ahead to 2021, I am hopeful that we collectively continue to take the necessary COVID precautions, stay safe, and make our way towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

It was truly wonderful seeing so many familiar faces at our Zoom Holiday Party with Mainstages. I had so much fun playing Holiday Trivia, hearing your voices, dancing with you and making a snowman! We’re so lucky to have partnered with Mainstages, as they bring such a strong sense of liveliness, silliness and creativity to our events together. While we still cannot be together in person, it’s so great to have such engaging and interactive virtual events to feel that sense of Shibley unity and love. I noticed many of you on the other end of your screens had brothers, sisters, or parents participating in the fun- I loved seeing your teamwork! My daughter, Mariel, spent her Winter Break at home with us, so it was great to be able to play with her by my side.

We are planning more Zoom get-togethers to keep the momentum going until the Springtime when we hope to be able to get together in person once again.   Please mark your calendars for our next Zoom event- Saturday, January 9th @ 5:00 PM. Our new Junior Camp Director, Hayley, will be hosting story time for our campers. While this event is built around our junior campers, who doesn’t love a good read-aloud?! I know I will be there, ready to see your faces and listen to a great story or two. Maybe we can wear our cozy pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, and dunk some cookies in milk as Hayley reads.

As 2021 begins, I am filled with hope and inspiration. We will take all that we’ve learned from 2020 with us, and prepare for an incredible summer.  Wishing you all a healthy happy start to the year-Stay safe and be well!