Every year for almost the ten years Samantha has lived with us, we have been involved with a Christmas donation program sponsored mostly by the Lake Washington High School students and their parents. This year we had everything going against this program imaginable. We were hit with a serious recession the last quarter of 2008 and then a snow storm that crippled most of western Washington in December and set this on hold until January. In spite of all the circumstances it still came off. We cannot stress how much we appreciated the efforts of the Loyalty Club at LWHS and the two sponsors who worked so hard at making this happen.