Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Newsletter 2010

Greetings to your home from ours this Christmas season!  Even in this age of instant information through Facebook, we still enjoy receiving Christmas newsletters and hearing about what has gone on in people’s lives in the past year.  If you’ve read our newsletter before you know that most years involve at least one baby being added to the extended family!  This year was no exception, as we celebrated with K’s sister C and her husband R as they welcomed a 5th son into their family in October.  Who will have a baby in 2011…?  Stay tuned!

For us it has been a busy year as usual!  After beginning her Master of Information degree in September 2007, K will be finished as of December 10th.  Needless to say we are excited about this accomplishment, which couldn’t have happened without J’s unfailing support.  Her convocation ceremony will be in June 2011 and then she will officially be a Librarian.  She continues to be employed by the City of M.

J continues to work at the Home Depot as an inventory associate and this summer we officially registered his handyman business.  Since doing so, God has been blessing us with consistent work opportunities for him – everything from painting, to bathroom makeovers, to basement renos.  This on top of all the great work he has completed in our own home – including finishing his office, a storage are with custom shelving, and the basement bathroom.  If you'd like more information about his business or to see photos of his work just email me.

DS1 is 6 and in Grade 1 – he is such a bright and inquisitive little boy!  He really took to reading and is reading “The Little Pilgrim’s Progress” on his own.  He recently marveled to K that when he’s reading he’s not saying it out loud but his brain is telling him the words!  He continues to be very affectionate and loves his little sister very much!

DS2 is 4 and started Kindergarten this year – he too is very intelligent and scored in the 91st percentile when we had some testing done on his language comprehension abilities.  He is doing a great job with his penmanship and drawing and shows a great deal of interest in reading.

Both the boys continue to enjoy attending AWANA on a weekly basis and do an excellent job memorizing Bible verses and earning their badges.  We are so glad that they have a good understanding and foundation for their faith.

DD1 turned 1 in November and we had a very pink and girly tea party for her birthday celebration.  She is a delightful little girl – always has a smile!  She has been scooting around the house for a while and recently began pulling herself up so we know walking is not far behind!  She waves “hello” and “goodbye” and shakes her head “no”, as well as the general chatter that only she can understand at this point!

And now to answer the question posed at the beginning of this letter – WE are looking forward to the arrival of a baby boy due February 12, 2011.  We believe children are a blessing from the Lord and welcome those He sends to us in His perfect timing.

Blessings to you for the New Year!

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