Christmas card 2016:
We had many big changes this year while living in Utah. We had a baby! And at home in our bath tub! It was all very easy and fast so the midwife came just moments after Ella was born. The kids and Collin were there and it was an incredible experience for us all.
Collin moved departments to be a marketing manager with FamilySearch for the LDS church.
We left beautiful Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City and moved to Sandy, Utah. We are meant to be here and love it very much.
Our first born started school and with all our activities we keep very busy.
Frederick- 5, wants to go by “Fred,” Waldorf Pre K, leader, friend, music school, loves to play outside, loves books and soccer.
Harriet- 3, loves nursery, singer, dancer, pretender, climber, started gymnastics, refuses to wear shoes or a coat even in the freezing weather.
Ella- 6 months, crawling and into everything, big smiles, LOVES food, thinks her siblings are the funniest people ever; we all adore her.
Dot the kitty- tries to stay out of Ella’s ear and tail tugging reach, sad that she doesn’t get to play outside while it’s winter, cuddlier than ever.
We love this time of year and feel so grateful for life, for family and friends, and for the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know he lives and loves us and that in good times and bad times we can always turn to him. Happy Holidays!!
And here are the goals we have all set for ourselves:
Nikki: 1. Make a real friend. 2. Exercise; take care of my body; lose 15 pounds. 3. Make our house a home. 4. Prayer on my knees morning and night
Freddie: 1. say my prayers every morning and night 2. Start kindergarten next fall
Ella: Learn how to walk and grow some teeth
Hattie: Start primary and be in my own class.
Collin: More quality family time, A garden
This year we will be studying the Doctrine and Covenants and church history as well as teachings from President Gordon B. Hinckley. This morning as a family we read the introductions for each class. I was moved by all the amazing accomplishments by President Hinckley. I’m excited to study his life because I gained my adult testimony while he was the prophet. I feel i know him so well.
I have been praying sincerely daily for my children and my family. Today I reflected a lot on Collins and my relationship. I desire to be close emotionally, physically, spiritually.
I am sickened when I think about the inaguration of Donald Trump but there isn’t anything I can do to change it. I want to have high hopes for 2017. I will do my best to be an example of love and acceptance to my children and to people in our neighborhood and school and community.
Hard times in 2016: Donald trump elected president and my feelings of hopelessness that people in our country elected such a man. The death of my dad’s business partner of 20 years, Keith Mosier.
The best parts about 2016: I had a baby girl in my bath tub. Collin and I make it to 8 years of marriage. The Gilmore Girls revival was released and it was so good. Feeling closer than ever to my parents. Feeling unconditional love from them. A wonderful grateful thanksgiving together with my whole family. Freddie starting school and loving it. Moving to our new home. Starting stroller strides and making many good friends so quickly. Collin has been traveling for work and enjoying his job very much. He went to Santo Domingo, Columbia and Brazil to find out more about how members do family history in those parts of the world. Evolution as a couple, family and person into the next stages of life as Fred starts school while enjoying our sweet daughters’ young childhood still. Ms Atara!!! She’s the best.
Happy NEW YEAR! 2017!! (A year in review to come soon!!)
We had a little party with a few families. The kids loved having some other kids to party with and we did an early count down for them. They lasted till 10ish. Cuties!
It was the kids first day of their new classes today! CTR 5 for Fred and sunbeams for Hattie!!!! They were so happy as we left them!