As things start to wind down for 2010 and move inexorably towards Christmas and New Year's, we find ourselves with the perfect time to reflect on what this year had in store for us and all the things we're thankful for.
Of course, there's always the stuff you're thankful for when you're a part of any business: growth, increased revenue and profit, new clients, etc. (trust us, we're thankful for all that!), but when you're a team of 13 people, you can celebrate the personal events as well. Here are just a few of our favorite moments this year:
- Matt Grayson hired as a developer - Those of you who talk with us pretty regularly already know that we've got several running jokes about having two Matts on staff (me and Matt Ervin). Now that we've got a third, it's a little like a Matt cult over here. Note for potential job seekers, change your name to Matt posthaste – you're nearly guaranteed a job. Seriously though, Matt Grayson makes things happen that we all take for granted. Matt's fingerprints are all over the new tools, features, apps and under-the-hood technology of SiteWrench, and we're super-thankful for his talents.
- Meredith celebrated her 10th Speakiversary - We already hit the highlights of Mer's Speakiversary celebration, so I'll link you over to that. Here's to you, Mer – you're awesome (especially for an Auburn grad).
- Kids - my daughter, Lydia, was born in May, and Brad is expecting a little Rushlett in June. Of course, we're thankful for all the kiddos of team members. Seeing trucks, toys or office supplies strewn about an office is a tell-tale sign that we've got some guests, and it's time to play!
- Time off - Whether it's the boss sending around an email letting us off a few minutes early or the Great Christmas Break of 2010 (we're off December 24-January 2), working in an environment where quality time with friends and family is a priority is something we're all thankful for.
- Our clients - Ok, so it may sound like we're sucking up here, but we have incredible clients. We're stoked that so many people trust as to be a partner in whatever it is they are trying to accomplish. This time of year, we want each of you to hear a heartfelt "thank you" for your business and relationships.
We're stoked about what 2011 holds for us, but before we launch into the new year, we think it's worth reflecting on the year that was and being thankful. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! We'll see you next year!