John and I are recently retired from fast-paced careers in the insurance and private investigation industries. John comes from a family of artists and has a BS degree from Trinity University. Patty graduated from UT San Antonio with a Fine Arts degree. With a large blended family of six children and spouses, seventeen grandchildren, spouses and significant others, and now, great-grandchildren, we are always looking for something we can create for gifts. Christmas of 2009 was no different. We began to construct wooden crosses for each family. As we completed them, I shared them with friends at my workplace. We were astounded by the reception. Orders from family and friends soon filled our work calendar! As I retired, we expanded into a full-blown business. Each wooden cross is individually designed, signed, and numbered. We are now in the mid-1600's.