Brandon Stegall, CFP®
Senior Wealth Manager
We made it despite the media telling us “The end is imminent!” for the last twelve months; time to celebrate. It has been a year of reminders to all of us who sacrifice to save and invest that patience, grace, and sticking to a well-thought-out plan are keys to success. Thank you for being great examples of how to do things right when it comes to investing and life in general. I hope you all can look back at a good year doing some of the things you enjoy with your favorite people.
Our family is happy & healthy and for that we’re thankful. We have four boys busy focusing on their interests and only two boys left at home, so my wife Susan and I are starting to have more free time. I picked up golf again after a 23-year hiatus and have played more this year than ever. I’m still terrible at the game but love it anyway. Susan has always enjoyed taking care of our yard, doing landscaping projects, and tending to our garden. This summer, she started working for a friend’s landscaping company mowing and working on projects. She loves getting her hands dirty and staying active. We have a puppy for the first time in our adult lives who is about four months old. The boys named her Stella; she is 75% Bernese Mountain dog and 25% poodle; it’s been wonderful having her join the family. Maybe Stella will fill our need to nurture until grandbabies come along. While we did not do a lot of traveling this year, we did go on one big Covid-delayed trip to The UK and Ireland in July. The picture included is from St. Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf. It was the first time we’ve been abroad since our honeymoon in 1997 so it was long overdue.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours,
Brandon, Susan, James (22), Danny (21), Sam (17), John Paul (14)
It’s hard to believe 2022 is already coming to an end, and what a year it has been! I have been with the company for nearly three years and could not be happier. I have loved every moment thanks to my incredible co-workers and clients.
This year has been life-changing, in August of this year I became a father! My wife and I had our first child, Everly Day. She’s an absolute joy, we’re soaking up every second with her and watching her change every day! We’re so excited for Christmas and creating lasting traditions.
I cannot wait to see what 2023 has in store. We are so blessed and thankful for all we have been given. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Have a safe and wonderful holiday season.
-David, Morgyn, Everly, and Archie
Dwight Twillman, CFP®
Principal & Senior Wealth Manager
2022 is ending and with it, we have had to lean on our Faith a lot this year. As loved ones get sick and terminal, we have choices to make. We can run away from our Faith or run towards it. We chose to run towards it. As many of you know, my mother (Jeanelle) passed away in April after suffering a severe stroke in October 2021. In addition, we lost a cousin (Ron), aunt (Joan), and our son-in-law (Chris) lost his mother (Ellen) and his grandmother (Fran). Even with all this loss, we acknowledge they are in a better place and know they are at Peace. Life is quite a ride, and we feel very blessed for all our friends, family, and others that have shown so much support during these difficult times.
On a happier note, Tanner is a Baker University senior and still loves baseball. He plans to stay for a fifth year, get a Masters (in what, we do not know yet), and play ball another year. Leslie completed her first full year at KPMG which provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Has her CPA designation and has joined others in the family as number crunchers. 😊 The grandkids, Landon (9) and Kylie (7), keep our family very busy as they play basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. We enjoy watching them and it is so rewarding as a grandparent.
I did have a very memorable event happen this fall, I had my first Hole in One on the golf course! A blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then! Thanks for your continued confidence in all of us at TRPG. May you all have a Blessed Holiday and a Happy New Year.
– Dwight & Tina Twillman