Thursday, December 18, 2008
2008 Christmas Letter
To Our Friends and Family,
We have had an amazing and busy year in 2008. Chris, Jen, and Micah are blessed with a new addition in the family, Paige. She was born on June 27th and weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. A small package, but what a wonderful gift she is. Chris graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho on Micah’s 2-year birthday, July 18th, and then we moved back to Springfield, Missouri where both our families are close by. In October, he found a job in a company called Gannett who owns the Springfield News-Leader. He works in a collections call center as a systems technician setting up workstations for the other employees, reviewing credit applications, and as the manager’s assistant. Jen is at home with the children; she is doing her best teaching them and helping them grow. She also baby-sits a 16-month-old named Enzo four days a week. The extra income is always helpful. Micah is a wild, energetic toddler. He is determined to do things on his own and be independent. He just started potty training; it will be nice when we won’t have to buy him diapers anymore. Paige is now almost 6-months old, and she certainly isn’t the scrawny little baby she used to be. She can roll over and chew her toes. It seems as though she is teething, because she has been somewhat cranky and drools quite a bit.
The poem below describes our family right now to the tune of The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…) Enjoy!
Graduation, then Chris was hired
Micah’s taking off his clothes
Peace and quiet, that’s what Jen desires
And Paige can roll and say some “Oh”s
But the children grow, their eyes, their ears, their mouth, their nose
It makes our days and years so bright
Pretty soon, Paige’s hair will have bows
And Micah will use the potty just right
We have great blessings every day
We thank the Lord; His love guides us when we pray
No worries and no fears not even sighs
To see how we will get through or get by
And so we’re offering this simple phrase
To friends and family, all of you
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you!
Have a happy New Year, too! May your days be filled with the Lord’s love and blessings. With best wishes for you and yours,
Posted by Jenn at 3:18 PM