Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends! I did send out a few Christmas cards, but didn't include my usual Christmas letter. Instead I decided to do it on our blog. This year has once again flown by. It's hard to believe that we are another year older and wiser of course. We continue to be blessed by the Lord in our lives. We enjoy being together in our home and have lots of fun together as a family. We miss our family who are not so close to us and our friends who have moved away (or are away). Now to update you on what's going on here in Nebraska.

Let's start with the smallest... Megan is three and a half. She started preschool this year (twice a week). It was a rough transition for her, but after about 2 months, she is doing great. No more clinging to mom's leg or crying. Now when she she asks, "Where I go after nigh night?" I say preschool. She gets excited and says, "With Miss Cheri and Miss Rose?" She has been in speech for a year now and doing wonderful. She loves to play babies, barbies, color, and play animals with the other animals in our house (her siblings). She keeps us smiling and is a pure joy to have around.

Jenna is 6 and finally has lost her two bottom teeth. The first one she pulled out herself and the second came with the help of her fork while eating dinner...oops! That was a painful one (it was not quite ready to come out). Jenna is in First grade and doing great. She enjoys reading and loves to draw and color. Jenna started gymnastics this fall and loves it.

Our oldest is still a Football fanatic. Tyler is eight and a half and lives for Football. It doesn't matter who is playing or what is on Sport Center, he's there listening and soaking in all the information there is. Tyler played Soccer in the spring and Football in the fall. He does very well at both, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the future. Tyler is in the 3rd grade. He's doing very well in all his studies and continues to amaze us with his memory. I wish I would remember that he's right most of the time when he throws stats at me. Other than playing football or watching football, his other favorite thing to do is play "animals". If you come to the house and hear lots of barking, don't worry we didn't cave and buy a dog, it's just our three little rascals acting like dogs.

I am staying busy with all the kids activities of course, but I am able to get out of the house and work a bit each month. Children's Physicians has been very good to me. I work 16 hours a month and enjoy the perks that come with that (free advice). I enjoy working out at 24 hour fitness, scrapbooking with friends, girls night out and hanging out with my family. Church continues to keep me busy as well. I play the piano in Primary, the Organ (every 6th week) and am the cub scout leader.

Justin is working for Deloitte Tax and enjoying it. He seems to keep a good work/life balance which the kids and I appreciate. He has loved playing soccer in the spring and fall with some friends on a local Catholic league. His church calling is still the Executive Secretary. He is a great help to me and the kids love their daddy!!

During this holiday we hope you enjoy this holiday season and wish you lots of peace, love and most of all JOY! Keep in touch!


Jennie said...

I will miss getting your letter, but it is great to hear how everyone is doing!!
Love ya!

The Huntsman's said...

Hey I just saw on Facebook that you had a blog! If you want to e-mail me your address you can check out ours. Your kids are so big and cute. Hope to see you guys soon!

Jeni said...

Hi Kari, I found your blog info on facebook. Mine is
Nice to see pics of your family. Happy Holidays, Jeni Eskelson

Palmer family said...

cute pics of the kids! Where were they taken?

Jenny said...

Thanks for your card! I need pictures of you and Justin Next year!