Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Card Greetings

I would first like to say how much I love hearing from all of you at Christmas time. I truly cherish each Christmas card and Christmas letters we receive. For many of you it is the only time we keep in touch so I cherish them even more...to find out what is going on in your lives. You are our family and friends. We care about you and want to know how you are doing! I was reading an article I happened on on the Internet and was surprised to see someone say, "don't brag when you write your Christmas letters." To that I say, "Why NOT?" You love your kids and if they do something good, why not share it with people you love? If you are sending letters to people you care about they won't mind. They will share in your joy! That is how I feel. I want to share in your joys!

With that said I will continue on to our brief summary of happenings for 2008.

Husband
  • Loves his very thriving practice here in our little town.
  • Ran a marathon (26.2 miles) in Feb. and a 100 mile bike ride in Aug.! He deserves some bragging rights don't you think!?
  • Still Elders Quorum President

Oldest Daughter

  • 13 years old
  • 8th grade
  • Flute Player
  • Yearbook Staff
  • Loves clothes now...you know the stage where Mom doesn't know what is "in" now and that is all she wants for Christmas.
  • Young Women Beehive (Name of 12& 13 yr. old girl's church group) First Counselor (Leader)
  • Has her own personal blog, it is locked for members only, so let me know if you want us to put you on the list (family & friends only - no strangers)

Son

  • 10 years old
  • 4th grade
  • Webelos Cub Scout
  • Honor Society
  • Still a video game fanatic
  • Bakugan collector

Youngest Daughter

  • 5 years old
  • Began Kindergarten this year!
  • Still loves baby dolls
  • Social 'butterfly!'

Me

  • Need I say how much I love the "Twilight" series? :) If you have looked around on this blog much you will quickly notice this fact.
  • Sunday School Gospel Doctrine teacher
  • Continue to sell Once Upon A Family
  • Ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) in Nov.

Family

  • We are building a house!!!!!!!
  • We'll be moving hopefully in February

I am hoping to finish our 2008 timeline tonight. It is so cool. You just click on the name of the event and it will show you a picture. Then you can click the arrows back and forth to see all the other pictures & events.

You are welcome to leave comments here on the blog. Just click on the word comments and a screen will come up. For security purposes I ask that you do not write our names in the comments, otherwise you can e-mail me. My e-mail address was included in our Christmas card.

If your family or you have a blog or website, please let me know! I would love to be able to visit it throughout the year and see what you are up to. I have really enjoyed blogging. It is a great way to keep in touch & share pictures with family and friends.

My family and I wish you a safe and happy Christmas,

Shan

2 comments:

  1. This is Sarah from spirituallythinking.blogspot.com, do you want to know something else funny - I officially became addicted to Twilight last month (i.e. the 4 books in 5 days!) and our family blog has the same background yours does. Great minds think alike:) Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes for the season and new year!

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  2. Great minds do think alike! Make sure you check out twilightmoms.com! I'll check back with you later:) Shan

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