Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 Christmas Letter

Dear Friends & Family,

We feel so very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Thank you for all the great memories and for the ways you inspire us. We love you all so very much!

2009 has been a great year. We feel very blessed in so many ways. The move we made last October to South Weber was a great one. We are so happy living in a small town, yet close enough to larger cities. I love driving down the road and getting stuck behind a tractor. It forces me to stop and 'smell the roses' or hay.

Mr. Boy (21 months) continues to enrich our lives with his strong personality and innocence. He is definitely a daddy's boy but occasionally flatters me with a hug & kiss. We are amazed with his food preferences- he often chooses fruits, vegetables, & beans over sweets & meat (he evens eats guacamole & edamame). He likes drawing, playing with cars, and looooong baths. He still prefers whining over actual words.

ZoZo (4 months) radiates such a sweetness. She is so lovable and happy that it's difficult for us to stop gawking at her. Her eyes are constantly following her busy brother. Her dainty little fingers are fun to watch as they explore new objects. We are thrilled that she joined our family.

Being members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has blessed us in so many ways. We enjoy learning about the Savior and His teachings. We've had opportunities in our congregation/ward to get to know our neighbors. HeRoos is a Sunday school teacher to the 11 year old boys. This has been quite the challenge for him since he has never taught before. He comes home exhausted on Sundays (or at least that's his excuse to watch football) but he really enjoys getting to know the boys. I work with the Young Women (ages 12-18) in our ward and I have grown to love them. They are such strong young people and they inspire me to be better. Sometimes I feel like there is not an age gap between us and then I look in the mirror and am reminded otherwise.

There are a gazillion things we are grateful for- good health, employment, family, faith, peace, friends, a home, relationships, and the list goes on and on. There are so many good people in this world and we feel fortunate that we know some of them, including YOU! Have a Merry Christmas!

The Roos'
HeRoos, SheRoos, MB (Mr. Boy) & ZoZo


The Leo said...

I'm glad everyone is well. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Merry Christmas. Sorry for teasing about paper and stamps--it was just an excuse to be grumpopotamus about Christmas.

Megan said...

Merry Christmas! We loved your photo card, Sandy carried it around for a day. We should get Sandy & Max together to play after the holidays!

nymanzanita said...

Happy New Year! Hugs and Kisses to you all...