Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2009 Christmas (New Years) Letter

December 2009

Happy New Year Family and Friends,

So much has happened in 2009 we couldn't even get this letter out before Christmas! So we thought we would just give you the highlights.

Matt – Loves his job and we can't believe he has been working at PCS a year. God is providing and Matt is excelling and really busy. He is also enjoying playing on the worship team at church, where he is currently learning the lead electric.

Jo - Has stepped down from doing children's ministry and is focusing on things at home. She is enjoying the challenges God is bringing her; and being available to serve and minister where God needs her. She is also home-schooling Anna and is no longer watching kids at home. With home schooling she's gotten involved in a community of home-schooling families in our church; there are about 12 families!

Anna – Started kindergarten at home. She is doing well and really enjoys it. She is very good at her numbers and is struggling with some of her letters right now, but we are getting there. Anna also lost her first tooth early this month which was exciting for her. This summer Anna took swimming lessons and passed the first of several courses. She is also a dancer, and is excited to take dance lessons, which she will start after the first of the year.

Benen – Is growing fast. While Anna was busy with swimming lessons, we found Benen is our little water baby - and he loves the water. He loves doing Bible stories with his sister as part of school in the morning. He is great at singing the songs and memorizing the verses; which is fun to see him do. He is very much into cars, balls, and Larry Boy (a VeggieTales hero-character).

Family – God challenged us to cut back in some areas this year, so Matt and I are not leading Small Groups right now. We are still connected to a Small Group, and God has put us in the prefect one. Our big news right now is that we are expecting number 3 in early July. Crazy to think we will be a family of 5 before we know it.


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