Dear friends and family,
We love the Christmas season and the opportunity to receive and share photos and letters with loving friends and remember our Savior. This year, we turned the letter writing over to, ME! Raquel.
Baby Joel is bouncy and very fun to be around! He is running like a pro and is starting to say some words such as Mom, Dad, and “A phone.” He is a happy wanderer (like previous models) and loves food and the dogs.
Liliana is our little girly-girl, loving to have tea parties and play with her dolls. I personally don’t love her ALL the time, having her in my room and all.
Seth is our locomotive. He had fun this fall doing Joyschool with Lily and some other friends. He and Isaac get along really well. He is great at unloading our dishwasher.
Isaac is loving the charter school here! He is great at making friends and making people laugh. After all, Isaac means laughter! He loves to do everything Nathan does.
I, Raquel, love making things, especially treats. I am trying to be an organized girl. I really like rock-climbing and ballet, newspaper club at school, and violin. I also love to write books!
Nathan loves playing the guitar. He is still into designing and engineering. He played baseball this year, and flew a plane!!! He and I are taking both piano and voice lessons.
We have had a friend, Natalia living with us since May. She’s a real help. All of the kids love her!!!
My Mom, Jenni, has been working and working on her new blog about doctoring, cooking and schooling at home, and is having fun with it. She’s also taking voice lessons and singing a lot.
My Dad, Mike, has been teaching at George Wythe College and working in the ER. He is in his fifth year helping with the Boy Scouts (maybe he still hasn’t learned everything he’s supposed to).
Highlights of our Year
Nathan: Working as a program seller at the Shakespearian Festival, hiking around Machu Picchu
Me: Being a Scottish doll in Coppelia. Program selling. Whale watching, Boston Science museum, Louisa May Alcott house
Isaac: Visiting the Native People at the Plymouth Plantation on our Boston trip, going to the charter school
Seth: Playing Dominoes at Grandma’s house, Joyschool
Lily: Going to Joyschool this fall, playing with her kitchen set, cutting her own hair
Joel: Joining the big kids in nursery at church
Dad: Taking Nathan to a Springsteen concert, taking a great group to Bolivia, the Minuteman museum
Mom: Finishing her Master Herbalist degree (finally!), launching her Dr Mom Essentials blog
We love hearing from you all and seeing your beautiful lives and families. Thank you for keeping in touch and sharing your friendship with us. We hope the Lord’s richest blessings will be with you and yours throughout the coming year.
Love, Mike, Jenni, Raquel, Nathan, Isaac, Lily, Seth & Joel